UBOSM Physicians Volunteer in Haiti

UBOSM Physicians Volunteer in Haiti

20 Jun 2011 entries

The Immaculate Conception Hospital, in conjunction with Rotary International, asked the Hope for Tomorrow Foundation to provide needed orthopaedic, vein, plastic and general surgeries in Les Cayes, Haiti. 100 donated surgeries courtesy of the Hope for Tomorrow Foundation were performed from from May 28 to June 1, 2011.

The Hope For Tomorrow Foundation has been responsible for recruiting doctors from across the United States to help children around the world with catastrophic injuries. They have performed, free of charge, complex surgery that the families of these unfortunate children could not otherwise afford.

About twenty orthopaedic procedures were donated by orthopaedic surgeons Mark Anders, M.D. and Robert Smolinski, M.D. from UB Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. In addition, five Daemen College and D’Youville College health science students assisted the Buffalo area surgeons in the operating rooms.

The Immaculate Conception Hospital in Les Cayes, Haiti reported that this was the first surgical mission to visit their hospital in over 20 years. Representatives of the President of Haiti and the Mayor of Les Cayes thanked Drs. Smolinski and Anders for their surgical donations to help improve the quality of life following the devastating earthquake in Haiti last year.

Mark Anders, M.D. treats a Haitian earthquake victim in Les Cayes, Haiti