Aligned with the pillars of our mission—patient care, research, education, and enhanced quality of life—HSS seeks to develop well-rounded leaders capable of providing short-term international or domestic assistance that promotes human welfare and reduces human suffering.
Our clinician and staff involvement in humanitarian work reflects our commitment to providing well-trained personnel and resources to respond to a full spectrum of natural or man-made emergencies. HSS employees have the opportunity to take time off with pay for humanitarian service projects.
HSS Global Health efforts focus on supporting the delivery of care for vulnerable populations, through volunteer work. Our residents have protected academic and travel time, receive tuition support, and apply their knowledge in low-resource settings.
Our residents and fellows are strongly encouraged to take the necessary time to engage in global and domestic work. To this end, we are fortunate to have the Esther Diamond Fund—made available through a generous patient donor—which supports associated travel expenses for residents and fellows.
FOCOS was founded by the Chief Emeritus of the Scoliosis Service, Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, MD. The Foundation provides orthopedic care to underserved populations in West Africa and other developing nations.
Under the direction of Swetha Pakela, MD, HSS provides regional anesthesia training to medical providers in nations such as Ghana, India and Uganda to improve the standard of anesthetic care in a long-lasting way.