Stories from Haiti- Marcus Sciadini MD
In this seven-minute video, Marcus Sciadini, M.D., an assistant professor of Orthopaedics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and orthopaedic trauma surgeon at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, talks about his role as a member of the first team sent to Haiti from the University of Maryland Medical Center as part of its ongoing earthquake relief mission. He discusses the challenges faced by the team upon arrival in the devastated country as well as his lasting impressions of both his fellow team members and the patients he treated during his stay.
Dr. Sciadini also talks about the unique obstacles faced by the first team that had to be overcome within the first 24 hours of the mission in order to treat patients who were in desperate need of medical attention. He mentions how rewarding he found the experience and how much he encourages others to help in the relief efforts in any way they can.