Our Mission

The primary mission of Global Surgical Outreach is to reduce the global burden of surgical disease through education, development of medical infrastructure, and the provision of pro bono reconstructive surgery both in the US and for children in the less developed world with facial deformities. Most of our patients were born with cleft lip palate deformities, but we also reconstruct those who have suffered injury from war and other forms of violence including domestic violence. We believe the education of surgeons, nurses, and other health care workers is vital to a sustainable and effective program to relieve the burden of surgical diseases around world. We believe we can best accomplish our mission by developing innovative approaches and partnering with other organizations when there is synergy.