The Role of Anesthesiology in Global Health

A Comprehensive Guide

  • Ram Roth
  • Elizabeth A.M. Frost
  • Clifford Gevirtz
  • Carrie L.H. Atcheson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Evolution and Development of Missions

  3. Specific Case-Related Implementation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Laurent Jouffroy
      Pages 159-177
    3. Curtis L. Baysinger, Ivan Velickovic, K. A. Kelly McQueen
      Pages 179-191
    4. Fiona Turpie, Ronald B. George
      Pages 193-201
    5. Ebby Elahi, Natalie F. Holt
      Pages 203-216
    6. Peter M. J. Rosseel, Carrie L. H. Atcheson
      Pages 217-241
    7. Alberto E. Ardon, Theogene Twagirumugabe
      Pages 257-264
    8. Clifford Gevirtz
      Pages 265-271
    9. John Benjamin, John Rotruck
      Pages 295-304
    10. Debbie Chandler, Yenabi Keflemariam, Charles James Fox, Alan David Kaye
      Pages 305-321
  4. Education at Home and Abroad

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 323-323
    2. Natasha Anushri Anandaraja, Ram Roth, Philip J. Landrigan
      Pages 331-344
    3. Julia L. Weinkauf, Marcel E. Durieux, Lena E. Dohlman
      Pages 359-376
    4. Ram Roth
      Pages 377-401
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 417-432

About this book


“This brilliantly assembled expert compendium provides a much-needed guide for the practical application of anesthesiology in medical practice in the most bereft underdeveloped and violence-afflicted regions of the globe.” —Seymour Topping, Professor Emeritus of International Journalism, Columbia University


This is a comprehensive guide to the role of anesthesiologists in medical missions. In their capacity as perioperative physicians, anesthesiologists improve the safety and efficacy of surgical interventions for underserved patients in low- and middle-income countries around the world. Contributions from international experts in global health provide essential historical context, practical medical and surgical considerations for planning missions, and scenarios of “on the ground” implementation of care. The final section considers anesthesiology education in the context of global health. This is an encompassing and eye-opening resource for trainees and physicians considering participating in a medical mission and students and faculty of global health.


Anesthesiology Disaster response Global health Surgical diseases Trauma

Editors and affiliations

  • Ram Roth
    • 1
  • Elizabeth A.M. Frost
    • 2
  • Clifford Gevirtz
    • 3
  • Carrie L.H. Atcheson
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyIcahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of AnesthesiologyIcahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Department of AnesthesiologyLSU Health Sciences CenterNew OrleansUSA
  4. 4.Department of Anesthesiology, Oregon Anesthesiology GroupAdventist Medical CenterPortlandUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-09422-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-09423-6
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