New Chief Physician Appointed At St. Joseph Clinic
Clinic in Thomassique, Haiti, has appointed Dr. Wilnet Junior Vincent as Chief Physician. In making the
appointment, Dr. Kenneth Kornetsky, Medical Director of the Clinic, noted that “Dr. Vincent has shown himself to be
a highly skilled physician who is dedicated to helping improve healthcare in Thomassique and its surrounding villages.”
Dr. Vincent had been serving at the Clinic as a Social Service Physician. He succeeds
Dr. Julus Sterling, who has relocated to be closer to his family.
Dr. Vincent received his medical degree from the Universite Notre Dame d’Haiti. He did his medical
internship at Hopital Universitaire Justinien. He had further training in cardiology and cardiac surgery
at Brugmann Hospital of Brussels (Belgium) and Centre Hospitalier Jules Vern d’ Amiens (Picardie, France).
Following the earthquake in Haiti in January 2010, Dr. Vincent did voluntary service at the Beladere Hospital of Nativity
and Hospital Sacrecoeur of Turgeaud.
Dr. Vincent speaks Creole, French, English, and Spanish.
He has also studied German.
As Chief Physician, Dr. Vincent will be responsible for the day-to-day
medical services provided to the 100,000 people who reside in and around Thomassique. Approximately 20,000
to 25,000 of those residents visit the Clinic each year and more than 500 women deliver babies at the Clinic.
Dr. Vincent will supervise the Clinical’s medical staff that includes other physicians, nurses, midwives, a laboratory
technician, a pharmacist, and several support staff. “It is our hope that under Dr. Vincent’s
leadership St. Joseph Clinic will continue to expand the health services it provides to Thomassique residents and, over time,
eradicate some of the common diseases that can be eliminated with improved hygiene and health practices,” said Dr. Kornetsky.
St. Joseph Clinic was built and is supported by Medical Missionaries, a volunteer group of doctors, nurses,
dentists, and support people who are committed to helping improve health conditions for the poorest of the poor around the
world. Teams of doctors, nurses, and dentists from the U.S. will visit the Clinic several times each year
to support Dr. Vincent and the other Clinic staff.