Finding Time for a Lifetime Commitment to Mission Work

The PedSpace

Apr 21 2022 • 20 mins

In this episode, Dr. Timothy Bukowski and Valre Welch discuss the fulfilling work of volunteering with the World Pediatric Project to provide care to children in Belize.

Dr. Timothy Bukowski received his undergraduate degree in economics at Georgetown University and his medical degree from SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine. He completed a urologic residency at Wayne State University, then completed a research fellowship in Pediatric Urology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and a clinical fellowship in Pediatric Urology at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan. He currently serves as the Director of Pediatric Urology at WakeMed Children's Hospital in Raleigh, North Carolina. He is Board-certified in Pediatric Urology and has a special interest in complex reconstruction of the genito-urinary system, the correction of hypospadias and management of the bladder exstrophy patient.

Dr. Bukowski is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Pediatric section of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Urological Association, and the Society of Pediatric Urology. He also serves as a Board member for the North Carolina Pediatric Society Foundation.

Valre Welch received her BSN from the University of Pittsburgh and her MSN from Loyal University of Chicago. She is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner in the division of Pediatric Urology & Department of Surgery at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU Health System. Welch also serves as research coordinator for various research projects within the division of pediatric urology. She is a member of Society of Urological Nurses Associates, Pediatric Urology Nurse Specialists and the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners.

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