The mission of the Global Surgery Program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is to address the lack of surgical services available in underdeveloped countries by sending our surgeons overseas to perform surgery. We bring together the collaborative network of our surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, researchers, and nonprofit organizations. Our teams of dedicated health care leaders respond to surgical care needs by providing clinical care and education. We aim to provide sustainable efforts to improve delivery of quality surgery in low- and middle-income countries.
Global Surgery Program
The Global Surgery Program at Mount Sinai has contributed to the surgical needs of African countries for the more than eight years. We have brought desperately needed surgical supplies to Gambia, and we have established surgical programs in Liberia.
Mount Sinai has an extensive history in assisting local surgeons in Asia with complex surgical procedures. Our Plastic Surgery Division has been involved in caring for children in Vietnam with cleft lip and other craniofacial conditions since the 1980s. Our urological surgeons from Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai Morningside have also been teaching urologists in India for the last few decades. Mount Sinai strives to continue building capacity and empowering surgeons of these developing countries.
Many of Mount Sinai’s global surgery efforts have focused on the Caribbean Islands. Our projects range from providing emergency disaster relief in Haiti to building a 10-year collaborative relationship with local surgeons in the Dominican Republic.
Our medical students, with the help of the Global Health Program, have organized yearly surgical trips to Honduras since 2008. We are committed to building capacity in these countries and forging sustainable change.