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Ecuador 2017: Reflections from Team Member Khoi Nguyen

September 26, 2017 Missions 0 Comments

by Khoi Nguyen My trip really started with surprise and anxiousness. I didn’t know what to think of Dr. Geelhoed, better known as Dr. G, when I first saw him. He simply had a personality that teemed with energy, excitement,…

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The Philippines 2017: Reflections from Team Member David Jennette

by David Jennette   Having spent almost 30 years as a surgical assistant, there was little I thought I haven’t seen in an operating room. That thought, and my own impression of mankind changed in February 2017. Training as an assistant in…

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Ecuador 2017: Reflections from Team Member Devin Geelhoed

by Devin Geelhoed   Okay, here we go. This trip to Ecuador has been extremely fun, rewarding, and eye-opening for me. I was able to do and see so many new things and got to meet many new people. At…

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Ecuador 2017: Reflections from Team Member Colby Bienkowski

September 5, 2017 Missions 0 Comments

by Colby Bienkowski   Oh my, how to begin? Maybe I should start at the beginning. I met Dr. Glenn at the airport on the day of our departure. Before that, I had just been told about Dr. Glenn through…

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Ecuador 2017: Reflections from Team Member Carla Wittenberg

September 19, 2017 Missions 0 Comments

Human-Focused  Surgical Care by Carla Wittenberg I've yearned to travel on a surgical mission for years. After training and working in large academic centers and level 1 trauma centers my entire career, I have been curious to see truly how…

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Ecuador 2017: Reflections from Team Member Ryan Accomazzo

August 8, 2017 Missions 0 Comments

Ryan, an American medical student, was working with Cinterandes when Mission to Heal visited Shaime, Ecuador in July 2017. As a result, he was able to work alongside the Mission to Heal team members and learn under Dr. Glenn Geelhoed while…

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