Surgical Field of Dreams

About 2 billion people lack access to emergency and essential surgical care, and most of those in need are from rural, marginalized populations living in low-and-middle-income countries, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information.

Kristin Long, M.D. and assistant professor in the Department of General Surgery, Section of Endocrine Surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, explores the role of surgical care in treating the global burden of disease during a Global Health Tuesday Seminar at 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 26, in room 1309 in the Health Sciences Learning Center. In “Surgical Field of Dreams,” she will outline strategies for surgical capacity-building in low-resource areas and will focus on challenges in building sustainable, global surgery educational initiatives by highlighting her work in rural Western Kenya.

Long’s clinical practice involves treating patients with diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid or adrenal glands. In addition to clinical research within endocrine surgery, she focuses on global surgical outreach, operating in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, and working to improve surgical education in low-resource settings.

A poster for the event can be found here