Thomas M. Daniel, MD
Professor Emeritus of Surgery
Simulation Surgery Coordinator for International Teaching
Department of Surgery
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
Robinson Ssebuufu, MMed (Surgery), FCS (ECSA), Consultant Surgeon, Kampala International University Teaching Hospital, Western Campus, Ishaka-Bushenyi, Uganda.
Georges Ntakiyiruta, MMed, (Surgery) FCS (ECSA), Ejo Heza Surgical Centre, Kigali, Rwanda.
Patrick Kyamanywa, MMed, (Surgery) MPH, FCS, (FHEA), Professor of Surgery, Dean-School of Medicine, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Rwanda-Huye Campus, Butare, Rwanda.
Edmond Ntaganda, MMed (Surgery), Division Head Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine-College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University Teaching Hospital, Kigali, Rwanda.
Didace Barugahara Mugisa, MBCHB (MUK), MMed (SGY), FCS(FECOSCESA), Sr. Consultant Cardio-Thoracic Surgeon, Sr. Lecturer, Makerere University School of Medicine, St.Francis (Nsambya) Hospital, Kampala, Uganda.
Christian Ngarambe, MMed (Surgery), Consultant General Surgery, Former Head of Department of Surgery, Acting Director of Clinical Services, University Teaching Hospital, Butare, Rwanda
Ahmed Kiswezi Kazigo, MMed (Surgery) , FCS (FHEA), Consultant general surgeon, CHUB, Senior Lecturer/ Instructor in Surgery, University of Rwanda, Butare.
Vanessa Fawcett, MD, MPH, Clinical Assistant Professor, Royal Alexandra Hospital, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada. Instructor in Surgery, University of Virginia Rwanda Human Resources for Health Program, Butare, Rwanda 2014-2015.
John B. Hanks, MD, Professor Emeritus of Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA.
Kirk Barbieri, MS, Director of Specialty Care IT and Outcomes, Patient Care Services, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. Mr. Barbieri played an integral role in planning the manual’s text format, the layout of graphic illustrations and editing of the accompanying videos.
Dr. Daniel would also like to acknowledge Dr. Fidele Byiringiro, Rwandan surgical resident and Medical Editor of the Rwanda Medical Journal, who made substantial contributions to the development of the simulation surgery website; Mr. Charles Lewis, Telecommunications Network Analyst for the University of Virginia Office of Telemedicine, whose expertise was invaluable; Margery Daniel, PhD, videographer; and Mr. Alex Williams of the University of Virginia Operating Room Staff, who shared his technique for patient positioning for a postero-lateral thoracotomy that uses readily available and inexpensive supplies.