Through visiting educator programs, leadership training, mentorship support, and funding of supplies, Pioneering Women in Reconstructive Surgery will help female surgeons grow their knowledge and as a result, provide networks of reconstructive surgical care within their communities. The first year of the partnership will focus on five up-and-coming female surgeons – Dr. Faith Chengetayi Muchemwa of Zimbabwe, Dr. Celma Marina Teles Issufo of Mozambique, Dr. Shilu Shrestha of Nepal, Dr. Lorena Escudero Castro of Ecuador, and Dr. Farzana Bilquis Ibrahim.
Today, there are only three female surgeons for every 1 million people in low income countries, often due to a lack of equal access to significant technical training or obstacles to gaining acceptance in their field. SkinCeuticals and ReSurge International aim to correct this imbalance.
ReSurge International was founded in 1969, and since its inception, it has provided more than 100,000 reconstructive surgeries for patients in developing countries. In 2014, the ReSurge International Global Training Program & Academic Faculty was introduced. The program is led by Dr. James Chang, who serves as the consulting medical officer for Resurge International and is Stanford University'schief of plastic and reconstructive surgery. The Global Training Program embraces a "teach to fish" philosophy, working with world class medical faculty to educate and train local surgeons in reconstructive procedures.
More information on the program goals can be found at http://www.skinceuticals.com/surgeon.
CAPTION: SkinCeuticals announces partnership with Resurge International, an initiative for pioneering women in reconstructive surgery.