5th Neurological Mission 2013

03 June - 07 June

We evaluated a total of 220 patients with neurological complaints. Most of the patients were from urban and rural areas of the Napo Province.  Of the total number of patients evaluated, 105 had epilepsy, 56% were under 12 years old. A total of 33 EEGs were performed, as well as 50+ CT scans. Medications were available continuously free of charge in the local hospital pharmacy, supplied by the Ministry of Health. Members of the team lectured local physicians, residents, medical students, first responders and the community on a variety of topics in epilepsy.

Team of Volunteers

  • Dr. Sebastian Espinosa-North Oaks , LA
  • Dr. Barbara Dworetzky-BWH
  • Dr. Kevin Shapiro- BWH
  • Dr. Esteban Ortiz -Ecuador
  • Dr. Blanca Vasquez-NYU
  • Dr. Jay Rao –New Orleans
  • Dr. Rao-New Orleans
  • Dr. Elisa Jacome -Ecuador
  • Dr. Angel Bayas –USA
  • Emma Bayas-Kids room-USA
  • Melissa Murphy EEG tech-BWH
  • Dr. Oscar Pacheco-Ecuador
  • Dr. Yaira Garzon, logistics -USA
  • Karen Garzon –Ecuador
  • Michelle Garzon, High School-Kids room-Ecuador
  • Yaira Espinosa- Elementary student-USA
  • Melanie Cabezas –University of Florida
  • Mia Borzello –MGH
  • Dr. Ines Fernandez- Hospital Velasco Ibarra Tena Ecuador
  • Nicole Falcone -Pediahabilidad –Hospital Velasco Ibarra Tena Ecuador
  • Alexandra Cadena -Pediahabilidad –Hospital Velasco Ibarra Tena Ecuador
  • Viviana Briones-Registration- Hospital Velasco Ibarra Tena Ecuador
  • Hospital Nurses-Tena, Ecuador