Dr. David Paultre’s dream was to become a missionary. He is the great-grand nephew of Dr. Orius Paultre, the pioneer and primary care physician of Beraca for many years. Stories David heard from the missionaries of Bato Logos (a missionary ship that would come for weeks at a time into the port of Haiti’s capital city) greatly inspired him.
As he grew up, his interests broadened. He became passionate about music and wanted to follow in his dad’s footsteps in becoming a great musician. He also had a strong desire to study biology. Ultimately, he went to medical school and obtained a degree from University Lumière in Port-au-Prince.
During clinical rotations, David met an attending physician who became his mentor. David would trail behind him to do X-rays. Initially unsure about specialization, he knew he absolutely wanted to explore medical imaging.
Upon graduating from med school Dr. Paultre joined CMB’s staff and started working in the ER. A few months later he was selected for a scholarship and started a 1-year certificate program for sonography in August 2019. His class was small with only 5 students, which meant more one-on-one attention from instructors and more hands-on learning.
We are happy to have him return to the CMB team. What he loves about CMB is that everyone is welcomed, and the rooms and yard are clean. He hopes one day we are able to become a teaching hospital again and that an ENT department can be added.
Dr. David would like to thank all the donors who continue to give to the scholarship fund and in turn invest in the present and future of CMB. He hopes one day he can obtain training in echocardiography.
David is still very passionate about music and Jesus. In his free time he can be found playing his bass guitar and creating tutorials on YouTube.