George D. Politis
Decades of smiles
I have served on 17 missions, going back to my first one in 1994. All but one mission has been with Operation Smile. I have traveled to many locations in Asia, Africa, South and Central America to perform surgical mission work.
I have served as a member of the Operation Smile Anesthesia Council since 2000, and have championed many quality improvement and education initiatives, including resident participation on Operation Smile missions.
Dr. Politis sets up an operating room for Operation Smile.
I will be taking one of our senior anesthesiology residents to Guwahti, India, the site of an Operation Smile Cleft Center, for two weeks in May, 2012. I chair the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia (SPA) Committee on International Education and Service.