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Rethinking sustainable surgical interventions in LMICs
February 2, 11:40 am – 12:30 pm PST
“Rethinking sustainable surgical interventions in LMICs”
Speaker: Scott Lee MD, MPH, FACS
Event link: https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/98571041713
Many of the WHO dogmas and policies are not backed with scientific data when it comes to surgical interventions. So often, policies are based on small case series or the surgical preferences of a few doctors. In Myanmar, this was particularly apparent with trachoma and 1 surprise disease, which will be revealed at the end of the talk. In building sustainable surgical interventions and skills transfer in LMICs, evidence-based medicine is, particularly in need. We share our experiences in Myanmar and Macedonia in changing their ophthalmic health care systems.
Scott Lee MD MPH FACS is a practicing board certified orbit, ophthalmic, and oculoplastic surgeon. He received his undergraduate degree from Brown University, MD-MPH from UCLA/Harvard as a joint degree program, residency in ophthalmology at UCSF, and fellowship at the Sydney Eye Hospital, Australia. Dr. Lee is a Castle Connolly top doctor, awarded to <1% of all ophthalmologists, San Francisco Magazine’s Top Doctors Award recipient for the past decade. He is adjunct faculty at the Stanford School of Medicine, where he is a recipient of the Plager teaching award (Professor of the year). At UC Berkeley, he is a visiting professor teaching PH 147, the epidemiology of eye disease and global ophthalmic public health, and the head of innovation X-labs in medicine and public health, at the Citris Foundry. He is the founder and CEO of the non-profit iCare which is active in international medical missions and development work. iCare has taught surgeons and helped to develop sustainable surgical interventions in Bhutan, India, Haiti, Macedonia, China, Myanmar, Bolivia, Morocco, Cambodia, Swaziland, Kenya, and many other countries.