On September 11, 2022, the national newspaper in Costa Rica, La Nacion, published an inspiring article about Eduardo’s work to improve the quality of cardiac care provided to children in Costa Rica. The article, titled, “ Eduardo Da Cruz, the doctor with the sweet smile that puts Costa Rica in the mecca of world medicine,” describes Eduardo’s humble beginnings fleeing the dictatorship in Portugal with his parents to becoming one of the most respected cardiologists and intensivists in the world as the Chief, Division of Pediatric Cardiovascular Critical Care, Peter Lang Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cardiology at Boston Children’s Hospital.
As you will read in the article, Eduardo transformed healthcare in Costa Rica. He helped establish the Pediatric Cardiovascular Program of the National Children’s Hospital (HNN). His knowledge of how medical systems work in different countries affords him unique insight into the strengths and weaknesses of each, and informs the educational guidelines he produces. His work is paving the way for a comprehensive approach to saving children’s lives around the world. Eduardo’s dream is to create a state of the art regional cardiac center in Latin America and it is evident that he is the best person to lead that endeavor.
Surgeons of Hope is extremely proud to have Eduardo at its helm over the last decade and we look forward to working with Eduardo to realize his dream.