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New UTHSC Global Surgery Institute Mobilizes to Help Around the World

Dr. Nia Zalamea

The newly created Global Surgery Institute (GSI) promoted surgical mission work world-wide. Led by Martin Fleming, MD, chief of Surgical Oncology and associate professor of surgery, and Nia Zalamea, MD, assistant professor of surgery, the goal of GSI is to provide mission work, to assist residents interested in mission work, and to apply knowledge learned throughout the program to clinical care. The faculty already provide approximately 58 weeks of mission work every year and over 60 percent of incoming residents were interested in training internationally. Read Full Story


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Meet William Novick, the Doctor Fixing Iraq's Bleeding Heart

Dr. William Novick

William Novick, MD, professor,  has spent most of his career providing medical missions around the world, most notably in Iraq. His interest in helping children in developing countries began while a resident at the University of Alabama. With over 60 medical missions and 1,100 surgeries performed in Iraq, Iraq's Vice President, Adil Abudul-Mahdi invited him to tour future hospital sites in 2009. By 2014, with the help of Dr. Novick and Novick Cardiac Alliance, a foundation dedicated to providng health care solutions to children with cardiac diseases in teh developing world, Iraq had built satellite programs in various regions of the country. Read Full Story

Methodist Physician Observes Medical Care in South Korea

Dr. Evan Glazer

Evan Glazer, MD, assistant professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, was selected for the Korean Society of Surgical Oncology (KSSO) visiting observership in South Korea in February 2018. He had the opportunity to attend the Seoul International Symposium of Surgical Oncology in Seoul, Korea and observe procedures in the Koreal Medical Institutions for two weeks. He was also paired with a KSSO mentor. Overall, Dr. Glazer spent 18 days in South Korea learning and observing the most common types of cancers that South Korean doctors treat. Read Full Story 


UTHSC's Dr. William Novick confronts poverty and war to save lives 

Dr. William Novick

William Novick, MD, Professor, Co-founder of the Global Surgery Institute and steering committee member of the Institute for Multicultural and Global Health at UTHSC has championed the expansion of pediatric cardiology in less-developed countries, both operating on children and training others to do so for many years. This article highlights his international work particularly in Ukraine. Read full story 

Feb 24, 2023