International Visiting Professor Program

The ASSH Visiting Professor Program is designed to support veteran educators to travel and participate in education missions to developing countries or lower-middle income areas.  Missions are designed around a national hand conference in the country, in conjunction with a pre- or post- conference visits to smaller teaching sites.  Visiting professors may be asked to present educational lectures, provide surgical consultations, participate in patient evaluations, and even perform surgeries, provided the host country regulations allow it.  The purpose of these educational mission trips is to engage and learn from hand surgeons outside of the United States.  Our focus is on elevating and enhancing the hand surgery specialty and developing new relationships within global hand surgery community.  Professors should plan on a minimum of seven working days, inclusive of travel time, in the host country.

The host country is asked to cover the cost for housing accommodations, meals and local transportation.  The ASSH will provide the Visiting Professor a travel stipend to cover the cost of coach airfare, visa expenses (as applicable), and travel insurance.  Any additional expenses are the responsibility of the visiting professor. 

The ASSH has funding for a total of six educational missions in 2017.  Each professor may take up to two mission trips a year.  Please complete a separate application for each mission you would like to be considered for in 2017.

Online applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through January 9, 2017 or until all spots are filled.

2017 Visiting Professors

Jesse B. Jupiter, MD
Mexico & TBD

Additional professors TBD.  Apply by January 9, 2017!

2016 Visiting Professors

Vincent R. Hentz, MD

South Africa & Sri Lanka

Amy L. Ladd, MD
Chile & Egypt 

2015 Visiting Professors 

John T. Capo, MD
Colombia & Philippines

Donald H. Lalonde, MD 
Georgia & Indonesia 

2014 Visiting Professors 

Terry R. Light, MD 
India & Bangladesh 

Marwan A. Wehbe, MD
Ecuador & Bolivia