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Here I am at dinner with the illustrious Hyperbaric Medicine and wound care team from the Philippines at the UHMS meeting in New Orleans! This small group of physician leaders is revolutionizing care for an entire country. These are the kind of people who start new medical departments when one is needed, fly back and forth across the country to serve more than geographic area, and who, when expertise is lacking in a field, just go get trained to provide it. It is an inspiring story which I hope they will tell on this blog!
From left to right are:

  • Rosalyn Mauro MD
    Emergency medicine/Hyperbaric Medicine
    Section of Diving, Hyperbaric medicine and a difficult wounds.
    Department of Emergency Medicine
    Southern Philippines Medical
    Center Davao City
  • Benedict Edward Valdez MD
    Chairman
    Institute of Trauma Surgery and Critical Care
    Southern Philippines Medical Center
    Davao City Philippines
  • Johnny Perez, MD
    Emergency Medicine
    Department of Emergency Medicine
    Southern Philippines Medical Center
    Davao City, Philippines and St Luke’s Hospital
    Quezon City, Metro Manila
    Philippines
  • Lt Col Vicente Vila MD
    Fellow in training
    Section of Diving Hyperbaric Medicine and Difficult Wounds
    Southern. Philippines Medical Center
    Davao City
    and
    Department Chairman
    Department of Hyperbaric Medicine
    Armed Forces of the Philippines Medical Center
    Manila Philippines
  • Jeffrey Ramos MD
    Fellowship program and Section Head
    Section of Diving, Hyperbaric Medicine and Difficult Wounds
    Department of Emergency Medicine
    Southern Philippines Medical Center
    Davao City Philippines
  • Me (Caroline Fife)
  • Jeffrey Ramos MD
    Fellowship program and Section Head
    Section of Diving, Hyperbaric Medicine and Difficult Wounds
    Department of Emergency Medicine
    Southern Philippines Medical Center
    Davao City Philippines
  • Lt Col Vicente Vila, MD
    Fellow in Training
    Southern Philippines Medical Center
    Davao City, Philippines
    and
    Department Chairman
    Department of Hyperbaric Medicine
    Armed Forces of the Philippines Medical Center
    Quezon City, Metro Manila Philippines