Hi! I'm here in Accra, Ghana with Dr. Tom Moore, a plastic surgeon from Indianapolis, Indiana. Dr. Moore is an expert in ear reconstruction, and he is here to teach the local Ghanaian plastic surgeons and residents the art of rebuilding an ear. In this photo he is examining a patient who has unilateral microtia, which means he was born with a deformed ear on one side. The boy is only 5 and a half years old, and Dr. Moore usually waits until the child is about 7 to operate on the ear, so he may ask this little patient to come back next time. We saw some other patients this morning with both congenital and acquired ear deformities, and at least two of them are good candidates for surgery. Dr. Moore will conduct hands-on teaching sessions in the operating room later this week.