Go beyond the statistics
Meet the children Surgeons of Hope has helped.
A heart defect shouldn’t be a death sentence
For many children in developing countries, it is.
Hundreds of life-saving surgeries accomplished to date.
And that’s just the beginning.
No child deserves a broken heart
We fight for every child’s right to life-saving cardiac care.

Surgeons of Hope strives to create a world in which every infant and child with a damaged heart has an equal opportunity to receive life-saving surgery

CURE

Immediately

CULTIVATE

Knowledge and Skills

CONSTRUCT

Centers of Care

Watch Holman’s Story

Holman received lifesaving surgery 6 years ago, when he was just 12 years old. We were able to reconnect with Holman and his doctor. This compelling story was captured on video and truly embodies the Surgeons of Hope mission.

Latest News

Save the Date!

Join us for a night of hope at Le Bernardin Privé by Eric Ripert for our Annual Gala on May 3, 2018. We will be honoring Michel Berty and his friends.

Help our gifted medical teams save the world’s most fragile lives, book your tickets today!

Thank you to our volunteers for their amazing work in Lima

Our first mission in Peru went very well. Thank you to our volunteers for your courage and your conviction, for leaving behind all that is familiar and comfortable to serve others. Thank you also for realizing that the experiences you lived and the people you met taught you more than you could have imagined. Thank you for your patience, respect and perseverance, change is never easy. But most of all thank you for your kindness, care and love and for being the inspiration the world needs.

Please click here if you would like to join one of our upcoming missions as a medical volunteer.

Meet Our Heroes

Our annual “meet our heroes” event at the UN was a great success! Thank you to Dr. Bacha, Dr. Cheung, to H.E. Juan Carlos Mendoza García and to Shannan Pearsall for reminding us that sometimes, the greatest form of bravery is a faithful optimism in others.

We have some great news!

Since we started our work in Costa Rica, 520 patients have been operated on
at the Hospital Nacional de Niños in San Jose. The mortality rate went from
8 % in 2014, down to 1,4 % in 2016. In addition, the average length of stay
at the hospital went from 9,5 days in 2015, down to 4,5 days in 2016. None
of this would be possible without your support!


Surgeons of Hope on Univision

Surgeons of Hope is capturing media attention! Watch the coverage that aired on Univision this summer. The story shows footage from one of four recent missions and features Charles Catherine, Surgeons of Hope’s executive director. View the story.

 

 

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Surgeons of Hope Named Top-rated Nonprofit

Surgeons of Hope is proud to be listed among the great nonprofits, a platform for community-sourced stories about nonprofit organizations. Visit our page to read what volunteers, donors, and people inspired by our mission are saying about us.

 

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15th Anniversary of the Foundation

We raised close to $200,000 at our annual gala for the children of Latin America. Thank you!.

2016 Gala event

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Paul Chai, MD, head of the Pediatric Cardiac Department of New York Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH), led our September mission to Nicaragua with the help of a 15-member team. Funded by a generous grant from Edwards Lifesciences, this weeklong mission helped save the lives of 9 children who received open heart surgery.

During this mission, Maria Jose’s life was saved. She was just 1 of the 9 children that received life-saving surgery, and getting her to the surgery that could save her life was a 300-mile mission all in itself. It required a dangerous trek of over 10 hours, navigating a river just to reach a highway, but at the end of this long and exhausting journey, a miracle awaited Maria Jose. Discover her story here.


JOIN US FOR OUR ANNUAL CHARITY GALA ON MAY 4th AT ESSEX HOUSE IN NEW YORK CITY


ONE NIGHT FOR HOPE HONORING PHILIP GLASS

Come join us for an evening of exquisite dining and festivities in a show of support for the Surgeons of Hope Foundation and their life-saving mission to help the people who need it most. The evening will feature a Musical Tribute to Philip Glass, a fashion show by Henry Picado, and much much more!


IT IS GOING TO BE A GREAT NIGHT. WE CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU THERE!

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR TICKETS

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