Women's Health Care Center of Houston

Medical Missions

Throughout his life, Dr. Byron Holt believed in giving back to the community – and he saw the entire world as his community.

Dr. Holt was involved with international medical efforts in the last years of his life, organizing and leading a number of medical expeditions to Central America – specifically, the mountains of Guatemala and Honduras – to perform a number of complicated surgeries (with limited facilities and minimal equipment and medicines) for the region’s indigenous Mayan Indians. Most recently, Dr. Holt was invited by the Ambassador of Kuwait to perform previously unavailable medical procedures for Kuwaiti patients.

In April 2014, Dr. Holt also led his first-ever “musical mission” – bringing a contingent of Texas jazz musicians to collaborate with gospel choirs in the Bahamas for the inaugural Regatta Gospel Concert.

Here are some photos of one of Dr. Byron Holt’s recent trips to Guatemala, distributing school supplies to children in addition to providing medical care to a number of residents there.