International Medical Trip Volunteers

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  Surgical and Medical Trip Volunteers from 1990 to 2016

Please let us know if we have missed you or others you know.  Also records before 2000 are scant. 

 

2016 Santiago Texacuangos, El Salvador  February 27 - March 5

  • Surgeons:  Dr. Ron Escudero (ENT) and Dr. Bill Loutfy (Plastics)
  • Anesthesiologists: Jennifer Hall, CRNA and Dr. Efrian Portillo
  • Nurses and techs:   Bojan Kuure, Kimberly Brown, Susan Davisson, Jeremy Gutierrez 
  • Assisting:   Jill Crotts,  Raegan Schuhmacher

2015 Yantalo Clinic, Yantalo, Peru September 25 - October 3, 2015

  • Surgeon:  Dr. George Hoerr (plastics)
  • Anesthesiologist:   Dr. Kent Johnson
  • Operating room scrub:  Dr. Rafael Olivares
  • Family Practice:  Dr. Ricardo Ortega
  • Recovery:  Linda Harper, RN and Janice Johnson, RN
  • Team Administrator for HTCSW and interpreter:  Amy Downs
  • Family support and interpreter:  Raquel Vega- Escalante
  • Assisting in the operating room from Yantalo was Nino Ocampo;  administrative assistant Mery Padilla

2014 Guatemala City, Guatemala August 16 - 22  (Hospital Nino Jesus - Fundacion Pediatrica Guatemalteca) and San Andres Itzapa, Guatemala  (Assade Clinic) August 16 - 22

  •  Surgeons:  Dr. Albert Andres (Plastics) and Dr. Robert Bajnrauh (plastics)
  • Cardiologist:  Dr. Bradley Raisher
  • Anesthesiologist:  Dr. David Kim
  • Family Practice:  Dr. Ricardo Ortega
  • Nurses:  Linda Harper, RN, Kay Boneburg, RN, Denise Sullivan, RN, Jenny Wilmot, RN
  • Surgical techs:   Heather Simoni, CST, Rachel Hernandez, CST
  • Interpreter:   Raquel Vega- Escalante
  • Trip Administrator (Hospital Nino Jesus):  Caroline Smatana
  • Trip Administrator (Assade Clinic):  Rita Lavin

    Special thanks to Maria Jose Tager from the Fundacion Pediatrica for her help.  And Maria Elena Ruiz and her son Julio Ruiz for their help and organization at the Assade Clinic.  

Total screening for surgery:  52  Total Surgeries:  26;  Total echocardiogram screening:   46

      

Above back row:  Harper, Andres, Lavin, Wilmot, Simoni, Sullivan

         Front row:  Kim, Ortega, Vega-Escalante, Bajnrauh, Smatana, Hernandez, Boneburg

2013  Santiago Texacuangos, El Salvador March 9 - 16) (Hospital La Divina Providencia)

  • Surgeons:  Dr. Ron Escudero (ENT) and Dr. Bill Loutfy (Plastics)
  • Anesthesiologists:  Dr. Kent Johnson and Dr. Kerry Morrison
  • Family Practice:  Dr. Ricardo Ortega
  • Nurses and techs:  Sharon Prudhomme, RN; Jeremy Gutierrez, Linda Harper, RN, Kay Boneburg, RN, Denise Sullivan, RN
  • Dental Hygeniest: Christine Escudero
  • Assisting:   Janice Johnson, LPN and Lynn Morrison, RN
  • Medical and nursing students:  Amber Ellington, James Jung, Emily Loutfy

Total Surgeries:  62

2012 Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador (Hospital Miguel H. Alcivar)  April 21 - 27

  • Surgeons:  Dr. David Oberdorfer (General)  Dr. Edward Hepworth (ENT)
  • Anesthesiologists:  Drs. Kent Johnson and Kaylyn Krummen
  • Pediatrician and Family Practice:  Dr. Cecilia Prieto and Dr. Ricardo Ortega 
  • Nurses:  Allison Godchaux, RN; FNP,  Linda Harper, RN, Zoraida Delgado, RN, Jennifer Capuzelo Kiel, RN, Josephine Sullivan, RN, Janice Johnson, LPN
  • Scrub Tech for ENT:  Pamela Anderson-Zerr
  • Assisting:  Julie Godchaux-Linneman and Natasha Kiel  Trip Administrator:  Bobbye Krehbiel

Total surgeries:  70

  • Front from Left:  Unknown guy,  Jennifer Kiel, Cecilia Prieto, Zoraida Delgado, Kent Johnson
  • Middle from left:  Josephine Sullivan, Kaylyn Krummen, Janice Johnson, Ricardo Ortega, Linda Harper
  • Back from Left:  Natasha Kiel, Julie Godchaux, Allison Godchaux, Ed Hepworth, Pamela Anderson-Zerr, David Obedorfer      

 

2012  Santiago Texacuangos, El Salvador (Hospital La Divina Providencia) March 10 - 17

  • Surgeons:  Dr. Ron Escudero (ENT)  Dr. Bill Loutfy  (Plastics)
  • Anesthesiologists: Drs. Polly Primm, Mike Vollers, Elizabeth Ryan
  • Family Practice: DrRicardo Ortega
  • Nurses: Joanne Heil, Susan Ketigian, Serena Primm, Sharon Prudehomme, Richard Schneider
  •  Assisting: David Theis, Deirdre McEntee, Laura Ketigian    Trip administrator:   Bobbye Krehbiel

Front from left:  Escudeor, McEntee, Laura Ketigian, Susan Ketigian   Middle:  Ryan, Loutfy, Prudhomme, Schneider, Primm, Heil, Ortega; Back:  Primm, Vollers, Theis 

El Salvador support:

  • Hospital La Divina Providencia Director:   Dr. David Carcamo
  • Hospital General Administrator:  Yasmin Olano
  • Nurse administrator:  Dina Rameriz
  • Referral and follow-up for ENT:   Dr. Alfredo Bonilla
  • Referral and follow-up for plastic surgery:  Dr. Uriel Perez Quintanilla
  • Overall support and assistance:  Gift of Life El Salvador

 Total surgeries 48;  view photos at www.htchdp2012.shutterfly.com

 

2011  Guatemala City, Guatemala (Hospital Nino de Jesus)(partial assist from HTCSW)

  •  Rolando Cadena, DPM (podiatry surgeon) * Medical director for the team
  •  James Hill, DPM (Podiatry surgeon) 

2011 La Troncal, Ecuador (Hospital Dario Machuca)

  • George Hoerr, MD (Plastic surgeon) * Medical director for the team
  • David Oberdorfer, MD (general surgeon) First assist
  • Anesthesia:  Gary Doolittle, MD
  • Nursing:  Kate Doolittle, RN,  Allison Godchaux, RN, Laura Weisberger, RN
  • Physical therapist:  Susan Doolittle
  • Hospital Dario Machuca contact:  Maritza Orellana, BS
  • HTCSW trip Administrator:  Bobbye Krehbiel
  • Assisting with children:  Julie Godchaux-Linneman  (student)
  • Pre mission site visit:   Cecilia Prieto, MD
  • Healing the Children (National) International Partner:   Maria Elena Padron

Total surgeries (plastics; one surgeon):   25  View photos from this mission at (email us for password):  http://latroncalsurgicalmissionmar2011.shutterfly.com/  

 Above:  Back row:  Oberdorfer, Hoerr, Weisberger, G.Doolittle, K Doolittle

              Front row:  Godchaux-Linneman, Godchaux, S. Doolittle   

2010 El Salvador, Santiago Texacuangos (Hospital La Divina Providencia) 

  • Ron Escudero, MD (ENT surgeon) * Medical Director for team
  • Linda Nicolette, MD (General Pediatric Surgeon)
  • Anesthesia:  Penny Lingren, MD;  Joanne Orr, MD 
  • Family Practice:  Ricardo Ortega, MD
  • Nursing:  Jessie Wetherbe, RN,  Linda Harper, RN, Kay Bloomberg, RN, Jennifer Coffey, Jaren Gravagne, RN, Jeanette Maxwell, RN, Sharon Prudhomme, RN
  • Hospital Contact:   Dr. David Carcamo, Hospital Director
  • Referral and Post-op Followup:  Dr. Alfredo Bonilla  (ENT)  Dr. Uriel Perez (Urology)
  • HTC Trip Administrator:  Bobbye Krehbiel 

View Photos from this mission (email us for the password);  also on this site is a video of an excellent interview in  Spanish between the parents and Dr. Escudero. http://htcelsalvadorsurgicalmission2010.shutterfly.com/   

2010 El Salvador, San Salvador  (Hospital Bloom)                     

  • Surgeons:  Jason Wilson, MD (pediatric urology),  Ismael Zamilpa, MD (pediatric urology)
  • Nursing: Paul Gallegos, RN
  • Hospital contact:   Dr. Uriel Perez, Department of Urology
  • HTC Trip Administrator:  Bobbye Krehbiel
  • General Assistance and support:   Regalo de Vida -  Lillian Ancalmo, Guadalupe Badia, Dr. Rafael Ruiz 

2010 Guatemala, Rio Hondo                       

  • Vicki Anton-Athens, DPM   Surgeon,  *Medical Director  
  • Surgeons:   James Hill, DPM, Chris Olenech, DPM, Guy Pupp, DPM, Sheila Feaster, DPM, Julie Fraser, DPM, Joshua Morris, DPM
  • Surgical Residents:  Robert Koivunen, DPM,  Joshua Morris, DPM, Trevor Whiting, DPM
  • Nursing:  Angela Viger, RN, Debbie Stathakis, RN, Kelly Terrian, RN, Mary Compeau, RN, Melissa Brzys, RN, Sherri Polgar, RN, Debbie Holtzworth,RN, 
  • Photographer: Gabriella Gallo

2009 El Salvador, Santiago Texacuangos (Hospital La Divina Providencia)

  • Ron Escudero, MD (ENT surgeon) *medical director for team
  • Linda Nicolette, MD  (General Pediatrics surgeon)
  • Anesthesiologists:  Polly Primm, MD,  Bruce Rave, MD
  • Family Practice:  Ricardo Ortega, MD
  • Nursing:  Kay Boneburg, RN,  Zoraida Delgado, RN, Linda Harper, RN,  Jeanette Maxwell, RN, Coral Trujillo, RN, Rebecca Ashton, medical student
  • Translator:   Lisa Hilger
  • Hospital Contact:   Dr. David Carcamo, Hospital Director
  • Referral and Post-op Followup:  Dr. Alfredo Bonilla  (ENT)  Dr. Uriel Perez (Urology)
  • HTC trip administrator:   Bobbye Krehbiel
  • General Assistance and support:   Regalo de Vida -  Lillian Ancalmo, Guadalupe Badia

2009 Guatemala, Guatemala City (Hospital Nino de Jesus)

  • Vicki Anton-Athens, DPM   Podiatry Surgeon,  *Medical Director 
  •  Surgeons:  James Hill, DPM, Chris Olenech, DPM, Lawrence Fallat, DPM, Pamela Morrison, DPM
  • Anesthesia:  John Rivard, MD; Odeed Geismar, CRNA, David Gabroff, CRNA
  • Residents:  Laal Zada, DPM, Mark Pipher, DPM, Heidi Monaghan, DPM, Joshua Morris, DPM
  • Nursing:  Michelle Gonyea, RN, Debra Holtzworth, RN, Kim Kaczorowski, RN, Sherri Polgar, RN, Julie Rickle, RN, Linda Yurkanin, RN
  • Student:  Chris Athens
  • HTC Trip administrator:   Rita Lavin

2008 Guatemala, Guatemala City  (Hospital Nino de Jesus)  March

  •  Vicki Athens, DPM (surgeon) * Medical Director for podiatry; James Hill, DPM;  Lawrence Fallat, DPM (surgeon);  
  • Warren Emley, MD (surgeon)  *Medical Director for ENT
  • Podiatry Residents:  Jacob Hood, DPM;  Kitra Owens, DPM
  • Anesthesiologist:   Pierce Cornelius, MD; Joseph Rossi, MD
  • Nurses and PA's:  Kimberly Clark, PA;  Wilene Cornelius, RN, Kit Elliott, RN, Lourdes Gonyea;               Jody Knox, RN  (Also HTC Trip Administrator);  Lisa Amie Rossi, RN
  • Students:  Angela Kaza (medical);  Mackenzie Naffizer (high school)

 

 

2008 El Salvador, Santiago Texacuangos (Hospital La Divina Providencia)

  • Kevin Burbidge, MD (Urology surgeon)
  • Steve Salzar, MD  (ENT surgeon)
  • Anesthesiology:   Elizabeth Ryan, MD * medical director for team; Grace Bricetti, RN, CRNA 
  • Family Practice:   Ofelia Melley, MD
  • Nursing:  Diane Zarrilli, RN, Kym McGillicuddy, RN, Valerie Romanello, RN, Gloria Vivona, RN, Ricky Mathieu, RN, Margaret Lazlo, RN
  • Hospital Contact:   Dr. David Carcamo, Hospital Director
  • Referral and Post-op Followup:  Dr. Jose Bonilla  (ENT)  Dr. Uriel Perez (Urology)
  • Translator:  Leslie Bricetti, student
  • HTC trip administrator:  Rita Lavin

 2008 Guatemala, Guatemala City (Hospital Nino de Jesus)  May

  • Shawn Safford, MD  (General Pediatric surgeon) *Medical Director
  • Joy Collins, MD (General Pediatric surgeon)
  • Anesthesia:  Polly Primm, MD, Joanne Orr, MD
  • Nursing: Ann Begonis, RN; Ladeen Cannon-Brody, RN; Maureen Mallon, RN; Kristen Nosal, RN; Rosann Osadchuk, RN; Eileen Phillips, RN; Elizabeth Resweber, RN, Susan Scully, RN
  • Hospital contact:   Marisol Yurrita
  •  General Assistance:   Lars Nichols
  • HTC Trip Administrator:   Bobbye Krehbiel

2008 Guatemala, Guatemala City (Hospital Nino de Jesus)  December

  • Shawn Safford, MD (General Pediatric Surgeon)
  • Joy Collins, MD (General Pediatric surgeon)
  • Anesthesiologist:  Dominika Motas, MD
  • Nursing:  Kristen Nosal, RN;  Ladeen Cannon-Brody, RN
  • Assisting with Children:   Kristen Safford
  • Hospital contact:  Marisol Yurrita 

 2007 Guatemala,  Guatemala City (Hospital Nino de Jesus)  January

  • Rolando Cadena, DPM Podiatry Surgeon  *Medical director for team
  • Surgeons: Vicki Anton-Athens, DPM, Lawrence Fallat, DPM; Kris Krannetz, DPM, Kenneth Lopez, DPM
  • Anesthesia: Pierce Cornelius, MD 
  • NursingSam Silva, RN, Wilene Cornelius, RN, Teresa Arellano, RN;  Erma Felix, RN;  
  • Representing HTC:   Rita Lavin

2007 Guatemala (March) Guatemala City (Hospital Nino de Jesus)

  •  Anesthesia:  Joseph Rossi, MD, Pierce Cornelius, MD
  • under construction

2007 El Salvador Santiago Texacuangos (Hospital La Divina Providencia)

  • Ron Escudero, MD (ENT surgeon) * Medical Director for team
  • Surgeon:  Kevin Burbige, MD (Urology)
  • Anesthesia:  Elizabeth Ryan, MD;  Cathy Gibbons, CRNA
  • Nursing:
  • Hospital Contact:   Dr. David Carcamo, Hospital Director
  • Referral and Post-op Followup:  Dr. Bonilla  (ENT)  Dr. Perez (Urology)
  • HTC Trip Administrator:   Rita lavin
  • under construction

2006 El Salvador, Santiago Texacuangos (Hospital La Divina Providencia)

  • Chris Friess, MD (ENT)
  • Steve Yebek, MD (Cardiology screen)
  • Anesthesia:   Pierce Cornelius, MD
  • Nursing:  Wilene Cornelius, RN, Shelly Ogle, RN, 
  • Cardiology tech: Doug Bragg 
  • Hospital Contact:   Dr. David Carcamo, Hospital Director
  • Referral and Post-op Followup:  Dr.Alfredo Bonilla  (ENT)  
  • HTC Trip Administrator:   Bobbye Krehbiel
  • Pre-site visit:  Diego Gonzales, MD

2006 Guatemala

  •  Rolando Cadena, DPM
  • under construction

2005 Guatemala

  • Marc Erasmus, MD (Neurosurgery)
  • under construction

2004 Guatemala

  •  Rolando Cadena, DPM (Missions January and August)
  • under construction

2003 Guatemala

  • Rolando Cadena, DPM
  • Rifka Stern, MD (taught community health)
  • under construction

2002 Guatemala

  • Rolando Cadena, DPM
  • Dr. Rivera (cardiology screen)
  • Rifka Stern, MD (well child clinic)
  • Teresa Balcomb, MD (plastics)
  • William Loutfy, MD (plastics)
  • under construction

1997 Guatemala

  • Remodel of ER under direction of Skip Hines
  • Mark Erasmus, MD (neurosurgery)
  • Teresa Balcomb, MD (plastics)
  •  Laural McGinty, MD
  • Donna Brown, RN
  • Bobbye Krehbiel,
  • under construction

1990 - 1996  under major construction