Who we are
GEO saves lives and prevents avoidable deafness from ear disease for those affected by poverty and lack of care so they can reach their full human potential.
Temporal Bone Lab Design
GEO from the ground up helps design, develop, and build temporal bone labs for teaching purposes in both academic and non academic settings.
Training in surgical skills
From the temporal bone lab where the anatomy of the middle ear is learned to the operating theater where technique is refined, GEO is helping to advance surgical skills.
The GEO advisory network helps build and structure the curriculum for academic training programs in both Otology and Otolaryngology.
Post Doctorate Fellowships
GEO helps support underserved communities lacking specialists by connecting experienced ENT and otology fellows in needed communities.
Many communities are underserved and when it comes to ear disease GEO has provided surgery pro bono for those who lack access and funds for care.
Our programs and medical donations reach more than 25 developing countries each year, saving lives and transforming people.
In 2008 Global ENT Outreach embarked on a project to build the first temporal bone lab for teaching purposes in Lima, Peru. Since its initiation, the course has hosted physicians from Bolivia, Paraguay, Peru, and Ecuador. Basic surgical anatomy and operative skills are taught in the operating theater and laboratory.
GEO partner The Ukrainian Foundation of Otology recently opened its full service diagnostic center in western Ukraine. They are now seeing patients from the western part of the country and dispensing hearing aids and providing surgical services. In 2020 we will open a lab and teach ear anatomy to doctors from the surrounding areas.
British GEO Partners
GEOUK lead my Misha Verkerk, M.D. from London has spearheaded the program in Northern Ethiopia. Aside from the running the bone lab, training in audiology as well is performed. Please feel free to contact us if you have interest in joining this program.
In Northern Ethiopia at the Ayder Speciality Hospital, in Mekelle, Ethiopia, GEO-UK along with GEO-USA partnered and built a dissection lab for training in ear surgery. Courses are given twice a year in November and June. Trainees from Africa are invited to attend. Please contact us if interested in learning anatomy and basic ear surgery procedures.
February • Ukraine (1-28)
March• Ukraine (1-30)
April • Ukraine (1-27)
May • Peru (21-27)
June • Bolivia
June • Dominican Rep.
July • Ethiopia (19-26)(
August • Paraguay (9-10)
September • USC TBC (18-20)
October • Ukraine (1-30)
November • Ethiopia (GEO UK)