May 26, 2010

A DERMATOLOGIST TO THE STARS CALLS ON THEM TO HEAL HAITI - THE NEW YORK TIMES

When Dr. David Colbert, a former emergency room doctor, went to haiti to help treat the injured after the earthquake in January, the most potent medical tool in his duffel bag was arguably not the surgical scissors, gauze, rubber gloves or antibiotics. It was his Blackberry.

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July 5, 2010

BENEFIT FOR HAITI: MORE PROSTHETICS ON THE WAY HUFFINGTON POST

Shortly after the earthquake in Haiti, teams of doctors volunteering to help made their way to Haiti with supplies and equipment for field hospitals. The horrific result of this particular earthquake and its impact on a country of fragile buildings led to an unprecedented number of amputations – the current estimate is upwards of 5,000 people.

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February 7, 2010

WHAT WAS LOST IN HAITI - NEW YORK POST

Forgotten sometimes in the heartbreaking death count from the Haiti earthquake — more than 200,000 at last estimate — is the toll on the survivors. Loss of relatives, children, businesses, homes, sanity, all of these, but also, in a shocking number of cases, the loss of a limb. The quake will leave its mark for a generation, you’ll see it in the absence of arms and legs.

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November 28, 2009

RX CAMBODIA

In November of 2009, Dr. Colbert worked with the Maddox-Jolie Pitt Foundation in Cambodia to treat patients with severe dermatological conditions.

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