Team Leader: Dr. Mark Hershey, M.D.
Team Type: General Surgery and Plastic Surgery
Campaign Summary: There were 34 surgical procedures performed in the main operating rooms by Dr. Von Gryska and Dr. Vinod Narra. Some of the procedures they performed were laparoscopic cholecystectomies, inguinal hernia repairs and umbilical hernia repairs. Dr. Roy Hong from the Palo Alto Medical Foundation completed over 25 local procedures in a clinic room which included excisions of scar contractures, lipomas, and skin cancer.
Newton Wellesley Hospital — Newton, Massachusetts
Highland Street Foundation — Newton, Massachusetts
Iolanda Camara, R.N., Perioperative Nurse
Sara Coyle-Caruso, R.N., Operating Room Nurse
Taylor Frazier, R.N., Perioperative Nurse
Debra Gora, CST, Surgical Technologist
Dr. Paul Von Ryll Gryska, M.D., General Surgeon
Emma Hershey, Translator
Judith Hershey, N.P., Nurse Practitioner
Dr. Mark Hershey, M.D., Anesthesiologist
Heather Horan. R.N., Operating Room Nurse
Steve Horan, Administrator
Andrea Hong, N.P., Nurse Practitioner
Dr. Roy Hong, M.D., Plastic Surgeon
Noel Lagare, R.N., Operating Room Nurse
Alicia Luongo, R.N., Perioperative Nurse
Catherine Pucell Gryska, Translator
Dr. Vinod Narra, M.D., General Surgeon
Dr. Martha White, M.D., Anesthesiologist
Taylor Frazier and Iolanda Camera Cheering up a Little Boy after Dr. Hong Corrected an Ear Deformity
Emma Hershey and Heather Horan Checking a Patient’s Name Bracelet before the Start of another Busy Day
2017 marked another successful trip to the Kausay Wasi Clinic in Coya, Peru with team members primarily from Newton Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Vinod Narra, a general surgeon from North Shore Medical Center was an amazing addition to the team.
We had four team members who are bilingual this year – Emma, Iolanda, Catherine and Martha. This was a key element in providing wonderful patient care.