Sep. 17, 2013 -
Medical Mission Update:
Today, September 17, Dr. Ronjon Paul and Paul Ellis, PA-C, of DuPage Medical Group joined the NuVasive Spine Foundation on a trip to Kenya, providing life-changing spine surgery to patients who would likely never receive treatment through their local medical system.
Paul and Ellis’ goal is to establish lasting educational relationships with physicians in Kenya. The two will train and educate local Nairobi surgeons in minimally invasive spine surgery techniques during the trip.
Paul, a board-certified orthopaedic spinal surgeon, is a well-known expert in the field of minimally invasive spine surgery and has taught over two hundred surgeons in his career.
Ellis, a board-certified physician assistant, has aided in the surgical care and post-operative management of patients from more than 35 spine and orthopedic surgeons.
Paul and Ellis received a partial scholarship from DMG’s Charitable Fund for their trip and they will maintain a blog to chronicle their 10-day journey on their website. Photos, videos and information from their trip can be found here.
Please follow Dr. Paul and Paul Ellis on their progress and success stories here over the next ten days.