American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research

Faith in Practice

Mark Woolf MDFaith In Practice (FIP) is a medical mission team that provides pro bono medical care in Guatemala. FIP has grown to be the second largest health care provider organization in that country.

Founded in 1992, FIP has expanded to provide continuity of medical care to the poorest of Guatemala. Currently, their medical teams travel to the most remote and poorest parts of Guatemala, setting up makeshift clinics in rural villages.

Working side by side Guatemalan volunteers, the medical teams provide general care and make referrals to the Obras, now a hospital that houses four state-of-the art operating rooms thanks to Faith In Practice supporters, and to four additional smaller hospitals throughout Guatemala. Hip and Knee Surgeons are among the providers in the organization.

AAHKS Member Participants

Brian S. Parsley, MD
Mark Woolf, MD
Brad Urquhart, MD
Robert Hamilton, MD

If you are an AAHKS Member who has participated in Faith in Practice missions, please email