Anthony Charles, MD, MPH, director of global surgery at the UNC Institute of Global Health and Infectious Diseases and professor in the UNC Department of Surgery at the UNC School of Medicine, is working to improve surgical quality in Malawi.
“When Dr. Anthony Charles first arrived at the Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi, in 2008, there was only one surgeon at the hospital — and he was 82 years old.
“Now, 13 years later, thanks to Charles and his team, the number of certified surgeons has increased to 16 and is expected to keep growing in the years to come.
“Charles, director of global surgery at the Institute of Global Health and Infectious Diseases at the UNC School of Medicine, is focused on improving surgical quality in low and medium-income countries.”
Read the rest of the Daily Tar Heel feature story on Dr. Charles here.