Dr. Goldman donates his time and expertise to Help Us Give Smiles (HUGS) medical mission trips.  HUGS travels to Guatemala, Ecuador, Vietnam, and will soon be sending a medical mission trip to Peru.  The HUGS mission is to assist children affected by microtia, cleft lip and cleft palate, and other facial deformities.

Dr. Goldman focuses on microtia patients.  Microtia is a congenital deformity where the pinna (external ear) is not fully developed.  The HUGS team creates an ear using rib cartilage from the patient.  The process takes several stages so Dr. Goldman sees both new and former patients every year.  Since Dr. Goldman is fluent in Spanish, he makes a strong connection with the children in the Spanish speaking countries.

Forsyth Woman has published two stories on Dr. Goldman's medical mission work:  

 

Guatemala 2018 News Video: Journey for a smile: The HUGS team keeps giving back

 

Dr. Goldman has contributed his time to the following mission trips:

  • HUGS Medical Mission, Antigua Guatemala, Cleft lip/palate and Auricular Reconstruction September 2018
  • HUGS Medical Mission, Hanoi Vietnam, Total Auricular Reconstruction surgeries, March 2018 
  • HUGS Medical Mission, Antigua Guatemala, Cleft lip/palate and Auricular Reconstruction September 2017
  • HUGS Medical Mission, Hanoi Vietnam, Total Auricular Reconstruction surgeries, March 2017
  • HUGS Medical Mission, Antigua Guatemala, Cleft lip/palate and Auricular Reconstruction September 2016 
  • HUGS Medical Mission, Hanoi Vietnam, Total Auricular Reconstruction surgeries, March 2016 
  • HUGS Medical Mission, Antigua Guatemala, Cleft lip/palate and Auricular Reconstruction September 2015
  • HUGS Medical Mission, Hanoi Vietnam, Total Auricular Reconstruction surgeries, April 2015
  • HUGS Medical Mission, Antigua Guatemala, Cleft lip/palate and Auricular Reconstruction Sept 2014
  • HUGS Medical Mission, Hanoi Vietnam, Total Auricular Reconstruction surgeries, April 2014
  • HUGS Medical Mission, Antigua Guatemala, Cleft lip/palate and Auricular Reconstruction July 2013
  • HUGS Medical Mission, Hanoi Vietnam, Total Auricular Reconstruction surgeries, November 2012
  • HUGS Medical Mission, Antigua Guatemala, Total Auricular Reconstruction surgeries, July 2012
  • HUGS Medical Mission, Antigua Guatemala, Total Auricular Reconstruction surgeries, July 2011

 

HUGS Medical Mission - Neal Goldman MD - Facial Plastic Surgeon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Neal Goldman being honored at the HUGS Winter Gala (February 2016) for his medical mission trip work.

 

HUGS Medical Mission - Neal Goldman MD - Facial Plastic Surgeon     HUGS Medical Mission - Neal Goldman

 

HUGS Medical Mission - Neal Goldman MD - Facial Plastic Surgeon   HUGS Medical Mission - Neal Goldman MD - Facial Plastic Surgeon

 

HUGS Medical Mission - Neal Goldman MD - Facial Plastic Surgeon    HUGS Medical Mission - Neal Goldman

 

    

                         Before Cleft Lip Repair                                           One Year After Cleft Lip Repair

 

    

                         Before Cleft Lip Repair                                           One Year After Cleft Lip Repair

 

    

                      Before Microtia Repair                                        Hugging Mom One Year After Microtia Repair