Medical Specialties

“Champions” Step Forward for Medical Specialties

Read-in-Radiology-OPTWhen physicians and medical personnel visit Tenwek Hospital for short-term medical mission assignments, they often leave knowing they have received far more than they gave. Many feel a call to serve again. Some are so inspired that they seek new ways to extend resources from the U.S. medical community to help Tenwek strengthen its medical specialty areas.

Recognizing this call among returning physicians, FOT stepped forward to help facilitate communications and support for these physician advocates. Dr. Read Vaughan, a radiologist, was the first Champion. Thanks to his tireless efforts to encourage and recruit his radiology colleagues, he has advanced this area at Tenwek significantly over the past several years. He developed a network of Christian radiologists to provide ongoing service and ensure full coverage at Tenwek throughout the year and raised funds to provide essential equipment and facility remodeling.

Since Dr. Vaughan’s work began in 2011, the following medical professionals have committed to champion their areas of specialty:

  • Paul Jarrett, MD – Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Philip Greig, MD – Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Jeff Hallett, MD – Gastroenterology
  • Tim Clavin, DDS – Dentistry
  • Chase Miller, MD – ENT
  • Russ Williams, MD – Oral Maxilofacial Surgery
  • Penny Hage, MS, OTR/L – Special Needs Clinic/Physiotherapy

More information is being prepared for each of these specialty areas. Please check back again soon!

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