Dr. Sigal & Austin-Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery staff join the University of Miami’s Medishare Haiti Earthquake Relief Project
The devastation in Haiti continues to draw much needed support from across the globe. Several members of The Austin-Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Northern Virginia volunteered with the University of Miami’s Medishare Haiti Project.
Dr. Robert Sigal lead the surgical team and they spent a week in Port-au-Prince contributing much needed medical relief to earthquake victims. The Austin-Weston Center surgical team left on March 22, 2010.
Project Medishare Haiti is part of The Global Institute under the University of Miami Schools of Medicine and Nursing. The Global Institute works for the advancement of global health and development throughout the Western Hemisphere and beyond.
Since the catastrophic earthquake, the University of Miami physicians and healthcare professionals have been in Haiti treating the injured. The Austin-Weston Cosmetic Surgery Team will join them in their hospital, which consists of four large tents in the Port-au-Prince air field. The medical staff there and over 140 volunteers and military personnel work in the busy field hospital, providing medical care and performing surgeries in very demanding conditions.