Plastic Surgeons Volunteer in Haiti

Tom at RealSelf on 11 Mar 2010 at 8:39am

Two plastic surgeons who are frequent contributors to RealSelf.com recently traveled to Haiti and the Dominican Republic to treat victims of the Haiti earthquake.

Manhattan plastic surgeon Tracy M. Pfeifer flew to the Dominican Republic to volunteer at Good Samaritan Hospital where she also treated many children, many now orphans, just minutes from the Haitian border.

Dr. Pfeifer blogged extensively with photos and video about her experience and the apparent struggle between Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and the United States over how all of the relief efforts would be paid for.

Indiana plastic surgeon Dr. David Robinson spent a full week in the University of Miami Medshare hospital in Haiti, performing skin grafts and repairing fractures or wounds for people injured in the earthquake, many of them children.

Dr. Robinson posted to his blog each day with photos to share his experience, and WGN Chicago profiled Dr. Robinson and his group from Community Hospital in Munster, Indiana upon their return.