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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About the author (2012)

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.

Intermountain Surgical Specialist, Intermountain Healthcare, Co-Director Surgical Education, Intermountain Medical Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, Adjunct Associate Professor of Surgery and Adjunct Associate Professor of Public Health, Department of Surgery and Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Division of Public Health, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, Medical Director, Dr. W.C. Swanson Family Foundation, Ogden, Utah

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