NYU team provides surgical care in Haiti

February 2017 - Vol. 36, No. 01

haitiDylan Francis Roden, MD, MPH, and a group of 10 from New York University (NYU) worked alongside Haitian surgeons, nurses, surgical technicians, and anesthetists for a week in September 2016 performing surgeries for compressive goiter, dermoids, papillary thyroid cancers, and salivary gland tumors at Hopital Sacre Coeur, in Milot in northern Haiti. The NYU team helped teach surgical techniques, intubation strategies, efficiency in operating room utilization, and postoperative care practices. They left Haiti days before Hurricane Matthew hit southern Haiti. Fortunately, the 125-bed Hopital Sacre Coeur was relatively protected from damage.