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Dr. Jeremy Myers, a reconstructive urologist and long-time IVUmed volunteer, is leading a workshop in Kigali, Rwanda this June. Dr. Myers is dedicated to IVUmed’s mission of increasing access to quality urological care. Dr. Myers served on IVUmed’s Board for a number...

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Resident Scholar Kathryn Scott’s Experience in Senegal

The week taught me many things and left me wanting to learn even more! I was moved by the extreme gratefulness of not just the patients, but the hospital staff and doctors as well. This is an area in which you can easily see the huge difference being made in the lives of many by just volunteering your time and skills…

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Country Spotlight: Vietnam

IVUmed collaborates with partners in more than 20 countries. Vietnam stands out as one of the very first countries IVUmed established relationships in. The first IVUmed workshop in Vietnam was in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in 1994. Since then, IVUmed volunteers have...

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“Purest Surgical Experience of My Life”

In December of 2018 I travelled with Dr. Gopal Badlani and Dr. Dima Raskolnikov to Bhopal, India to participate in the 93rd “Mega Free Urology Camp” sponsored by Jeev Sewa Sansthan (JSS). My time in Bhopal was both challenging and inspiring, and I returned to the US with a renewed sense of purpose and passion for the work we do.

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“Wonderful Opportunity” in Senegal

With the support of Caldera Medical, a three-person IVUmed team, led by Dr. Susan Kalota, traveled to Dakar, Senegal to lead a urogynecology workshop from November 16-25, 2018. Dr. Kalota (urologist) was joined by Dr. Lindsey Kerr (urologist) and Dr. James Daucher...

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“Amazing Opportunity” in Uganda

Drs. Eric Richter (urologist) and Edward Cobb (anesthesiologist) led general urology workshops at Fort Portal Government Regional Hospital and Mount Elgon Hospital in Uganda from October 26-November 10, 2018. Dr. Richter has led several IVUmed teams before and served...

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Potential in Mongolia

An IVUmed team traveled to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia for a pediatric urology workshop at the National Center for Maternal and Child Health from October 20-28, 2018. Dr. Carlos Angel (pediatric surgeon) led the team and was joined by Dr. Angela Arlen (pediatric urologist),...

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Teaching and Learning in Mozambique

An IVUmed team traveled to Maputo, Mozambique for a pediatric urology workshop at Hospital Central de Maputo. Drs. Heidi Stephany and Christina Ching led the team and were joined by Tina Zeigler, RN (pediatric nurse), Dr. Christine Ayoub (anesthesiologist), and Dr....

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An Incredible Learning Experience in Mongolia

Dr. Amy Lim shares her experience from Mongolia, which was sponsored by the Society of Urologic Oncology: “I have always been interested in participating in a global health trip. However, unless your home institution has an established global health program, it is...

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Dr. Chip Carnes Shares his Experience in Haiti

Thanks to the outstanding support of the Southeastern Section of the AUA, Dr. Alan Chip Carnes had an excellent experience in Cap Haitien, Haiti where he and his mentor urologists, Dr. Joseph Costa and Dr. Joseph Babiarz, worked with local urologists on reconstructive...

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Read Dr. Prabhakar Mithal’s Insights from Senegal

“Ever since I encountered their booth at AUA as a medical student, I had been hoping to take part in one of IVUmed’s trips. Now, as a 4th year urology resident, the wait was over and I was about to land in Dakar, Senegal – a city and country on a continent to which I...

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Follow our volunteers to Haiti

Dr. Frank Burks and his reconstructive urology team just returned from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Later this month, Drs. Joe Costa and Henri Lanctin lead another group to Cap Haitien. Thank you to all of our dedicated volunteers.  

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Nate Jung, MD reflects on his experience in India

Thanks to the generous support of the Southeastern Section of the AUA, Dr. Nathan Jung had an impactful experience in Bhopal, India where he worked with local personnel to provide care for people in need. Dr. Jung stated about his experience: “India was my first...

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Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who supported our 2018 Teach One, Reach Many Benefit in Salt Lake City. It was a wonderful event and will help support our life-changing programs in the months to come.

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Your Giving Tuesday Support will Last for Years

You Can Help Change Lives Thanks to generous supporters like you, IVUmed reaches thousands of people each year. The service provided by our volunteers and host doctors and nurses helps rebuild lives. The surgical training you make possible will impact many more for...

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Reaching Many in Rwanda

Three weeks of general urology, urologic oncology, and reconstructive urology training from our talented and dedicated team! Big thanks to our wonderful volunteers.

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Dr. Starosta’s View from Mongolia

The Southeastern Section of the AUA’s generous support made possible Dr. Sarah Starosta’s experience in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, where she worked with local urologists and patients at State Central Hospital #1. She writes of her experience: “One of the things that...

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Changing Lives from Chicago: How You Can Help

From Mongolia to the West Bank to the University of Chicago, Dr. Scott Eggener changes lives. His passion for urologic oncology leads him to treat patients and train colleagues throughout the world. You can support the work of Dr. Eggener and many more worldwide by...

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Reaching Many with Music

Anna Holley of The Young Artist Chamber Players (YACP) applied her musical talent to raise awareness and funds for IVUmed. Around 50 people attended Ms. Holley's charity violin performance on May 28th at Dumke Recital Hall at the University of Utah. Proceeds from the...

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Bonjour from Dakar

This week a team of IVUmed volunteers is in Dakar, Senegal focusing on teaching pediatric urology and urologic oncology. Here are a few notes from IVUmed board member and volunteer nurse, Barbara Montagnino, RN: Bonjour from Dakar! Everyone arrived on time as did our...

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Join the movement: #GivingTuesday

  Every year millions of Americans rush to find deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  On November 29th, join the movement to give.  Start your holiday season right by supporting us on #GivingTuesday. Our volunteer physicians are leaders in their fields, who...

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Find Your Destination

FIND A VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY HERE: IVUmed is looking for volunteers for the first half of 2017! For more details and how to apply, please click here. January 21-29, 2017 Kumasi, Ghana Pediatric Urology February 19-24, 2017 Dakar, Senegal Reconstructive Urology...

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Thank You, Chicago!

Thanks to everyone who supported and attended Scott Eggener's event in Chicago! The night was a great success and will help support our programs in 2017. We look forward to next time! Above: Dr. Scott Eggener shares his IVUmed stories with a fantastic crowd at Matthew...

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Teach One, Reach Many in Mongolia

Next week a team of volunteers will visit Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia to conduct a pediatric urology workshop.  The first IVUmed visit to Mongolia was in 2002.  Help us fulfill our mission in Mongolia by donating today: Donate HERE. Fun Fact: Ulaanbaatar was founded in 1639...

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Resident Scholar Report: Dr. Ingham in Senegal

IVUmed Traveling Resident Scholar Report Matthew Ingham, MD Eastern Virginia Medical School Dakar Senegal – March 26 – April 3, 2016 Mentor: Kurt McCammon, MD Sponsored by:  Mid-Atlantic Section of the AUA The generous support of the Mid-Atlantic Section of the AUA...

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Resident Scholar Report: Dr. Heckman in Vietnam

IVUmed Traveling Resident Scholar Report Jennifer Heckman, MD University of Wisconsin Hue, Vietnam March 11 – 19, 2016 Mentor: Steven Kahan, MD Sponsored by:  North Central Section of the AUA Hue is a city in central Vietnam on the banks of the Perfume River, where I...

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Resident Scholar Report: Dr. Fuller in Senegal

IVUmed Traveling Resident Scholar Report Thomas Will Fuller, MD University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Dakar Senegal – April 19-28, 2016 Mentor: Francis Schneck, MD Sponsored by:  Northeastern Section of the AUA The generous support of the Northeastern Section of the...

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Honor Mom by Helping Mothers in Need

  Honor Mom with a meaningful gift this Mother's Day. By donating in her name, you help women worldwide. Our Women's Health Program provides surgical care to women suffering from incontinence. You can help rebuild lives while paying tribute to the most important...

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More than helping kids in need

Our mission goes far beyond simply helping patients in need of urology care.  We mentor and train local medical providers, leaving them capable of caring for their own patients.  Without adequately trained doctors, some patients might never receive the care they need....

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