Memphis cardiac surgeon selected for international humanitarian award

By , Daily Memphian Updated: October 24, 2022 9:02 AM CT | Published: October 21, 2022 3:21 PM CT

“We were in Benghazi when the civil war started,” the surgeon said by video teleconference from the hospital in Basra, Iraq. “We were in Iraq when ISIS was invading. We were in Tripoli when the government of Eastern Libya decided they were going to fight the government of Western Libya.”

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Dr Bill Novick Novick Cardiac Alliance Hamdan Award for Volunteers in Humanitarian Medical Services
Jane Roberts

Jane Roberts

Longtime journalist Jane Roberts is a Minnesotan by birth and a Memphian by choice. She's lived and reported in the city more than two decades. She covers business news and features for The Daily Memphian.


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