Dr. Gilbert Irwin
2016 Power of One Award Recipient
Dr. Gilbert Irwin, MD is an internist in Manassas, Virginia. i.
He is the founder of Medical Missionaries, a volunteer group of more than 200 doctors, nurses, dentists, and others who work to improve the health of the poor in the U.S. and throughout the world. Medical Missionaries has particularly strong partnerships with several dozen organizations and groups that provide medical services in Haiti. They sponsor clinics in Haiti, have established twinning relationships between institutions and send visiting teams of medical professionals to provide direct services to the poor. Through its partnership with these groups, Medical Missionaries provides medical help to an estimated 25% to 30% of the total population of Haiti.
Medical Missionaries has collected and dispersed more than $100 million worth of medical supplies and medicines to other medical teams working for similar causes, including the Patcha Foundation. Recently, Dr. Irwin has been personally involved in collecting and delivering supplies to victims of the recent hurricane disasters.