Volunteer Faculty

Be a volunteer faculty on our programs, and become part of a movement to improve the way that we treat foot and ankle deformities globally.

What You Will be doing

We need surgeons who can treat severe deformities of the foot and ankle and have an ability to give multiple lectures.

Our team includes 6 orthopedic surgeons: 4 international foot and ankle surgeon volunteers in addition to 2 surgeon leaders who are local to that community or region in which we are working.

During the visits, all surgeons are responsible not only for patient care including surgical reconstruction of deformities, but also education of orthopedic surgeons in that country to maximize the potential for future care of patients with similar deformities.

Surgeon volunteers must be able to give a minimum of 8 lectures on various foot and ankle topics and be comfortable with managing correction of foot and ankle deformities.

We believe passionately and the need to change the lives of individuals in the world through surgical intervention and education.

We treat a variety of complex foot and ankle deformities, but recognize that while we are able to provide surgical care to individuals, we believe that the real and sustaining solution is to teach and train in-country surgeons and thereby multiply the delivery of foot and ankle care worldwide.

EXPRESS REGISTRATION

The process varies slightly from country-to-country and project-to-project. We strive to make this process as quick as possible but potential volunteers should be aware that final approval can take several days. To begin the placement process, complete the volunteer application and submit your CV.

SURGICAL CARE

We believe passionately and the need to change the lives of individuals in the world through surgical intervention and education.

We treat a variety of complex foot and ankle deformities, but recognize that while we are able to provide surgical care to individuals, we believe that the real and sustaining solution is to teach and train in-country surgeons and thereby multiply the delivery of foot and ankle care worldwide.

Our Program Structure

Each program is quite similar, and lasts 5 days

Monday

Lectures

Tuesday

Patient examination and teaching

Wednesday
Surgery
Thursday
Surgery
Friday
Cadaver lab OR case discussions

How to Get Involved

Be a volunteer faculty or a trainee participant in our programs.  The process varies slightly from country-to-country and project-to-project. We strive to make this process as quick as possible but potential volunteers should be aware that final approval can take several days. To begin, browse through our upcoming programs and complete the volunteer application and submit your CV.

Detailed Surgeries Overview

We perform approximately 18 surgeries over two days from two operating rooms. These are generally reconstruction of complex deformities, acquired post traumatic, neurologic, and congenital breakdowns. Depending on the program, there may be a specific focus based on request by the host institution for example on advanced endoscopic and arthroscopic procedures. In other programs the surgeries depend more on what is required for that community, and it may for example have a focus on children and adolescent deformity.

Our expectation is that you are able to perform complex reconstructive procedures using available basic implants. It is important to us that we match you with the appropriate program, based on the needs of the program and your skill set. We know 3 months ahead of the program what type of deformities we can anticipate treating, and will do our best to recommend to you a program that suits your interests.

VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers

Name: Francesco Albo

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Location: Rome, Italy

Programs: Jinan China, October 2017

Languages: English, Italian

Name: Thanos Badekas

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Location: Greece

Programs: Jining, December 2017

Languages: Greek

Name: Paulo Cesar

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Location: Porto Alegre Brazil

Programs: Ningbo China, April 2018

Languages: Portuguese, English

Name: Pablo Fernandez

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Location: Barcelona Spain

Programs: Rosario, Argentina Oct 2017

Languages: Spanish, French

Name: Eric Giza

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Location: USA, California

Languages: English

Name: Luis Hermida

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Location: Mexico

Programs: Temuco 2018

Languages: Spanish

Name: German Joannas

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Location: Buenos Aires

Programs: Neuquen Argentina March 2019; Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina August 2019

Languages: Spanish, English

Name: Johnny Lau

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Location: Toronto, Canada

Languages: English

Name: Valeria Lopez

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Location: Rosario, Argentina

Name: Hector Masaragian

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Location: Av. Cerviño 4679 Piso 2 zip code: 1425 Buenos Aires

Programs: Goiânia Brazil January 2019, Neuquen Argentina March 2019,

Languages: Spanish, English

Name: Nacime Mansur

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Location: Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Departamento de Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Disciplina de Ortopedia e Traumatologia. Rua Borges Lagoa 783 5 Andar Vila Clementino 04038002 – São Paulo, SP – Brasil

Name: Ros Miller

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Location: Glascow, Scotland

Programs: Yantai China August 2018

Languages: English

Name: Ken Mrocjek

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Languages: English

Name: Ezekiel Oburue

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Location: Kenya

Programs: Windhoek Namibia November 2018, Nairobi Kenya June 2019

Languages: English

Name: Selene Parekh

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Website: http://seleneparekhmd.com

Location: 3609 SW Durham Dr, Durham, NC 27707, USA

Programs: Nairobi Kenya June 2019

Languages: English

Name: Sudheer Reddy

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Website: http://www.shadygroveortho.com/

Location: Shady Grove Orthopaedics Medical Faculty Associates GW University 9601 Blackwell Road, Ste 100 Rockville, MD 20850, Maryland

Languages: English

Name: Raheel Shariff

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Website: www.osom.org.uk

Location: Musculoskeletal Centre of Excellence, International Medical Centre, Hail, Al Ruwais,Jeddah, 23214, KSA

Programs: Ningbo China April 2018, Sao Paulo Brazil November 2019

Name: Andrew Strydom

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Location: Cape Town, South Africa

Programs: Jinan China June 2019

Languages: English

Name: Tudor Tien

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Location: Michigan

Programs: Jining China December 2017

Languages: English, Mandarin

Name: Andie Veljkovic

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Location: Vancouver, Canada

Programs: Windhoek Namibia December 2018, Guangzhou China April 2019, Windhoek Namibia December 2019

Languages: English

Name: Ettore Vulcano

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Website: www.ettorevulcano.com

Location: Mount Sinai West, 425 west 59 street, New York NY 10019

Languages: Italian, English

Name: Matt Welck

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Location: The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, London and Spire Bushey Hospital.

Languages: English

Name: Mingzhu Zhang

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Location: Shanghai, China

Programs: Jinan China July 2017, Jining China December 2017, Ningbo China April 2018, Urumqi China June 2018, Yantai China August 2018, Guangzhou China April 2019, Lahore Pakistan November 2019

Languages: Mandarin, English

Name: Felipe Alloza

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Location: Sao Paulo Brazil

Programs: Guangzhou China, April 2019

Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish

Name: Attilio Basile

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Location: Rome, Italy

Programs: Jinan China, October 2017

Languages: Italian English

Name: Patrick A. DeHeer

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Website: https://www.hoosierfootandankle.com/

Location: W. Jefferson St. Suite 204 Franklin, IN 46131

Languages: English

Name: Rodrigo Fernandes

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Website: www.calo.med.br

Location: Office/ hospital CALO – Centro de Alongamento Ósseo HCPM – Hospital Central da Policia Militar Address Av das Américas 3301, bl 5, sl 221 Barra da Tijuca Rio se Janeiro – RJ Brazi

Programs: Windhoek Namibia, December 2018

Languages: English, Portuguese

Name: Todd Gothelf

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Location: Penrith, Australia

Programs: Goiânia Brazil, January 2019

Languages: English

Name: Christopher Hodgkins

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Location: Miami, Florida

Languages: English

Name: Jacques Jonck

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Location: Windhoek, Namibia

Programs: Windhoek Namibia, December 2018/2019

Languages: English, Afrikaans

Name: Shuyuan Li

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Location: Miami, Florida

Name: Ahmad Malik

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Website: lfaclinic.co.uk

Location: London, UK

Programs: Windhoek Namibia, December 2019

Languages: English

Name: Lee McCluskey

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Location: USA

Programs: Nairobi Kenya, June 2019

Languages: English

Name: Luigi Manzi

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Location: Italy

Programs: Krakow Poland, May 2019

Languages: Italian, English

Name: Oliver Michelsson

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Location: Finland

Languages: English

Name: Caio Nery

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Website: www.caionery.med.br

Location: Albert Einstein Jewish Hospital Av. Albert Einstein, 627 Building A1 – 3rd floor – Office #317 05652.000 – Morumbi – São Paulo – Brazil

Programs: Ningbo China April 2018, Goiânia Brazil, January 2019

Languages: English, Portuguese

Name: Cristian Ortiz

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Location: Clínica Universidad de los Andes Avda la Plaza 2501, Santiago. Chile

Programs: Urumqi China June 2018, Nairobi Kenya June 2019

Name: Michael Parentis

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Location: New York USA

Programs: Jinan China July 2017

Languages: English

Name: Jose Sanhudo

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Location: Av. Praia de Belas 2124 / 701 Porto Alegre, RS-Brazil zip code 90110-000

Programs: Yantai China August 2018

Languages: English, Portuguese

Name: Chengchun Shen

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Location: Ningbo, China

Programs: Yantai China August 2018, Guangzhou China April 2019

Languages: Mandarin, English, Korean

Name: Panos Symeonidis

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Location: Orthopaedic Consultant, Foot & Ankle Specialist, St Luke’s Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece

Programs: Yantai China August 2018

Languages: Greek, English

Name: Pepper Toomey

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Location: Seattle, USA

Languages: English

Name: Melanie Vandenberghe

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Location: Belgium

Programs: Jinan China November 2017

Name: Emilio Wagner

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Location: Argentina

Programs: Sao Paulo Brazill November 2019

Languages: Spanish

Name: Xiangyang Xu

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Location: Shanghai China

Programs: Yantai China August 2018

Languages: Mandarin, English

Name: Jianzhong Zhang

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Location: Beijing China

Programs: Ningbo China April 2018

Languages: Mandarin, English

Name: Guillermo Arrondo

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Location: Argentina

Languages: Spanish

Name: Rosa Busquets

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Location: Barcelona Spain

Programs: Rosario, Argentina Oct 2017

Languages: Spanish

Name: Bernhard DeVos Bevernage

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Location: Belgium

Name: Paulo Ferrao

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Location: Suite 303 Linksfield Medical Centre 24 12th Avenue Johannesburg 2192 South Africa

Programs: Windhoek Namibia, December 2018, Jinan China June 2019

Languages: English, Portuguese

Name: Naren Gurbani

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Location: 35023 Camino Capistrano Capistrano Beach CA 92624 LA, USA

Name: Byron Hutchinson

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Location: Seattle, USA

Name: Paul Juliano

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Location: Hershey, USA

Programs: Jinan China, July 2017

Languages: English

Name: Ying Li

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Location: Beijing, China

Languages: Mandarin, English

Name: Alberto Macklin

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Location: Buenos Aires

Programs: Montevideo Uruguay September 2019

Name: Graham McCollum

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Location: Life Kingsbury Hospital and Groote Schuur hospital, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Programs: Windhoek Namibia, December 2018

Name: Pam Meliski

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Location: Asheville, North Carolina, USA

Programs: Lima Peru May 2019

Languages: English

Name: Vitor Miranda

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Location: Brazil

Programs: Urumqi, June 2018

Languages: English, Portuguese

Location: Advanced Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Specialists. Denver, Colorado 8101 E. Lowry Blvd. #230 Denver, CO. 80230

Programs: Sao Paulo Brazil November 2019

Languages: English

Name: Ezequiel Palmanovich

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Location: Israel

Programs: Changchun Chile March 2018

Languages: Hebrew, Spanish

Name: Carlos Ramirez

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Location: Hospital Address Carrera 38 a # 5 a 100 Torre A, consultorio 707 Centro Médico Imbanaco Cali Colombia

Languages: English, Spanish

Name: Tom SanGiovanni

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Location: Miami, Florida

Programs: Goiânia Brazil January 2019, Tangshan China October 2019

Languages: English

Name: Gaston Slullitel

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Location: Rosario, Argentina

Programs: Krackow Poland May 2019, Montevideo Uruguay September 2019

Languages: Spanish, English, Italian

Name: Kanglai Tang

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Location: Chongqing China

Programs: Ningbo China April 2018

Languages: Mandarin, English

Name: Jaime Uribe

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Location: Brooklyn

Name: Rodrigo Vicente

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Location: Brazil

Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish

Name: Pablo Wagner

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Location: Argentina

Programs: Montevideo Uruguay September 2019

Languages: Spanish, English

Name: Lufeng Yao

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Location: Ningbo, China

Programs: Jining China December 2017, Ningbo China April 2018, Urumqi China June 2018

Languages: Mandarin, English

Name: Chao Zhou

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Location: Zhejiang, China

Programs: Urumqi China June 2018, Yantai China August 2018, Guangzhou China April 2019, Jinan China June 2019

Languages: Mandarin, English

Name: Adriana Avila

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Location: The American British Cowdray Medical Center Avenida Carlos Graef Fernández 154 Colonia Santa Fe, Delegación Cuajimalpa, 05300, Mexico City, Mexico

Programs: Chile, March 2018

Languages: Spanish

Name: Juan Pablo Calvi

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Website: www.ijs.com.ar

Location: Instituto de Ortopedia y Traumatología Dr. Jaime Slullitel. San Luis 2534, Rosario, Argentina

Programs: Lima Peru, May 2019

Languages: Spanish, English

Name: Pat Ebeling

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Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Name: Jorge Filippi

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Location: Santiago, Chile

Languages: Spanish, English

Name: Santiago Guerrero

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Location: Bogota Colombia

Programs: Lima Peru, May 2019

Languages: Spanish, English

Name: Cristian Indino

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Location: IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, via R. Galeazzi 4 20126, Milan. Italy

Programs: Krakow Poland, May 2019

Languages: English

Name: Gabriel Khazen

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Location: Av Alameda San Bernardino Caracas Venezuela 1050 Av Alameda San Bernardino Caracas Venezuela 1050

Programs: Lima Peru, May 2019

Name: Ben Liu

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Location: Jinan, China

Programs: Jian China July 2017, Jining China December 2017, Ningbo China April 2018, Yantai China August 2018

Languages: Mandarin, English

Name: Camilla Maccario

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Website: www.camillamaccario.it

Location: Istituto Ortopedico IRCCS Galeazzi – via Riccardo Galeazzi 4 – 20100 Milano

Programs: Tangshan China October 2019

Languages: Italian, English

Name: Haroon Mann

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Website: OrthoMann.com

Location: The Wellington Hospital Platinum Medical Centre 15-17 Lodge Road London NW8 7JA

Programs: Lahore Pakistan, April/November 2019

Languages: English

Name: Oscar Mendoza

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Location: Guadalarjar Medxico

Languages: Spanish, English

Name: Rafael Mohriak

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Website: http://www.iotblumenau.com.br

Location: OT – Instituto de Ortopedia e traumatologia de Blumenau Hermann Hering, 362 Zip code: 89010-600 Bom Retiro. Blumenau – SC Brazi

Programs: Guangzhou China April 2019

Languages: Portuguese, English

Name: Meir Nyska

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Location: Israel

Languages: English

Name: Vinod K. Panchbhavi

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Location: 301 University Blvd., Galveston, TX 77555-0165 Texas, USA

Programs: http://orthodoc.aaos.org/panchbhavi/index.cfm, https://www.utmb.edu/Ortho/Faculty/Panchbhavi.aspx

Languages: English

Name: Jorge Ramos

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Location: Neuquen, Argentina

Languages: Spanish, English 

Name: Nick Saragas

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Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

Programs: Jinan China June 2019

Languages: English

Name: Manel Sousa

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Location: Lisbon, Portugal

Programs: Windhoek Namibia December 2019

Languages: Portuguese, English

Name: David Thordarson

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Location: 444 S. San Vicente Blvd., Ste 901; Los Angeles, CA 90048

Programs: Lima Peru November 2019

Languages: English

Name: Federico Usuelli

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Website: www.federicousuelli.com

Location: Istituto ortopedico IRCCS Galeazzi- via Riccardo Galeazzi 4 – 20100 Milano

Programs: Urumqi China June 2018, Krakow Poland May 2019, Tangshan China October 2019

Languages: Italian, Spanish

Name: Anand Vora

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Location: USA

Languages: English

Name: Bibo Wang

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Location: Shanghai Ruijin Hospital, China

Languages: Mandarin, English

Name: Guangrong Yu

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Location: Shanghai, China

Programs: Urumqi China June 2018

Languages: Mandarin, English

Name: Hongmou Zhao

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Location: Xian, China

Programs: Jinan China June 2017

Languages: Mandarin, English

Be a volunteer faculty on our programs, and become part of a movement to improve the way that we treat foot and ankle deformities globally.