Emergency Medicine and Essential Surgical Care

Emergency Medicine and Essential Surgical Care

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Terry Mulligan, MD

Terrence M. Mulligan DO, MPH, FIFEM, FACEP, FAAEM, FACOEP, FNVSHA, HPF received his medical degree from A.T. Still University in Missouri. He has completed residencies in Emergency Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine in Bronx, New York. He completed a Fellowship in International Emergency Medicine as well as an MPH in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from George Washington University. He also received a Health Policy Fellowship from American Osteopathic Association and a Fellowship in EM Administration and Management. Dr. Mulligan is a Clinical Associate Professor in Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, where he is the Director of the International Emergency Medicine (IEM) program and the IEM Fellowship.
Over the last twelve years, Dr. Mulligan has initiated and participated in emergency medicine and acute care system development programs in over three dozen countries. He has established and assisted in establishing residencies in Emergency Medicine, national and international EM societies, Fellowships in EM and EM subspecialties, schools for emergency nursing, training schools for paramedics, relief agencies for underserved areas, disaster medicine and disaster preparation, hospital disaster preparedness and hospital trauma system development all around the world.

The Role of Emergency Medicine in Global Health


 Omonele Nwokolo, MD

Omonele Nwokolo M.D. is currently an Assistant Professor and the Assistant Residency Program Director of Anesthesiology at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). She graduated from UT Medical School in 2006 and remained at UT for post graduate training in Anesthesiology. She finished residency in 2010 and subsequently joined the faculty at UTHealth. Dr. Nwokolo is currently the Assistant Chief of Anesthesiology at Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital where she is focused on regional anesthesia, quality improvements and operating room metrics. She has been on multiple mission trips in Central America performing anesthesia in the setting of low resources. She enjoys Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, soccer, travelling and spending time with her husband and 2 beautiful children.

Surgical care in a developing nation: Challenges of an Anesthesiologist

This is a focus on challenges faced by surgical teams to provide surgical and anesthetic care in countries with little to no resources. The ways planning and creativity can be combined to provide needed, quality and safe care to patients.


 C. Anne Morrison, MD, MPH

Dr. Morrison is a general surgeon with a longstanding interest in global health. She completed her general surgery residency program at Baylor College of Medicine, during which time she also received her MPH in Global Health from UT School of Public Health. Upon graduating from Baylor in 2012, she went to a poor rural hospital in Sengerema, Tanzania where she worked for 2 years as the only surgeon. She remains on staff at Baylor as volunteer faculty, but now lives and works full-time as a general surgeon in  her hometown of Charleston, SC.

Experiences in Rural Tanzania

This talk will discuss Dr. Morrison’s experiences as a surgeon in rural Tanzania.


 Bruce MacFadyen, MD

Dr. Bruce MacFadyen is Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Medical School Houston and has been doing surgery and surgical education in many parts of the world for 40 years. He is a past president of the Society American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons and past editor of the journals Surgical Endoscopy and Seminars in Laparoscopic Surgery. His surgical interests include general surgery, minimally invasive surgery and flexible endoscopy.

Surgical Training in Africa-A Surgical Crisis

There are over 50 million people in Africa who need a surgical operation. However, the number of surgeons/population in African countries ranges from 1/200,000 to 1/1.5 million and 80-90% of the population lives in rural areas where only 10-20% of the physician workforce works. The Pan African Academy of Christian Surgeons(PAACS) was started in 1996 in rural mission hospitals to train surgeons in a 5 year general surgery training program similar to the United States and Europe. Today, there are 11 programs in 9 countries with 61 residents in training. Over 90% have received certification as fellows of regional surgical societies and practice surgery in rural hospitals. PAACS has recently started an orthopedic residency in Kenya and will be starting residencies in urology and obstetrics and gynecology in the future.

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