Medical Missions

The Mitral Foundation is committed to advancing the care of patients with mitral valve disease on a global scale.

  • International missions include an important training component: surgeons in local hospitals learn to perform mitral valve repair procedures.
  • Mitral Foundation physicians help local hospitals develop their own cardiothoracic surgery programs.
  • At hospitals in under-served regions of the world, Mitral Foundation physicians perform life-saving surgeries on young adult patients.
  • Mitral Foundation volunteer teams include physicians, nurses, echocardiographers, anesthesiologists, perfusionists and support staff, ensuring multi-disciplinary exchange and education.



Honduras 2010

Medical Mission 2010 - Honduras

Dr. Federico Milla traveled to Tegucigalpa, Honduras to bring needed supplies and assist in the surgery of 12 year old Paola.


Thailand 2010

Medical Mission 2010 - Thailand

Dr. David Adams traveled to Chiang Mai, Thailand for the Mitral Foundation's first sponsored mission.


Vietnam 2009

Medical Mission 2009 - Vietnam
Dr. David Adams joined 12 other Mount Sinai Heart doctors, nurses and staff on the Rotary International Gift of Life Medical Mission to Hue City, Vietnam.