Notes From Vietnam

Dr. Kyle Ericson, a urology resident at Cleveland Clinic, is enjoying an IVUmed workshop at Binh Dan Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Dr. Ericson is working under the guidance of Dr. Joel Gelman, who is a long-time IVUmed volunteer. They are joined by Drs. James Furr (Dr. Gelman’s reconstructive urology fellow), Alexander Doudt (IVUmed Resident Scholar), and Caitlin Shepherd (IVUmed Resident Scholar).

Dr. Ericson arrived in Vietnam on Saturday, March 23. You can peruse his photos and commentary below.


Dr. Hung Do, our host, presents his center’s urethroplasty results. Dr. Hung Do completed a urethral reconstructive fellowship with Dr. Gelman and subsequently, with the help of Dr. Gelman and IVUmed, established Binh Dan Hospital as a center of excellence for urethral reconstruction in Southeast Asia. Over 6 years, Dr. Hung Do has now performed over 800 cases with impressive results. He saved complex cases for this trip as he further hones his skills with Dr. Gelman’s guidance.

Dr. James Furr getting into the ambulance to go to the hospital. The ambulance pics us up for work every morning and somehow navigates HCMC rush hour
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Dr. Alexander Doudt (IVUmed scholar), Dr. James Furr (Dr. Gelman’s reconstructive fellow), and I were presented flowers as a token of appreciation. Dr. Caitlin Shepherd just left prior to this ceremony and isn’t pictured
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A hoard of residents and medical students observing nephrostomy tube placemen
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A Vietnamese urologist reviewing printed images of a CT scan prior to laparoscopic pyelolithotomy. There are computers in all of the operating rooms, but the images are not uploaded, so in every case the images are printed and displayed on the x-ray view box (old school!
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A Vietnamese urologist reviewing printed images of a CT scan prior to laparoscopic pyelolithotomy. There are computers in all of the operating rooms, but the images are not uploaded, so in every case the images are printed and displayed on the x-ray view box (old school
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