The Heart Care International medical team is listed by specialty. Each team captain spends endless hours recruiting team members, identifying needed supplies for upcoming missions, keeping track of existing supply inventory, including medicines and equipment, and identifying potential 'pitfalls' regarding resource needs for the upcoming mission. Heart Care International is grateful for the time, energy and commitment of all our team captains in making each mission a success.
Founder and Chairman of Heart Care International, is an internationally recognized cardiothoracic surgeon, author and lecturer. He is the Surgeon-in-Chief, Samuel I. Belkin Endowed Chair, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery, and Professor and Chairman of the Department of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. He previously served as Professor of Surgery and Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Transplantation at the Ohio State University Medical Center, as well as Director of the Cardiac Transplantation at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Michler received his BA from Harvard University and his MD from Dartmouth Medical School with honors.