Matthew Winterton, MD
- Global Surgery | Healthcare Access | Orthopedics | Technology in Low Resource Settings
Languages: English (native), Malagasy (native), Spanish (limited working proficiency)
I am a faculty member as a Lecturer in Foreign Languages at the Penn Language Center, where I founded and have taught Malagasy, the indigenous language of Madagascar, for the past 5 years. Our program has grown to 2 faculty members and about 70 students across 5 classes, spanning Beginning through Advanced Malagasy; we recently had 3 Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) fellows named from our students. Additionally, I am a resident in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery here at Penn. I am working to bridge the global surgery/orthopedics gap mainly in Africa through technology.
Recent global health projects
Currently involved in 1) Developing surgical training videos and translations into African languages/French for our international collaborators/hospitals to have digital surgical training from Penn's experts, and 2) Translations of various healthcare texts into African languages for dissemination.