Surgeons from Afghanistan, Pakistan and India Simultaneously Spice SALSA

Photograph (From Left): Vascular Surgeon Iram Naz (Pakistan), Podiatric Surgical Resident Lida Faroqi (Afghanistan), Prof. David G. Armstrong (SALSA) and Orthopaedic Surgeon Amit Burande (India)

The Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA), as part of its mission to educate clinicians, worldwide, regularly hosts visiting scholars from around the world. This week, however, signaled something unique. The core service, which consists of University of Arizona Vascular and Podiatric Surgeons, was joined by three different surgeons hailing from three South Asian nations: Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. David G. Armstrong, Professor of Surgery and SALSA’s Director noted “We can’t recall having an entire region so well represented at one time. I think it signals the interdisciplinary and multinational nature of what we do. This problem transcends borders and disciplines. This type of sharing invariably reaps benefits not just for us practitioners, but for the patients we serve. It is just a wonderful time to be working in this field.”

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