Topic: Philanthropy Through Action
Rick Hodes is an American medical doctor specializing in cancer, heart disease, and spinal conditions. Since the 1980s he has worked in Ethiopia and has adopted a number of children from the country. Currently, he is the senior consultant at a Catholic mission working with sick destitutes suffering from heart disease (rheumatic and congenital), spine disease and cancer. He is medical director of the Joint Distribution Committee.
Dr. Hodes has been responsible for the health of Ethiopians immigrating to Israel and has worked with refugees in many African countries.
In 2007, Hodes was selected as a "CNN Hero," a program that highlights ordinary people for their extraordinary achievements. The American College of Physicians has awarded him “Mastership,” and the Rosenthal Award for creative practice of medicine.
Hodes work in Ethiopia was the subject of a HBO documentary, "Making the Crooked Straight" and a Marilyn Berger book, "This Is a Soul: The Mission of Rick Hodes."
In this wide ranging interview, we cover:
1. Finding a Unique Path
2. Changing the World
3. Health Insurance & Adoption
4. Out of a Movie
5. Pandemics and Precedents
6. Connecting in a Time of Disconnect
And much much more!