Meet Our Team

David Rapp, MD

David Rapp is founder and president of GSE. He also works as an Associate Professor of Urology at the University of Virginia. Dr. Rapp received his medical degree from The George Washington University School of Medicine and completed his residency training in surgery and urology at the University of Chicago. He completed fellowship training at the Virginia Mason Medical Center in pelvic floor reconstruction. Dr. Rapp participated in his first medical mission to Honduras in 2000 and has been traveling on medical mission work since. Dr. Rapp’s hobbies include running and mountaineering, and he is proud to have recently completed the ascent of North America’s tallest mountain, Mount McKinley, in support of GSE. In pursuing these hobbies, he has been moved by the inspirational power of ordinary people pushing themselves to accomplish extraordinary goals. Dr. Rapp’s mother is also an active storyteller and instilled in him the belief that “the shortest distance between two people is a story”. Combining his passion for medical missions, belief in the power of stories, and the inspiration that lies in each of us, Dr. Rapp founded GSE in 2012.

Email: david@globalsurgicalexpedition.org

Tim Bradford, MD

Tim Bradford is a partner at the Virginia Urology Center, specializing in the treatment of urologic cancer and the use of robotic surgical technique. Dr. Bradford received his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School and completed his residency training in surgery and urology at the University of Michigan. He completed fellowship training at Royal Melbourne Hospital. Dr. Bradford participated in his first medical mission to Belize in 2010 and has been traveling back ever since. As a cancer specialist, Dr. Bradford hopes to help improve the ability of local health care workers to diagnose and treat early and curable cancers.

Email: tbradford@globalsurgicalexpedition.org

Quinn Lippmann, MD

Quinn Lippmann is a partner at the Virginia Urology Center, specializing in urogynecology. Dr. Lippmann received her medical degree from University of North Carolina, where she also completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She completed fellowship training in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Lippmann leads the GSE mission in Rwanda. As a urogynecologist, Dr. Lippmann hopes to help improve access to care for all women and treat the frequent complications of childbirth that are prevalent in Rwanda.

Erik Grossgold, MD

Erik Grossgold is the chairman of the urology department at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, VA. He earned his medical degree at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, and completed urology residency at Eastern Virginia Medical School. After serving as a general urologist overseas for several years, he completed a fellowship in trauma and reconstructive urology at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, MO. Dr. Grossgold first became involved with medical missions as a chief resident in 2013, participating in a combined pediatric and reconstructive urology mission to the Dominican Republic. Since then, he has remained heavily involved with humanitarian medicine at home and abroad, and his first experience with GSE was to Belize in 2019.