For years David T. Morwood M.D. has spent his time working 14 hour days in countries across the globe, sometimes performing up to 6 surgeries in a day. He helps families of the underprivileged who may need corrective surgery from birth defects, such as cleft lip and cleft palate. His concern is that “many of these kids have been treated as outcasts” so his mission is to fix them one child at a time. Dr. Morwood is a member of Rotoplast and Alliance for Smiles.
DAVID T. MORWOOD, M.D frequently volunteers on humanitarian missions to operate on children with cleft lips and palates in developing countries of the world. In the past 30 years he has traveled to treat these children with congenital deformities in many countries such as Peru, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela, El Salvador, Bolivia, China, and Vietnam. The Monterey Peninsula and Central Coast of California have been very supportive of these efforts, sponsored by programs such as Rotaplast and Alliance for Smiles.
Dr. Morwood was recently honored by the Jazz Journalists Association for his service as both chief surgeon and staff surgeon on these overseas missions; he is an active jazz drummer and his performances and recording sales help with the cost of these projects.
For further information, or if you or your organization is interesting in hearing a presentation about supporting a surgical mission to a developing country, go to www.Rotaplast.org, www.AllianceForSmiles.org, or to www.DrMorwood.com.
Dr. Morwood Operating in Developing Countries – Asia