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Surgical Volunteerism

Between February 23 and March 1, 2019, a heart surgery team from the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, UK, will go on a medical mission to Kumasi, Ghana, to perform adult heart surgery... More
October 29, 2018
Dr. A. Thomas Pezzella considers many of the challenges involved in providing cardiothoracic surgery treatment in developing countries and emerging economies.
November 28, 2017
This video was filmed on a cardiac surgery mission to Enugu Nigeria, led by Emily Farkas and sponsored by CardioStart and the VOOM Foundation.
October 16, 2017
This article gives a brief overview of the evolution of cardiac programs and voluntary cardiac surgery activities in Vietnam.
December 2, 2016
Jeff Jacobs, Vinay Badhwar, Ivan Crosby, and Thomas Daniel share their stories of surgical volunteerism and how they have assisted cardiothoracic surgical programs abroad.
October 13, 2016
In an interview with Joel Dunning, Emily Farkas discusses her humanitarian work, including a recent surgical mission to Nepal.
February 26, 2016
A CT surgery trainee recounts his experience conducting congenital cardiac surgery humanitarian work, and considers challenges to becoming involved in surgical volunteerism.
December 17, 2015
Massimo Caputo relates the story of a how charitable project to establish a congenital heart surgery program in Homs, Syria, was destroyed by the civil war in that country.
September 25, 2015
Kathleen Fenton shares her experiences with cardiothoracic surgery medical missions.