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ISMS Team New York returns from Linares, Chile

Chile mapInternational Surgical Mission Support-Team New York embarked on a 10 day mission to Linares, in the Maule region of Chile.  The 18 member team included General surgeons, OB/GYN surgeons, a Thoracic surgeon, a Plastic surgeon, a Critical Care Physician, anesthesia providers, and a complete staff of nurses.  During it’s time in Linares, the team performed 85 surgeries, many of them complex.  The patient population ranged from infants to the elderly and they were treated for variety of conditions.  Some of these surgeries were life changing cosmetic procedures and some were lifesaving complex operations.

Our goal of reaching out and positively touching as many lives as possible was achieved.  As Dr. Kothuru, who was the team’s leader stated, “Each mission brings a unique opportunity to directly impact people with free surgical care and also provide support to the local healthcare system by sharing ideas and donating medical equipment.”   This year was no exception.

ISMS Team New York Winter Fundraiser 2013

ISMS Team New York Winter Fundraiser 2013 raises $40,000 and receives support from The First lady Cecilia Morel of Chile.

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The New York Winter fundraiser 2013, hosted by Dr. Ravi Kothuru and Ms. Grace McCarthy, was held February 28th at the beautiful Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion in Manhattan.  This year ISMS-Team New York recognized its sixteenth year of supporting missions to Third World countries.  ISMS also announced this year’s mission to the Province of Linares in Chile.    The evening was highlighted by special presentations by Dr. Medhat Allam, Chairman of the Board for ISMS, Gloria Garafulich-Grabois from the Gloria Mistral Foundation, Octavio Errázuriz Guilisasti, the Chilean Ambassador to The UN, and a video message from Cecelia Morel, the First lady of Chile welcoming ISMS-Team New York to her country.