SOCIETY OF THORACIC SURGEONS GLOBAL OUTREACH FELLOWSHIP AWARD RECIPIENT CHOOSES NCA
Meghan Halub, a second-year cardiothoracic surgery Fellow at Johns Hopkins Hospital joined NCA teams last fall in Benghazi, Libya and Kiev, Ukraine. Dr. Halub’s experience was recently published in Annals of Thoracic Surgery: “Dr. Novick is an outstanding surgeon who has unparalleled experience as a global congenital heart surgeon. I chose to work with this group [Novick Cardiac Alliance] because I wanted to find an organization that helps local teams build and sustain cardiac centers.” ©2020 by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Published by Elsevier Inc. Ann Thorac Surg 2020; 109:1637
“One of the most significant accomplishments I feel I can do as a human can make a difference in someone’s life and, in turn, spread the chain of compassion.” – Leslie Gonzalez
Texas Heart Institute (THI) School of Perfusion Technology student, Leslie Gonzalez, was awarded the prestigious Perfusion Without Borders scholarship last year and travelled with Novick Cardiac Alliance (NCA) to Medellin, Colombia in February of 2020. Leslie chose Novick Cardiac Alliance, which was founded by Dr. William Novick, a pediatric cardiac surgeon and a professor of international child health. Dr. Novick, who has led medical teams to treat children with heart disease in more than 30 countries around the world for more than 20 years, has saved thousands of children’s lives and inspired upcoming perfusionists like Leslie Gonzalez and her seasoned mentor Deborah Adams—both featured in this excellent video from THI School of Perfusion Technology.
A Life-changing Medical Mission to Colombia