The Heart Care International medical team is listed by specialty. Each team captain spends endless hours recruiting team members, identifying needed supplies for upcoming missions, keeping track of existing supply inventory, including medicines and equipment, and identifying potential 'pitfalls' regarding resource needs for the upcoming mission. Heart Care International is grateful for the time, energy and commitment of all our team captains in making each mission a success.

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OVERALL TEAM CAPTAIN

Founder and Chairman of Heart Care International, is an internationally recognized cardiothoracic surgeon, author and lecturer. He is the Surgeon-in-Chief, Samuel I. Belkin Endowed Chair, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery, and Professor and Chairman of the Department of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. He previously served as Professor of Surgery and Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Transplantation at the Ohio State University Medical Center, as well as Director of the Cardiac Transplantation at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Michler received his BA from Harvard University and his MD from Dartmouth Medical School with honors.

Surgical Team

Internationally recognized for his work treating children with congenital heart diseases in developing countries for over 20 years, Dr. Weinstein is a member of the Heart Care International board...

CARDIAC ANESTHESIA TEAM

Dr. Schechter is a founding member and Vice Chairman of Heart Care International and is a member of the Board of Directors. Currently a Senior Attending Physician in the Division of Pediatric...

PERFUSION TEAM

A staff perfusionist and the Section Lead for Perfusion Services at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Mr. Reagor serves on AmSECT's Government Relations Committee, Co-Chairs the MCS...

Critical Care (ICU) Team

Ken is a critical care attendant at the National Institute of Health (NIH). He is actively involved in international health, medical ethics, and various other critical care areas with lectures,...

Operating Room Nursing Team

Britt has been involved with Heart Care International since 2008 participating in almost every HCI mission since then. She is the nurse manager for the Cardiothoracic Operating Rooms at...

intensive care nursing team

In addition to being Captain of the pediatric Intensive Care Unit team, since 2014 Betsy has served as Heart Care International's Logistics Director for El Salvador and Peru. She developed,...

intensive care nursing team

Carolyne is a founding member of Heart Care International and has participated on numerous medical missions throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.
She has 25 years of pediatric critical...

Respiratory Therapy Team

He has been a member of Heart Care International since 2011 and is responsible for the HCI Respiratory Therapy training program. Edward is currently a Respiratory Therapist at Children’s Hospital...