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Washington University School of Medicine joins Project Medishare’s pediatric neurosurgery program

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Pediatrician Dr. Heidi Sandige and neurology resident Suzanne Schindler measure 9-month-old Shaina Shirley Vil’s head to asses the child's condition before recommending surgery. Dr. Sandige and Schindler are part of a pediatric neurosurgical team led by Dr. Keith Rich from Washington University School of Medicine. Photo by Jennifer Browning.

By Jennifer Browning

A pediatric neurosurgical team is working this week at Hospital Bernard Mevs Project Medishare. Last weekend Dr. Keith Rich was at the hospital participating in a neurological assessment of prospective surgical patients, as well as providing follow-up care to others.

Pediatric neurosurgery teams have been coming to Haiti since 2003 to provide surgeries to children with hydrocephalus. Those surgeries in the past have been primarily performed by neurologist Dr. John Ragheb and his team from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. While Dr. Rich and some of his team have participated in Project Medishare’s specialty surgical trips with Dr. Ragheb, this is the first time Washington University School of Medicine has organized their own pediatric neurosurgical trip to Haiti.