Dr. Lily J. Saldaña Gallo is a pediatric surgeon from Peru. She graduated in 2001 from the Universidad San Martin de Porres and in 2005 from the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos in Lima, where she specialized in pediatric surgery. In 2012, Dr. Saldaña earned a Master´s degree in Endoscopic Surgical Techniques from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. She followed that in 2021 with a Master´s degree in International Senior Management at Universidad Complutense de Madrid – Spain.
Dr. Saldaña currently works at the Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño (INSN) and leads the Peruvian Pediatric Surgical Oncology Committee of the national Ministry of Health. She is also a pediatric surgery professor at the Universidad Ricardo Palma in Peru.
Professionally her main interests are minimally invasive surgery in newborns and children, surgical oncology and global surgery. Her wish is for every child in the world to have access to high quality and timely surgical care.
Dr. Saldaña has volunteered her time and professional skills in the poorest regions of Peru and the world. She helped found the Global Initiative of Children´s Surgery in 2016 and remains the Peruvian delegate. She is also a member of the Peruvian Society of Pediatric Surgery, the Society of International Pediatric Surgical Oncology and the International Pediatric Endosurgery Group.
She hopes that an MSc in Global Child Health will help her set the standard for excellency in pediatric surgery.
“I chose the Master of Global Child Health program because I want to direct my professional experience and desire to help to a larger scale,” she says. “I am focused on developing effective pediatric preventive health care programs in resource-poor settings in Peru and around the world.”
Master’s International Senior Management: Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain (2021)
Master’s Endoscopic Surgical Techniques: Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (2012)
Pediatric Surgery: Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima (2005)
Medical Degree: Universidad San Martin de Porres, Lima (2001)