Medical Mission Update #1: Dominican Republic Here We Come!

By Adam Pick on March 2, 2013

Ready for some exciting news?

After a very, very, very unexpected invitation… I just booked my flights to attend a Cardiac Surgery Medical Mission in the Dominican Republic from March 13-17.

 

Adam Pick To Join Mount Sinai In Dominican Republic

 

During this special mission, several members of the Mount Sinai Medical Center, led by Dr. David Adams, MD, will travel to Santo Domingo, the capital city of the Dominican Republic, to teach surgical techniques at the Hospital General Plaza de La Salud (HGPS).

The mission is part of the Mount Sinai – HGPS Cardiovascular Initiative, a philanthropic effort in which these two teams collaborate to provide cardiac surgery to Dominican patients with limited financial resources. Since 2011, the Mount Sinai team has been to the Dominican Republic on two separate occasions — in which they performed both heart valve repair and heart valve replacement procedures.

Needless to say, I am beyond excited to travel to the HGPS, meet their patients, observe surgery and learn more about this unique partnership among Mount Sinai and the HGPS cardiac team. Many thanks to Dr. David Adams, Dr. Ricardo Lazala and Gideon Sims for the invitation!!!

 

Dr. Adams, Dr. Guerrero and Mitral Valve Patient
Dr. Miguel Guerrero (left) and Dr. Adams (right) with Their Patient

 

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Keep on tickin!
Adam


Written by Adam Pick
- Patient & Website Founder

Adam Pick is a heart valve patient and author of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery. In 2006, Adam founded HeartValveSurgery.com to educate and empower patients. This award-winning website has helped over 10 million people fight heart valve disease. Adam has been featured by the American Heart Association and The Wall Street Journal.

Adam Pick is a heart valve patient and author of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery. In 2006, Adam founded HeartValveSurgery.com to educate and empower patients. This award-winning website has helped over 10 million people fight heart valve disease. Adam has been featured by the American Heart Association and The Wall Street Journal.

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