Congratulations 2016 AFSH-HVO Fellows

October 11, 2016


The following individuals have been selected by the ASSH Volunteer Services Committee to participate in a Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO) project over 2016-2017. This program is supported by the AFSH Outreach Fund. Learn more about the HVO Young Surgeon Fellowship program.

2016 AFSH-HVO Fellowship Class:

  • Ross Feller, MD
  • Micah K. Sinclair, MD
  • Anthony Vu, MD
“I am firmly committed to dedicating a portion of my career to providing healthcare in underserved areas of the world. This has been a dream of mine ever since I was a premedical student. I have always felt that experiencing and working with other cultures provides many benefits to both the traveling physician as well as the population being served. One learns to adapt to new ways of thinking and working in novel environments with unique limitations.” - Ross Feller, MD

“I am grateful for the opportunity to participate in this type of work.  It is my opinion that this service work will allow me to help people and communities who are in need as well as make me a better educator in my daily work.”  Micah K. Sinclair, MD

“I have decided to pursue a career in academic hand surgery because I enjoy the complex surgical decision-making required and I have realized how greatly reconstructive hand surgery can improve a patient’s quality of life.  My motivation for pursuing this traveling fellowship lies in my desire to incorporate this as part of my career as a future hand surgeon.  I believe this exposure early on in my training will improve my skills in navigating the practice of medicine in a foreign country as well as give me experience in treating complex conditions for the betterment of my future patients.” - Anthony Vu, MD