Dr. John Beard
Dr. John Beard, a cardiologist from South Carolina, served at HBI's Heart Center located in Trinidad & Tobago (HBITT). Dr. Beard treated critically ill patients by implanting biventricular-defibrillators. He also taught doctors how to preform this procedure and others.
Upon his return, Dr. Beard noted "It really has restored my faith in this practice, the way medicine should be done." To read more about Dr. Beard's experience at HBITT please click here.
The Heart Center Experience
Our Heart Centers offer the medical professional a remarkable opportunity to not only treat needy patients, but help build sustainability through permanent cardiovascular care. Our Heart Centers are permanent care facilities available to all HBI patients for lifetime follow up care. You will not only have the opportunity to treat, but also to educate and train colleagues. There are many moving parts to performing medical service in other nations. Although HBI cannot guarantee the placement of volunteers in an overseas Heart Center, you will have our best effort to make it happen. Please complete the form below as a first step toward your involvement.