"I grew up in Caracas, Venezuela, in a time when the signs of economic collapse were already starting to show.
I practiced medicine at the three main hospitals in the capital: Hospital Miguel Perez Carreño Hospital Universitario de Caracas Hospital Domingo Luciani."
Away from civilization, I had to make do with what I had on hand to perform a wide range of medical procedures for accidents, diseases and delivering babies.
What few people realize is that when that happens many common conditions, easily treatable today, become life threatening.
For example, an Asthma attack, which is manageable at home with the right medicine, turned extremely dangerous after supplies ran out in the Amazon. We barely saved a 4 year old cyanotic boy (blue discoloration of the skin when lack of oxygen) suffering an Asthma attack.
I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate for the department of Surgical Oncology at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. I’m administering the Robotic curriculum of the surgery residence, training residents on their robotic skills.