Global Surgery Program


Our mission is to improve surgical access, care, and outcomes for patients globally through innovative education and training programs for surgeons and other healthcare professionals, pioneering research to advance standards of care, and building healthcare capacity in underserved regions through health system partnerships.


Together, we can improve surgical care everywhere for everyone.

Meet Our Leadership Team

Phuong Nguyen, MD

Phuong Nguyen, MD

Associate Vice Chair of Global Surgery

Dr. Nguyen has been actively engaged in global surgery since 2004 and has led and participated in surgical capacity building and clinical trips in more than 12 countries and three continents.  In his role as AVP of Global Surgery, his goal is to create an organized framework for the department to build the three pillars of education, research, and clinical expertise with international partners in a bidirectional format.  Additionally, he will oversee program development, facilitate credible and sustainable partnerships, and increase opportunities for faculty, residents and students in global surgery with defined scope and metrics for success. With these endeavors his goal is to develop CU’s global surgery program into a national leader in this forum.

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Cameron Gibson, MD

Cameron Gibson, MD

Global Surgery Education

Dr. Gibson has been involved in global surgery as a general, trauma, and burn surgeon since 2019.  His areas of expertise include critical care, burn and complex wound management, and minimally invasive trauma surgery.  He has worked in multiple African countries focusing on education and capacity building for better burn and surgical care.

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Andrea Bischoff, MD

Andrea Bischoff, MD

Global Surgery Research

Dr. Bischoff is a pediatric colorectal surgeon and has travelled to operate and teach courses with live surgical demonstration in 18 different countries. She has been a visiting professor in more than 35 different countries and is committed to improve pediatric colorectal care everywhere for everyone. For more than 10 years she has led the International Colorectal Web Meeting through the Hendren project to allow pediatric surgeons from around the world to share their cases and discuss best approaches. She intends to promote the CU global surgery research network based on collaboration and quality improvement projects to elevate surgery around the world and decrease disparities in care.

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