Dr. Shelby ClayRogers applauded by EMP for Work in Haiti
Shelby ClayRogers, MD, is on her fourth mission trip to Haiti. This time, however, her tour came in place of a scheduled trip to support a local orphanage. Instead, Dr. ClayRogers volunteered with OMS International, a Christian missionary organization, to dedicate her time exclusively to medical relief after the catastrophic earthquake on December 30, 2009.
Dr. ClayRogers' messages home say that they are dealing with "many amputations and infections, ... also things like appendectomies, machete wounds, and pedestrian/vehicle accidents from the local population." Dr. ClayRogers is making rounds and providing patient care for about 50 patients daily - which is about half of the patients in the clinic.
Dr. ClayRogers is an attending physician in the Emergency Department at Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital in Wadsworth Ohio. She received her medical training at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine and completed residency in Emergency Medicine at Summa Health System in Akron Ohio. She is board certified in Emergency Medicine.
Dr. ClayRogers has completed three prior missions to Jeremie, Haiti, to support an orphanage and some of the local churches. She was already scheduled for a fourth visit to provide assistance this week, when she rescheduled her time and activity in order to volunteer her medical skills at this critical juncture in Haiti's history.
Dr. ClayRogers is married to Dennis Rogers and they have three children together - Benjamin 7, Simon 6, and Heidi 4. When she is not working in the Emergency Department, Shelby enjoys sport fencing and photography. She was a competitive fencer as well as scholarship violinist for the Kent State Orchestra, before moving on to her current roles as emergency physician, mother and humanitarian.
Dr. ClayRogers has been with EMP since 2001.