Our Promise

A Promise to Peru, Inc. provides an annual cataract surgical and medical mission to the remote villages of the Sacred Valley of Peru and other regions in need. Physicians and other health professionals from across the U.S. along with medical, optometry, pharmacology and public health students and undergraduate students volunteer their time towards this effort.
Urubamba

A good read from the FNE Fall Newsletter

Four years ago, FNE traveled to Urubamba, Peru as guests of a medical mission still in the process of defining what its mission would be and how it would be accomplished. As observers, we explored the issues, supported the efforts, and most importantly; we listened. We listened to the medical professionals and students who invited...
2013 Mission Commences

2013 Mission Commences

We are excited to be starting our good work here in the Sacred Valley of Peru!
Want to Join Our 2013 Mission?

Want to Join Our 2013 Mission?

Thank you for your interest in Stony Brook’s medical mission to the Sacred Valley  region in Peru. (download pdf) This is a project that is constantly evolving, improving, and also struggling as we face challenges in helping improve the lives of people who live in medically underserved areas in the Sacred Valley and the Andes...
Summary of A Promise To Peru Medical and Cataract Surgical Missions 2012

Summary of A Promise To Peru Medical and Cataract Surgical Missions 2012

A Promise to Peru was founded by John Shanley, MD, Debra Messina, MD (StonyBrook School of Medicine ‘88) and Natalie DiGioia, MD (StonyBrook School of Medicine ‘01) in October 2011.  The organization works with local New York physicians and Stony Brook University’s medical students who are interested in providing medical care to remote areas of...
Photo Journal #4 – We’re in Peru!

Photo Journal #4 – We’re in Peru!

Patient intake line at out clinic in Urubamba Trying on Toms shoes Trying on Toms shoes Receiving Toms shoes      
Photo Journal #3 - We're in Peru!

Photo Journal #3 – We’re in Peru!

Clinic photos from outside of Pisac Peru Post Op Evan Sable with the kids Dr Leeman assessing a patient 1 day after his cataract surgery Waiting in the train station while heading to Machu Picchu Machu picchu from above      

We made the paper(!!) -Times of Smithtown

Here is a copy of the article in this week’s Times of Smithtown. Local doctors, students bring medical care to Peru Times of Smithtown June 20, 2012 | 06:07 PM While a car accident about 10 years ago left ophthalmologist Debra Messina Coritsidis unable to go back to work due to chronic back spasms, she...
Medical Mission 2012, We've Landed!

Medical Mission 2012, We’ve Landed!

Arrived in Peru 2 days ago, Take a look! Urubamba from a high Advert for eye clinic Kids on line for shoes at a clinic close to 12000 ft near Pisac, Peru Urubamba sign  
Photo Journal #2 - We're In Peru!

Photo Journal #2 – We’re In Peru!

Our first photo journal from Tiffany Moadel. See what’s happening right now! More to come!    

Cataract Surgical Mission – Urubamba Peru

This will be the first year that we will have a cataract surgical mission for one week in Urubamba from July 2-6.  This effort has been coordinated by Debra Messina, MD. We are working with the Peruvian Ministry of Health to provide free cataract surgery to those patients who are truly indigent and have advanced...