Project #1206

Free Cleft Surgery for 400 Poor Children in India

by Smile Train
Jul 26, 2011

G.S. Memorial Hospital's 20,000th Surgery

Baby, G.S. Memorial
Baby, G.S. Memorial's 20,000th Smile Train Patient

Recently, one of Smile Train’s oldest and highest performing partner hospitals, G. S. Memorial Plastic Surgery Hospital in Varanasi, India, reached a new milestone — 20,000 Smile Train sponsored free cleft surgeries. Under the leadership of Dr. Subodh Kumar Singh, G. S. Memorial is one of the largest cleft centers in the world and has been a Smile Train partner since April 2004. Dr. Subodh and his staff are also featured in the 2008 Academy Award®-winning Documentary, Smile Pinki.

The 20,000th patient, Baby, is an 8-month-old girl born with both a cleft lip and palate. She was originally screened by Dr. Subodh at a camp in Daltonganj, Jharkhand when she was 13 days old, but was not fit for her surgery scheduled in December. She returned this summer for her surgery and became G.S. Memorial’s 20,000th patient.


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Organization Information

Smile Train

Location: New York - USA
Smile Train
Project Leader:
Adina Wexelberg-Clouser
Donor Relations Associate
New York, New York United States

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