Courtesy of Rick Schwend, MD

AAOS Now

Published 5/1/2014

Orthopaedic Commitment Continues in Haiti

After an earthquake struck Haiti in 2010, orthopaedic surgeons from around the world donated their time and talent to help those who were injured. In addition, the orthopaedic community committed to helping rebuild both hospitals and training centers.

Pictured are Kaye Wilkins, MD, and Francel Alexis, MD, a young Haitian orthopaedic resident who was working at a Doctors without Borders facility. With encouragement from Dr. Wilkins, Dr. Alexis applied for and received a Children’s Orthopaedics in Underserves Regions visiting scholarship from the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA). He attended the POSNA 2011 Annual Meeting, has received additional training at the CURE hospital in the Dominican Republic, and is currently working at the Adventist Hospital as a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon.