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Dr. Pat Come

Dr. Pat Come has been a member of Team Heart since 2008, participating in 12 missions. As a cardiologist, she founded the screening team which has, thus far, evaluated over 1000 patients with cardiovascular disease, mostly rheumatic in origin. In the past 2 years, her emphasis has shifted toward educational efforts at the medical student, intern and resident levels. Pat has loved working as a volunteer for Team Heart and states, “It has been the highlight of my life. Rwanda is like a 2nd home to me. It has been such a pleasure to see our Rwandan colleagues develop the expertise which will enable them to function independently in the near future. In the meantime, I look forward to our next trip.”