Cleft surgery experts Dr. Jeff Marsh and Dr. Lun-Jou Lo are in Thailand conducting a one-week training in collaboration with local doctors from Khon Kaen University to improve cleft care in rural Thailand.
By furthering the training of local doctors, it is our hope that there will be a continued focus on educational efforts in rural areas such as Buri Ram in Northern Thailand that will bring high-quality cleft treatment to those in need.
“As always, Thai hospitality and joviality are warm and generous with new and old friends. Most positive for cleft care is a young generation of plastic surgeons with exposure to U.S. cleft care and enthusiasm for public service. I anticipate a positive sustained future for this project,” shared Dr. Marsh from Thailand via email.
A special thank you goes to our board member, Francis Lee, who put us in touch with Thailand’s famous health activist, Khun Mechai Viravaidya, who helped make this workshop a reality.