Azogues marks the first surgical team trip of the fiscal year for Interplast. It should be an exciting trip, as two of Interplast’s key international medical partners will be working side by side Interplast’s new Webster Fellow Dr. Michelle Spring and volunteer medical staff from the United States and Canada. Dr. Nguyen Thi Hien, pediatric anesthesiologist and Interplast's leading partner in Vietnam (shown in photo), will serve as anesthesiologist in Ecuador. Dr. Shafquat Knundkar, plastic surgeon and Interplast’s surgical outreach director for Bangladesh, will serve as chief surgeon. This gives all of the medical professionals on the trip an opportunity for advanced medical education and cross-cultural dialogue with other doctors from around the world. Please visit this blog in the week to come for more updates from the field.