For Immediate Release
Media contact: Katie McMullen, Communications Manager
2019 SEA-HVO Traveling Fellowships Awarded
[ Washington, DC - April 29, 2019 ] - Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO), in collaboration with the Society for Education in Anesthesia (SEA), is pleased to share that eight anesthesia residents will receive a 2019 SEA-HVO Traveling Fellowship .
The recipients are: 
  • Sheryl Ang Siok Hoon, MBBS, MRCP(UK) (Johns Hopkins University)
  • Nicholas Bishop, MD (University of Washington)
  • Hebah Ismail, MD, JD (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center)
  • Sarafina Kankam, MD (University of Kansas School of Medicine)
  • Elizabeth Liu, MD (University of California San Francisco)
  • Lizbeeth Lopez, MD (Massachusetts General Hospital)
  • Olubunmi Okunlola, MD (Mount Sinai Saint Luke’s and West)
  • Mohammed Zuaiter, MD (Emory University School of Medicine)
The SEA-HVO Fellowship allows senior anesthesia residents the opportunity to improve anesthesia care in resource-scarce countries by teaching and mentoring their counterparts. The SEA-HVO Fellows witness a wide range of surgical pathologies and anesthetic techniques. They learn to communicate more effectively with people from different cultures and observe the realities and constraints of delivering health care in a resource-scarce environment. SEA-HVO Fellows serve as teachers of anesthesia and role models for anesthesia students at HVO project sites. They developed the knowledge, skills and passion necessary to become leaders in global health, contributing to safe anesthesia care around the world now and for years to come.
The SEA-HVO Traveling Fellowship would not be possible without the generous support of Dr. Jo Davies, Dr. Chris and Rebecca Dobson, Dr. Lena E. Dohlman, Dr. Lisa Feintech, the Henry Ford Health Systems, Dr. Gary E. Loyd, Dr. Carol Warfield, and SEA members.
The Society for Education in Anesthesia is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to the teaching and development of future anesthesiologists, and to the advancement of those who educate them. For more information on the various activities of SEA, visit their website .
About Health Volunteers Overseas
Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO) is a nonprofit organization that seeks to improve global health through education of the local health workforce in resource-scarce countries. HVO fosters partnerships between institutions, local providers, volunteers and sponsor organizations, so that, together, we can address the global health workforce shortage. HVO recruits trained physicians, nurses, dentists, and allied health professionals to support their colleagues overseas through education, mentorship and inter-professional collaboration. Our volunteers train the next generation of providers while mentoring and working alongside those already in practice to support and sustain them in their work.

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