Each year, our plastic surgery residents may elect to participate in educational mission work.

Dr. Henry Vasconez is a co-founder of Medical Missions Ecuador.
Dr. James Liau often invites residents to participate in mission work for the Global Smile Foundation.

Check out the article below to learn more about the trips our faculty take to help patients across the globe.

Pediatric Plastic Surgeon Applies Global Experience to Kentucky Patients

For plastic surgery resident Dr. Ashley Boustany, spending a week in a hospital in Ecuador working with surgeons and dentist on cleft lips and palates was the best week of her entire residency.

"And after five years of residency," said Boustany with a laugh, "that's really saying something."

Along with pediatric plastic surgeon Dr. James Liau, Boustany traveled to Guayaquil, Ecuador with the Global Smile Foundation, an organization that brings together international teams of specialists to underserved parts of the world to provide comprehensive care for patients born with cleft lips and palates.

Plastic Surgery Medical Service Trip