The International Guest Scholars and Travelers met with members of the International Relations Committee and posed for group photos Tuesday afternoon.
Front row (from left): Brian K.P. Goh, MBBS, MMed, FRCSEd, Singapore, Dr. Abdol and Mrs. Joan Islami Scholar; Adenauer Marinho de Oliveira Goes, Jr., MD, Belem, Brazil; Ankush Gosain, MD, PhD, FACS, Memphis, TN; Vishal Gupta, MBBS, Lucknow, India; Michael Bundepuun Ode, MBBS, Jos, Nigeria; Nikhil Gupta, MBBS, FALS, FACS, FRCS, Delhi, India; Mohammad Rafi Fazli, MD, Herat, Afghanistan; Konstantinos Kostopanagiotou, MD, PhD, Athens, Greece, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Scholar; Salah Eldien AlTarabsheh, MBBS, FACS, Amman, Jordan; and Jeremy Ming Hsu, MBBS, FACS, Gladesville, Australia.
Back row (from left): Karen Hope Dalmacio, MD, Iloilo City, Philippines, Doctors Duremdes Community Surgeons Travel Awardee; Maria Eugenia Aponte-Rueda, MD, PhD, FACS, Caracas, Venezuela; Mary Margaret Ajiko, MD, Soroti, Uganda, Baxiram S. and Kankuben B. Gelot Community Surgeons Travel Awardee; Patrick H.Y. Chung, MBBS, MS(HK), FRCSEd(PAED), FHKAM(Surg),
Hong Kong, Carlos Pellegrini Traveling Fellow; Adrian M. Seifert, MD, Dresden, Germany; Elena B. Rangelova, MD, Stockholm, Sweden, Dr. Murray F. Brennan Scholar; Carlos J. Yanez Benitez, MD, FACS, Huesca, Spain,
Dr. Abdol and Mrs. Joan Islami Scholar;
Diego Lucas Fernandez, MD, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Oyintonbra Funkuro Koroye, MBBS, DMAS, FACS, FWACS, FICS, Bayelsa State, Nigeria; Kazuki Takeishi, MD, PhD, Fukuoka, Japan; Pornthip Rattanadechapitak, MD, Khon Kaen, Thailand; and Pawan Krainara, MD, Krabi, Thailand.
For the first time, the Thailand Chapter of the College sent two young general surgeons to Clinical Congress. Drs. Rattanadechapitak and Krainara attended lectures and courses and enjoyed visiting the Exhibit Hall. They were also guests at the International Relations Committee’s luncheon honoring International Scholars.