Brian S. Parsley, M.D. (left) receives the Humanitarian Award at the AAHKS annual meeting in Dallas.
Brian S. Parsley, M.D. (left) receives the Humanitarian Award at the AAHKS annual meeting in Dallas.

Brian S. Parsley, M.D. received the Humanitarian Award for his service with Faith In Practice medical mission. Parsley serves as an associate professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at McGovern Medical School.

For the last 20 years, Parsley has served Faith In Practice by completing 50 medical mission trips to provide surgical care to the poor in Antigua and Guatemala. Some of his work includes co-leading screening clinics, surgical missions, and securing donations of implants, supplies and medication. His accomplishments include serving as chair of campaigns to build five operating rooms at Los Obras Hospital in Antigua and expanding Hilario Galinda Hospital in San Felipe. Parsley currently serves on the Faith In Practice Board of Directors.

“Because of Dr. Parsley’s commitment, compassion and talent, hundreds of Guatemalans are living productive lives, supporting their families and living joyfully,” said Rev. Linda L. McCarthy, Faith In Practice President & CEO.

The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) presented the 2016 Humanitarian Award at the AAHKS annual meeting in Dallas. The award recognizes AAHKS members who have distinguished themselves by providing humanitarian medical services and programs with a significant focus on musculoskeletal diseases and trauma, including the hip and knee in the United States and abroad.

American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)
Established in 1991, the mission of AAHKS is to advance hip and knee patient care through education and advocacy. AAHKS has a membership of over 3,000 surgeons and other hip and knee health care professionals.

Faith In Practice is committed to serving the poor of Guatemala through short-term medical mission trips that take an integrated approach to care – striving to reach those in the greatest need. More than 1,200 medical professionals and support personnel from across the United States work beside nearly 900 Guatemalan volunteers who see more than 25,000 patients annually.