Global Neurosurgery Program

About Us

We are a group of neurosurgeons, scientists, and students who share a common goal of improving the care of patients with neurosurgical conditions through research, education, and training.  The scope of our work focuses on low- and middle-income countries, where the burden of neurological disorders is high, yet access to safe and affordable neurosurgical care is limited. 

Our Mission

Enhance the neurologic health of populations in low resourced settings through partnerships with neurosurgeons and hospitals, enhancement of education and training, and promotion of scientific discovery.

Our Vision

• Improve neurosurgery care delivery in low resourced settings

Our Goals

• Enhance neurosurgical training in low-resourced settings

• Strengthen neurosurgical care and research capacity in low-resourced settings

• Advocate for improvement in neurosurgical care for vulnerable populations

Our Team

- Michael Dewan, MD, MSCI, Academic Director
- Christopher M. Bonfield, MD, Clinical Director

- Joseline Haizel – Cobbina, MBChB, MPH, Program Manager

Neurosurgery Residents:
- Silky Chotai, MD
- Rebecca Reynolds, MD

Medical Students:
- Jeffrey W. Chen
- Stefan W. Koester
- Alan Tang
- Rut Thakkar

Our International Partners and Their Sites


Bangladesh • Ethiopia • Ghana • Kenya • Malawi • Nigeria • Pakistan • Peru • South Africa • Sri Lanka • Tanzania/Zanzibar • Uganda • Zambia