Dr. Stephanie Cohen-Walsh, far left,
checks on a post-op patient during a
mission in Jamaica with Operation Kids, a
nonprofit she cofounded. Cohen-Walsh, a
plastic surgeon from Hackensack, mends
cleft lips and palates, but spends much of
her time operating on burn victims. LEFT:
A surgical team at a hospital in Da Nang,
Vietnam, crowds around Dr. Saifuddin
Mama, a gynecological surgeon from
Cooper University Hospital in Camden.
more than medical
care. At left, HackensackUMC nurse
and her colleagues
deliver food in the
rice fields after
Philippines in 2013.
above right, a nurse
from Jersey City,
with a patient during a trip in Chad.
It’s necessary to
focus on the good
that can be done,
Perera says, rather
than on those who
can’t be helped.
INTO THE LIGHT
Dr. Sanjeev Kaul, above right, chief of trauma and critical care at HackensackUMC, and his wife, Dr. Shubha
Varma, a vascular surgeon, operate on a patient during
a mission in the Dominican Republic. RIGHT: Dr. Karl
Holzinger, an ophthalmologist from Vineland, examines
a patient during a mission to Ghana. His work sometimes restores sight to patients who have been blinded
by cataracts for decades.
E EPPER WITH