Second year resident Ying Zhuge and fourth-year medical student Reagan Ross stop by to check on Junior Viciere. Viciere was one of the first children to have cleft palette surgery during the week. Photo by Jennifer Browning.
By Jennifer Browning
Port-au-Prince, HAITI–Project Medishare is back in Haiti this week with the University of Miami on another specialty surgical trip. The main focus of this trip is to perform cleft lip and palate surgeries, however the surgeons plan on performing general surgeries along with other plastic surgery.
The University of Miami Department of Plastic Surgery received a grant from The Smile Train and is partnering with Project Medishare. During this trip doctors will be working at Centre Bernard Mevs, a private hospital in Port-au-Prince owned by two Haitian surgeons Drs. Jerry and Marlon Bitar.
The Project Medishare team arrived yesterday to assess the situation at the hospital and begin setting up. They head to Centre Bernard Mevs at 6:30 a.m.