The Mitral Foundation is committed to advancing the care of patients with mitral valve disease on a global scale.
- International missions include an important training component: surgeons in local hospitals learn to perform mitral valve repair procedures.
- Mitral Foundation physicians help local hospitals develop their own cardiothoracic surgery programs.
- At hospitals in under-served regions of the world, Mitral Foundation physicians perform life-saving surgeries on young adult patients.
- Mitral Foundation volunteer teams include physicians, nurses, echocardiographers, anesthesiologists, perfusionists and support staff, ensuring multi-disciplinary exchange and education.
Dr. Federico Milla traveled to Tegucigalpa, Honduras to bring needed supplies and assist in the surgery of 12 year old Paola.
Dr. David Adams traveled to Chiang Mai, Thailand for the Mitral Foundation's first sponsored mission.
Dr. David Adams joined 12 other Mount Sinai Heart doctors, nurses and staff on the Rotary International Gift of Life Medical Mission to Hue City, Vietnam.