Posted on 14 May, 2013

This post is by Warwick Creeper, Manmar Team Blogger.

Equally splendid, on the day the Australian Ambassador visited the Yangon Military Hospital, was spending some time with Operation Open Heart’s Paediatric Anaesthetist, Matt Crawford.

He gave me a very succinct explanation of Tetralogy of Fallot, a Congenital Heart Defect, and the types of surgical procedure required which leads to cure. You can’t help but be impressed by this guy. He’s no slouch. Let me show you what I mean with some pics…

The picture below shows is Matt and the local team preparing for a reintubation of a post operative cardiac infant. This type of work requires sound judgement, quick decision making, and a good level of physical dexterity. Every opportunity is a teaching opportunity, after all Dr. Matt can’t be there every time this needs to be done.

Paediatric Anaesthetist, Matt Crawford with cardiac patient

Then it was on to a mini-lesson on structure and function of cardiac anatomy, for our guests from the Australian Embassy.

Paediatric Anaesthetist, Matt Crawford demonstrating

Not content with being a proficient clinician and educator, in his spare time (whenever that is), he an excellent car restorer. We caught him in, pondering his next ‘wreck’ to restore. (okay maybe we slightly edited the picture!!)

Paediatric Anaesthetist, Matt Crawford relaxing

And to top it all of he appears to be a pretty good joke and story teller.

Best Regards To You All.

And To Dr. Matt Crawford – Hope you had a good trip and made it home safely.

Operation Open Heart Team

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