Dr. Glenn Geelhoed, world renowned surgeon, teacher, mentor, humanitarian of the year and author of “Gifts from the Poor: What The World’s Patients Taught One Doctor About Healing,” to appear on The Light Within Show with Joan Jacobs on VoiceAmerica’s Radio Network.
Phoenix, AZ (PR-Inside) August 8, 2011 — Voice America Talk Radio Network, Internet broadcasting pioneer, producing and syndicating online audio and video, today announced that nationally acclaimed surgeon, humanitarian of the year and author, Dr. Glenn Geelhoed will join Joan Jacobs on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel (www.voiceamericavariety.com) August 15th at 10 a.m. Pacific Time.
Glenn Geelhoed, MD has spent nearly four decades dedicating his academic credentials and education to helping those who are, as he points out, “the bottom billion.” He has personally led hundreds of missions in the most remote areas of the world and in the United States in the aftermath of natural disasters, all at no cost. Author of the new book Gifts from the Poor: What the World’s Patients Taught One Doctor About Healing, he has mentored hundreds of scholars and medical students on these missions and is always amazed at the transformations they inspire.
“Medical students expect to ride in on a white horse with sophisticated expertise to help poor patients, when they abruptly realize the overwhelming challenges. They flounder with impotence despite their skills and technology in the face of CT scans in a village without power, infectious disease treatment in a place without plumbing, all the inability to instantly access information in an unwired region,” says Geelhoed. “An amazing transformation occurs following this disorientation – it is the patients who become the teachers, showing their would-be benefactors how to cope with everyday problems of deprivation in which they are experts, having known nothing else.”
Dr. Glenn Geelhoed will discuss his book and a plethora of topics which are healing for the body and soul as he believes everyone can get involved to help others – you do not have to be in the medical field to do so. He has been interviewed widely on NPR and Public Radio in several states across the United States. He has been on the Larry King Live show and will appear on FOX NYC, ABC NYC , Comcast Sports Center and WGN in Chicago. He has also been highlighted in the Washington Post and the Washington Examiner.
“The Light Within” airs live on Mondays at 10 AM Pacific / Noon Central / 1PM Eastern on The VoiceAmerica Variety Channel. To access the show, log on at www.voiceamericavariety.com. All shows will be available in Joan Jacobs’s Content Library on The VoiceAmerica Variety Channel for on-demand and pod cast download, www.voiceamericavariety.com.
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ABOUT Dr. Glenn Geelhoed:
Glenn Geelhoed, MD is a Professor of Surgery, Professor of International Medical Education, Professor of Microbiology, Immunology and Tropical Medicine at George Washington University Medical Center; a Distinguished Professor of Global Medicine and Health at the University of Toledo; and the Distinguished Professor of Global Health at SUNY Syracuse. He is the past President of the Washington Academy of Surgeon and was selected the James IV Traveling Scholar of 1986, and inducted into the Academie de Chirurgie de Paris in 1990. He was named Humanitarian of the Year by George Magazine in 2000, and elected for GWUMC’s Faculty Distinguished Service Award in 2006. He was awarded the distinction of the International Humanitarian Volunteer of the American College of Surgeons in 2009. He has authored several books and more than 800 published journal articles and book chapters.
More information can be found on his website: www.MissiontoHeal.org,
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