Over 18 million people die every year due to a lack of access to surgical care globally. That’s more deaths than from HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis, combined. When Karina Nagin (‘11SIPA) recognized surgery as one of the greatest overlooked global health challenges, she joined Mission: Restore as the Executive Director to create the strategic vision, programs and partnerships to address this need.
Mission: Restore is a US based 501c3 global health non-profit, founded by Dr. Kaveh Alizadeh, that specializes in reconstructive surgery and provides long-term impact to surgeons in developing countries through hands-on training, educational grants, telemedicine and regional networks. Programs connect surgeons year-round to share knowledge and expand surgical skills, strengthening local health systems, and empowering surgeons as leaders within their community. Mission: Restore supports surgeons that are among the first formally trained reconstructive surgeons in their entire country.