University of Minnesota
Sclapel At The Cross
2450 Riverside Ave., Suite #R200
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Scalpel At The Cross serves to build and maintain a medical mission camp, which serves the orthopaedic needs of Pucallpan Peruvians, tribal populations and missionaries who serve them.
- Peter Cole, MD
- Brandon Kelly, MD
- Lisa Schroeder, MBA
- Peggy Gasior
President and Co-Founder, Scalpel At The Cross
COACT Lead, University of Minnesota
Director of Orthopaedic Trauma Academic Programs, University of Minnesota, Regions Hospital
COO and Mission Director, Scalpel At The Cross
- The name Scalpel At The Cross provides a powerful imagery. These four words capture the essence of a medical ministry which began as an expression of one surgeon's call to service.
- The scalpel is the main tool of a surgeon, distinguishing the surgeon with certain capabilities specific to his training and interest. The scalpel therefore symbolizes one's career and talent, as well as, one's most vital tool and resource.
- The goal of Scalpel At The Cross is to support and amplify on-going Christian ministries within the country of Peru.
- The addition of this orthopaedic medical ministry offers much needed aid to an area with a long history of poverty, medical neglect, and suffering.
- Scalpel At The Cross was officially born in 2004, the realization of a dream first conceived in 1988 when a young couple, Peter and Nancy Cole, were living in Miami, Florida. At that time, Nancy ran a family counseling practice merging strategies in nouthetic Christian counseling with clinical psychology. Peter was studying at the University of Miami School of Medicine to be a medical doctor with the goal some day of specializing in orthopaedic surgery.
- Statement of Faith (based on The Apostles' Creed): We believe in God, the Father Almighty Maker of heaven and earth and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord.
- Prospective, observational study comparing pain, pain control satisfaction, and function before and after lower extremity nonunion or malunion reconstruction in the United States of America versus Peru.