“As a rule, physicians enjoy training others and passing our knowledge on to the next generation – to create a multiplying effect of education and experience. We also are committed to this work because of its profound spiritual dimension. It’s not just humanitarian work – the love of God and the redeeming hope of life in Christ is being extended to patients and families throughout Kenya and all of Africa.”
When 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.
The participation of physicians is particularly important, as educating Kenyan Christian medical professionals is an important goal at Tenwek. The Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons (PAACS) sponsors residency training at Tenwek in the areas of general surgery, orthopedics, cardiac surgery, and soon, OB/GYN. Many visiting doctors are excited by the opportunity to share their skills and experience with the next generation of medical personnel who will serve at hospitals throughout Kenya and Africa.
FOT is committed to help facilitate communications and support for these physician advocates who reach out to colleagues in support of Tenwek. 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 decade. 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.
Following the model of engagement developed by Dr. Vaughan, the medical professionals listed below have committed as “champions” of their respective areas of specialty:
Read Vaughan, MD – Diagnostic Radiology
Stan Cheng, MD – Diagnostic Radiology
Tim Clavin, DDS – Dentistry
Jeff Hallett, MD – Endoscopy/Gastroenterology
Chase Miller, MD – ENT
Eric Miller, DO, FACS – General Surgery
Paul Junker, MD – Hospice Care
Philip Greig, MD – Maternal Fetal Medicine
B. Paul Quinn, MD – Nephrology
Mark Redding, MD – Neurosurgery
Bryan Myers, MD – OB/GYN
Russ Williams, MD – Oral Maxillofacial Surgery
Keith Braun, MD – Orthopedic Surgery
Skip Roy, PT – Physiotherapy
Penny Hage, MS, OTR/L – Special Needs Clinic
Use the links above or in the section navigation at right to learn more about the medical specialty areas where visiting staff are making a significant impact at Tenwek Hospital and beyond.