Dr. Dalia Sepúlveda
I am Dr. Dalia Sepúlveda A. a Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon working in Santiago, Chile. In the past I have been involved with passion in several educational activities for the specialty all through Latin America.
Some of those combined educational projects have become a solid pillar helping to organize country, continental and even intercontinental experts’ group in major topics in Pediatric Orthopedics. (Musculo skeletal Trauma, Hip diseases, clubfoot, musculoskeletal reconstruction surgery).
The following dream is to be part of the future, offering to the children with clubfoot in LA and the world ,the best functional result possible today, starting at proper age , so they growth and develop living a normal life in society.
Dr. Shafique Pirani
Dr. Shafique Pirani is a Clinical Professor at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of British Columbia Medical School. Dr. Pirani’s major interest is in clubfoot. He is widely known for his clubfoot assessment tool – the Pirani Clubfoot Severity Score, for his pioneering work with MRI showing how the Ponseti Method corrects the clubfoot deformity, and for developing sustainable national Ponseti clubfoot teaching and treatment programs in developing nations. He is the Project Director for both the Uganda Sustainable Clubfoot Care Project (USCCP) and Sustainable Clubfoot Care in Bangladesh (SCCB) – Government of Canada (Global Affairs Canada) supported initiatives to build capacity for sustainable Ponseti clubfoot management throughout their respective countries.
Dr. Naomi Davis
I qualified from Nottingham University Medical School in 1988, completed my orthopaedic training in Manchester and Toronto and have been a consultant in Children’s Orthopaedic Surgery in Manchester since 2001.
After an early and many subsequent visits to Dr. Ponseti’s unit in Iowa, I developed a busy practice for patients with clubfoot and complex foot deformities. This practice has developed into one that is nationally recognised as a tertiary referral centre for complex foot problems. I have been involved in training internationally for many years, more recently with the Global Clubfoot Initiative. I have been part of the team developing the BSCOS consensus statement on clubfoot management and continue to be involved in research and network building.
Dr. Charles Bizimana
Dr Charles BIZIMANA is an Orthopedic surgeon interested in clubfoot, working at Gahini Hospital which is the only referral center of clubfoot in Rwanda.
I run a clubfoot clinic twice weekly whereby half of patients are referred from all over the country.
I am currently a member of the international group working on an app called PCN (Ponseti Clubfoot Navigator) which intends to guide clinicians on decision making, hence decreasing medical errors as far as Ponseti treatment is concerned.
I have passion in the treatment of clubfoot and I will continue to make a change in the lives of children born with clubfoot wherever in the world through research and teaching.
Dr. Monica Nogueira
I´m Monica Nogueira, and orthopaedic surgeon in São Paulo Brazil, graduated in Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery at University of São Paulo. I have a PhD in Epidemiology in Faculty of Public Health in University of São Paulo. I work in a Public Hospital (Instituto de Assistencia Médica ao Servidor Público Estadual), and in private practice (Mobile Ortopedia). We are clinical researchers in our NAPOA (Nucleo de Apoio à Pesquisa Ortopedica Avançada) and produce and incentivate new students to work with Ponseti Method, especially its indications for arthrogrypotic, and myelodisplastic feet, as well as older children with clubfeet.
I dedicate a lot of my practice to clubfeet and Ponseti Method, since my fellowship in Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction in Baltimore, in 2000, with Dr. John Herzenberg and Dr. Paley. I participated actively in Iowa clubfoot courses from 2000 to 2009. I was very much involved with teaching and diffusion of the Ponseti Method; especially, in two national Programs, Programa Ponseti Brazil (2007-2008) and Rotary Global Grant, Erradicando o Pé Torto no Brasil (2016-2018), this last one with mentorship model. I´m a Rotarian since 2015, and our global grant expanded to other countries in Latinoamerica as Argentina, Colombia, Bolivia, Mexico, and keep on influencing other countries to work on public health policies to treat congenital deformities as clubfeet.
Past District Governor Raman Bhatia, a Member of RC Delhi Midtown,D-3011
has been associated with Rotary since the last 50 years. 25 of these have been
spent working towards a ‘Polio Free World’ a dream which would be realized
very soon. The first in Asia to be recognized for his untiring efforts in Polio
Eradication with the ‘International Service Award for a Polio Free World’ he
served as a Member of the India National Polio Plus Committee of Rotary
International(RI)from 1995 to 2014, the longest by anyone, ever in any R.I
Committee. Over the last 15 years he has also committed himself to
rehabilitation of the Polio afflicted and others with physical disabilities,
particularly children with support of a renowned Orthopedician Dr.Mathew
Verghese. He also served as Advisor to the World Health Organisation for 3
He spearheads the Rotary-CURE-CIIT partnership in India which is treating
small children born with CLUBFOOT . 7 model clinics sponsored by Rotary
Clubs through Global Grants are successfully running in the Delhi National
Capitol Region among many others in the country.
More details to be posted here soon!