The Surgeons of Hope
Foundation (SoH), is a New York City, NY based nonprofit
established in 2002. Our organization aims to provide every
infant and child with a damaged heart an equal opportunity
to receive life-saving surgery.
It is an
unconscionable loss that a child dies anywhere in the world
from a heart defect (congenital or acquired) due to lack of
resources for proper care, when a child living in the most
remote area of the U.S. or Europe with the same heart defect
would be easily cured. Surgeons of Hope seeks to narrow
that disparity by living up to its motto: “It’s Not What We
Bring. It’s What We Leave Behind”.
We approach the need on
three key fronts by giving urgently needed care, cultivating
skills in local medical teams, and constructing centers of
care in developing countries.
In 2008, Surgeons of Hope
decided to focus on the Central American region. We
established a program in Nicaragua, the second poorest
country in the Western Hemisphere. Since 2008, we have
constructed an advanced cardiac center, provided training to
local medical teams, and treated over 500 children in