'Fantastic' exchange thrills Italian doctor, American counterpart

Oct 25, 2013 2926

Two doctors on opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean have set up their own international exchange program. Dr. Frank Nisenfeld and his wife, Sue, have hosted Dr. Anna Rebesco, of Asti, Italy, for a month, so she could see how medicine is practiced in the states. Nisenfeld, an orthopedic surgeon with the Mid-Maryland Musculoskeletal Institute in Frederick, met Rebesco when he went to Turin, Italy, as a volunteer doctor during the 2006 Winter Olympics.

"All orthopedic surgeons are sports groupies," Nisenfeld said. An idea came to him as he watched the 2002 Winter Olympics on TV: If Italy were selected for the games, he would try to go, since he and his wife have enjoyed several visits to Italy. "There's the world ... and then there's Italy," he said.
He found out how to volunteer to be one of the doctors at the Olympic village clinic, which takes care of anyone as needed.

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