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CYNTHIA GREGG,
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Easing Emotional Trauma in Bolivia

Dr. Cynthia Gregg, well known throughout the Triangle as a pre-eminent facial plastic surgeon, continues her globe-trotting medical missions of mercy to remote areas, as part of surgical teams offering pro bono cleft lip-palate surgical repair.

Dr. Gregg, assisted by Dr. Wade, begins the surgical process.

“At this point, I’ve been part of eight of these two-week surgical repair trips, six to Kenya, one trip to South Sudan, and most recently, this past January, to Bolivia,” she notes. “Often my husband, Joe Cornett, who is a radiologist, is part of the team, and our sons, Joseph and Gregg, offer support, as their busy schedules permit. In terms of family, however, this trip to Bolivia was a solo experience for me, and I was very comfortable, and pleased, working with Dr. Jim Wade, who started the cleft lip/palate teams to Kenya in the late 1990s.”

The child between Drs. Wade and Gregg is a cleft lip/palate surgical candidate, accompanied to the site by his mother and a younger child.

The event is sponsored by World Medical Mission, which, for over 30 years, has been bringing general surgeons, dentists and other medical personnel to Christian mission hospitals and clinics around the world. It is an arm of Samaritan’s Purse, founded by North Carolina-based Franklin Graham, son of Billy Graham. Services are provided free to those in need.

A reprint of this article, including additional photos of some of Dr. Gregg’s and her colleagues’ patients in Bolivia, is in PDF form (left).