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Spine surgeon, resident return from African mission trip

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Dan Fulkerson, MD, pediatric neurosurgeon and adult spine surgeon, and Brad Bohnstedt, MD, sixth-year neurosurgery resident at Indiana University School of Medicine, recently returned from the city of Eldoret in Kenya, Africa. They provided neurosurgical care to residents as part of the AMPATH program.  AMPATH is Moi University, Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital and a consortium of North American academic health centers led by Indiana University working in partnership with the Government of Kenya.

Dr. Fulkerson explains his trip in his own words:
Dr. Bohnstedt and I travelled to Eldoret, Kenya where we met the staff of Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, including their neurosurgeon, Dr. Florentius Koech.  We spent a week operating on challenging cases, including brain tumors, spine tumors, children with spina bifida, and adults with degenerative spine disorders.  We appreciated the hospitality of the staff in Kenya and hope to expand our relationship.

Shown below are photos from Dr. Fulkerson's personal album from his trip. Visit the AMPATH web site for more information about this organization.

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Dan Fulkerson, MD (second from left in white) and Brad Bohnstedt, MD (far right), with their surgical team

 



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