Global Surgery Episode 1: How Health Infrastructure Interacts with Global Surgical Care

EP. 734Mar. 21, 202442:22
Global Surgery
Global Surgery
Join us for a new edition of our global surgery series! On this episode, Dr. Jon Williams is joined by Dr. Sudha Jayaraman and Dr. Justina Seyi-Olajide to discuss how we define global surgery today and how health infrastructure interacts with global surgical care. 

Dr. Jayaraman is a trauma and acute care surgeon at University of Utah, and the director of the Center for Global Surgery. After attending UC Davis for medical school, Dr. Jayaraman completed general surgery residency at UCSF, during which time she obtained a masters in public health in developing countries from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. During this time, her efforts were dedicated to researching and implementing trauma systems development in Uganda. After residency she then completed a trauma and critical care fellowship at Brigham and Women’s, during which she received the Harvard Medical School Health Disparities Fellowship to continue her trauma systems work in Rwanda. Her ongoing work investigating injury burden and trauma systems in low and middle income countries has been well funded by the NIH, DOD, and others and published in numerous forums, as she is a well-renowned expert in this field. 

Dr. Justina Seyi-Olajide is a pediatric surgeon at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital in Lagos, Nigeria. She completed her medical school training at the Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, Nigeria and subsequently her general surgical and pediatric surgical training at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, earning the Fellowship of West African College of Surgeons in Pediatric Surgery and the Alinta Nwako prize for best graduating pediatric surgical trainee. Dr. Seyi-Olajide’s vision is to provide equitable pediatric surgical care in resource-limited settings, and has been highly influential for developing initiatives such as the National Surgical, Obstetric, Anesthesia and Nursing Plan for Nigeria. Additionally, she is a member of the Global Initiative for Children’s Surgery and is well published for her original research on topics regarding access to pediatric surgical care in low and middle income countries. 

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