Each year the Plastic Surgery Chief Resident may elect to participate in an annual educational mission conducted by Dr. Henry Vasconez, to Ecuador for one week.
The above photo is Henry Vasconez, Chief of UK Plastic Surgery, and Joe Hill, Chief Resident in 2012.
Other educational missions have included a week's trip to Guatemala. Our PGY-4 resident, Vinaya Rednam, took a week of personal time to accompany one of our faculty members, James Liau, to Guatemala for an educational mission.
In this 2012 photograph, Drs. Rednam and Liau perform a cleft lip repair.
The following photograph was taken at the closing ceremony of the 2011 Medical Mission to Ecuador trip.
Left to right: Dr. Armando Serrano, Dr. James Liau, Dr. Mike Lynch, Dr. Patrick Wilson, Dr. Rob Ferguson, and Dr. Henry Vasconez.