History

Volunteers

Since 2008, more than 500 individual trips to China  have been made for No Pain Labor & Delivery-Global Health Initiative. Medical professionals and volunteers from prestigious universities and hospitals from all over the USA, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Israel, and Australia come together.  Overall, they have traveled to more than 60 hospitals located in almost every province (all but Tibet, Ningxia, Heilongjiang, and Jilin of the mainland China) to work for better healthcare in perinatology. 

Past participants include:

  • William Camann, MD, Director of Obstetric Anesthesia at Harvard University Brigham Women’s Hospital and author of easy labor;
  • Aaron Caughey, MD, PhD, the Chair of Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Associate Dean for Women’s Health Research and Policy at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, Dedicated to decrease cesarean delivery rate worldwide, and Wrote Safe Prevention of the Primary Cesarean Delivery, jointed obstetric care consensus of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine;
  • Li Fan, MD, PhD, an obstetrician from the University of Illinois at Chicago;
  • Pamela Flood,  MD, MA, Professor of anesthesiology at Columbia University and Stanford University, former Director of Obstetric Anesthesia at UCSF;
  • Gilad Gross, MD, Professor, Director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine Division in St. Louis University School of Medicine;
  • Phillip Hess, MD, Director of Obstetric Anesthesia and Vice Chair of Department of Anesthesiology at Harvard Medical School Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital;
  • Ling Qun Hu, MD, founder and executive director of NPLD-GHI;
  • Ruth Landau-Cahana, MD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Associate Director of Obstetric Anesthesia in Columbia University;
  • Mark Landon, MD, Richard Meiling Professor and Chair Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Ohio State University College of Medicine;
  • Chris C. Lee, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of  Anesthesiology, Director of Plastic-Orthopedic Anesthesia Division, Washington University in St. Louis;
  • Barbara Leighton, MD, Professor, former President of Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology and former Director of Obstetric Anesthesia at Washington University in St. Louis;
  • Yunping Li, MD, Assistant Professor, Associate Director of Obstetric Anesthesia Fellowship in Department of Anesthesiology at Harvard Medical School Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital;
  • Bryan Mahoney, MD, Assistant Professor, Director of Residency Training Program at the Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospital’s Department of Anesthesiology;
  • Virgil ManicaMD, Assistant Professor, Director of Obstetric Anesthesia at Tufts University;
  • Jean-Pierre Phillip Ouanes, D.O., M.S. Director, Regional Anesthesia. Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center;
  • May C. Pian-Smith, MD, MS, Associate Professor, Director of patient simulation training at Harvard University Massachusetts General Hospital;
  • Barbara Scavone, MD, Professor, former President of Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP) and Director of Obstetric Anesthesia at University of Chicago
  • John J. Sciarra, M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Chair Emeritus – Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, former President of the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), Chairman of the Scientific and Ethical Review Group of the World Health Organization (WHO) Special Program of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction, Chairman of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Committee on International Affairs;
  • Steven Shafer, MD, PhD, Professor of Anesthesiology at Stanford University, former Editor-in-Chief of Anesthesia & Analgesia,Chair-Committee on Drug Disposition of American Society of Anesthesiologists;
  • Anthony L. Shanks, MD, MS, Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology, Director, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program, Indiana University Hospital;
  • Jeanne S Sheffield, MD, Professor, Director of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine in Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, The Johns Hopkins Hospital;
  • Richard M. Smiley, MD, PhD, Virginia Apgar Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology, Chief of Obstetric Anesthesia at Columbia University, Chair of Scientific Committee in Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology;
  • John Sullivan, MD, MBA, Professor, Director of the McGaw Post-Medical Training Center at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, President of Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology;
  • Weike Tao, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Director of Obstetric Anesthesia and Obstetric Anesthesia Fellowship Program in the University of Texas at Dallas;
  • Cynthia Wong, MD, Chair of Department of Anesthesia in University of Iowa, former Vice Chair of Department of Anesthesiology and Director of Obstetric Anesthesia at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, former Chief in editor of obstetric anesthesia column in Anesthesia and Analgesia, One of the four co-authors of Chestnut’s Obstetric Anesthesia: Principles and Practice
  • Yun Xia, MD, PhD, Director of Global Health at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
  • Peishan Zhao, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology at Tufts University
  • Gang Zheng, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center;

Jie Zhou, MD, MS, MBA, Assistant Professor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Journal of No Pain Labor & Delivery –  Global Health Initiative (J NPLD-GHI) has been initiated in Oct 2014 via WeChat, the world largest social network platform. It has been distributed to NPLD-GHI Wechat  groups, Weibo, QQ groups, Qzone, and the official website here. J NPLD-GHI has been used to provide new concepts and to discuss with Chinese health providers regarding perinatology. We are extremely proud of our achievements and encourage you to explore our journal articles in Chinese.

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