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Surgeons of Hope Foundation

375 Hudson Street

New York, NY 10014

CFC number 16149

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Are you interested in helping Surgeons of Hope through in-kind donations of medical equipment or supplies?
You can contribute to our mission to construct modern, sustainable medical facilities with in-kind contributions.

To learn more, please contact [email protected]

Volunteer with Us

The success of the Surgeons of Hope mission depends on the generosity, knowledge, and skills of our medical volunteers. From training medical teams in developing countries to providing life-saving surgery for children with heart defects, our volunteers make a difference where it matters most.

Interested in volunteering on a future medical mission? To learn more, contact us at [email protected].


Emilee Glenn Pediatric Cardiothoracic Nurse Practitioner, Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital
Hospital Infantil de Mexico Federico Gomez, July 2022

The Surgeons of Hope mission to Hospital Infantil de México Federico Gómez was an incredible experience. From the moment we touched down and every day since, I have thought about their team, the patients and this amazing organization. I witnessed firsthand how SOH changes not only the lives of children but everyone involved in this work. It has reignited a passion in myself and reminded me what this profession is all about.

While I was there, I had a unique opportunity to sit down with several of the nursing teams to get an insider’s perspective on the care they provide. From the NICU, to the OR to the ICU the desire to provide exceptional care to their patients was evident. With the right tools and collaboration, I know they will lead the changes necessary to improve patient outcomes and support families in their journey through CHD.

It’s humbling to be a part of such an incredible community that focuses on empowering others to deliver exemplary care to children with congenital heart disease. It’s more than an individual, a mission or one specific child- its about building a sustainable program that will help hundreds of children for years to come. I can’t image a better way to use my expertise and look forward to more trips in the future.

Eric Griffiths, MD Assistant Professor of Surgery, Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital
Hospital Infantil de Mexico Federico Gomez, July 2022

I am grateful for the invitation from the Surgeons of Hope Foundation to provide surgical expertise for the Foundation’s trip to Hospital Infantil de Mexico Federico Gomez. We were warmly received by the physician and staff leadership of the hospital and heart center. The program was eager to share the many great historical accomplishments of their program and also learn about potential improvement opportunities. Our focus centered on the implementation of an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation program and its leadership. I was invited by the surgical chief of the program to assist with the repair of a 14 year old patient with tetralogy of Fallot. Despite comparatively little resources, the program is able to care for complex congenital heart disease. The physicians, nursing, and other staff members were a joy to work with.

Leila Hawken Former Executive Assistant, Surgeons of Hope Foundation
2014 mission to Nicaragua

I have seen first-hand the tremendous contribution made by our volunteers serving on our mission teams. They come from leading children’s hospitals in the U.S., Europe, and South America. Eager to share their healing and teaching talents, they volunteer long hours of service at the Pediatric Heart Center enduring intensive week-long schedules of surgery, intensive care, and training of the local team. We salute our volunteers. Surgeons of Hope could not exist without them.

Robert Pine Former Treasurer
North Shore LIJ Health System

My wife Pascale, our daughter, Olivia and I visited Nicaragua in February 2014. We saw the new Pediatric Heart Clinic. Ten children were being cared for and we were impressed by how efficient everything seemed. One little girl was having some breathing difficulty, but a local young surgeon was professionally tending to her along with the nurse head of the ICU. One easily could have been in a hospital in a developed country with all the modern equipment, cleanliness and efficiency. We were equally very impressed by Nicaragua. There was no feeling of insecurity, things were orderly and roads excellent.

Sarena Teng, MD Anesthesiologist,
Children’s Hospital Colorado 2013 Mission to Nicaragua

I really enjoyed working with the Nicaraguan surgeons, the amazing support staff (who helped me find anything I needed despite my anemic medical Spanish skills), and the medical student interpreters. Also, there is great personal satisfaction in realizing that one can deliver good, safe, effective care with limited resources.

Craig McRobb, MPS, CCP Perfusionist, Children’s Hospital Colorado
2013 Mission to Nicaragua

Hopefully the children we cared for will now live much longer, stronger lives. It was an honor to help care for them. I will also remember how well we worked as a team and how fortunate we are to live and work without the challenges that are faced by the Nicaraguan people every day. I will remember the hospitality at the Hotel Los Pinos, the gratitude of the Nicaraguan surgeons and the dedication to the cause and gratitude for our efforts.

Heart Ambassador Program

Be a Heart Ambassador and champion heart health globally.  Spread awareness, join events, and help us make a difference. Our Heart Ambassadors, embody the spirit of passion, dedication, and advocacy to transform lives and save children with critical congenital heart disease (CHD).

Meet our Heart Ambassadors

These extraordinary individuals are the driving force behind transformation. Their unwavering commitment is a source of inspiration, and their impact will forever be engraved in the hearts of those we are privileged to serve.

Diego Luna

TOGETHER WITH OUR FIRST HEART AMBASSADOR, FILMMAKER, ACTOR AND ACTIVIST DIEGO LUNA, Surgeons of Hope will continue to work tirelessly to ensure that no underserved child in Latin America and around the world dies of a broken heart ever again.

Watch Diego’s message: (Click Here to Watch)

Melindah Sharma

Melindah is a global healthcare executive, passionate about access to care, empowering women and enabling children. Bearing a proven track record of defining corporate strategy for pharma, consumer health, medical devices and hospital / physician care systems. She spends her time helping early stage biotech and digital health companies maximize their impact on patients’ lives.

Crystelle Desnoyer

Crystelle Desnoyer, is a super connector and operator who focuses on scaling tech. organizations and has helped grow 26 global companies in many fields serving as their Operations & Business Development executive. With her experience in e-commerce, management consulting and Venture Capital she brings a multi-layered perspective, a broad network and an ability to execute fast.

“I got involved with Surgeons of Hope to support a cause near and dear to a friend as his child had 3 heart surgeries before the age of 5. Kids in Latin American countries do not have the access and supporting an organization with a tangible impact means something to me.”

Nathalie Fontaine

Nathalie spent most of her career as a nurse in Heart Surgery and Intensive Care Unit, working in the Hôpital Louis Pradel (Hospices Civils de Lyon), a French leading University Hospital for Cardiology and she worked in Coronary Care Unit at the American Hospital of Paris.
She also lived in countries with different cultures such as West Africa, UK, Japan and currently the US.

“As a mother, it is heart breaking to realize that nowadays, children die because they can’t have access to cardiac surgery to repair their issue. Therefore, Surgeons of Hope is a formidable non for profit organization to support and as a nurse it could not have been more meaningful and fulfilling to becoming ambassador for SOH”.

Esteban Agüero Guier

Esteban Agüero Guier is Partner of Aguilar Castillo Love since 2010 and is the Managing Partner of the firm in El Salvador since 2021. He is the head of the international litigation and arbitration department at ACL.

He is admitted to practice law in Costa Rica and New York and is in the process of admission in El Salvador.

Mr. Aguero is one of the lawyers in Central America who has participated in more investor-State arbitration cases. He has broad experience working in the Corporate M&A transactions in the region.

Before joining the firm, he was director in the Ministry of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica, where he negotiated several Free Trade Agreements, including the FTAs with Europe and the United States.

Mr. Agüero holds an L.L.M. from Georgetown University, a Post Graduate Diploma from the University of Barcelona and a JD from the University of Costa Rica.