Virtual surgeons save real lives in Syria thanks to telemedicine – Clinical Innovation+Technology

Column:Industry News Time:2016-09-26

The Syrian civil war has been a humanitarian crisis since fighting began in 2011. While many towns stuck amid the conflict lack the necessary medical professionals, people have connected with U.S. doctors via cell phones and computers. This article tells the story of a Syrian-American orthopedic surgeon in Michigan who advises staff at a medical clinic in Madaya, a rebel-held town 28 miles outside Damascus.