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Foreign Surgical Mission Trips

Surgical Mission Trips & The Center for Global Surgery


 The Division of Plastic Surgery residents are encouraged to attend a surgical mission trip during their last three years of plastic surgery training. Residents may attend a trip in conjunction with a University of Utah faculty member or through a separate established program (such as Op Smile).

We have two established trips through the Division of Plastic Surgery. One trip to Guatemala, under the direction of Dr. Dana Johns, is focused on pediatric disorders, primarily cleft lip and palate. The second trip to Ghana, under the direction of Dr. Brad Rockwell, is focused on hand and trauma care in an underserved region. Residents will also have access to the University of Utah Center for Global Surgery who can assist in identifying trips to other regions.

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