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
President and Co-Founder, Scalpel At The Cross
Brandon Kelly, MD
COACT Lead, University of Minnesota
Lisa Schroeder, MBA
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.