Monthly Archives: March 2013

Some thoughts…random and silly

Here, I tell you just a few random things about our experiences in Peru.  The hospital was originally built as a tuberculosis hospital by an order of nuns.  This might explain why there is one main building and many outbuildings…perhaps … Continue reading

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Presentation for parents

I don’t want to skip our wonderful parent talks on Wednesday (even though I am safely back in New York now) because these talks were a highlight of our trip. The hospital graciously gave us the emergency department auditorium (really … Continue reading

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Meet the team: Masoud Saman, MD

Dr. Masoud Saman is a resident at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary in the East Village. Born in Iran, Masoud has lived in Paris, Seville, Texas and now New York. He speaks Farsi, French, Spanish and English as you … Continue reading

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What a gift

I cried when Manoj put the last stitch in. On Friday, Helen, Marianella and I visited with all the parents on the ward. For those whose children had had a lip repair, we celebrated together, admiring their beautiful babies. For … Continue reading

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Wednesday

Wednesday was another day of therapy in the morning. We saw various and sundry patients, but i will tell you about two of them. Helen always says we do cowgirl therapy on these trips–shooting from the hip. She made a … Continue reading

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Meet the team: David Fenner, MD

Dr. Dave Fenner is a pediatrician from the Poughkeepsie, NY area. He has been on many medical missions, to Colombia, Thailand and Peru (off the top of my head). Dave is crazy busy every day on these trips. Typically, he … Continue reading

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Sorry…here is Sunday thru Tuesday

Sunday we gathered together for the first time, to plan our attack for the week.  HTCNE policy is to perform surgery on kids with cleft palates first, so that we will be around in case of any complications, followed by … Continue reading

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