I had the opportunity to visit with Dr. Neil Jones, who is a University Professor at the University of California Los Angeles and Past President of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.
On September 25, The 2014 Japanese Society for Surgery of the Hand Travelling Fellows was hosted here in SF by Dr. Edward Diao. They were on a stop from their tour of the US that included the American Society for Surgery of the Hand 69th Annual Meeting in Boston, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota; Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri; University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor, Michigan; and Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital in New York City, New York.
Dr. Yoshitaka Hamada presented his series on microsurgical free flap reconstruction and Dr. Ryosuke Ikeguchi presented his series on adjustable lengthening external fixators for hand and upper limb trauma. Thursday, September 25, 2014, they spent the day in Dr. Diao’s clinic seeing patients with him. Lunch was held at California Pacific Medical Center on the Davies campus where they dined with members of the Hand/Microsurgery team based at the Buncke Clinic. They spent the afternoon and the next day observing cases at CPMC Davies viewing micro surgery, and nerve and soft tissue reconstruction in the upper and lower limbs. That evening Dr. Diao hosted both surgeons at his home for relaxation and rejuvenation.
These kind letters were received from Dr.Yoshitaka Hamada and Dr. Ryosuke Ikeguchi
Dear Dr. Ed Diao:
Thank you so much for providing us with such a great opportunity. It was such a delight to receive a great hospitality of you and dinner with your wife. I was lucky to get a wonderful chance to see various kinds of the hospital due to the arrangement of you. I will keep learning to catch up with you. Please give my best regards to your family and colleagues.
Dear Dr. Diao,
Thank you so much for inviting me to the dinner at your wonderful house and giving me the opportunity to watch your clinics. I also appreciate your arrangement for us to watch the operations in the Buncke Clinic. It was a great pleasure meeting with you, and I truly enjoyed learning more about your clinic. I will attach some pictures with you. We went to Sausalito with the ferry as your wife’s recommendation.I just arrived Japan. After visiting the US, I realized that I need more progress in my skills and experiences. Next Monday, I will start my hospital work.
Thank you again for your time and hospitality. I look forward to seeing you in Japan near future. Keep in touch.
DR. YOSHITAKA HAMADA AND DR. RYOSUKE IKEGUCHI FROM THE JAPANESE SOCIETY FOR SURGERY OF THE HAND HOSTED HERE IN SF BY DR. EDWARD DIAO
DR. YOSHITAKA HAMADA AND DR. RYOSUKE IKEGUCHI TRIP TO SAUSALITO ON THE FERRY.
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