Pakistani Physician Visits Carlisle Regional Medical Center

CRMC Partner in Cultural Exchange Program

(April 27, 2022) Carlisle Regional Medical Center today hosted Dr. Waqas Raza, a physician with Khyber Teaching Hospital in Peshawar, KPK-Pakistan, as part of the Rotary Group Study Exchange Program.

This program is a direct exchange of teams of young professional men and women around the world. Rotary districts in different countries are paired to send and receive professional study groups of four to six non-Rotarian team members and one Rotarian team leader to travel for four to six weeks, staying in the homes of Rotarian members.

Dr. Raza’s team arrived in the local Rotary District 7390 on April 14 and will return to Pakistan on May 12.

“Carlisle Regional Medical Center is pleased to be a part of this unique opportunity to learn and share professional medical and clinical knowledge,” said CEO John Kristel. “We enjoyed having Dr. Raza spend time here today at CRMC, learning more about medical and surgical care in the United States, including a demonstration of our RIO Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System, which is used in performing MAKOplasty partial knee surgeries here at our hospital.

“As Rotarians, we have been delighted to host this excellent team from Pakistan,” said Tom Burson, chairperson of the Rotary District 7390’s Group Study Exchange Program. “This exchange program is one of the ways that Rotary promotes world peace by providing opportunities for learning from people in other parts of the world. We always look forward to these exchanges each year.”

Carlisle Regional Medical Center is a comprehensive, regional healthcare resource, committed to offering high-quality healthcare, state-of-the-art equipment, expansive services and unique programs, meeting the needs of patients, physicians, employees and the community. Recognized as one of the nation’s top performers on key quality measures by The Joint Commission, our high-quality physicians and 165-bed facility makes Carlisle Regional Medical Center one of the best community medical centers.