June 22, 2017
The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery sent a team of staff and residents to Campeche, Mexico, where they participated in a mission to treat children with cleft lip and palate deformities.
Dr. Michael Markiewicz, Assistant Professor, and Residents Drs. David Salomon and Chad Petersen met Dr. Rafael Ruíz-Rodríguez and his residents—based in Mexico City to do work at Hospital Dr. Manuel Campos, in Campeche, Mexico.
The UIC team performed 45 surgeries in two days including cleft lip and palate repairs. The Campos team based in Mexico City flies back every few weeks to follow-up with patients and while away, a team of surgeons based in Campeche keeps a close eye on patients.
The operating room at the University of Illinois Hospital donated supplies to Hospital Campos that were used during the mission and will be used for future surgeries.
“Truly a memorable experience for the UIC team,” Dr. Markiewicz said.
Photo Caption: Dr. Michael Markiewicz, Assistant Professor, and Residents Drs. David Salomon, and Chad Petersen did a mission at Hospital Dr. Manuel Campos, in Campeche, Mexico.