Making the Crooked Straight: Creating Medical Miracles in Ethiopia
Arts & Culture
With Dr. Rick Hodes and Dr. Andrew Kaufman
December 7, 2017.
Donovan Pavilion | Vail
Whether it’s fixing debilitating spine diseases or creating a lasting effect on neurology in Ethiopia, these two doctors are proving that individuals can make an incomparable difference. Join Dr. Rick Hodes and Dr. Andrew Kaufman for an evening of stories and inspiration from two extraordinary individuals who have made a marked difference in the peoples’ lives in Africa.
Rick Hodes is an American internist, living in Ethiopia for 29 years. He is medical director for the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and, more than a decade ago, he started a program to help kids with spinal deformities. Rick is a Master of the American College of Physicians, has been a CNN Hero and holds five honorary doctorates.
Dr. Andrew Kaufman is a retired neurosurgeon who has spent one month each year for the past 10 years as a volunteer in Ethiopia. He has been involved in the residency program in neurosurgery and taught at the Medical School as well as performed surgery and taught neurosurgical techniques and practice.
Watch a trailer for the documentary “Making the Crooked Straight”
Note! The doors open at 5:30 p.m.; the program begins at 6 p.m.