Operation Walk has traveled to Cuba, China, Nepal, the Philippines, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Peru, El Salvador, Mexico, Kenya, Vietnam, Tanzania, Ecuador and India. We have traveled to most of these countries several times. By developing several teams in the United States, we have been able to expand the work that we do. Each team has the goal of making one trip per year (with the exception of the Los Angeles and Denver teams which makes at least 2 trips per year). Each team is responsible for raising their own money, and procuring their own supplies. Teams communicate on a regular basis. Our goal is to follow up on the patients that have surgery. We do this via e-mail with the physicians in the host country. When the next team returns to that country, they not only operate on a new group of needy patients, but also hold a follow-up clinic for the prior surgical patients. If you know of a country in need, and have contact with an orthopedic surgeon in that country, please contact us. We will evaluate any opportunity to help.

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Reaching All Corners Of The World Changing Lives

Cuba June, 1997 CIMEQ Hospital28 team members; 45 joint replacements

Lawrence Dorr M.D.

Merrill Ritter M.D.

Ronald Sandler M.D.

Donald Longjohn M.D.

China October,1998 Friendship Hospital22 team members; 19 joint replacements

Lawrence Dorr M.D.

Ronald Carn M.D.

Donald Longjohn M.D.

Nepal January, 2000 Nepal Medical Teaching Hospital24 team members; 23 joints

Lawrence Dorr M.D.

Micheal Mynatt M.D.

Robert Zann M.D.

Raj Manier M.D.

Ronald Sandler M.D.

Robert Porter M.D.

 

Cuba June, 2000 Frank Pais Hospital48 team member; 63 joint replacements

Lawrence Dorr M.D.

Merrill Ritter M.D.

William Long M.D.

Micheal Berend M.D.

Carlos Lavernia M.D.

Robert Porter M.D.

Brian Crites M.D.

Philippines Feburary, 2001 Vincente Soto Medical Ctr32 team members; 38 joints

Lawrence Dorr M.D.

Donald Longjohn M.D.

David Bindleglass M.D.

Jonathan Cohen M.D.

Kevin Heaton M.D.

Bob Porter M.D.

Nicaragua March, 2002 Roberto Calderon Hospital42 team member; 46 joints

Lawrence Dorr M.D.

Bob Porter M.D.

Ronald Sandler M.D.

Ronald Carn M.D.

Dennis McGee M.D.

William Long M.D.

Doug Dennis M.D.

Carlos LaVernia M.D.

Cuba April, 2003 Frank Pais Hospital54 team members; 36 joints

Merrill Ritter M.D.

John Berand M.D.

Dr. Kavolus M.D.

Phil Farris M.D.

Brian Crites M.D.

Brent Bankston M.D.

Jeff Pierson M.D.

Peru May, 2003 Hospital Regional de Trujillo36 team members; 38 joints

Micheal Mynatt M.D.

Carlos Lavernia M.D.

David Bindleglass M.D.

Bob Porter M.D.

Ronald Sandler M.D.

Nicaragua November, 2003 Roberto Calderon Hospital39 team member; 46 joints

Lawrence Dorr M.D.

Doug Dennis M.D.

Carlos Lavernia M.D.

William Long M.D.

Todd Miner M.D.

David Allmacher M.D.

Ginger Holt M.D.

Nepal March, 2004 Nepal Medical Teaching Hospital31 team members; 38 joints

Lawrence Dorr M.D.

Raj Manier M.D.

Rama Chandran M.D.

Ronald Sandler M.D.

Bob Porter M.D.

Christopher Cox M.D.

Guatemala March, 2004 Hospital of the Military51 team members; 46 joints

Merrill Ritter M.D.

John Berend M.D.

Chris Kavolous M.D.

Brian Crites M.D.

Dr. Pierson M.D.

Jim Scott M.D.

Chris Christensen M.D.

Cuba May, 2004 CIMEQ Hospital42 team members; 46 joints

Lawrence Dorr M.D.

Ken Gustke M.D.

Robert Zann M.D.

Andrew Yun M.D.

John Kagan M.D.

David Dore M.D.

Steve Lyons M.D.

Carl Zooberg M.D.

Guatemala November, 2004 Hermano Pedro Hospital39 team members; 40 joints

Lawrence Dorr M.D.

Carlos Lavernia M.D.

Michael Mynatt M.D.

Benjamin Song M.D.

Mark Woolf M.D.

Norman Young M.D.

William Bugbee M.D.

Brian Parsley M.D.

El Salvador March, 2005

Lawrence Dorr M.D.

Carlos Lavernia M.D.

Steve Lyons M.D.

Kenneth Gustke M.D.

Jose Gomez M.D.

Jonathan Cohen M.D.

Davis Bindleglass M.D.

China August, 2005

Lawrence Dorr M.D.

David Stulberg M.D.

Rama Chandran M.D.

Ronald Sandler M.D.

Paul Gilbert M.D.

Richard Wixson M.D.

Raj Ghate M.D.

Lal Puri M.D.

Nasim Rana M.D.

George Tang M.D.

Panama November, 2005

Lawrence Dorr M.D.

William Long M.D.

Bob Booth M.D.

Cecil Rorabeck M.D.

Jeffrey Passick M.D.

Norman Young M.D.

Mark Woolf M.D.

William Montgom M.D.

Doug Dennis M.D.

Carlos Lavernia M.D.

Cuba 4/23/06 (Indiana)

Nicaragua April, 2006 Roberto Calderon Hospital

Lawrence Dorr M.D.

Gerry Engh M.D.

William Overdyke M.D.

Bob Porter M.D.

Jim McAuely M.D.

William Hamiliton M.D.

William Long M.D.

Ron Sandler M.D.

Panama April, 2006 (Denver)

Doug Dennis M.D.

Todd Miner M.D.

Bob Booth M.D.

David Allmacher M.D.

Dr. Nakano M.D.

Chris Lynch M.D.

Carlos Lavernia M.D.

Guatemala November, 2006

Lawrence Dorr M.D.

Ronald Sandler M.D.

Cecil Rorabeck M.D.

Bob Booth M.D.

Bob Bourne M.D.

Jonathan Cohen M.D.

Brian Parsley M.D.

Aaron Hoffman M.D.

El Salvador March, 200751 team members; 64 joints

Aaron Hofmann M.D.

Harold Dunn M.D.

Chris Peters M.D.

Paul Khanaju M.D.

Willian Lonf M.D.

Michael Hoffman M.D.

Peru October, 2007 50 team members; 48 joints 

Ronald Sandler M.D.

Lowery C. Barnes M.D.

Robert Zann M.D.

William Overdyke M.D.

Peters John M.D.

Norm Young M.D.

Rama Chandran M.D

Vietnam March, 2008 52 team members; 68 joints 

William Long M.D.

Derick McMinn M.D.

Phuc Vo M.D.

Mark Hammerberg M.D.

Ben Beirbaum M.D.

Jondy Cohen M.D.

David Dore M.D.

El Salvador April, 2009 48 team members; 65 joints 

Aaron Hofmann M.D.

Lawrence Dorr M.D.

John Barrington M.D.

Harold Dunn M.D.

Plaster Rod M.D.

Guatemala August, 2009 55 team members; 62 joints 

Anthony Digioia M.D.

Lawrence Dorr M.D.

Michael Weiss M.D.

Anton Plakseychuk M.D.

Ron White M.D.

Carlos Lavernia M.D.

Brian Pasley M.D.

Peru October, 2008; 68 joints
Vietnam January, 2010; 63 joints

 

Nepal September, 2010; 59 joints

Vietnam September, 2011; 64 joints
 Nepal November, 2011; 52 joints

 

Vietnam September, 2011; 64 joints
Tanzania June, 2012; 58 joints
Guatemala May, 2013; 65 joints

 

Vietnam October, 2014; 59 joints
Nicaragua, May 2015; 65 joints
Cuba November, 2015; 68 joints

 

Honduras November, 2016; 46 joints