John L. Tarpley, MD, FWACS, FACS is a “general-general surgeon” with key interests in global health, medical education, capacity building, and oncology. He has divided his career between sub-Saharan Africa (Nigeria, Kenya, Rwanda, Botswana) and stateside (Hopkins and Vanderbilt). Most recently he was the HoD (Head of Department), Surgery, the University of Botswana 2018 -2021 where the nation’s first General Surgery residency program was launched in 2020. After completing his 3-year contract in Botswana he assumed the role of Academic Dean, the Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons (PAACS).
- Describe the transition from “Tropical Medicine” to “Global Health” and “Global Surgery” to “Academic Global Surgery”.
- List one surgeon’s six major “surgical challenges” in Global Surgery
- Describe various models for the inclusion of global health in one’s career or vocation.
- John L. Tarpley, MD, FWACS, FACS
This seminar was delivered as a Pediatric Grand Rounds Lecture at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, on February 9, 2022.
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