Medical Specialties

Medical Specialty “Champions” Lead Efforts to Bring New Resources to Tenwek

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:

  • Keith Braun, MD – Orthopedic Surgery
  • Brett Dietze, MD – Neurosurgery
  • Paul Jarrett, MD – Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Philip Greig, MD – Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • 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

For more information about these medical specialty areas, please visit the dedicated pages located under the Medical Specialties section of the website. 

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