Formally founded in 1969 as the Foundation for International Education in Neurological Surgery, FIENS sends volunteer neurosurgeons to developing countries to teach neurosurgical techniques and procedures, to help establish neurosurgery residency programs, and to lend their skills in the operating room. Our volunteers have been placed in 22 countries around the world and have helped to treat thousands. LEARN MORE >>
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If you are a neurosurgeon or neurosurgery resident, you may be accepted as a FIENS volunteer. To apply, fill out the APPLICATION FORM and send it to Gail L Rosseau, MD, FACS at the address found on the BECOME A VOLUNTEER page.
To learn more about current volunteers, view our VOLUNTEER PLACEMENTS. To see which countries FIENS volunteers have visited, view our PROJECT LOCATIONS. To read personal accounts of volunteer experiences, read FEATURED ARTICLES. And for information not covered on our website, contact via email.
Your contribution is critical to the success of FIENS. Make an ONLINE DONATION or download and FILL OUT THIS FORM and mail it to Dr. Frank Culicchia. For questions, check out our DONORS pages, e-mail or call him at 504.349.6985.
FIENS c/o Culicchia Neurological Clinic
1111 Medical Center Blvd.
Marrero, LA 70072
For several years, the FIENS Annual Appeal brochures have featured articles from our volunteers. These articles provide a snapshot of activity and describe some of the unique conditions volunteers encounter in their field work around the world.