Healing takes time. To heal means to regenerate, to align and to gain strength. Wound healing, in particular, highlights the power of the human body in times of crisis – manipulating its resources and cells to restore homeostasis. But what happens when that fails? What happens if it’s a traumatic wound that gets infected, fails debridement? In high-income settings, the simple answer is negative pressure wound therapy – which costs thousands of dollars a device. But that’s not sustainable in every environment around the world. Here creativity and innovation rise from the ashes as Hattian and International surgeons and engineers were able to push the boundaries of function and cost for low-resource settings. Join us in this incredible episode as we talk with Haitian orthopaedic surgeon Dr Christina Dejean Soray on her low-coast “Turtle VAC”, finding solutions based on what you see clinically, and advice on being female and navigating a heavily male-dominated speciality!

Dr Christina Dejean Soray – Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon, Associate Professor at Haitian University of Notre Dame





Bringing LMIC solutions to HIC. Clinically solving problems. Gender awareness. Importance of a strong team”

Dr Christina Dejean Soray is an Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon from Haiti and an Associate Professor with the Department of Orthopedics at the Haitian University of Notre Dame School of Medicine (UNDH). She finished her residency at the University of La Paix Hospital and serve as an attending and associate academic director there. She also works both at the Baptist Mission Hospital at Fermathe doing community service and at the St Vincent’s Centre for Children with Disabilities in Haiti.

Dr Dejean Soray is motivated to provide education and teachings in orthopaedic surgery and through research. She has a special interest in Adult and Pediatric Upper Extremity Trauma and new approaches to Pediatric deformity reconstruction.