Medical Missions/Before & After
Dermatologists are trained to treat patients of all ages, from newborns to the elderly. This includes the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of problems of the skin, hair and nails. Conditions common among children are moles and birthmarks, dermatitis, acne, warts, vitiligo, insect bites, and birth defects. In adults, we treat a range of conditions such as cancers and pre-cancers, rosacea, psoriasis, and shingles. We also treat eczema, allergies and other disorders that occur in all age groups, and carefully examine moles or other growths to determine whether they are or may become cancerous.
West Bank 2018 Palestinian Children’s Relief
Ethiopia 2018, 2016, 2014 & 2012
Burn Reconstruction on Children
Afghanistan 2015 CURE International
Guatemala 2012 (Hirsche Smile)
Making Do with Less
In the past few weeks since returning home from Guatemala I have thought back on my experiences and wondered how I can adequately describe the sights, sounds, smells, and most of all the spirit of the people in that great country. In truth, words are inadequate. I can understand a bit how Moroni felt when he was writing; I feel an inability to express in words what I am feeling inside and a frustration with my own “weakness in writing” (Ether 12:23). (Hirsche Smile, www.hirschesmiles.org/blog)
Sudan 2019, 2018,2017,2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 & 2011 (Save Smile)
Haiti 2010 (Earthquake Trauma Care)
One of the first responders in Haiti after earthquake
“Setting foot in Haiti just days after the devastating Jan. 12 earthquake, Winchester surgeon Dr. Irfan Galaria was reminded of a war zone.He would know, having been part of a medical aid team to Gaza last winter following an Israeli bombing campaign.
“My initial reaction [in Haiti], I was very shocked to how similar the situation seemed, but in Gaza it was man-made, it was from missiles,” said
Galaria, sitting in his office at his recently opened practice, Galaria Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery, in Winchester.” (The Northern Virginia
Gaza 2009 (War Trauma Care)
Trip to Gaza heartbreaking for Utah doctor
“The mother wrapped her arms around her 1-year-old daughter’s body. The nurse held the child’s head. And the doctor worked, stitch by stitch, to repair a laceration that stretched from the little girl’s cheek to her lip.
There was no anesthetic to ease the child’s pain.” (Salt Lake City Tribune)