Dr. Jeffrey McNeil, retired U.S. Colonel and cardiothoracic surgeon from Austin has accepted a position on the VOOM Foundation board of directors. Prior to his acceptance, Dr. McNeil attended two open-heart medical missions with VOOM Foundation, recruiting two medical teams while leading the VOOM education and training program at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital in Enugu.
Dr. McNeil has an extensive background in surgery having completed his general surgery residency while on active duty with the U.S. Air Force at UTHSCSA and prior to his residency at Wake Forest University and North Carolina Baptist Medical Center. Dr. McNeil deployed twice to the 332nd Air Force Theater Hospital at Balad Air Base, Iraq and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal with one Oak Cluster for his service and outstanding achievements.
Dr. McNeil is a board-certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and specialized in adult cardiac and thoracic surgery. He is currently serving as Chief of Surgical Services at Seton Medical Centre Hays where he was voted the 2018 Physician of the Year.
Jeff will be a huge addition to the VOOM Foundation Board, he brings an extensive set of skills and a high level of passion to spend his time and effort in areas where heart surgery is either non-existent or lacking. Jeff and his wife Shannon who have both attended two missions, continue to lead by example demonstrating their unwavering commitment to assist VOOM Foundation in achieving its vision of creating sustainable high-quality health care in Sub Saharan Africa, especially in cardiac surgery.
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