2020 Mission Schedule



January 1-8  |  Ahmedabad, India

Location: Opp Rajwadu Hotel
Team Leader: Kevin J. Little, MD
Status: Completed


January 24  |  Nairobi, Kenya

Partner: College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA)
Team Leader: Donald H. Lalonde, MD
Status: Completed


January 25  |  Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA

Location: Surgical Center of Allentown
Team Leader: Jay S. Talsania, MD
Status: Completed


February 29  |  Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

Location: Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group
Team Leader: Jeff T. Watson, MD
Status: Completed


February 29 – March 7  |  San Pedro Sula, Honduras

Location: Ruth Paz Hospital
Team Leader: Fraser Leversedge, MD
Status: Completed


March 14-26  |  Bere, Chad

Location: Bere Adventist Hospital
Team Leader: Dana I. LaVanture, MD
Status: POSTPONED
Team: Full


March 21-25  |  Havana, Cuba

Partner: Rotary International
Team Leader: Dan A. Zlotolow, MD; Randall D. Alexander, MD
Status: POSTPONED
Team: Full


April 5-12  |  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Partner: CURE International
Team Leader: Scott Kozin, MD; Duretti Fufa, MD
Status: POSTPONED
Team: Full


April 10-18  |  Kathmandu, Nepal

Partner: ReSurge International
Team Leader: James Chang, MD
Status: CANCELLED
Team: Full


April 11-18  |  Kathmandu, Nepal

Location: Kitipur Hospital
Team Leader: David A. Kulber, MD
Status: POSTPONED
Team: Full


May 9  |  Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Location: University of Utah
Team Leader: Douglas T. Hutchinson, MD
Status: POSTPONED


May 23 – June 6  |  La Paz, Bolivia

Partner: ReSurge International
Team Leader: James Chang, MD
Status: POSTPONED
Team: Full


June 13-19  |  Guayaquil, Ecuador

Partner: Esperança
Team Leader: Anthony Smith, MD
Status: POSTPONED
Team: Full


June 18-27  |  Tangier, Morocco

Partner: Operation Smile
Team Leader: Donald H. Lalonde, MD 
Status: POSTPONED
Team: Full


August 1-9  |  Da Nang, Vietnam

Location: Da Nang Orthopedic & Rehabilitation Hospital
Team Leader: William Slikker III, MD
Status: Confirmed
Team: Full


August 22  |  Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Location: Vanderbilt
Team Leader: Donald H. Lee, MD
Status: Confirmed


September 6-12  |  Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Location: Princess Elizabeth Centre
Team Leader: Purnell Traverso, MD
Status: Confirmed
Team: Full


September 12  |  Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Location: Georgia Hand, Shoulder & Elbow
Team Leader: John G. Seiler III, MD
Status: Confirmed

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Due to the impact of COVID-19, all 2020 Touching Hands missions have been postponed. This decision was made in accordance with international travel recommendations from our partner organization, Operation Smile, and is subject to change. Touching Hands will resume travel when it is safe to do so.