NC Doctors Provide Care in Haitian Relief Effort

Physicians from North Carolina were in Haiti this week to help victims of the earthquake that struck the island nation’s capital nearly three weeks ago. Plastic surgeon Kenneth White, MD, led a team of ten Wilmington physicians who offered trauma services to victims. More details are in this story filed by WECT TV reporter Scott Saxton of Wilmington. 

Family physicians William Conner, MD, of Matthews, and Steven Landau, MD, of Smithfield, were in Haiti treating patients at separate clinics.  Dr. Conner worked at a site located about 20 miles south of Port-Au-Prince, which sustained the bulk of the earthquake damage. Reporter Franco Ordonez wrote about Dr. Conner’s relief work in The Charlotte Observer and The News and Observer.

Dr. Landau spent the week treating victims at the AMURT-Haiti Clinic.  In an email received earlier in the week, Dr. Landau reported he was doing well, and that a clinic had been organized to treat patients injured in the earthquake. Dr. Landau expects to return home this weekend and plans to organize a return trip in the near future.  Physicians, PAs and others who might be interested in helping at the AMURT clinic can contact Dr. Landau at pashupati@bellsouth.net, or by phone at 919-868-4729.

Additional information about Haiti relief efforts can be found at http://www.ncmedsoc.org/.

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  • Geoffrey Norwood

    FYI…Greg Murphy, MD from Greenville NC led a team of nine providers to Haiti on Friday. It was on the front page of the local paper, The Daily Reflector (www.reflector.com), on Friday. This team included an anesthesiologist from our group, Perrin Jones, MD. Thank you, Geoffrey Norwood, Administrator, East Carolina Anesthesia Associates