Nicaragua and Ecuador
The Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery has partnered with the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Nicaragua for plastic surgery training for nearly 20 years. This twice-yearly opportunity to visit Nicaragua affords surgeons the opportunity to provide humanitarian care and experience surgery with limited technology and resources.
Plastic surgery residents from Ecuador have visited UW-Madison to receive training in various reconstructive skills for a number of years.
Residents,including Nicaraguan, Ecuadoran and American, learn techniques, improve manual skills, widen their surgical knowledge base, and develop exposure to widely varying health care delivery systems.
Faculty from our department who participate in this ongoing cooperative include Dr. Michael Bentz, Dr. David Dibbell, Dr. Tim King, and Dr. Del Mount. In previous years, chief residents have joined faculty members on this trip.