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Pre-Med Volunteer Highlight – Sessen Stevens

The BabyHeart Team welcomes pre-med and medical students on our medical mission trips.  It’s a great opportunity for students to learn and participate in a health care system that is part of a culture other than their own, and gain an in-depth look into the field of cardiothoracic surgery.  One such student who joined us […]

Dr Umar Boston

Memphis Surgeon Travels to Guyana on Latest BabyHeart Mission

  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 […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Tony Ruiz

Not all of the volunteers on our missions have a medical background. Meet Tony Ruiz, an advertising and marketing professional with a knack for photography. He joined us on our mission to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic earlier this month to help document the trip with pictures and stories.  Tony is no stranger to volunteering. He […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Dr. Intikhab Zafurallah, PICU Intensivist

I grew up in Guyana and did my undergraduate training and subsequently, my internship at the Georgetown Hospital. During my training, I walked these hospital wards, and it was the first place I fell in love with the practise of paediatrics. It was indeed very upsetting to see the babies and children with congenital heart […]

Steve Taylor

Volunteer Spotlight: Steve Taylor

Steve Taylor is a cardiovascular perfusionist and lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in Canada. After learning about ICHF from a colleague, he began volunteering in 2008. Steve was looking for an opportunity to contribute to an organization that not only provided surgery to pediatric patients but also worked to equip local doctors and staff with […]