Trent Douglas, Plastic Surgeon
Plastic surgeon Cmdr. Trent Douglas 95M 06MR traveled halfway across the globe on a five‐month humanitarian mission for Pacific Partnership in 2010. From May through September, he was on board the USNS Mercy, a 1,000‐bed floating hospital equipped with 12 operating rooms and served by a 1,000‐member crew comprised of medical, dental, veterinary, and surgical specialists, public health and other medical professionals, as well as the Navy’s Seabees construction engineers. Their mission was to work with local providers, non‐governmental agencies and military from partner nations to aid medically underserved people in Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Timor Leste. Along the way, they built relationships, exchanged information with local doctors and nurses, construct clinics, and brought the best medical care the U.S. has to offer directly to the shores of these often politically unstable developing nations.