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POP is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving pediatric orthopedic care in the developing world through surgical mission trips, the education of local medical staff, and hospital facility improvements.

234 Patients and Counting!

For the past six years, POP has traveled with a team of volunteer medical experts on annual surgical and educational mission trips to the Children’s Hospital in Santiago, Dominican Republic. As a result of their surgical and educational efforts, 217 impoverished children have received free surgeries for scoliosis; 56 through our 7 mission trips, 158 by the Dominican surgeons we have trained and 3 operated in St. Louis, MO due to their complexity. POP has also operated on an additional 11 children with various other orthopedic conditions, sponsored 4 children and brought 2 additional cases to St. Louis for treatment; one for physical therapy after paralysis and the other for complex surgery for cerebral palsy. In doing so, POP has helped changed the lives of 234 children who would have otherwise not had the opportunity for treatment.

5 Areas of Service

POP has a unique five arm model. POP seeks to improve orthopedic care not only by annual surgical missions but also by educating local doctors and nurses so that they can pay it forward to their communities; equipping the archaic hospital with necessary equipment, supplies and renovations; sponsoring children with orthopedic conditions that need non-surgical treatment and collaborating with other organizations (like World Pediatric Project) to bring children with complex orthopedic conditions to the United States for treatment.

Unprecedented Numbers


Total Surgeries


Surgeries by Internal Team


Completed by Surgeons Taught by POP