The Community Hospital of Seventh-day Adventist welcomes its newly appointed CEO, Stephen S. Carryl. MD. The Hospital which was established in 1948 is located at Western Main Road; Cocorite, Trinidad and Tobago.
Dr Stephen Carryl was born in Linden Guyana. Upon completion of high school, he attended Caribbean Union College, now the University of Southern Caribbean. After 2 years at CUC, he went on to Oakwood College, now Oakwood University, where he graduated with a BSc in Biology.
He holds an MD degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine, a Masters of Health Administration (MHA) from the University of Southern California, and recently completed his coaching training in order to satisfy the requirements to become a certified life and career coach. He completed his Surgical Internship and Residency at the Brookdale University Medical Center in Brooklyn New York. Dr Carryl is a board-certified surgeon with expertise in Laparoscopic Surgery, Bariatric Surgery and Robotic Surgery and was the first Surgeon in Brooklyn to perform a Robotic Gastric bypass in October 2011.
He co-authored several papers in the field of surgery that has been published in peer-reviewed journals of Surgery and is currently writing a book chapter on “Imaging in Bariatric Surgery”.
Currently, he is the Chairman of Surgery, Chief of Perioperative Services and Director of Bariatric Surgery at Harlem Hospital Center. He has received many national and international awards and is listed as one of America’s Top Surgeons by the Consumers Research Council of America. He is President of a non-profit volunteer humanitarian organization, the Overseas Medical Assistance Team (OMAT). For 30 years, Dr Carryl has taken medical teams to the Caribbean, and for the past 20 years, their focus has been on Guyana and Haiti in an effort to improve medical care in these countries.
In recognition of being a first responder to the Haiti earthquake in 2010, Dr Carryl received the Brooklyn without Borders Award and The Heroes for Haiti Award presented by Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke. Most recently, he travelled to Haiti after the earthquake last month to help with the earthquake relief.
In 2014 Dr Carryl and the OMAT team did a combined mission with the Bethany SDA church to Milot Haiti to build a new school that houses over 500 children from K-12th grades. He is married to his college sweetheart, Jo-Anne, and has two daughters Leigha, in her senior year of Medical school and Samella, a 2nd-year student in Law school.
The Community Hospital of Seventh-day Adventists is located in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago and is one of two medical institutions within the Caribbean Union.