A Fond Farewell and A Warm Welcome

A Fond Farewell….  Over the past five years, Dr. Timothy Tan has made remarkable contributions to NYCMedics.  His steadfast commitment to our mission and extensive experience in global health helped NYCMedics take great strides in both our operational and programming capacity.  Of the many things that Tim directed during his Read more…

IRAQ DISPATCHES: SEPT 1ST, 2017

TAL AFAR, Iraq — Since leaving Mosul, we had been in an exclusively masculine, militarised environment. Our team was evenly mixed between men and women, but all of the Iraqi people we worked alongside, and saw around the front lines, were men. It was only the second day of the Read more…

MOSUL DISPATCHES: JULY 2, 2017

MOSUL, Iraq Our ride to Erbil was delayed a few hrs so we saw a brother and sister, ages 6 and 8, who were the only survivors when a rocket hit their building. Both parents killed. Little boy with multiple injuries, which will require operative intervention. Little girl with minor Read more…

MOSUL DISPATCHES: JUNE 30, 2017

MOSUL, Iraq — Today is our last full day in Mosul. We head back to Erbil tomorrow when team 12 with my friend Davis Perkins arrives to relieve us. Yesterday was not our busiest day, but likely the day with highest acuity. We had at least 9 critical burn/trauma patients, Read more…

MOSUL DISPATCHES: JUNE 26, 2017

MOSUL, Iraq — As the army clears large areas of the old city, we are seeing more and more civilians with dehydration, malnutrition, and various infections. Our pediatrician, Michael Falk, stayed up all night with a 5 yr old with pneumonia, dehydration, and possible sepsis. We have been on lock Read more…