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Volunteer spotlight: Mark Cocalis, MD

Dr. Mark Cocalis is a pediatric cardiologist at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, San Francisco. Last month, he traveled with us to Kaliningrad, Russia. This was Mark’s 8th trip with Heart to Heart and his […]

Treating complex defects in Kaliningrad

On our mission to Kaliningrad, Russia, we are traveling with a team of the top U.S. medical professionals. Heart to Heart medical volunteers are working with the local team to create treatment plans for […]

Volunteer spotlight: Brenda Jarvis, RN

For many Heart to Heart staff and volunteers, our last mission to Tomsk, Siberia in the Spring of 2012 was extremely emotional. The program had developed beautifully over time and in the end was […]

Getting started in Chelyabinsk

Heart to Heart’s medical volunteers have begun their work to help advance both pediatric and adult cardiac care in Chelyabinsk, Russia – a city over 200 years old, located where the European and Asian […]

The road to self-sustainability

One of the reasons I love working with Heart to Heart is the effectiveness of our program model and our promotion of self-sustainability. Most families with children born in areas lacking access to optimal […]