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Global Surgery and Public Health: A New Paradigm

Author(s): Catherine R. deVries, MD, MS, FACS, FAAP, Professor of Surgery and Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Surgery and Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Division of Public Health, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, President, IVUmed, Salt Lake City, Utah
Raymond R. Price, MD, FACS, Intermountain Surgical Specialist, Intermountain Healthcare, Co-Director Surgical Education, Intermountain Medical Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, Adjunct Associate Professor of Surgery and Adjunct Associate Professor of Public Health, Department of Surgery and Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Division of Public Health, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, Medical Director, Dr. W.C. Swanson Family Foundation, Ogden, Utah
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  • ISBN-13: 9780763780487
  • Paperback    302 pages      © 2012
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Until recently, surgical services in developing countries have been neglected, despite the critical role they could play in preventing disease and saving lives. Over the last few years, world leaders, public health professionals, and surgeons have collaborated to discuss public policies, resource utilization, healthcare reform, surgical safety, and workforce issues in order to bring these life-saving services to those most in need.

Global Surgery and Public Health: A New Paradigm offers the most current information as well as a systematic approach to considering surgery in the context of a broader umbrella of public health.  It is ideal for courses in Global/International Health, Public Health, Surgery, Medical Anthropology as well as for professionals in public policy and international health care and humanitarian groups serving the surgical needs of patients in under-resourced settings.

“This, in our view, is precisely what is needed to move surgery into its proper role as a cornerstone of global public health rather than, as we have argued elsewhere, its neglected stepchild.”

--Stephen R. Sullivan, MD, MPH, Plastic Surgeon, Partners In Health, Boston, MA
Assistant Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, Brown Alpert Medical School, Providence, RI

and

--Paul E. Farmer, MD, PhD, Co-founder, Partners In Health, Boston, MA
Chief, Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Presley Professor of Social Medicine and Chair, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

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Ideal for courses in Global/International Health, Public Health, Surgery, Medical Anthropology

Foreword  
Introduction  
Acknowledgements  
About the Authors  
Part  I  The Case for Global Health Surgery
  Chapter  1  Advances and Disparities: The Current State of Global Surgical Care
  Chapter  2  Surgery and Public Health: "Global Surgery"
  Chapter  3  Surgery and Healthcare Resources
  Chapter  4  The Innovator’s Scalpel: Remodeling Surgery for the Community
  Chapter  5  Disruption: Technological Innovation
  Chapter  6  The New Surgical Ecosystem: Trends in Care Delivery
  Chapter  7  Tailoring Delivery to Local Needs: Successful Strategies
Part  II  Approaching Equity in Global Surgery
  Chapter  8  Who’s at Risk? Surgical Populations in the Community
  Chapter  9  Contributions from Surgical Specialties
  Chapter  10  Trauma: A Global Pandemic
  Chapter  11  The Future of Global Surgery
List of Acronyms  

Catherine R. deVries, MD, MS, FACS, FAAP-Professor of Surgery and Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Surgery and Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Division of Public Health, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, President, IVUmed, Salt Lake City, Utah

 

Dr. Catherine deVries is a Clinical Professor of Surgery and Public Health at the University Of Utah School Of Medicine. A graduate of Harvard University, she holds a Masters in Pathology from Duke University and an M.D. from Stanford University. She trained in Urology at Stanford University with fellowships in Pediatric Urology at University of California, San Diego and Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) at Drexel University.
 
She began working in global urological surgery in 1992 and founded International Volunteers in Urology (now IVUmed) in 1994. She continues as President of the Board. IVUmed is dedicated to urological education worldwide and focuses on training doctors and nurses in developing countries.   Dr. deVries has developed urological training programs in Asia, Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America. She serves as a member of the Global Alliance for Elimination of Filariasis (GAELF), and on the Board of Chairmen of the Societe Internationale d’Urologie (SIU) as the Chair of International Relations.
 
Honors include the American Urological Association’s 2009 Distinguished Contribution Award, The Southeastern Section AUA Presidential Lecture 2009, Globus Medical Award, 2007, American Medical Association’s 2006 Dr. Nathan Davis International Award in Medicine, Best of State, Humanitarian, Utah, 2003. Utah Business Magazine Medical Heroes, 2002, AOA Faculty Award, 1999, the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) Award for Community Service in1998.
 
When not engaged in medical activity, she and her husband, Scott Lucas, enjoy their ranch at the base of the Uinta Mountains in Wyoming.

Raymond R. Price, MD, FACS-Intermountain Surgical Specialist, Intermountain Healthcare, Co-Director Surgical Education, Intermountain Medical Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, Adjunct Associate Professor of Surgery and Adjunct Associate Professor of Public Health, Department of Surgery and Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Division of Public Health, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, Medical Director, Dr. W.C. Swanson Family Foundation, Ogden, Utah

 

Dr. Raymond Price, a member of the Intermountain Surgical Specialists within the Medical Group of Intermountain Healthcare, is board certified in General Surgery focusing on advanced laparoscopy, surgical oncology, endocrine, and trauma surgery at Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah where he serves as co-director of surgical education. He is an Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery in the Department of Surgery and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Family Practice and Preventative Medicine, Division of Public Health at the University of Utah. After graduating from the University of Utah (BS Chemistry, 1983), he received his MD degree from Harvard Medical School (1987) before completing a surgical residency at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston (1992). 
 
 
Dr. Price first developed a passion for global medical work while a missionary for two years in Thailand (1978-80) followed by extensive volunteer efforts relocating and translating for refugees from Southeast Asia. Over the last 10 years, he has been dedicated to improving education and access to surgical care globally, especially in resource poor areas. He has participated in or led medical and surgical expeditions to Indonesia, Mexico, Ethiopia, Ecuador, China, Belize, Mongolia, and Haiti.  He currently serves as the Medical Programs Director for the Swanson Family Foundation expeditions where he has been working on establishing laparoscopic surgery in the regional diagnostic referral centers of Mongolia. He has served as a medical advisor and now is on the board for Ascend, a humanitarian alliance to empower those in need to ascend out of poverty.   He directed a disaster response team during the first few weeks following the earthquake in Haiti and continues to work on medical recovery efforts. He serves on international committees and subcommittees for the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons as the Governor from the state of Utah and member of the National Committee on Trauma. He is a member of the Global Burden of Surgical Disease Working Group.
 
 Honors include a Medal of Honor from the Minister of Health in 2009 from the Minister of Health of Mongolia for improving surgical care throughout Mongolia and multiple resident teaching awards from the University of Utah and Harvard. His greatest work, however, is with his wonderful wife Anne and their 7 daughters and one son who also volunteer internationally and at home.
 
Drs. Price and deVries have been actively promoting and developing a multidisciplinary approach (medicine, engineering, business, social and legal) at the University of Utah to help find solutions to the barriers for sustaining surgery in resource poor areas. They developed and taught a master’s level course on Global Surgery and Public Health. They helped organize the Bio-design program where undergraduate engineering students design surgical products that are durable, more cost-effective, and can be made easily in resource poor areas. This has led to the current development of the Utah bioWorld program that focuses on developing a systematic way for students to identify the business, cultural and medical needs in resource poor areas and to design plans and business models that can provide useful cost-effective, high-quality, and durable medical devices while at the same time promoting local economic stimulus.
  • "This well-written book is timely, coming when the need for and importance of global surgery is being increasingly recognized. It argues convincingly why essential and emergency surgery should be a global public health priority. Further, it argues compellingly why a new approach to surgical care delivery is needed that introduces technological and engineering innovations into health systems. The book is a clarion call for the provision of cost-effective surgical care to vulnerable populations everywhere."

    --Haile T. Debas, MD, Director, UC Global Health Institute, The Maurice Galante Distinguished Professor of Surgery ?
    Chancellor and Dean Emeritus, UCSF, San Francisco, CA

  • "Drs. deVries and Price speak from deep experience about how to enable locally trained caregivers to provide surgical care that today can only be done by visiting foreign doctors. The vision they articulate is applicable not just to the developing world. It packs profound lessons for making health care more affordable in economically advanced nations as well.”
     
    --Clayton M. Christensen, Robert & Jane Cizik Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
    Boston, MA

  • “Surgery's critical role in global public health is only now becoming appreciated and understood.  Drs. deVries and Price elegantly synthesize the evidence on this subject and make the compelling case that greater investments in surgical care will have a transformative effect on all of global health.  I applaud their bold undertaking and congratulate them on this important contribution."

    --Kathleen Casey, MD, Director, Operation Giving Back, American College of Surgeons

  • “This, in our view, is precisely what is needed to move surgery into its proper role as a cornerstone of global public health rather than, as we have argued elsewhere, its neglected stepchild.”

    --Stephen R. Sullivan, MD, MPH, Plastic Surgeon, Partners In Health, Boston, MA
    Assistant Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, Brown Alpert Medical School, Providence, RI

    and

    --Paul E. Farmer, MD, PhD, Co-founder, Partners In Health, Boston, MA
    Chief, Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
    Presley Professor of Social Medicine and Chair, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
     

  • “A long overdue addition to global health.  Health professionals of all types are needed to improve health of populations around the world and surgeons have a major role. We now have an excellent study of how surgery can
    contribute.”

    --Gregory Pappas, MD, PhD. The Noordin M Thobani Professor, Department of Community Health Science, Aga Khan University
     

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