The term “global surgery” is extremely broad and elusive. “Academic global surgery” even more so. It can be hard to feel like one is making a difference, particularly when there are so many injustices all around us. However, global surgery is everywhere! It is anywhere that there is health inequity. Join us in this inspirational episode as we talk with Dr. Mamta Swaroop about how you can make a difference, your power, and how just one drop can make a ripple that forever changes the lives of those around you.

Professor Mamta Swaroop: Director of the Global Surgery Program at Northwestern University, Founder of STSI and the ‘Trauma Responders Unify to Empower’ Communities Course, Author





“Ripple Effect, Global Surgery is anywhere there is health inequity, Stakeholder involvement”

Professor Mamta Swaroop, MD, FACS FICS FAIM is an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Trauma and Critical Care, and the Director for the Center for Global Surgery. She serves as the Global Surgery Program Director in the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. Her lab, the Northwestern Trauma and Surgical Initiative ( aims to build sustainable access to surgical care through education and research in low resource settings, both locally and international settings. In 2018, she was honoured as one of Oprah’s Health Heroes, received the 39th annual Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award from Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and presented the keynote address at the Royal College of Surgeons Global Frontiers Conference in London, on the Bolivian Trauma Initiative and held the first international TRUE (Trauma Responders Unify to Empower) Communities Course.