Humanitarian Efforts in Haiti

Focus on Haiti

Haiti Volunteer Teams

Our hospital is sending two volunteer medical teams to Haiti to provide medical intervention for children injured in the January 12th earthquake. Find out more about the volunteer teams.

Surgeon-in-Chief and Haiti
(Jan 18, 2010)
Henri Ford, MD, our surgeon-in-chief, is a Haitian native. He visited Haiti with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services effort as well as with the Project MediShare efforts to provide medical intervention for children injured in the earthquake.

Media Coverage of Dr. Ford's Efforts

Video: CNN 1-Year Anniversary
Video: abc7 Newsmakers
Video: KCAL 9 News
Audio/Photos: NPR Morning Show
Video: abc7 interview by David Ono with Dr. Ford
LA Times Magazine: Dr. Ford's Haitian Relief

In addition to serving as a world-class surgeon, teacher and mentor, Dr. Ford’s efforts reach beyond the world of academics and transcend into humanitarian efforts as well. This year, in an initial response to the tremendous earthquake in Haiti, Dr. Ford, a native Haitian, helped organize a team of 10 trauma specialists from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California to serve as a member of the medical relief team that was deployed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

He and the team operated aboard the U.S aircraft carrier Carl Vinson with CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta. Together, they operated on a young girl who suffered penetrating head trauma after a roof collapsed on her, embedding a piece of brick in her skull. Dr. Ford has championed the pediatric response efforts on the ground and has led the deployment of subsequent medical and surgical volunteer teams to Haiti since the devastation. In addition, he has demonstrated tremendous leadership and advocacy in his efforts with the nation’s delegation and is working to develop a sustainable pediatric trauma response system in Haiti. He has returned to the country on several occasions to help facilitate this development and remains committed to ensuring Haiti has the necessary infrastructure in place to support an effective pediatric health care delivery model.

Haitian-American Surgeon Leads Efforts for New Health Care Infrastructure in Haiti -- Dr. Ford goes back to Haiti one year after the devastating earthquake.

The Situation Room 1/26/2010 7:00pm (04:36) Get the Flash Player to see this video.

Haiti Disaster Relief

KABC Eyewitness News 1/20/2010 6:00pm (04:09) Get the Flash Player to see this video.

KABC Eyewitness News 2/4/2010 4:00pm (01:30) Get the Flash Player to see this video.

Haiti Disaster Relief

KTVU Channel 2 News 1/20/2010 5:40pm (02:18) Get the Flash Player to see this video.

Return to Haiti

KABC Eyewitness News 7/15/2010 11:00pm (05:39) Get the Flash Player to see this video.

CNN Sunday 1/24/2010 8:57am (02:39) Get the Flash Player to see this video.