Posted in: Events, Global Need for Surgical Care, NYPS Group News, Practice Information, ReSurge Stories , Tuesday May 8, 2018

On Saturday, May 5th, LIPSG welcomed Dr. Shankar Man Rai as the guest speaker at the 18th Annual Swinburne Memorial Lecture.  The practice remembers and honors Dr. John Knowles Swinburne, who was a partner at LIPSG for 25 years, through an academic experience in his name. This event is organized Dr. Laurence Glickman and this year was attended by 40 physicians, residents, and supporting medical professionals.

Dr. Shankar Man Rai is a renowned surgeon and co-director of ReSurge International’s Surgical Outreach Program in Kathmandu, Nepal. Recently, CNN’s Vital Signs  featured Dr. Rai in a three-part series on the joys and challenges of this work. The Challenges of Burn Care in Nepal was also the topic of Dr. Ria’s lecture on Saturday.

ReSurge International’s Surgical Outreach Program in Nepal provides free surgeries, speech therapy, and other medical services for thousands of patients every year.
By doing so:
– More than 1,000 cleft and burn patients are given a new beginning each year
– Hope and productivity are restored
– Each year, this helps Nepal recover $19 million in lost wages over the lifetimes of those patients who will now be able to work

A sincere thank you to Dr. Rai for sharing his expertise and experiences with the LIPSG medical community, and friends and family of Dr. Swinburne.

Janet Swinburne, with Dr. Shankar Man Rai, and Dr. Laurence Glickman.