The Floating Doctors
Dec 05, 2018
Dr Ben LaBrot
The Floating Doctors
Dr. Benjamin LaBrot is a native Southern Californian with a long association with the ocean. From childhood, he worked on commercial fishing and research vessels and spent countless hours on the water off the coast of California. Ben attended the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland and worked as a medical doctor in the Irish Health Care System, eventually helping set up and run a long-term care elderly facility that also provided acute hospital services.

Travel and private medical mission work in developing countries led Ben to combine his love of the sea and medicine to bring more help to remote rural communities, founding the Floating Doctors in 2009. In 2010, he led the first Floating Doctors mission to Haiti and has been continuing ever since. 

Ben is also the President of RemoteCare Education, providing training for clinicians planning to practice international medical relief, and a professor of Global Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California.

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