News : 2010 : January

UM Doc Returns From Haiti With Patients & Hope

One of the first Miami area doctors to arrive in Haiti after last week’s devastating earthquake is back in South Florida. “We were the first medical team to land because the airport was closed and we just went in without any tower authorization or anything. When we got there, there were no hospitals and really no doctors, everything was in shock,” said Miami neurosurgeon Dr. Barth Green.

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Haitian First Lady Elisabeth Debrosse Delatour, President Rene Preval and Barth Green, M.D., professor and chairman of the Miller School's Department of Neurological Surgery, discuss the earthquake relief efforts in Port-au-Prince on Wednesday. (Photo courtesy Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Local Doctors head to Haiti to help victims

A group of South Florida doctors are headed to Haiti to help victims of the disaster. Around 5:30 a.m. Thursday, five doctors and three nurses departed from Fort Lauderdale’s Executive Airport bound for Port-au-Prince.

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