People from Bhutan pose together
Orthopedic surgeons performing surgery
Picture of building in Bhutan
Religious statue in Bhutan
Building in Bhutan on a mountainside

Thomas Higgins, MD — Bhutan

The Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital in Thimphu Bhutan, January 5-February 1 2020

As Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery at University of Utah, we saw 50-60 cases in clinic. The Bhutanese people are wonderful, welcoming, and astonishingly generous. As usual, my experience in Bhutan made me humbled to see how much people accomplish with limited resources and how dedicated medical professionals are to perfecting their craft. While we are blessed with material abundance here in the United States, it is clear how much I had to learn from Bhutan in terms of positivity, creativity, and determination.

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