Dr. Giannou has operated in many high-profile conflict zones, including Iraq and Afghanistan as well as Chechnya, Lebanon, Somalia and Liberia. A former chief surgeon for the International Committee of the Red Cross, Dr. Giannou will discuss his experiences in providing medical treatment in areas affected by some of the most violent conflicts of our time.
Dr. Giannou observed working conditions for doctors in the difficult circumstances while teaching in Mali, where he himself became ill and was a patient of Malian doctors who had been trained in France. Seeing local doctors struggle to provide care in facilities so different from those in which they’d been trained inspired Dr. Giannou to devote his career to the practice and study of medicine in the developing world.
|Dr. Chris Giannou and patient in Somalia|
"We're so proud to have Dr. Giannou speak at our event," said Tim Bothe, International Services manager for the Colorado and Wyoming chapter.
The Lunch & Learn lecture will be presented Thursday, April 3, from noon to 1 p.m. at the American Red Cross, 444 Sherman St. RSVPs are requested by 12 p.m. Wednesday, April 2 to Tim Bothe at Tim.Bothe2@redcross.org. WebEx options are also available for remote audiences. For more information, contact Tim Bothe.