Faculty and Staff
The following DACCPM physicians and staff are involved with global outreach efforts.
Charles Coté, MD
Dr. Coté works with the World Federation of Societies of Anesthesiologists to develop international pediatric anesthesia fellowships. In February 2011, he will participate in the 17th Asian Congress of Anesthesia in Manila, Philippines. [Learn more about Dr. Coté's work]
Lena Dohlman, MD, MPH
Dr. Dohlman is the director of the SEA/HVO Traveling Fellowship. In 2009, she taught refresher courses in Malawi with a team from the World Federated Societies of Anesthesia. In February 2011, she will return to teach at Mthatha, South Africa, with resident Olof Viktorsdottir, who received the SEA HVO Traveling Fellowship in 2010.
Paul Firth, MBChB
Dr. Firth is a member of the Executive Committee of the Mass General Center for Global Health. In 2010, he traveled to Haiti to assist with earthquake relief aboard the USNS Comfort and documented his experiences there. [View slideshow]
Katharine Fleischmann, MD
In the late 1980s, Dr. Fleischmann worked in Zimbabwe for several months. She lectured and taught at the Department of Medicine at the university in Harare and learned about the plethora of diseases that are common in sub-Sarahan Africa. She then worked at the Bonda Mission Hospital, the district hospital for Mutare in northeast Zimbabwe, where she taught anesthesia. She also worked as an anesthetist and a general doctor seeing patients on the wards and in clinic, and occasionally traveled to outlying clinics. In addition, she volunteered at a clinic and a school in Liberia in the 1970s while on a three-month journey through Africa and the Middle East.
Gennadiy Fuzaylov, MD
For the last five years, Dr. Fuzaylov has worked with Shriners Hospital to bring underprivileged foreign patients to the hospital for care. He has worked with a variety of aid organizations and charities to organize housing, board, travel expenses, and emotional support for foreign patients. He is currently working with public officials in the Ukraine to formalize a program whereby physicians from Shriners would visit the Ukraine to teach, and Ukrainian physicians would have the opportunity to come to Shriners to learn.
Dr. Fuzaylov also visited six major burn centers in the Ukraine, including Lviv Pediatric Burn Hospital, which did not have cold and hot water and needed basic renovations. He was able to raise money to renovat the facility.
He is a member of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and has participated in medical missions to China, Kenya and Dominican Republic to provide anesthesia to pediatric patients with Alliance of Smiles and Operation Smiles. In 2009, he received the Excellence in Action Award from Mass General President Dr. Peter Slavin for exceptional performance and dedicated commitment to the highest standards of excellence in patient care and community service. In addition, he received the Compassionate Caregiver Award from the Kenneth B. Schwartz Center in 2007, and was nominated for the 2008 Dean's Community Service Award given by Harvard Medical School. View Dr. Fuzaylov's website.
Nishan G. Goudsouzian, MD
Dr. Goudsouzian has worked on Mercy Ship in Jamaica, giving anesthesia to children for reconstructive surgery. He went to Armenia with Project Hope after the earthquake to arrange for children to come to the US for prolonged treatment, and later went with Project Hope to help in establishing a rehabilitation center in Armenia.
Three to five times a year, he sends medical supplies to Armenia, and has sent a retired anesthesia machine and monitors that are still used there. In addition, he is on the International Board of the Yerevan Medical School in Armenia.
Neelakantan Sunder, MD
Dr. Sunder traveled to Haiti in 2010 to assist with earthquake relief aboard the USNS Comfort. He joined Project HOPE on a humanitarian aid mission aboard the USNS Mercy to assist tsunami survivors in Indonesia; in 2005, President George W. Bush thanked Drs. Sunder, Akshay Dalal, Michael Fitzsimons, and other Project HOPE volunteers for their assistance.
Pacifico Tuason, MD
Dr. Tuason works with Medical Missions for Children, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit organization that provides surgical and dental services to underprivileged children and young adults around the world. In November 2010, he will travel to Leyte, Philippines.
Other physicians and staff involved in global outreach efforts include:
John Benjamin, MD
Pepper Denman, MD
Michael G. Fitzsimons, MD
Edward George, MD
Vipin Mehta, MD
Catherine Mullaly, MD
Susan Vassallo, MD
Many of our residents travel overseas with the assistance of the SEA HVO Traveling Fellowship, which offers third-year anesthesia residents an opportunity to teach anesthesia for a month in a developing country at one of several Health Volunteer Overseas (HVO) sites. The fellowship is co-sponsored by the Society for Education in Anesthesia and Health Volunteers Overseas. To apply, see the SEA HVO Traveling Fellowship website.