Queen's Anesthesiologists Overseas

Over the past decade it has become increasingly recognized that poor access to safe anesthesia and surgery is a major contributor to global morbidity and mortality. We have become increasingly aware of the disproportionate focus on communicable disease echoing the famous quote of Paul Farmer “Surgery is the neglected stepchild of global health”. Among other organizations, The Institute of Health Metrics and the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery have shown the paucity of global safe surgical and anesthetic services. Anesthesia will play a major role in correcting this global epidemic in the international health and Public health arena.

It is also becoming apparent, that there is an increasing enthusiasm among anesthesia residents to help assist in international health efforts. We also know that providing safe effective aid is difficult and can be emotionally taxing. The Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine at Queen's University is therefore developing an international health curriculum to help assist residents with their international health interest and pursuits.

Dr. Froese - Report from the Philippines, Part II - February 11, 2012

Dr. Froese - Report from the Philippines, Part I - February 4, 2012

Dr. Parlow's: REPORT FROM RWANDA (2008) , Dean's Blog, 2012 and link to CASIEF
 

Dr Zamora in Afghanistan:

Article on Dr. Zamora in Afghanistan:  “At the Crossroads of Destiny” by Steve Fortin (The Maple Leaf 31 March 2010)


Dispatch from the medical front: Khandahar arrival. Canadian Medical Association Journal. 2009 Mar 31;180(7): E8.

Dispatch from the medical front: The best care anywhere. Canadian Medical Association Journal. 2009 Apr 14;180(8): E16-7.

Dispatch from the medical front: Homeward bound. Canadian Medical Association Journal. 2009 May 12;180(10): E38.