Dr. David Kuwayama serves in CongoDepartment of Surgery | University of Colorado School of Medicine Mar 13, 2015
In the fall of 2014, Dr. Kuwayama took five weeks of unpaid leave to serve in the DRC with the humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders.
While in the DRC, Dr. Kuwayama treated not only “natural” diseases and health problems but also many injuries resulting from the widespread violence that plagues the region. Some of his patients had sustained massive gunshot wounds from military assault weapons; others were victimized in systematic campaigns of sexual violence.
Despite the harrowing nature of what he saw on a daily basis, Dr. Kuwayama says he has never done more fulfilling work, and he hopes to return on an annual basis. Read more in UCHealth Insider.