Giving Back

RealSelf Fellowship Grant

Dr. Derek Lou was one of nine medical humanitarians honored as a 2018 Recipient of The RealSelf fellowship grant for his upcoming trip to Mexico with the Crystal Foundation! Read more about it in PrNewsWire and RealSelf.

Crystal Foundation

Dr. Lou is proud to be a part of the Crystal Foundation, a non-profit organization founded in 1993 by Dr. R. Scott Yarish. The foundation has been providing medical and surgical care for the underserved areas around Guerrero, Mexico. The foundation’s primary role is performing reconstructive surgery for children and adults with birth deformities who otherwise would not be able to receive any care at all.

As a means of pursuing his dream to perform life changing reconstruction surgery to children in need, Dr. Lou joined the Crystal Foundation. With a team of dedication health professionals, plastic surgeons, and volunteers, the foundation was able to perform over 60 surgeries in June of 2017. The majority of the surgeries involved cleft lip and palate reconstruction as well as burn and congenital hand procedures as well. Dr. Lou is proud to be a part of the Crystal Foundation and its goal to improve the lives of the children.