Bringing Cardiovascular Care to the World
Georgetown public hospital

​The Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation in Georgetown, Guyana.

The Peter Munk Cardiac Centre's clinicians and researchers are encouraged to take their training to underserved parts of the planet. Here are four examples of how they're helping people not just in Canada, but around the globe

GUATEMALA

Helping hearts 

In August 2019, Dr. Douglas Lee, Cardiovascular Program Lead and Ted Rogers Chair in Heart Function Outcomes at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, went to St. Pedro Hermano Hospital in Antigua, Guatemala, with a charitable organization called Health Mission Outreach. While there, Dr. Lee provided free cardiology and medical care to locals and gave a talk to 200 physicians in Guatemala City on hypertension and heart failure. "We've started a relationship with the hospital, and they've asked us to return next year," he says. "One of my goals is to encourage more trainees to serve abroad."