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International Medicine Program
Our dedicated international medicine team is here to help. Here are some of the ways you can ask us questions or share information about your child’s care:
Maggie Veloski is a registered nurse who has been with Nemours for nearly 10 years. She is the manager of the International Medicine program and provides care coordination for patients around the globe. Veloski facilitates communication between physicians and families, and she follows each patient from the point of initial contact through follow-up care, including meeting every patient and their family at the front door for their first visit to Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. She is also responsible for the operations of the International Medicine Department, coordinating communication between all affiliate departments, providing outreach education on international medicine, and aiding to build relationships with referring organizations. Veloski earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from The Pennsylvania State University and her master’s degree in business administration with a focus on health administration from the University of Scranton.
Dr. Bani-Hani is an Associate Professor of Urology and Pediatrics at Sidney Kimmel Medical School-Thomas Jefferson University and the site director for residency training for both Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and Cooper Medical School, New Jersey. He completed a urology residency at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., in 2006 and a fellowship in pediatric urology at the Riley Children’s Hospital at the University of Indiana in 2008. He joined Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children as an attending pediatric urologist in 2008. Dr. Bani-Hani is board-certified by the American Board of Urology with subspecialty board certification in pediatric urology. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Surgeons and Society for Pediatric Urology. His clinical interests include urinary tract reconstruction for neurogenic bladder and bowel, complex hypospadias repair, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, endourology/stone disease, adolescent varicoceles and robotic reconstructive procedures.
Damaris Perez joined Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in 2005 as a financial counselor. She has extensive knowledge and experience in patient access, account resolution, finance and other areas. Perez is dual-certified through the American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management® as a Certified Revenue Cycle Specialist-Institutional (CRCS) and a CRCS-Professional. These credentials assure our patients that she has extensive knowledge of the steps needed to assist them with registration, access to care and billing. She is also a Certified Professional Coder-Hospital (the highest standard for medical coding in hospitals).
In 2005, Dr. Raab joined the staff at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in the Diagnostic Referral Division. He has remained an active member of the Division. Clinically he has multiple responsibilities, These include Ward Attending at duPont Hospital for Children, Inpatient Attending for Diagnostic Referral Service, Preceptor for Residents and Medical Students at duPont at Jefferson Pediatric Continuity Clinic, Medical Care for Children at Kencrest Pediatric Medical Home and Exceptional Care for Children, Inpatient and Outpatient Medical Attending on Liver Transplant Service, and in our Diagnostic Referral Clinic where he sees patients for a myriad of problems and second opinions. He also is an associate editor and member of the editorial Board for The Merck Manual.
Dr. Raab’s true passion is International Medicine and Global Health Education and improving the care of children, wherever they maybe. He has been the Director of the Nemours Pediatric Refugee Clinic since its inception in 2010. He was awarded the 2012 Health Center/Clinic of the Year at the 2012 Philadelphia Healthcare Innovation Awards. He is a founding member of the North American Society of Refugee Healthcare Providers. He has led teams of physicians around the world in a variety of roles, in countries including: disaster relief (Haiti), post-op surgical care of pediatric liver transplant patients (Bolivia), rural primary care in Haiti, Uganda, Honduras and Guatemala, as well as educational and facility needs assessments of health care facilities in Rwanda, Bolivia and Haiti. He has established and runs the Pediatric Resident Global Track as the Director of Pediatric Global Health. He is also a member of Thomas Jefferson University’s Global Health Initiatives Committee. He has been the Medical Director of the Nemours International Medicine Program since 2015.
Dr. Raab BS in Biology/History at Muhlenberg College in Allentown Pa., and received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine. While there, he received the Waldo E. Nelson Pediatric Award as the outstanding senior student in Pediatrics. He received his pediatric training at The Thomas Jefferson University/Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. During his residency he received the Herman Rosenblum, MD. Award for Excellence as the Outstanding Senior Resident as chosen by the Pediatric Faculty as well as the Resident Teaching Award in recognition of Outstanding Teaching, Clinical Excellence and support of the Pediatric Resident chosen by his fellow residents. After his residency, he was chosen to serve a Chief Resident in Pediatrics at The Thomas Jefferson University/Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.
Our international medicine team helps patient families with appointments. There are a few steps to complete before we can schedule appointment dates and times. The first is, parents must fill out the international medicine contact form, and also translate and provide medical records. Our team will then work with Nemours doctors to determine the most appropriate physician and treatment plan, and determine when an appointment might be scheduled.
A physician referral is not necessary to set up an appointment for your child at Nemours.
You can send your child’s medical records to Nemours via email, FedEx, postal service or even fax.
Fax: +1 (302) 651-4055
Postal Address: Attention: International Medicine Program Office
1600 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE 19803 USA
Medical records must be provided in English. Medical record translation is a patient’s responsibility. You can send us records already translated, or we’re happy to arrange to send it out for translation at your cost.
Our international medicine and concierge teams can help your family arrange your visit, including transportation, hotels and long-term accommodation options (some locations allow parents to sleep in the hospital room overnight). Some Nemours locations have a Ronald McDonald House for families so they can stay close to their hospitalized child at little or no cost.
Although Nemours doesn’t issue visas, we can provide these types of letters and paperwork when required.
We will provide you a cost estimate based on the personalized treatment plan developed for your child’s conditions. The cost estimate is free and does not require you to pay the estimate up front. It is an estimated guess of what your child’s treatment will cost, and it is not a guarantee. After we send you the cost estimate via email, you are able to accept or reject the offer by a certain time period that will be determined by a member of our team.
Nemours contracts with international insurers. Our dedicated international medicine team can assist you with insurance questions and other financial services before, during and after your visit.
Nemours is committed to improving the health of children. As a nonprofit children’s health organization, we consider the health of every child to be a sacred trust. And we provide culturally appropriate care for kids and families who travel to our locations from outside the United States.