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Bulletin Archives

Through the years, the Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons has published personal accounts from members of the College who have devoted their time and surgical skills to volunteer efforts, both at home and abroad. Articles are listed in reverse chronological order.  

Where available, links to articles (in PDF format through the August 2012 issue and in online format thereafter) are provided. Adobe Acrobat will enable you to view PDF files. If you do not have access to this program, you can download it for free: Adobe Acrobat Reader.
 

Fellows honored for volunteerism

September 2013, Volume 98, Number 9

Kathleen Casey, MD, FACS and Akiyo Kodera
 

International surgery provides opportunities for residents to serve and learn

August 2013, Volume 98, Number 8
Shannon L. Castle, MD; Nicolas J. Mouawad, MD, MPH, MBA, MRCS; Konstantinos Spaniolas, MD; and Daniela Molena, MD


Surgeons bring RRT to patients in Guyana

June 2013, Volume 98, Number 6, pp 17-27

Arneh Babakhani, PhD; Stephen R. Guy, MD, FACS; Edward M. Falta, MD, FACS; Eric A. Elster, MD, FACS; Tarun R. Jindal; and Rahul M. Jindal, MD, PhD, FACS

 

ACS Fellows provide surgical leadership and service in India

April 2013, Volume 98, Number 4, pp 30-35

Mark Savarise, MD, FACS and John J. Como, MD, MPH, FACS

 

Dr. Brendan C. Brady serves “invisible population” of migrant workers in upstate New York

April 2013, Volume 98, Number 4, pp 22-29

Jeannie Glickson

 

Pursuing a career in humanitarian and rural surgery: When is the best time to start?

February 2013, Volume 98, Number 2, pp 18-21

Crystal M. Cunningham, MD

 

A win for all: Faculty-student partnerships in surgical humanitarianism

February 2013, Volume 98, Number 2, pp 12-17

Ira L. Leeds; Jahnavi Srinivasan, MD, FACS; John G. Pattaras, MD, FACS; and Viraj A. Master, MD, PhD, FACS

 

Short-term surgical missions make a difference: A life-changing case in Ibi, Nigeria

November 2012, Volume 97, Number 11, pp 31-35

Grace J. Kim, MD, FACS; Raymond V. Wedderburn, MD, FACS; and Iko Ibanga, MD

 

Using telemedicine to strengthen medical systems in limited-resource countries

October 2012, Volume 97, Number 10, pp 15-21

Rifat Latifi, MD, FACS

 

Task shifting overcomes the limitations of volunteerism in developing nations

October 2012, Volume 97, Number 10, pp 9-14

Michael Curci, MD, FACS

 

Fellows honored for volunteerism

September 2012, Volume 97, Number 9, pp 74-78

Kathleen Casey, MD, FACS and Akiyo Kodera

Training global surgery fellows

August 2012, Volume 97, Number 8, pp 46-50

Stephen R. Sullivan, MD, MPH; Christopher D. Hughes, MD, MPH, FACS; Maxi Raymonville, MD; Selwyn O. Rogers, MD, FACS; Michael L. Steer, MD, FACS; and John G. Meara MD, DMD, FACS

Enhancing American surgical training: Meeting the challenge of a globalizing world

July 2012, Volume 97, Number 7, pp 20-26

Joseph V. Sakran, MD, MPH; Haytham M.A. Kaafarani, MD, MPH, Sangeetha Prabhakaran, MD; Stephanie Nitzschke, MD; and Kathleen Casey, MD, FACS

Cultural competence: Why surgeons should care

March 2012, Volume 97, Number 3, pp 13-18

Amal Khoury, MD; April Mendoza, MD; and Anthony Charles, MD, MPH, FACS

Learning about health care in Africa: A physician’s experience in Lagos, Nigeria

February 2012, Volume 97, Number 2, pp 24-28

Larry N. Smith, MD, FACS

Surgical volunteerism in Vietnam: Surgeons and educators strengthen the U.S.-Vietnam relationship

November 2011, Volume 96, Number 11, pp 12-18

Quyen D. Chu, MD, FACS; Gazi Zibari, MD, FACS; and Hung S. Ho, MD, FACS

Palliative intervention in Ethiopia: The challenges and rewards of medical missionary work

October 2011, Volume 96, Number 10, pp 18-21

John J. Gleysteen, MD, FACS

Fellows honored for volunteerism

October 2011, Volume 96, Number 10, pp 30-32

Kathleen Casey, MD, FACS

The state of medical liability reform

July 2011, Volume 96, Number 7, pp 22-25

Jennifer Pollack; Don Selzer, MD, FACS; and John G. Meara, MD, DMD, FACS

Beyond volunteerism: Augmenting surgical care in resource-limited settings

July 2011, Volume 96, Number 7, pp 16-21

T. Peter Kingham, MD; Raymond R. Price, MD, FACS; Kathleen M. Casey, MD; Selwyn O. Rogers, MD, MPH, FACS; and Adam I. Kushner, MD, MPH, FACS

Fredric V. Price, MD, FACS, recognized for commitment to global health

June 2011, Volume 96, Number 6, p 44

News: JSAC focuses on imminent health policy changes

June 2011, Volume 96, Number 6, pp 33-38

Diane S. Schneiderman

Elias S. Hanna, MD, FACS, opens his heart to patients the world over

June 2011, Volume 96, Number 6, pp 22-23

Diane S. Schneiderman

Piti, piti, wazo fe nich li: Little by little, the bird makes its nest

May 2011, Volume 96, Number 5, pp 30-36

Samuel B. Broaddus, MD, FACS

Operation Hernia in Carpenter, Northern Ghana

April 2011, Volume 96, Number 4, pp 33-38

Andrew Kingsnorth, MB, BS, FACS, FRACS and Jonathan Yunis, MD, FACS

The quest for significance

April 2011, Volume 96, Number 4, pp 28-32

Sherif Emil, MD, CM, FACS, FRCSC

Eye outreach program: Making an international impact

January 2011, Volume 96, Number 1, pp 12-20

Barrett G. Haik, MD, FACS

A surgical mission to Cambodia: Delivering supplies and care

December 2010, Volume 95, Number 12, pp 21-24

Elliot Brender, MD, FACS

HPRI data tracks: Charity care among surgeons: Hours vary by specialty and practice type

October 2010, Volume 95, Number 10, pp 40-41

Caitlin Nelligan; Brad Wright; John Scarborough, MD; Stephanie Poley; Elizabeth Walker, MSPH; and Thomas Ricketts, PhD, MPH

Experience in Haiti allows College to better prepare for future crises

Sept 2010, Volume 95, Number 9, pp 15-17

John Fildes, MD, FACS and Leonard W Weireter, JR, MD, FACS

Fellows honored for volunteerism

Sept 2010, Volume 95, Number 9, p 36-39

Kathleen Casey, MD, FACS, Director, Operation Giving Back and Uriah Melchizedek

Second annual RAS essay contest: Volunteerism

Sept 2010, Volume 95, Number 9, p 18

Heena P Santry, MD

Essay: The meaning of "surgeon" in the mountains of Honduras

Sept 2010, Volume 95, Number 9, p 19

James G Bittner IV, MD

Essay: A blessing and a curse

Sept 2010, Volume 95, Number 9, p 20

Shannon Castle, MD

Essay: Surgical volunteerism

Sept 2010, Volume 95, Number 9, p 21

Jeremy P Hedges, MD, MPH

Essay: A gift to yourself

Sept 2010, Volume 95, Number 9, p 22

Mary Grace Heyrosa, MD

Essay: Finding my own Lambarene

Sept 2010, Volume 95, Number 9, p 23

Christopher D Hughes, MD, MPH

Essay: Service as transformation: Girls on the run

Sept 2010, Volume 95, Number 9, p 24

Anathea C Powell, MD

Essay: Volunteerism is not enough

Sept 2010, Volume 95, Number 9, p 25

Rishi Rattan, MD

Essay: Surgical volunteerism-objective: Symbiosis

Sept 2010, Volume 95, Number 9, p 26

Gary Schwartz, MD

Surgeons Respond to the Needs of a Broken Nation

June 2010, Volume 95, Number 6, pp 6-10, 12-20

Diane S. Schneidman, Manager, Special Projects, Division of Integrated Communications

Haiti Impressions

June 2010, Volume 95, Number 6, pp 10-11

A. Brent Eastman, MD, FACS

Looking Forward

June 2010, Volume 95, Number 6, pp 4-5

David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

Development of the Medical and Surgical Simulation Institute: Accra, Ghana, West Africa

June 2010, Volume 95, Number 6, pp 23-30

The UEVHPA: An Update

May 2010, Volume 95, Number 5, pp 28-29

Alexis Waters, ACS Regional State Affairs Associate

Bullets, Betel Nut, and Bacteria: Medicine in the Solomon Islands

March 2010, Volume 95, Number 3, pp 16-23

Eileen Stack Natuzzi, MD, FACS

10 Questions and Answers About Disasters and Disaster Response

March 2010, Volume 95, Number 3, pp 6-13

Eric Frykberg, MD, FACS; Leonard Weireter, MD, FACS; and Lewis Flint, MD, FACS

Pacific Partnership: A US Navy resident's experience on the USNS Mercy in Southeast Asia

February 2010, Volume 95, Number 2, pp 17-20

LCDR Matthew D. Tadlock, MD, MC, USN

The Role of Civilian Surgical Teams in Response to International Disasters

January 2010, Volume 95, Number 1, pp 13-17

Susan M. Briggs, MD, MPH, FACS

A Surgeon in the Eye of Hurricane Gustav

December 2009, Volume 94, Number 12, pp 19-21

Ralph J. Doerr, MD, FACS

Fellows honored for volunteerism

September 2009, Volume 94, Number 9, pp 31-35

Surgical team partners with Bangladesh Army docs in second Sight, Sound, and Smile mission

August 2009, Volume 94, Number 8, pp 19-21

LT COL Christopher Klem, MD, FACS

Bridging the gap between public health and surgery

May 2009, Volume 94, Number 5, pp 14-20

Doruk Ozgediz, MD, MSc; Peter Dunbar, MD; Charles Mock, MD, PhD; Meen Cherian, MD; Selwyn O. Rogers, Jr., MD, MPH, FACS; Robert Riviello, MD, MPH; John G. Meara, MD, DMD; Dean Jamison, PhD; Sarah B. Macfarlane, MSc; Frederick Burkle, Jr., MD, MPH, DTM; and Kelly McQueen, MD, MPH, PLLC

Pacific Partnership 2008 - U.S. Navy Fellows provide humanitarian assistance in Southeast Asia

February 2009, Volume 94, Number 2, pp 14-23

CDR Kimberly D. Davis, MD, FACS, MC, USN; CDR Trent Douglas, MD, FACS, MC, USN; and CAPT Eric Kuncir, MD, FACS, MC, USN

The IVUmed Resident Scholar Program - Aiming to 'Teach one, reach many'

February 2009, Volume 94, Number 2, pp 30-36

Catherine R. deVries, MD, FACS, FAAP

Surgery in Rural Zambia

January 2009, Volume 94, Number 1, pp 22-28

Kathryn M. Chu, MD, MPH

Fahad's Journey

November 2008, Volume 93, Number 11, pp 8-10

Sylvia Campbell, MD, FACS

The surgical workforce crisis in Africa: a call to action

July 2008, Volume 93, Number 8, pp 10-16

Doruk Ozgediz, MD, MSc; Robert Riviello, MD, MPH; and Selwyn O. Rogers, MD, FACS 

A humanitarian effort by the department of surgery of the USUHS to a third-world country

April 2008, Volume 93, Number 4, pp 26-30 David C. Wherry, MD, FACS, DMCC; Norman M. Rich, MD, FACS, DMCC; and David G. Burris, MD, FACS, DMCC

Project Access: Giving back at home

January 2008, Volume 93, Number 1, pp 13-17

Joseph B. Cofer, MD, FACS

Project New Orleans

January 2008, Volume 93, Number 1, pp 32-35

Kathleen Casey, MD, FACS and Karen Stein

Loupes Around the World: Helping Surgeons in developing countries

October 2007, Volume 92, Number 10, pp 22-25

David C. Knight, MD, FACS with William D. Sedlack

The future of the American College of Surgeons: Uniting two perspectives

July 2007, Volume 92, Number 7, pp 14-18

Ted A. James, MD and Thomas R. Russell, MD, FACS

The globalization of surgery: Surpassing the frontiers

July 2007, Volume 92, Number 7, pp 34-38

Mecker G. Moller, MD; John Karamichalis, MD; and C. Suzanne Cutter, MD

New ways of practicing surgery: Alternatives and challenges

July 2007, Volume 92, Number 7, pp. 51-58

Mecker G. Moller, MD; Luis A. Santiago, MD; John Karamichalis, MD; and Joshua M.V. Mammen, MD

Surgery in Developing Countries: Should Surgery Have a Role in Population-Based Health Care?

May 2007, Volume 92, Number 5, pp 12-18

Rosemary B. Duda, MD, MPH, FACS, Boston, MA; and Allan G. Hill, PhD, Boston, MA

From My Perspective: Pignon, Haiti

March 2007, Volume 92, Number 3, pp 4-7

Thomas R. Russell, MD, FACS

Surgery and Global Health: The perspective of UCSF residents on training, research, and service

May 2006, Volume 91, Number 5, pp 26-35

Doruk Ozgediz, MD, MSc; Kayvan Roayaie, MD PhD; and Jennifer Wang, MD

Surgery and global health: A mandate for training, research, and service- A faculty perspective

May 2006, Volume 91, Number 5, pp 36- 38

William P. Schecter, MD, FACS and Diana Farmer, MD, FACS

Presidential Address: Crises in Humanity

December, 2005, Volume 90, Number 12, pp 10-16

Kathryn D. Anderson, MD, FACS, FRCS

Project Belize: Volunteer Surgery in Central America

September 2005, Volume 90, Number 9, pp 20-22  (225 K)
Dennis A. Fried, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Terima Kasih: Volunteer surgeon experiences in the wake of the 2004 Tsunami

August 2005, Volume 90, Number 8, pp 19-30  (370K)
Kathleen M. Casey, MD, FACS et al

Surgery Residents and Volunteerism

July 2005, Volume 90, Number 7, pp 23-26  (100K)
John M. Karamichaelis, MD and Mecker G. Moller, MD.

Patrick: A story of hope

October 2004, Volume 89,  Number 10, pp 17-21 (548K)
Sylvia D. Campbell, MD, FACS

From My Perspective: Kenya and Sudan

September 2004, Volume 89, Number 9, pp 3-5   (335K)   
Thomas R. Russell, MD, FACS

College plays pivotal role in OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM

March 2004, Volume 89, Number 3, pp 8-15.  (748K)  
Lt. Col. Harry K. Stinger, MD, FACS

Fistula Hospital restores health and hope to Ethiopian women

December 2003, Volume 88, Number 12, pp. 29-30  (185K)      
Diane Schneidman

Surgery Resident travels to Honduras with mentor, Dr. Field

January 2003, Volume 88, Number 1, pp 39-41.  (85K)
Stig Somme, MD

Charitable immunity statutes shield surgeon volunteers

October 2002, Volune 87, Number 10, pp 8-10,35.  (180K)
Howard B. Shapiro, PhD and Andrew L. Warshaw, MD, FACS

Surgeon takes flight to deliver improved sight worldwide

February 2002, Volume 87, Number 2, pp.12-16. (640K)
Walter J. Kahn, MD, FACS

Hopital Lumiere, Haiti: A call to care

August 2001, Volume 86, Number 8, pp 8-14, 39. (735K)       
William R. Greene, MD, FACS

E-mail from Africa connects surgeon and teen

July 2001, Volume 86, Number 7, pp 13-16. (250K)        
Sylvia D. Campbell, MD, FACS

Operation Argentina: A surgical perspective

February 2001, Volume 86, Number 2, p 20. (700K)   
Michael J. Cornwell, MD, FACS

The Medical Aftermath of the Gih-gih earthquake

January 2000, Volume 85, Number 1, pp 24-30. (850K)
H.C. John Chiang, MD, FACS

Baby Wadlin's Miracle

October 1999, Volume 84, Number 10, pp 16-21. (725K) 
Sylvia D. Campbell, MD, FACS

A Radical Change in Direction, Part I

September 1999, Volume 84, Number 9, pp 13-23. (970K)
Donald C. Mullen, MD, MDiv, FACS

A Radical Change in Direction, Part II

October 1999, Volume 84, Number 10, pp 27-35. (920K)
Donald C. Mullen, MD, MDiv, FACS

Outreach surgery: Surgical technology arrives in Mongolia

March 99, Volume 84, Number 3, pp 21-25 

Albert H. Rusher, MD, FACS          

Is a Third-World mission right for you? Wanted: World-class surgeons

September 98, Volume 83, Number 9, pp 26-42    
Douglas W. Soderdahl, MD, FACS

Mission to Brazil: A surgical perspective

August 98, Volume 83, Number 8, pp 24-33

Christopher P. Coppola, MD and Seth A. Spector, MD

Volunteer health care in Appalachia

January 98, Volume 83, Number 1, pp 17-24

Keith M. Holmes, MD, FACS

Two lifetimes of medical adventure

October 97, Volume 82, Number 10, pp 15-24
Charles V. Perrill, MSc, MD, FACS

Surgical care in Kyrgyzstan

September 97, Volume 89, Number 9, pp 19-30

Bernard J. Leininger, MD, FACS

Surgery on the edge of the desert

June 97, Volume 82, Number 6, pp 8-19

Harold P. Adolph, MD, FACS and Bonnie Jo Adolph

Neurosurgery in Nepal

April 97, Volume 82, Number 4, pp 9-13 

Adib H. Barsoum, MD, FACS                        

An experience in general surgery: Zambia, Africa

October 96, Volume 81, Number 10, pp 8-13

H. Slade Howell, MD, FACS and Lowell Furman, MD, FACS

An old surgeon finds new work, Part I

June 96, Volume 81, Number 6, pp 28-37

Robert K. Finley, MD, FACS

Work and service in Bangladesh

May 96, Volume 81,  Number 5, pp 8-19

Keith M. Holmes, MD, FACS

Despite all odds: How do we continue to practice good medicine?

March 96, Volume 81, Number 3, pp 23-34  

William T. Close, MD, FACS         

The Flying Doctors of East Africa

October 94, Volume 79, Number 10, pp 12-20

Thomas D. Rees, MD, FACS et al

Teaching surgery in Tanzania

March 89, Volume 74, Number 3, pp 14-20

Glenn M. Gordon, MD, FACS

Surgical practice in the highlands of Papua New Guinea

July 83, Volume 68, Number 7, pp 3-8 

Mary Lois Jung, MD, FACS 

 

 

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