Meet Serene Perkins
R. Serene Perkins, Director, OHSU International Surgery Program.
Serene's International Surgery career began in Pakistan's Northwest Frontier Province, serving in the only district hospital that survived the 2005 earthquake in the Kaghan Valley. Recognizing the disparate access to quality surgical care that burdens many countries in South Asia, she sought counsel from leading surgeons in India - and is now working on forming cross-border collaboration in the region. She coordinates an academic partnership between OHSU and the Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) in Lucknow for educational exchange, academic research and surgical quality assurance.