Promoting Health, Education, and Welfare in Haiti.

AMHE Foundation Spotlight

AMHE Postgraduate program

Paul Nacier, MD, FACP
Patrick Leblanc, MD, FAAP
Eric L Jerome, MD, FACP

AMHE PG program

Haitian physicians comprise close to 10% of all Black physicians in the US and according the former US President Bill Clinton it is a solid 11% of all black physicians in the US.(Haiti Week, Dublin Northern Ireland Oct. 2011)

A sizable number of Haitian Docs worked at major US Universities. Their major medical organization is the AMHE

The Association of Haitian Physicians Abroad (AMHE )besides providing 25 CME credits to its members at its annual convention, sent its teaching Physicians to Haiti(AMHE Relief Mission) and also ran a post graduate program in the US for Haitian Residents at HUEH since 2005 and extended to Justinien Hospital,2010 In PR 2005 the former AMA Pres. J. Nelson was among our annual convention speakers

In PR 2005 the former AMA Pres. J. Nelson was
among our annual convention speakers

In 2005, Dr Maxime Coles,actual president of the CEC, an Orthopedic Surgeon working at the Coffeyville in Kansas initiated the AMHE PG program.

Our officer designed a three month rotation for the HUEH Orthopedic Residents. Since its inception, close to 9 residents have participated in this AMHE program. See Coffeyville Hospital below.


AMHE PG program in New York

An another initiative launched by SIMACT (Societe Immobiliere Agriculture, Commerce, Tourisme) and AMHE but administered by AMHE Medical Relief Mission has been running since September 2007. The program is also supported by Brooklyn Hospital, the NY Chapter and the AMHE foundation.

AMHE PG program

The program consists of training the residents from of the State University Hospital of Haiti and bring them back to Port-au-Prince or Cap-Haitien just for building intellectual capacity. They should then properly, and adequately serve the 1.3 million low and middle class clients the HUEH or Justinien for every day care.

The HUEH (State University Hospital) residents are chosen by the Dean of the medical school and teachers: Faculte of Medicine in Haiti on the basis of their academic achievements and are submitted to us.

The residents from Justinen Hospital in Cap Haitien are chosen by the Medical Director assisted by a search committee of Attending Physicians

By groups of 2’s, they spend 3 months rotating in different services as anesthesiology, internal medicine, family practice, obstetrics-gynecology, pediatrics, surgery.

Mainly at Brooklyn Hospital but also at Interfaith Medical Center

The Brooklyn Hospital Center, a 464 bed Medical Center hôpital, created in 1847 is located at 121 DeKalb Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11201.Its is a member of the New York and Presbyterian Healthcare System. The hospital enjoyed the services of many Haitian Docs.


Interfaith Medical center (Old Brooklyn Jewish Hospital) has downzized but continued to train 75 Medical Residents with a board passing rate of 99%. Three major departments are run by docs from Haitian descent. Many Haitian surgeons were trained at that institution.


  Interfaith Medical Center

The resident accepted to the program pays for his airline ticket. However, as soon as he arrives. He is picked up at the airport and brought to the Brooklyn hospital. apartment . He or she is provided with meal ticket and a stipends given by the NY chapter and the AMHE foundation.

He or She is lodged on the 14th floor at the Menard Building just behind the Brooklyn hospital premises. He received a phone and a TV set and internet service are available.

If he or she has to come to Interfaith hospital, a metrocard is paid for.

A certificate of completion is provided at the end of the cycle. The people in charge are Drs Paul Nacier, Patrick Leblanc, Lesly Kernisant, Eric Jerome,

Also Roosevelt Clerisme, Spencer Lubin, Carryl Stephens, Bernard Rimpel, Jean-Claude Lemoine, Jacques Duperval, Elsie Chalumeau, Louis FranckTélémaque, Louis Auguste, Rudy Neptune

The first residents were lodged at the AMHE NY head quarters (Jerome-Dufresne corp, courtesy)

So far, close to 50 residents have been trained since September 2007.

Few Names: Dr. C E Bourdeau, Dr. J. Augustin, Dr. J. Bazile, Dr. B Marcelin, Dr. JJ Nazon, Dr. MJ Jean-Baptiste, Dr. H. Vital, Dr. D. Emilien, Dr. E. Meridien. Dr Marie Saintil, Dr Elsie Jean. Dr Augustin Sylvio Jr, Dr.Johanne Alix , Dr Merly Robert, etc


E Learning is slowly becoming a reality.Because of a program of Mcgill in Canada and Darmouth in US.(Haiti,Medical,Education)

HUEH residents and now Justinien residents are able to receive one CME conference every Wednesday morning, live.This program will be available to Jeremie.


AMHE PG Dr Schmidt(IMC)


Two Residents meeting with Galit (HME) before departing for Haiti

AMHE Post Graduate Program

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Letter From AMHE Foundation

We have all been shocked and shaken by the images of destruction in Haiti as a result of the earthquake which struck Port-au Prince, its surroundings, and the southern portions of the country. The number of dead and wounded are estimated to be numbered over one hundred thousand and perhaps as high as two hundred thousands. The government and people of Haiti are scrambling to do their best. However with the devastating loss of infrastructure and personnel, their ability to act is significantly inhibited. The international community has mounted a swift response with help coming from many different countries and organizations. The United Nations and the United States have particularly demonstrated a commitment to the effort.

There is an immense gratitude toward  the multitude of charitable organizations that are participating in this great humanitarian endeavor.

To all interested in the continued goal of relieving sufferings in Haiti and rebuilding the country, we would like to introduce an organization which is particularly dear and valued to us: the AMHE.

The AMHE (Association des Médecins Haitiens à l’étranger/Association of Haitian American Physicians) was founded in 1972 by these physicians who were committed to the advancement of medical care and public health in their country of origin. Since 1995 the AMHE Foundation has served to raise money and promote the charitable mission of the AMHE.

The organization has pursued its essential goal of helping to improve the health care system in Haiti by:

  1. Delivering lectures and seminars at the State University School of Medicine
  2. Rebuilding the students’ quarters at the School of Medicine (Maison des Etudiants ) and supporting its on-going management
  3. Participating in medical rounds and delivering direct care along with our local colleagues at the State University Hospitals in Port-au-Prince and Cap-Haitian
  4. Helping to establish an HIV Unit at the State University Hospital, with the concerted contribution of PEPFAR, CDC, and USAID
  5. Collaborating in the upgrading of a Renal Dialysis Unit
  6. Sponsoring along with SIMACT, our colleagues from Haiti in some fellowship programs in the United States.

We are facing the most daunting challenge as an organization and a people. The AMHE is determined, as always, to play a leadership role in the administration, direction, and delivering of care during this crisis and in the years to follow.

In the days after the earthquake, a group of fifty Haitian American Medical Professionals from the AMHE quickly were deployed to the heart of the affected areas and this group is being renewed on a weekly basis. Indeed, they are  uniquely equipped to deliver care to this population

We hope that with your help, we will continue our relief and rebuilding efforts.

If you are inclined, you can -call the following number: 561 784-8342

-send your check to the following address: AMHE Foundation 8142 Driggs Hill West Palm Beach FL.33411
-or visit The AMHE web-site .From the home page, press click in order to have access to the donation page

Yves J.Manigat MD FACS                                                                                  Jean Talleyrand  MD
AMHE Past  President                                                                                        AMHE Past President
 Member Earthquake Relief Committee                                                         Treasurer AMHE Foundation


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