Project EAR in Los Alcarrizos, Dominican Republic
Dr. Dodson, president of Project EAR, has lead a team of otolaryngology physicians and residents twice annually to the Elias Santana Hospital in Los Alcarrizos, Dominican Republic. Here they work with local ENT physician Roberto Batista, MD in performing ear surgeries, cochlear implant surgeries, plastic surgeries, tonsillectomies and fitting and distributing hearing aids.
The Dominican Republic has fewer than 75 trained ENTs, and even fewer perform surgery. Dr. Dodson hopes to continue to educate local physicians, care for the local community and eventually build an outpatient clinic and surgery center.
Find out how you can get involved with Project Ear.