Dr. George Shapiro Sets Up Center in Haiti
Dr. George Shapiro—an Institute physician at Cenegenics New York—worked with the AFYA Foundation to set up an Adult & Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Heart Center in Haiti. He also donated two echocardiogram machines to the project.
“These children would otherwise have no hope without centers like this stepping in. It allows us to go beyond the reactive medical approach of treating disease to taking preventive measures to ward off subsequent health issues,” Shapiro said. He also is a volunteer firefighter, member of a Haz-Mat team in Westchester County Department of Emergency Services, a fire surgeon and the Deputy Chief Police Surgeon for the New York State Troopers.