Our upcoming trip is to the Hospital Loma de Luz in Balfate, Honduras to help provide healthcare for the local community in both the clinic and the operating room. This mission trip has been ongoing for nearly a decade and was initially established by the Eastern Virginia Medical School, Department of Otolaryngology. The University of Washington chapter began in 2015. This allows us to provide otolaryngologic head and neck surgical care with continuity! Last year, we saw over 50 patients and performed over 20 surgeries.
Our next trip from Seattle, Washington is scheduled for March 2018. Our team members include Dr. Kaalan Johnson, Dr. Isaac Bohannon, and Dr. Sapna Patel as attending physicians. Our resident team includes Dr. Sebastian Jara and Dr. Sarah Akkina, both from the University of Washington Otolaryngology department. Rejoining us are Marie Cudejkova as our operating room nurse and Joshua Kennedy as our scrub technologist. Please donate for our cause and support the local community in Balfate, Honduras, a region that otherwise has minimal access to healthcare.