And now it’s time to meet the players from Boston!
Dr. Christopher Hartnick is the lead surgeon and a constant presence on the Operation Airway Team! He is the director of the pediatric otolaryngology fellowship at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and a professor in the department of otolaryngology. He is an avid runner and leads the team each year at the Boston Marathon!
Dr. Nikhila Raol is the current pediatric otolaryngology fellow at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, and this is her first medical mission with Operation Airway. She completed her residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and she is getting her first taste of life outside of Texas up in cold Boston!
The Pediatric Intensivists:
Dr. Natan Noviski is the Chair of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, and he is another Operation Airway Veteran. He is an associate professor in pediatrics and the vice chair of the department of pediatrics.
Dr. Ryan Carroll, MPH, is a pediatric critical care attending at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children and an assistant professor in pediatrics. This is not his first adventure with Operation Airway, either; in fact, his research in global medicine carries him all over the world, from South America to India to Africa.
Dr. Phoebe Yager is a pediatric critical care attending at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children and the associate director of the pediatric critical care fellowship. She has been on multiple trips with Operation Airway, including the maiden voyage along with Drs. Hartnick and Noviski.
Dr. Manuella Lahoud-Rahme is a pediatric cardiology attending at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children with an interest in critical care. This is her first mission with Operation Airway but she’s no rookie when it comes to global medicine, as she has been on other missions around the world focused on pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery.
And last but not least…
The Speech Pathologist!
Sarah Tremblay, MS, CCC-SLP is a pediatric speech and language pathologist at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children and also an integral part of the aerodigestive clinic team at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. This is her second trip with Operation Airway, and her ability to help children with speech and swallow problems both preoperatively and postoperatively is invaluable!
And there you have it! Get ready to embark on an exciting journey with us! We start our travels on November 3, 2013, so keep your eyes open for our next post!