Peggy Frisella, RN, BSN, co-founder of Surgical Outreach for the Americas, shares SOfA’s story and mission with the Missouri Chapter of the American College of Surgeons April 30, 2022 Camden Lake of the Ozarks.

SOfA recruits volunteer surgeons, nurses, anaesthesiologists, therapists, medical technicians and volunteer assistants a few times a year, each year, to perform life altering surgeries for children and adults in under served communities, including Dominican Republic, El Salvador and Belize.


CBS St. Louis KMOX - Peggy Frisella

Interview  July 2015




the SOURCE Washington University October 2009

St. Louis, Missouri

Brent Matthews MD

Bringing our the Best - Minimally Invasive Surgery

the SOURCE Washington University April 2009

St. Louis, Missouri

Faculty and Staff take surgical skills to Dominican Republic

Tracing our journey - step by step

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Surgical Outreach for the Americas salutes the work of Dr. Maria Baimas-George.

Dr. Baimas-George is a surgeon, author and illustrator of a series of children’s books that have been proven to reduce the anxiety of young patients and their families when engaging doctors and medical facilities for treatment and care.

Visit The Strength of My Scars site to learn more about Dr, Baimas-George and Terry Books. Buy a book and SOfA receives a small donation.

                                    Thank you everyone!

HEATHER WADE, DNP, FNP-BC, RN and Associate Professor inspires the St. Louis medical community every day. Her knowledge, compassion and work ethic has led to many personal accomplishments. So, it isn’t surprising that in April 2023, Heather was recognized by St. Louis Magazine with their Excellence in Nursing Award for her advocacy and contributions to healthcare in the St. Louis community.

In addition to serving patients locally, Heather has has travelled with SOfA on Mission Trips to El Salvador and the Dominican Republic where she provides excellent patient care and presents instructional presentations to local doctors and nurses.

Heather is Chairperson for Sofa’s 2023 Trivia Night Auction.

HEATHER WADE receives St Louis Magazine’s Excellence in Nursing Award