Memphis Surgeon Travels to Guyana on Latest BabyHeart Mission

Dr Umar Boston


Meet Dr. Umar Boston, a Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgeon at Le BonHeur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, TN.  He recently joined the BabyHeart team in Georgetown, Guyana where, thanks to him and a team of international volunteers, 13 children received life-saving surgeries.

This is the 3rd BabyHeart mission that Dr. Boston has joined, but what makes this even more special is that Guyana is where Dr. Boston was born.  Knowing that he is helping meet the need for medical care for children with congenital heart disease in developing countries while helping the local team establish a sustainable pediatric cardiac program  motivates him to volunteer.

Dr Boston surgery
Dr. Marisa Seepersaud (left) works with Dr. Boston (right) to perform surgery in Guyana.

By far the most meaningful aspects of going on this mission were being able to use the education and skills he has acquired over the years to give back to the people of his birth country and also being able to reunite with family he had not seen in over 35 years.  We are so grateful to have the participation of Dr. Boston, and we look forward to his next trip with us!

Find out how you can help provide life-saving treatment to children with CHD in Guyana and countries all over the world.