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Team Chicago was started by Dr. Edie Chan, a transplant and general surgeon from Chicago. Dr. Chan always wanted to share her knowledge with other surgeons across the globe, and to provide care to the less fortunate patients in poor countries. She traveled with Team NY in their 2019 mission to Ivory Coast. The experience was an eye opener that confirmed her belief that international volunteerism and helping the poor is part of who she is. The team is scheduled to travel to Rakai Uganda on May 14, 2020 in their maiden mission.