Browse our selection of resources on global surgery written and edited by ReSurge’s talented staff and volunteers.

Second Lives, Second Chances: A Surgeon’s Stories of Transformation

ReSurge’s (formerly Interplast) co-founder, Don Laub’s engaging memoir about the transformative power of reconstructive plastic surgery in the lives of the patients he treated, as well as the importance and value of training plastic surgeons.

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Anesthesia Care of Pediatric Patients in the Developing World

Dr. George Gregory is a world-renowned pediatric anesthesiologist who pioneered many advances in the field and has volunteered his time to ReSurge for many years. He and his co-author, Dr. Dean Andropoulos, produced this textbook as a guide for anesthetists in the developing world who must treat pediatric patients, but do not have access to the specialized textbooks they need.

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Global Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. James Chang, ReSurge consulting medical officer, recently released his new text book, Global Reconstructive Surgery.

Published by Elsevier, a leading publisher of science and health information, this text is written by ReSurge academic faculty and volunteers with years of experience providing reconstructive plastic surgical care in low-resource settings. The textbook covers surgical techniques, patient safety, anesthesia and nursing. It also calls attention to the need for teaching reconstructive plastic surgery throughout the world, a core component of ReSurge’s work.

Dr. Chang’s goal is for the textbook to be used in the field– taken on surgical mission trips, or used by surgeons in the developing world with the goal of building reconstructive surgical capacity.

The book has been priced to be affordable for all those that need it. With a foreword written by ReSurge CEO Jeff Whisenant, all royalties will be donated to ReSurge.

In addition to serving as ReSurge’s Consulting Medical Officer, Dr. Chang is a Johnson & Johnson Distinguished Professor and chief of plastic and reconstructive surgery at Stanford University Medical Center. In his role with ReSurge, Dr. Chang assesses and refines the organization’s medical program strategy for safety, quality assurance, effectiveness and impact. His relationship with the organization dates back to 1998, when he served on the ReSurge volunteer surgical team to Quang Ngai, Vietnam.

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