Haiti Update: We are nearing the end of our tenure #HaitiDrDispatch



I received the following from Anil on Thursday, January 28, 2010 at 15:01 ET. I've also made minor spelling and grammar corrections and have tried my best to fill in missing words. I've added hyperlinks where I thought they might help.

From: Anil S. Menon
Sent at 15:01 ET/Haiti Time

We are nearing the end of our tenure for the Stanford ER physicians and nurses. A new group from Stanford will be coming, including Rebecca Walker and Jessica Pierog, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital has agreed to donate another $20,000 in supplies (wheelchairs, prosthetics, and other materials). International Medical Corps will have a sustained presence over the coming year with over 50 staff and help fill the need for continued care created by so many amputations and injuries. 

The city of Port-au-Prince is devastated, but the resilience of the Haitian people is apparent. There is a lot of work to be done, but there is a feeling of normalcy in the hospital now. It might be just the contrast to the initial chaos.  

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Anil Menon, MD is a clinical instructor at Stanford School of Medicine focused on surgery and emergency medicine. His research interests are Aerospace Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and Wilderness Medicine. He graduated from Stanford Med in 2006, received a degree in mechanical engineering in 2003 and became a full ER doctor in 2009. He has practiced medicin in combat in Afghanistan and will be practicing aerospace medicine next year at NASA. Menon is a flight surgeon assigned to the 173rd Fighter Wing (F-15s) of the Oregon Air National Guard, and he's part of a team sent to Haiti by Stanford.

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