The doctors of Pediatric Urology Associates have shared their expertise throughout the world. Many of our surgeons have donated their time and skills to evaluate underserved children with complex urological issues.
Healing the Children: Guatemala
Dr. Jordan Gitlin participates in a yearly medical mission to Guatemala with Healing the Children. While in Guatemala, the surgical team works with a local group known as Fundacion Pediatrica de Guatemala to provide pediatric urologic care and surgery to many underserved children. The group typically sees over 100 patients on their first day of the clinic and then performs 40-50 surgeries during the week.
Dr. Gitlin has been going on this mission, with the same group of doctors for the past eight years. This allows the group the ability to maintain continuity of care. Many of the patients seen are very complex, with issues that have been present since infancy. However, due to the lack of services in Guatemala, many children are not able to be treated and still suffer from these conditions even as older children and young adults.
CHIME and Healing the Children Northeast:
The Republic of Georgia and El Salvador
When she is not practicing pediatric urology or spending time with her family, Dr. Lori Dyer’s next priority is her commitment to volunteerism. Dr. Dyer serves as the Treasurer and a Board Member of Children’s Health International Medical Expeditions.
Dr. Dyer has recently traveled with CHIME, in conjunction with Healing the Children Northeast, to The Republic of Georgia and El Salvador. During the mission, Dr. Dyer performed numerous complex reconstructive surgeries on children who would otherwise not have access to pediatric urologic care. Multiple medical students from the host country also spend the week with Dr. Dyer to receive clinical and surgical instruction.
Healing the Children and Our Children International: Dominican Republic, Armenia, Kenya and Ghana
Dr. Richard Schlussel has led numerous surgical missions around the world with Healing The Children and Our Children International. He has been the Trip Chief for Surgical Missions in the Dominican Republic, Armenia, Kenya and Ghana. On those missions, he has performed complex reconstructive surgeries on the bladder, kidneys and urethra.
Dr. Schlussel has also led the teaching of surgeons in those countries so they can continue to treat children after the mission is over. He has also had children from overseas come for treatment of their congenital urologic abnormalities.