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The mission of Operation Airway
A global surgery program of Massachusetts Eye and Ear (MEE) in collaboration with the Massachusetts General Hospital for Children (MGHfC), is to care for children in developing countries who cannot breathe or speak due to airway complications, teach local healthcare providers how to develop their own sustainable airway surgical programs, and conduct research to improve and innovate how this care is provided around the world.
The story begins almost 15 years ago, in 2007 when Dr. Natan Noviski, the former head of the MGHfC Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and Dr. Christopher Hartnick brought a small team of health care providers to Quito, Ecuador.
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Expand your knowledge and skills quickly with these great resources, read Peer-Reviewed articles and other publications from Dr. Chris Hartnick, and link to the Curriculum and Quiz for Operation Airway.