Dr. Kalid Kurtom to lead medical mission trip to Jordan


Kalid Kurtom, MD, of Baltimore-based University of Maryland Community Medical Group will lead a medical mission trip to Jordan, where he will treat Syrian refugees free of charge, according to The Star Democrat.

1. Washington, D.C.-based Syrian American Medical Society is sponsoring the $100,000 mission trip, with help from the University of Maryland Health System Foundation and grant money. Additionally, the Arthur B. Cecil Jr., MD, Award for Excellence in Health Care Improvement that Dr. Kurtom won last year will help fund the trip.


2. Dr. Kurtom will be joined by his wife, an RN, and three other members of his practice.


3. He plans to operate on Syrian women and children refugees living in the Al Za'atari Camp who suffer from curative illnesses and injuries. The operations will take place in an Amman hospital.  


4. Dr. Kurtom noted that "its difficult finding a place that accommodates neurosurgery and the pre- and postoperative care needed" and added that SAMS will provide the necessary infrastructure for procedures and recoveries to succeed.


5. Dr. Kurtom reported that neither of Jordan's two registered neurologists are surgeons, making the location ideal for his medical mission trip.


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