GRINNELL, IA—Grinnell College alumnus and trustee Ronald B.H. Sandler will address “Broken Bones in a Broken Country: An Orthopedic Surgeon Helps Victims of the Haitian Earthquake” at 4:15 p.m. on Thurs., Apr. 29 in Room 102 of the Alumni Recitation Hall on the Grinnell College campus.
Sandler, a 1962 Grinnell graduate, recently retired as an orthopedic surgeon from Mezona Orthopedic Professional Association. Sandler and his wife Rita have made more than 15 trips to countries such as Brazil, Peru, Nicaragua, Cuba, and Pakistan as a volunteer medical team operating primarily on congenital deformities in children. Sandler is the former president of the medical staff of Mesa Lutheran Hospital, past chair of the Department of Surgery, a trustee for Sunshine Acres Children’s Home in Mesa, Ariz., and is a member of the advisory board for Banner Health of Arizona. In 1996, he was named Mesa’s Man of the Year for his humanitarian efforts at home and abroad. He will be teaching a short course on campus this fall on the health care crisis.
Sandler’s talk is sponsored by the Wilson Program in Enterprise and Leadership, and is free and open to the public. The Alumni Recitation Hall is located at 1226 Park St. on the Grinnell College campus.