Doruk Ozgediz, MD
Dr. Ozgediz is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco, where he is Director of the Center for Global Surgery and Health Equity. He has maintained a focus throughout his career on global health and surgical capacity building. He was a co-founder and is actively involved with the group Global Partners for Anesthesia and Surgery (GPAS), an organization focused on the improvement of peri-operative services in Kampala, Uganda.
Marilyn Butler, MD
Emmanuel Ameh, MBBS
Zipporah Gathuya, MD
At Large Directors
Pediatric Surgeon | USA and Sudan
Dr. Abdelhafeez is a pediatric oncology surgeon currently serves as the director of global onco-surgery transversal program, the department of pediatric global medicine, St. Jude Children’s Research. He is leading the efforts of onco-surgical education and training in limited-resources setting. He currently serves as the oncology group lead for the Global Initiative of Children’s Surgery (GICS) and a member of the education committee of the International Society of Pediatric Surgical Oncology (IPSO).
Pediatric Surgeon | Brazil
Full Professor in Pediatric Surgery.
Head of Pediatric Surgical Oncology, Pediatric Oncology Institute — GRAACC, Federal University of São Paulo, Paulista School of Medicine.
President, International Society of Paediatric Surgical Oncology.
President, Crianca Segura — Safe Kids Brazil.
Post-graduate mentor — Federal University of São Paulo, Paulista School of Medicine.
Academic Coordinator of Santa Marcelina Medical School.
Areas of interest: Pediatric surgical oncology, pediatric trauma, pediatric trauma prevention.
Abdelbasit Elsayed Ali
Pediatric Surgeon | Sudan
Dr. Ali is an Associate Professor of Paediatric Surgery at the University of Khartoum and a Consultant Paediatric Surgeon at Soba University Hospital in Khartoum, Sudan.
Currently, he is a Consultant and Chairman of Pediatric Surgery Department at King Saud Medical City in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He is a founding member and Ex convener of the Paediatric Surgery Specialty Council, Sudan Medical Specialization Board (SMSB) and a founding member and Academic Secretary of the Sudanese Association of Paediatric Surgeons (SAPS). He is a member of the Executive Council of Pan African Paediatric Surgical Association (PAPSA), and a member of the International Pediatric Endosurgery Group (IPEG).
Pediatric Surgeon | South Africa
Beda R Espineda
Pediatric Surgeon | Philippines
- Associate Professor of Surgery II, MCU College of Medicine and Hospital
- Chairman, Wold Surgical Foundation Philippines
- Director, Philippine College of Surgeons, Surgical Outreach S.U.R.E Commission
Pediatric Anesthesiologist | USA
Dr. Evans is a senior associate in perioperative anesthesia in the Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care & Pain Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital, and an Assistant Professor in Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School where her specialty is in pediatric anesthesia. She is the current Chair of the Education Committee for the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists and a pediatric editor for ATOTW. She serves on the Lifebox, Global Governance Council, the Medical Advisory Board for Smile Train, and is on the Board for the Global Initiative in Children’s surgery. Her efforts currently focus on improving the quality and safety of anesthesia in low-resourced settings through education and advocacy. She has been involved with a variety of educational initiatives including as an advisor to the University of Nairobi Pediatric Anesthesia fellowship in Kenya, the Safer Anaesthesia from Education (SAFE) Paediatric Course, and is currently part of the PATA collaborative working to strengthen pediatric anesthesia training in Africa.
Pediatric Surgeon | USA
Pediatric Surgeon | USA
Sarah Greenberg, MD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery at the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital.
She serves as the liaison between the Global Initiative for Children’s Surgery and the Program for Global Surgery and Social Change, where she completed a global surgery fellowship in 2015. She served as a Commissioner and a Bellagio Commissioner for The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery. Her primary area of focus is on improving equity in pediatric surgical care delivery in the United States and globally.
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon | India
Dr. Madhuri is a Senior Professor and Head of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery at the Christian Medical College and Hospital in Vellore. She is also the Immediate Past President of the Paediatric Orthopaedic Society of India and editor in chief of the Paediatric Orthopaedics and Related Sciences.
Pediatric Surgeon | Australia
Pediatric Nurse | Nigeria
Comrade Lawal-Aiyedun has served as a member of the committee that developed the National Surgical, Obstetrics, Anesthesia and Nursing Plan (NSOANP) for Nigeria, and she currently is driving implementation of the nursing component.
Pediatric Surgeon | Germany
Udo Rolle is a Professor of Pediatric Surgery and Surgeon in Chief of the Department of Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Urology at the University Hospital Frankfurt/M., Germany.
His main interests are newborn surgery, pediatric urology, pediatric oncology, and global pediatric surgery.
He has published more than 150 scientific peer-reviewed articles.
Pediatric Surgeon | Pakistan
Dr. Lubna Samad is a pediatric surgeon based in Karachi, Pakistan, committed to improving patient outcomes with a specific focus on LMICs. She is the Director of Global Surgery Programs at IRD Global. She has led the development of Pakistan’s national surgical plan – “National Vision for Surgical Care 2020-25” – and has conducted the country’s first national surgical indicators survey. She has contributed to the surgical component of Pakistan’s Universal Health Coverage Benefits Packages. Dr. Samad is a member of the Global Surgery Foundation’s Leadership Team.
Paediatric Surgeon | Uganda
Dr. Sekabira is the Consultant Paediatric Surgeon and Head of Paediatric Surgery at Mulago, National Referral and Makerere University Teaching Hospital, the only centre for paediatric Surgery in Uganda. He is a founding member of COSECSA (College of Surgeons of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa) and a member of the Association of Surgeons of Uganda. He has been a Hugh Greenwood Lecturer at BAPS in Edinburgh, UK 2015, and also a Stephen L. Gans Lecturer at the American Academy of Paediatrics, San Francisco, USA 2016, and an awardee of an Honorary Fellowship of the American Academy of Paediatrics. He was also the guest lecturer of the Swedish Association of Pediatric Surgeons, and has experience with pediatric surgical camps in the region as part of Global Surgical partnerships.
Pediatric Surgeon | Nigeria
Justina Seyi-Olajide is a Consultant Paediatric Surgeon at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria. She is passionate about access to surgical care for children in LMICs and Global Surgery in General. She is a member of the core committee that developed and is currently implementing Nigeria’s National Surgical Obstetric Anaesthesia and Nursing Plan.
Pediatric Surgeon | UK
Pediatric Surgeon | USA
Dr. Siddiqui is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatric Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Her research interests include the development of surgical technologies and the expansion of surgical technologies in resource limited settings. She has worked to expand access to laparoscopic surgery in Nicaragua and on capacity and service projects in Iraq, Palestine, Peru and Kenya.
Core Operations and Logistics
Jacques Fadhili Bake
Maame Tekyiwa Botchway
Many thanks to our previous COL members, for their many contributions to GICS:
Etienne St. Louis