Global Health

UCLA Surgeon Gives Smiles to Guatemalan Children

Reza Jarrahy, M.D.

Reza Jarrahy, M.D.

On a recent volunteer trip to perform surgery in Guatemala, UCLA craniofacial surgeon Reza Jarrahy, M.D., operated on about 30 children with cleft lips and palates in one week—as many as he typically does in a year at UCLA.
— http://townhall.mednet.ucla.edu/hs_news/mar2011/1103p5.html

Surgeon, anthropologist lead effort to bridge Western health care, indigenous cultures

Dr. Jarrahy and village children mug for the camera.

Dr. Jarrahy and village children mug for the camera.

UCLA plastic and reconstructive surgeon Reza Jarrahy realized that he was missing something when his young Guatemalan patient developed a mysterious infection after undergoing surgery. That puzzled the surgeon, who travels Guatemala twice a year to do pro bono surgery on people from indigenous communities.
— http://newsroom.ucla.edu/stories/surgeon-anthropologist-seek-to-244574