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Save lives all over the world; wherever a child is in need of a lifesaving heart surgery.

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Join our growing medical team and use your skills to make a difference in the lives of children and medical teams all over the world.

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Operations Last Year
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Cardiac Surgery Centers helped in 1 year
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Volunteers Last Year
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Hours spent educating in 2015

Meet Our Founder

Our Founder, Dr. Novick is a pediatric cardiac surgeon and a professor of international child health. Leading medical teams to treat children with heart disease for more than 20 years; his passion for changing lives and providing hope for families inspires and motivates.

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Commitment to Sustainability

Commitment to Sustainability

  Recognizing that congenital heart disease requires lifelong care, Novick Cardiac Alliance continues to return to our partner sites multiple times per year over several years, because of children like Ahmed. Dr. Novick first met Ahmed in 2010, when he was 5 years old. Ahmed was born in Nasiriyah, Iraq with a complex heart defect.…

Novick Cardiac Alliance is featured in National Geographic Adventure Magazine.

Novick Cardiac Alliance is featured in National Geographic Adventure Magazine.

Jordan Campbell- A writer and filmmaker travelled with us to Tobruk, Libya. His story was recently published in National Geographic Adventure. You can read the whole article below. With your help we can continue to support our projects in countries like Libya.  

Meet Narjis, our first patient of 2017!

Meet Narjis, our first patient of 2017!

Narjis was born in Baghdad, Iraq in October 2016. When she was about two weeks old, her parents Akar and Nor Maseer noticed she was breathing fast. They took her to the doctor and an echocardiogram showed she had two holes in her heart, an atrial septal defect and ventricular septal defect. The doctor gave…

Little Hasen Is Why We Keep Coming Back To Iraq

Little Hasen Is Why We Keep Coming Back To Iraq

Hasen sits in his grandmother’s arms, bored and making a terrible fuss. “He was born with three holes in his heart.” His grandmother tells us what we’ve already seen on the ultrasound scan. She was tired, weary. The strain of life and her grandson’s heart problems are nearly too much to bear. Hasen was supposed…

We’ve Made Amazing Progress, And We’ll Lean In To Do Even More In 2017

We’ve Made Amazing Progress, And We’ll Lean In To Do Even More In 2017

Leaning in—this is the common posture we see in every hospital where we work. There are always parents leaning in toward their children, either out of concern or the desire to comfort. But just as often we find ourselves leaning in toward patients, providing the acute care they need. Working beside local teams, we lean in…

She Escaped ISIS, Now She Survived A Life-Threatening Heart Defect

She Escaped ISIS, Now She Survived A Life-Threatening Heart Defect

Jobs disappeared. That’s what drove Yaqin’s family from Mosul. It was 2014 and the early days of ISIS in the city. Life was beginning to get difficult—the rules for living changed, tightened, but it was still manageable, except for the fact that paid work became scarce. Yaqin’s father couldn’t support his family, so they made…