The eighth medical mission to Voronezh took place from February 25th through March 11th 2017. Nine children were operated. Novick Cardiac Alliance staff William Novick, Pavel Shauchenka, Eugene Suslin, Frank Malloy, Dzmitry Furmanchuk, and Karen Bowtell were accompanied by volunteers, Anna Kuznetsova, Natalie Constantin, and Esther Lehman making a total team size of 9. On this surgical training mission, most of the surgeries were lead and performed by the local surgical team, Drs. Bykov and Greznov. Educating to support and build on existing independent practice is a critical component of these medical missions. Continued progress in has been made on this eighth trip, as the complexity of the operations that the local teams are able to lead has also increased. Two additional trips are planned for 2017.