Medicine is driven by service and putting others first. Although a medical career is quite exciting, it puts you in a position where your actions matter. It enables you to help people live better and more enjoyable lives.
And that’s what Christopher Valsaint understood when he first heard the word “doctor.”
After realizing that medicine was the most effective way of helping people, Christopher Valsaint wanted to pursue a medical career from a young age. He was fond of research and believed that medical research could be the best means of helping people live longer and be happier.
Although he was aware of the challenges that awaited him in medicine, his enthusiasm was the key factor that helped him kickstart a successful medical career. From Faculté de Médecine de l’Université d’Etat d’Haiti to his medical journey in the U.S., Valsaint overcame all the challenges and became a doctor who excelled in his field. In 2023 he joined the Q Institute in Miami, Florida, beginning his medical career in the USA.
Christopher Williams Valsaint was born in Dessalines, a commune in Haiti’s Artibonite department. The town of Dessalines is quite famous as it is named after Jean-Jacques Dessalines, the charismatic leader of the Haitian Revolution.
Valsaint spent his early years in Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital city, where he successfully completed his medical degree at Faculté de Médecine de l’Université d’Etat d’Haïti. This state university is the only national establishment that trains healthcare professionals and prepares numerous young people to become doctors and pharmacists.
At the Faculté de Médecine de l’Université d’Etat d’Haïti, Valsaint studied over ten semesters followed by one internship year in Community Medicine. When the internship was successfully concluded, he was awarded a doctorate in medicine.
Medical Career in the U.S.
After graduation, Valsaint decided to give a boost to his career by pursuing medicine in the U.S. He believed the U.S. had the best medical institutes and could offer him a way to help others. And he was right.
Valsaint’s medical career in the U.S. allowed him to develop better relationships and engage in complex problem-solving situations that helped him make a positive impact on people’s lives. That’s why he consistently strived to learn more every day and work toward his calling. He is now working alongside Dr. Mark Zhuk, Medical Director at The Q Institute, to ensure the best possible outcomes for their patients.
Future Aims and Goals
Valsaint is convinced that he has the potential to overcome the complexities in medical practices. He believes that with further research, he can improve medical knowledge and cure diseases that may not be currently possible.
His motto is simple, “Better Medical Research, Better Lives.” Valsaint knows that advancements in medicine are the only way people can lead better lives. And to make that dream a reality, he works around the clock so others can lead longer, happier, healthier lives.
Recently Valsaint partnered with Thaimye Joseph, MD, to analyze the association of different risk factors to surgical site infection occurrence in patients hospitalized at the Hospital of the State University of Haiti. They presented their research paper at the Project IMG event held at Miami Dade College West Campus on March 18, 2023, and were awarded 2nd place. Thaimye Joseph, MD, recently graduated in June 2023 and is currently working as a General Practitioner at Centre Medico Social de Petite Place Cazeau. She was born and grew up in Port-au-Prince where she completed her medical degree at Faculté de Médecine de l’Université d’Etat d’Haiti. She is passionate about research and surgery.