Outreach Projects

Project Shunt
Project Shunt

Project Shunt has provided neurosurgical services since 1997 to children in Guatemala with neural tube defects. Guatemala has one of the highest incidences of spinal bifida because of dietary issues, genetic predisposition and poor prenatal care. Accomplished with donations and fund raising activities, it provides opportunities for faculty, fellows, and nurses to participate in annual medical missions providing much needed neurosurgical care to children who otherwise would not have access.

Project Shunt
Project Shunt

Project Shunt has provided neurosurgical services since 1997 to children in Guatemala with neural tube defects. Guatemala has one of the highest incidences of spinal bifida because of dietary issues, genetic predisposition and poor prenatal care. Accomplished with donations and fund raising activities, it provides opportunities for faculty, fellows, and nurses to participate in annual medical missions providing much needed neurosurgical care to children who otherwise would not have access.

Columbia 2016
Columbia 2016

Mission trip to Cartagena, Colombia, recovering little patients post cleft lip and palate repairs. Children and their parents often traveled from remote towns and villages for the surgeries. The mission was led by Dr. Bob Gilman, who is a UM plastic surgery faculty. Most of the OR team came from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA.

Project Shunt
Project Shunt

Project Shunt has provided neurosurgical services since 1997 to children in Guatemala with neural tube defects. Guatemala has one of the highest incidences of spinal bifida because of dietary issues, genetic predisposition and poor prenatal care. Accomplished with donations and fund raising activities, it provides opportunities for faculty, fellows, and nurses to participate in annual medical missions providing much needed neurosurgical care to children who otherwise would not have access.

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