Cardiothoracic anesthesiology team completes their rotation at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, Ghana

Jun 18, 2014

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Members from the Cardiothoracic and Critical Care Divisions of the Washington University Department of Anesthesiology recently completed a 4-week rotation at our international teaching site in Accra, Ghana. Team members included anesthesiology resident, Dr. Phillip Copper, and fellow, Dr. Julianne Donnelly as well as faculty members, Drs. Anand Lakshminarasimhachar and Daniel Emmert.

Drs. Copper, Emmert, and Donnelly visiting a game reserve near Accra, Ghana

Drs. Copper, Emmert, and Donnelly visiting a game reserve near Accra, Ghana

Members of our cardiothoracic team worked closely with faculty and nurses at the National Heart Center at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, Ghana. This is the only cardiac center in Ghana as well as one of the few in this region of Western Africa performing major thoracic and cardiopulmonary bypass procedures. Our future efforts at this center could have a significant impact outside Ghana as well. The perspectives gained by our first cardiothoracic team will assist with the planning of future international projects focused on education program development and quality improvement in the areas of cardiothoracic surgery and critical care.

This upcoming academic year, we will continue our efforts to develop education programs and promote quality improvement initiatives in partnership with our international host institutions.

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