In the Community
Trantien Foundation Humanitarian Project in Hue,Vietnam
Dr. Kressel was invited by the Trantien Foundation to join Project Hue. This program brings physicians from the United States to provide medical care and treat patients in Hue,Vietnam located 600 miles north of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). In March 2014 Dr. Kressel joined a group comprising of both reconstructive surgeons and medical specialists. While there he cared for both children and adults in 2 hospitals: Hue University Hospital and Hue Central Hospital.
The procedures performed included repairing congenital deformities , cleft lip and palate repair, revising traumatic scars, burn scar release, hand surgery, and excision of facial tumors. In addition, he had the opportunity interact and teach the local physicians, residents in training and medical students.