About Dr. Laborde
Dr. Yvens Laborde, a native of Port-au-Prince, Haiti has devoted his life to serving others. Inspired by the hardship and poverty that he witnessed growing up in Haiti, he decided very early in his life that he wanted to devote his life to helping others.
Dr. Laborde graduated from the Univeristy of New Orleans. He then studied medicine at LSU Shreveport, followed by an internship at Tulane and a residency in internal medicine at Ochsner Health. He now serves as medical director of global health and public health at Ochsner Health. Dr. Laborde was also elected twice to serve on the Ochsner Board of Directors.
Dr. Laborde has been recognized for his work during Katrina by SCLC as a "Drum Major For Justice" for his work during Katrina. He has also been recognized by the New Orleans CityBusiness as a Health Care Hero and the Government of Haiti for his work in Haiti after the devastating earthquake that struck the country on January 12, 2010.
Dr. Laborde founded FONDYLSAHH in 2010 as a Haitian based non-profit organization with a focus on cooperating and working directly with communities and individuals devastated by the earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Leogane, and northern Haiti.
He has earned the respect and appreciation of the people whom he serves with his direct, hands-on approach to health and humanitarianism as evidenced by his love of the Haitian proverb "that the heart cannot feel what the eyes cannot see."