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Johns Hopkins Medicine in Haiti - January 21 Update

January 21, 2010

Several Johns Hopkins Medicine physicians and nurses helped in Haiti to assist with relief efforts. These volunteers range from emergency physicians to a pulmonary specialist. More Hopkins medical experts are gearing up to go to Haiti to help the nation recover in the near future.

Photos from Haiti

Johns Hopkins pediatric emergency doctors who served in Haiti helping earthquake victims documented some of their experiences on camera. See their photographs below:

Physician and Nurses in Haiti

Delphine Robotham, M.D.
Hopkins pediatric resident Delphine Robotham, M.D., shares her experience from her Haiti visit.

Mike Millin Michael Millin, an emergency physician, is in Haiti with the New Jersey DMAT to help disaster victims

Michael Millin, M.D.

Michael Millin, a physician and disaster medicine expert in the Johns Hopkins Department of Emergency Medicine, has been deployed to Haiti as part of the New Jersey Disaster Medical Assistance Team. He serves as medical officer for the team, which is trained and equipped to be self-sufficient in the field in disaster zones.

Millin's team will assist with trauma patients at a medical base set up at a golf course near Port-au-Prince. Due to communications issues in Haiti, Millin has not been in contact with Hopkins officials since his deployment late last week.

Karen Schneider, M.D.
Karen Schneider, a Catholic nun with the Sisters of Mercy and a Johns Hopkins pediatric emergency doctor, made her way to Haiti from Baltimore late last week and helping care for earthquake victims. Traveling with Schneider were six residents in Haiti for a tropical medicine elective. In Schneider's last communication to contacts at Hopkins this past weekend, she reported working on trauma patients in a U.N. medical tent set up at the Port-au-Prince Airport.

Dr. Karen Schneider Karen Schneider, shown here [second from left] on an earlier mission to Haiti, is in the country helping disaster victims.

E. Lee Daugherty, M.D.
A physician in the Johns Hopkins Department of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Lee Duagherty arrived in Haiti earlier this week as a volunteer with a charitable organization. She is working at a hospital near the Port-au-Prince airport.