Anesthesiology resident to help less fortunate overseas

Titi Aina, M.D., an anesthesiology resident, will spend this fall in Ethiopia to teach anesthesiology and help others. Photo by Maria Belen Farias

Titi Aina, M.D., will spend this fall improving the lives of those overseas.

The second-year anesthesiology resident is the recipient of a 2012 Society for Education in Anesthesia/Health Volunteers Overseas fellowship, which will provide her the opportunity to teach anesthesiology and help others.

The program offers opportunities in Peru, Ethiopia, Malawi, South Africa and Vietnam. Aina, 29, chose Ethiopia.

“I’m of African heritage so I’m very interested in giving back to the people,” Aina said.

Aina completed her undergraduate degree at Southern Connecticut State University and received her medical degree and surgical training at the University of Connecticut. She applied for the program in late January and will formally receive the award at a conference in June.

“I’m excited to learn about another health care system and of what ways I can be of service to them,” Aina said.

Aina plans to pursue a career in pediatric anesthesiology.