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. MORE >
FIENS volunteers instruct and perform advanced neurosurgical techniques at teaching hospitals world-wide. As a volunteer, your assistance will be appreciated by many as you treat congenital and infectious pathology commonly unseen in developed countries.
FIENS volunteers are some of the best neurosurgeos in the word. They have to be. They work in extreme conditions, teach with whatever materials they have at their disposal, and improvise on the spot. All are generous and compassionate individuals who bring hope to those who need it most. There are more people in need than neurosurgeons available.
If you a a neurosurgeon or neurosurgery resident who has the unique qualities to join us, please consider volunteering. 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, or email to RAVNEET KAUR.
Bugando Medical Center and MOI in Tanzania, East Africa — Weill Cornell Spine Center, under the direction of Dr. Roger Hartl, Professor and Director of the Spine Center, offers a one year position for a young trained Neurosurgeon interested in a Global Neurosurgery Fellowship at two medical centers in Tanzania. The position entails training and teaching of Tanzanian surgeons and medical staff as well as ongoing research work together with FIENS and Weill Cornell Medical College. Continued communication with Weill Cornell Medical College and FIENS is enabled through frequent visits by US faculty and weekly Skype conferences. For more information contact DR. HARTL. This position is endorsed by FIENS.
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 page, EMAIL Frank Culicchia, MD or call him at 504.349.6985.
FIENS c/o Culicchia Neurological Clinic
1111 Medical Center Blvd.
Marrero, LA 70072
Consider supporting FIENS. Membership can be purchased with an annual contribution of $100. In addition to supporting a critical cause, membership fees provide access to information about FIENS activity, site-specific reports, field data, and an ONLINE “TOOLKIT” with resources and information for neurosurgeons who want to volunteer. MORE >