American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

2003 International Volunteer Award: Lowell B. Furman

Lowell B. Furman, MD, FACS, a general surgeon from Boone, NC, received the 2003 ACS Surgical Volunteerism Award for his international work with World Medical Missions. World Medical Missions, begun in 1978 by Richard W. Furman, MD, FACS, his brother Lowell B. Furman, MD, FACS, and the Rev. Franklin Graham, sends about 250 surgeons, internists, and family practitioners to hospitals throughout the world. The organization supplies seven of the 15 doctors that staff the largest hospital in Kenya on a rotating basis every four to six weeks and sends general as well as orthopedic and plastic surgeons and urologists to hospitals in Africa, Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Nepal. World Medical Missions also started from scratch to rebuild a small hospital in Afghanistan after the 2001 war, supplying hospital beds, operating room equipment, X-ray machines, and laboratory instruments.

World Medical Missions