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Cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. James Thornton brings his skilled hands overseas to developing countries.

Thornton, a cardiothoracic surgeon for the Christian-based Ocala Heart Institute, has been operating out of Martin Memorial Hospital for less than a year. In April, he and a small surgical team moved into the small town of Moshe in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, where he operated on two hearts a day, four days a week for two weeks.Read More

 Ocala Heart Institute in Florida has some of the best heart doctors in the United States who perform more than 8,000 catheterizations, 2,000 open heart cases and 1,000 vascular and thoracic cases per year.