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The Inaugural Senegal Mission Trip

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In September 2018 the Weill Cornell Medicine Brain and Spine Center embarked on an inaugural mission to Senegal, where a three-neurosurgeon team trained local surgeons how to perform lifesaving neurosurgical procedures.

The mission, led by Dr. Babacar Cisse (a native of Sengal), also included chairman and neurosurgeon-in-chief Dr. Philip E. Stieg and pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Jeffrey Greenfield. Over the course of the week, in classroom settings as well as in the OR for hands-on training, our neurosurgeons provided critical instruction in surgical procedures for a wide range of brain and spine disorders.

 

 

 


Dr. Philip Stieg reviews imaging
Dr. Philip Stieg reviews imaging
Drs. Stieg, Kacker, Cisse, and Greenfield with the OR team
Drs. Stieg, Kacker, Cisse, and Greenfield with the OR team
Dr. Ashutosh Kacker training local surgeons in endoscopic surgical techniques
Dr. Ashutosh Kacker training local surgeons in endoscopic surgical techniques
Dr. Stieg, with Dr. Cisse at his left, reviews imaging from a patient who needs surgery
Dr. Stieg, with Dr. Cisse at his left, reviews imaging from a patient who needs surgery
Dr. Stieg, Dr. Cisse, and Dr. Greenfield with the OR team at Fann Hospital
Dr. Stieg, Dr. Cisse, and Dr. Greenfield with the OR team at Fann Hospital
Dr. Seydou Badiane, chairman of Fann Hospital's neurosurgery program, with Dr. Greenfield and Dr. Stieg
Dr. Seydou Badiane, chairman of Fann Hospital's neurosurgery program, with Dr. Greenfield and Dr. Stieg
Dr. Stieg and Dr. Cisse with Dr. Seydou Badiane, chairman of Fann Hospital's neurosurgery program
Dr. Stieg and Dr. Cisse with Dr. Seydou Badiane, chairman of Fann Hospital's neurosurgery program
Meeting with the President of Senegal, Macky Sall
Meeting with the President of Senegal, Macky Sall
Dr. Greenfield meets the President of Senegal, Macky Sall
Dr. Greenfield meets the President of Senegal, Macky Sall
Dr. Stieg, Dr. Greenfield, and Dr. Cisse arrive at the meeting with Dr. Seydou Badiane, chairman of Fann Hospital's neurosurgery program
Dr. Stieg, Dr. Greenfield, and Dr. Cisse arrive at the meeting with Dr. Seydou Badiane, chairman of Fann Hospital's neurosurgery program
Dr. Stieg, Dr. Greenfield, and Dr. Cisse with Dr. Seydou Badiane, chairman of Fann Hospital's neurosurgery program
Dr. Stieg, Dr. Greenfield, and Dr. Cisse with Dr. Seydou Badiane, chairman of Fann Hospital's neurosurgery program
Dr. Cisse introduces Dr. Stieg to the President of Senegal, Macky Sall
Dr. Cisse introduces Dr. Stieg to the President of Senegal, Macky Sall
Dr. Stieg, Dr. Greenfield, and Dr. Cisse with Dr. Seydou Badiane, chairman of Fann Hospital's neurosurgery program
Dr. Stieg, Dr. Greenfield, and Dr. Cisse with Dr. Seydou Badiane, chairman of Fann Hospital's neurosurgery program
Dr. Jeffrey Greenfield operates on a 10 year old child with a brain tumor
Dr. Jeffrey Greenfield operates on a 10 year old child with a brain tumor