LI doctor from Haiti back from medical mission
A Long Island doctor and Haiti native just returned from the quake-ravaged nation where he led a team of 70 doctors and nurses. Dr. Louis Auguste is a surgeon at Long Island Jewish Medial Center in New Hyde Park. He went to Port-au-Prince five days after the quake hit. During the team?s eight days in the country, the doctors performed about 40 surgeries.
Auguste has lived in the U.S. since the mid-1970s but has returned to Haiti about a dozen times on medical missions. He says nothing he?s seen compares to what he saw this time.
?It felt like a part of me had died in this earthquake,? Auguste says.