September 2018 - Balfate, Honduras
We will be going 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 over a decade and was initially established by the Eastern Virginia Medical School, Department of Otolaryngology. Last year, we saw over 50 patients and performed over 20 surgeries.
Our team has grown this year to mirror the growing need in Honduras. The roster of staff from the Eastern Virginia Medical School Department of Otolaryngology includes veteran surgeons Dr. Stephanie Moody Antonio and Dr. John Sinacori, and this year we welcome Dr. Jonathan Mark to the team. Returning residents include Dr. Mike Kenerson and Dr. Lucia Diaz Garcia. Dr. Ali Khaku will make his first trip. Thabet El-Azem, CRNA will provide anesthesia and Traci Farley, RN will help our surgical patients recover in PACU. Dawn Warren, CST and Leanne Elliot, RN will keep the operating rooms running as they have on many previous trips. This year, we are also excited to have Adrienne Grey, AuD provide much needed diagnostic and therapeutic audiologic care to our patients. Please donate for our cause and support the local community in Balfate, Honduras- a region that otherwise has minimal access to healthcare.
November 2018- Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
As the founder of Global Surgical Outreach, I (Dr. Larrabee) am very excited to return to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in the first week of November 2018. The team includes our facial plastics fellows, Drs. Katie Brandstetter and Jeff Teixeira, who will be joining myself in teaching, laboratory and patient surgeries. We are fortunate to also be joined on this mission by Cindy Wei, a plastic surgeon, and Kai Johnson, a vascular surgeon. Together, like many of the previous surgeons from the Larrabee Center who have traveled to Addis, we will teach, heal, and learn. This trip continues our mission to help individual children, but also teach and build infrastructure in our host countries. We aim for long term relationships and to create a generation of surgeons in the United States dedicated to global health. Thank you for any help you can provide for this mission.