Tej M. Singh, M.D., chief of Vascular Surgery for the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, recently returned from two weeks at the U.S. Army’s Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC) in Germany, where he performed life- and limb-saving surgeries for U.S. soldiers wounded while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan in November 2011. America’s largest hospital outside its borders, LRMC is a state-of-the-art Level I Trauma Center that provides medical care for coalition forces from 48 countries.
In this video, Dr. Singh talks about his experiences and how it has affected his perspective on his medical practice at home.
Dr. Singh was the first surgeon from Northern California to volunteer his time and expertise in vascular care and surgery. Dr. Singh was selected by the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) to be the lead volunteer vascular surgeon, providing emergency vascular and endovascular care for wounded military personnel. He performed rounds and surgeries for traumatic injuries from explosives, requiring reconstruction surgery or amputation. Dr. Singh also did “best practices” trainings for the medical staff. Read More about PAMF Vascular Surgeon Returns from Volunteer Service at U.S. Military Hospital