2023 Global Golisano Health Leadership Award Recipient from Chile: Dr Georgina Toro
Dr. Georgina Toro is a pediatric dentistry specialist from Universidad Nacional Andres Bello, the largest private university in Chile. Volunteering her expertise, Dr. Toro engages her students to educate individuals with intellectual disabilities on oral hygiene, conduct dental screenings, and provide dental procedures free of charge to Special Olympics athletes. The university currently supports learners with intellectual disabilities across 12 special needs schools in the metropolitan area of Santiago. Dr. Toro has been supporting Special Olympics Chile (SOC) to grow their university and medical partnerships to include all three regions where Universidad Nacional Andres Bello has campuses with health tracks and thus expand treatment opportunities to athletes living in remote areas of the country.