Ethiopia: Day 3

Source: Blog Post

We had the great opportunity to meet Dr Rick Hodes, an absolute legend in Ethiopian medical care for his contributions to the healthcare of countless African children through his 30 year career in Ethiopia. An internist, his work was the subject of the HBO documentary “Making the Crooked Straight” and he came to our rescue this week as a young girl who we indicated for surgery was found on preoperative evaluation to have a ventricular septal defect and pulmonary hypertension.

Rick Hodes, second from the left.

Dr Kozin, in a break between surgeries, reviewing cases with our host surgeons Mesfin and Rick: