UM Surgical Team in Kenya: A Medical Mission Blog

This is a blog written by members of a University of Maryland surgical team on a medical mission trip in Kenya. Led by head and neck surgeons Jeffrey Wolf, MD and Rodney Taylor, MD, MPH, the team of doctors, nurses and surgical technicians traveled to Kenya on January 29 to spend the next 10 days consulting with and performing surgery on dozens of patients with head and neck cancer, thyroid disease and other health problems who have no access to much-needed surgical care.

The team members, who pay their own travel expenses and are donating their services, are working in a clinic operated by a nonprofit organization, Kenya Relief.