Founded by Sudeep Pramanik, MD, MBA, FACS, the International Cornea Foundation is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization dedicated to restoring vision all over the world by bringing the teaching expertise of award winning surgeons from Johns Hopkins to other countries and communities in need. The ICF offers a fellowship program for international doctors to train with our surgeons in America and subsequently retrun to their home country where we continue the hands-on training and supervision. While other programs take US doctors overseas for a short program to operate on a finite number of patients, instead, the ICF model provides months of training and preparation for foreign doctors in wet lab and clinical settings in Baltimore, followed by local surgery programs and eye banks that are supported over the years.
Fulfilling Our Mission
The ICF model of training has been proven in India to allow for sustainable, high-quality care at the local level by enhancing the network of skilled doctors, all in all providing highly accessible and affordable care.
Preventing Treatable Blindness
204 cases have been performed by the ICF’s trained fellows in India between 2006-2008. Moreover, our team has successfully trained surgical staff to keep the centers equipped to continue providing care for their communities.
Our Next Goal
We have recently partnered with surgeons and teachers from the world-renowned Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in order to further cultivate this model in Africa.
How Your Donation is Used
- Educational Programs 70%
- Research 30%
- Administration 0%
Our doctors personally subsidize administrative overhead, so 100% of your donation goes directly to patient care.