The otolaryngologist discusses a decade of educational visits to Vietnam and Cuba
Explore this issue:June 2006
In the world of humanitarian efforts, giving money is relatively easy. Time can be a precious commodity, especially when it involves traveling to distant places, jet-lag, and culture shock. Yet this is exactly the gift that Byron J. Bailey, MD, has given repeatedly over the last 10 years in visits to Vietnam and, more recently, to Cuba.
In a recent phone interview, Dr. Bailey discussed his visits, in which he and the members of the teams accompanying him have provided training to the otolaryngologists of those countries. Dr. Bailey is the Chairman Emeritus of Otolaryngology at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. In 2003 the Texas State Legislature honored him for these humanitarian visits.