Dr. Broaddus receives surgical volunteerism award

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Urologist Samuel B. Broaddus, MD, of South Portland, ME, has been named a recipient of the 2010 Surgical Volunteerism Award of the American College of Surgeons and Pfizer, Inc.

Urologist Samuel B. Broaddus, MD, of South Portland, ME, has been named a recipient of the 2010 Surgical Volunteerism Award of the American College of Surgeons and Pfizer, Inc.

The award recognizes volunteer surgeons who provide care to medically underserved individuals in the U.S. and in international locations. Dr. Broaddus received the Surgical Volunteerism Award for international outreach.

Specifically, Dr. Broaddus was recognized for his commitment to improving the care of surgical patients in Haiti. Dr. Broaddus has been a surgical volunteer since finishing his work as a urology resident, spending 2 years post-training teaching surgeons to perform transurethral prostate surgery in mission hospitals outside of the U.S. He has volunteered in Haiti often over the past 16 years.

Annually, from 1994 to 1998, Dr. Broaddus spent 2 weeks at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in central Haiti, performing urologic surgery where there would otherwise have been no urologist. In the years since, he has worked to improve basic health care in northern Haiti, led annual surgical missions to a teaching hospital operated by the Haitian Ministry of Health, and worked tirelessly to help improve surgical infrastructure and surgical residency training in the island nation.

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