Category Archives: Upcoming Trips

Haiti Team Nurses

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Circulator Co-Lead Charlie Lin, RN

Circulator Co-Lead Charlie Lin, RN

LEAP’s mission trip to Haiti is next week! Our nurse leadership team includes: Circulator Co-Leads John Faulkner, RN and Charlie Lin, RN and Recovery Lead Lori Allen, RN. They will work together to provide exceptional leadership and nursing care for our patients.

We are particularly thankful to our nurse leads who prepare and pack medical supplies to travel with our team. This allows us to be best prepared in the mission field and is a critical element to the overall team.

Over the last five years, LEAP has traveled biannually to Port-au-Prince to provide hope, help and healing to the beautiful children of Haiti. We are blessed by our wonderful local partners who work tirelessly to help facilitate our mission of service.

Haiti Surgical Team

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img_6818LEAP’s mission trip to Haiti is just around the corner! In the plastic surgery operating room will be LEAP Founder and Medical Director Dr. Craig Hobar, Dr. Steve Orten, and ENT Dr. John McClay. In the second operating room, pediatric urologist and LEAP Board Member Dr. Clanton Harrison and pediatric urology fellow Dr. Adam Kern, who is new to LEAP, will work together to provide exceptional surgical care.

We are thankful to these humanitarian surgeons and to our other medical volunteers who give their time and talents to selflessly serve these children in need. Over the last five years, LEAP has traveled biannually to Port-au-Prince to provide hope, help and healing to the beautiful children of Haiti. We are blessed by our wonderful local partners who work tirelessly to help facilitate our mission of service.

Haiti Anesthesia Team

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Dr. Latha Kampalath (right) with Dr. Pooja Dalsania (left)

Dr. Latha Kampalath (right) with Dr. Pooja Dalsania (left)

LEAP’s mission trip to Haiti is just around the corner! Leading our anesthesia team is pediatric anesthesiologist Dr. Latha Kampalath. Also on the anesthesia team are seasoned LEAPer Phuong Luong and anesthesia fellow Dr. Danielle Claypool, who will be traveling with LEAP for the very first time.

To each of these humanitarian anesthesia providers and to our other medical volunteers who give their time and talents to selflessly serve these children in need, we are most grateful.

Over the last five years, LEAP has traveled biannually to Port-au-Prince to provide hope, help and healing to the beautiful children of Haiti. We are blessed by our wonderful local partners who work tirelessly to help facilitate our mission of service.

International Disaster Relief: Meet Dr. Giancarlo McEvenue

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Giancarlo McEvenueDr. Giancarlo McEvenue is a Canadian plastic surgeon in his final year of residency training at the University of Toronto. In January, Dr. McEvenue was part of the surgical team that performed Canada’s first hand transplant. Medical missions and relief work have always been a life goal of his, and he plans on making it a big part of his future career. Dr. McEvenue will join the ISAPS-LEAP Surgical Relief Teams© mission to Lebanon this week. This will be his first mission with LEAP!

International Disaster Relief: Meet Dr. Kevin Healy

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Dr. Kevin Healy with two anesthesia residents in Lima, Peru in December 2015

Dr. Kevin Healy with two anesthesia residents in Lima, Peru in December 2015

Dr. Kevin Healy is an anesthesiologist living in Gainesville, FL. Retired from remunerative practice, he is active in international service, having served at seven hospitals in Trinidad, Vietnam, Ethiopia, Peru, Palestine, and Zimbabwe in the first half of 2016. Dr. Healy will join the ISAPS-LEAP Surgical Relief Teams© mission to Lebanon at the end of the month. Since first participating in the Haiti 2010 disaster relief missions, this will be Dr. Healy’s sixth mission with LEAP.

 

 

 

International Disaster Relief: Meet Dr. Adam Hamawy

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13592778_10154161312272254_6320019660486254566_nDr. Adam Hamawy is a fellowship trained plastic and reconstructive surgeon and owner of Princeton Plastic Surgeons. In addition to being an accomplished surgeon, Dr. Hamawy is an avid photographer. His ability to artistically capture the natural beauty in a landscape or that of a single flower has aided him in doing the very same for each and every one of his patients. At the end of the month, Dr. Hamawy will lead a team of plastic surgeons to serve on a week-long mission to al-Hamshari Hospital in Saida, Lebanon. This will be Dr. Hamawy’s fourth disaster relief surgical mission; he also traveled with our 2008 Belize mission team.

Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness Month: Ongoing Belize Mission Outreach

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Belize.05.2012_Golden_Easterling_ThiessenOn average, about 1 in every 500-750 births worldwide results in a cleft. LEAP currently has a volunteer surgical mission team in Belize — a geographic region that has no plastic surgeons of its own — performing cleft lip and palate repairs, as we have done since 1995. Children like Cornelius (pictured here) would likely not receive surgical repair without the generosity of spirit found in the medical volunteers who travel on missions with LEAP.

Zimbabwe Team Nurses

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Zimbabwe_09.2011_team28LEAP’s mission trip to Zimbabwe is just around the corner! Our nurse leadership team includes Circulator Co-Leads Sarah Roffler, RN and John Faulkner, RN (pictured right) and Recovery Lead Erika Grimes, RN. This will be Sarah and Erika’s first mission to Zimbabwe; both have previously traveled with LEAP to Haiti and India. John has been a part of our Belize mission team and will be traveling with us to Zimbabwe for the fourth time. These wonderful nurses will work together to provide exceptional leadership and nursing care for our patients.

We are particularly thankful to our nurse leads who prepare and pack medical supplies to travel with our team. This allows us to be best prepared in the mission field and is a critical element to the overall team.

We are thankful to these humanitarian nurses and to our other medical/non-medical volunteers who give their time and talents to selflessly serve these children in need. Since 2009, LEAP has traveled annually to Harare to provide hope, help and healing to the beautiful children of Zimbabwe. We are blessed by our wonderful local partners who work tirelessly to help facilitate our mission of service.

Zimbabwe Anesthesia Team

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Dr. Elizabeth Richards-ZW-2012-5811 (1)LEAP’s mission trip to Zimbabwe is just around the corner! Leading our anesthesia team is pediatric anesthesiologist Dr. Elizabeth Richards (Brisbane, Australia; pictured left). This will be her fourth LEAP mission. Dr. Richards will work together with newcomer Dr. Roger Fons (Milwaukee) and seasoned LEAPer Phuong Luong (Dallas) to provide exceptional anesthesia care to the children of Harare. This will be Phuong’s 16th trip with LEAP!

We are particularly thankful to Phuong for leading anesthesia supply packing at our warehouse. This allows us to be best prepared in the mission field and is a critical element to the overall team. To each of these humanitarian anesthesia providers and to our other medical volunteers who give their time and talents to selflessly serve these children in need, we are most grateful.

Since 2009, LEAP has traveled annually to Harare to provide hope, help and healing to the beautiful children of Zimbabwe. We are blessed by our wonderful local partners who work tirelessly to help facilitate our mission of service.

Zimbabwe Surgical Team

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Zimbabwe_09.2011_patient90LEAP’s mission trip to Zimbabwe is just around the corner! Leading our entire team of 25 volunteers is pediatric craniofacial plastic surgeon Dr. Eric Payne (Houston, pictured right), who will be working alongside Dr. Jordi Expel (Mexico City). This will be Dr. Payne’s seventh LEAP mission and Dr. Espel’s fifth. New to our team is Dr. Jose Castro Garcia, a craniofacial plastic surgery fellow at Medical City Hospital Dallas who will be traveling with LEAP for the first time. These three surgeons will work together to provide exceptional surgical care to the children of Harare.

We are thankful to these humanitarian surgeons and to our other medical volunteers who give their time and talents to selflessly serve these children in need. Since 2009, LEAP has traveled annually to Harare to provide hope, help and healing to the beautiful children of Zimbabwe. We are blessed by our wonderful local partners who work tirelessly to help facilitate our mission of service.