Global Surgery and Public Health: A New Paradigm

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, 2012 - Health & Fitness - 300 pages
Until recently, surgical services in developing countries have been neglected, despite the critical role they could play in preventing disease and saving lives. Over the last few years, world leaders, public health professionals, and surgeons have collaborated to discuss public policies, resource utilization, healthcare reform, surgical safety, and workforce issues in order to bring these life-saving services to those most in need.

Global Surgery and Public Health: A New Paradigm offers the most current information as well as a systematic approach to considering surgery in the context of a broader umbrella of public health. It is ideal for courses in Global/International Health, Public Health, Surgery, Medical Anthropology as well as for professionals in public policy and international health care and humanitarian groups serving the surgical needs of patients in under-resourced settings.


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Dr. Catherine deVries is a Clinical Professor of Surgery and Public Health at the University Of Utah School Of Medicine. A graduate of Harvard University, she holds a Masters in Pathology from Duke University and an M.D. from Stanford University.She trained in Urology at Stanford University with fellowships in Pediatric Urology at University of California, San Diego and Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) at Drexel University. She began working in global urological surgery in 1992 and founded International Volunteers in Urology (now IVUmed) in 1994.She continues as President of the Board.IVUmed is dedicated to urological education worldwide and focuses on training doctors and nurses in developing countries. Dr. deVries has developed urological training programs in Asia, Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America. She serves as a member of the Global Alliance for Elimination of Filariasis (GAELF), and on the Board of Chairmen of the Societe Internationale d'Urologie (SIU) as the Chair of International Relations. Honors include the American Urological Association's 2009 Distinguished Contribution Award, The Southeastern Section AUA Presidential Lecture 2009, Globus Medical Award, 2007, American Medical Association's 2006 Dr. Nathan Davis International Award in Medicine, Best of State, Humanitarian, Utah, 2003. Utah Business Magazine Medical Heroes, 2002, AOA Faculty Award, 1999, the American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) Award for Community Service in1998. When not engaged in medical activity, she and her husband, Scott Lucas, enjoy their ranch at the base of the Uinta Mountains in Wyoming.

Dr.Raymond Price, a member of the Intermountain Surgical Specialists within the Medical Group of Intermountain Healthcare, is board certified in General Surgery focusing on advanced laparoscopy, surgical oncology, endocrine, and trauma surgery at Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah where he serves as co-director of surgical education.He is an Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery in the Department of Surgery and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Family Practice and Preventative Medicine, Division of Public Health at the University of Utah.After graduating from the University of Utah (BS Chemistry, 1983), he received his MD degree from Harvard Medical School (1987) before completing a surgical residency at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston (1992). Dr. Price first developed a passion for global medical work while a missionary for two years in Thailand (1978-80) followed by extensive volunteer efforts relocating and translating for refugees from Southeast Asia.Over the last 10 years, he has been dedicated to improving education and access to surgical care globally, especially in resource poor areas.He has participated in orled medical and surgical expeditions to Indonesia, Mexico, Ethiopia, Ecuador, China, Belize, Mongolia, and Haiti.He currently serves as the Medical Programs Director for the Swanson Family Foundation expeditions where he has been working on establishing laparoscopic surgery in the regional diagnostic referral centers of Mongolia.He has served as a medical advisor and now is on the board for Ascend, a humanitarian alliance to empower those in need to ascend out of poverty. He directed a disaster response team during the first few weeks following the earthquake in Haiti and continues to work on medical recovery efforts.He serves on international committees and subcommittees for the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons as the Governor from the state of Utah and member of the National Committee on Trauma.He is a member of the Global Burden of Surgical Disease Working Group. Honors include a Medal of Honor from the Minister of Health in 2009 from the Minister of Health of Mongolia for improving surgical care throughout Mongolia and multiple resident teaching awards from the University of Utah and Harvard.His greatest work, however, is with his wonderful wife Anne and their 7 daughters and one son who also volunteer internationally and at home. Drs. Price and deVries have been actively promoting and developing a multidisciplinary approach (medicine, engineering, business, social and legal) at the University of Utah to help find solutions to the barriers for sustaining surgery in resource poor areas.They developed and taught a master's level course on Global Surgery and Public Health.They helped organize the Bio-design program where undergraduate engineering students design surgical products that are durable, more cost-effective, and can be made easily in resource poor areas.This has led to the current development of the Utah bioWorld program that focuses on developing a systematic way for students to identify the business, cultural and medical needs in resource poor areas and to design plans and business models that can provide useful cost-effective, high-quality, and durable medical devices while at the same time promoting local economic stimulus.

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