Dr. Benjamin LaBrot is a native of Southern California with a long association with the ocean having worked on commercial fishing and research vessels and spent countless hours on or under the water off the coast of Southern California. Dr. Ben attended the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland and worked as a medical doctor in the Irish health Care System, eventually helping set up and running a long-term care elderly facility that also provided acute hospital service. Travel and private medical mission work in developing countries led Ben to combine his love of the sea and medicine to bring more help to remote rural communities, founding the Floating Doctors in 2009. In 2010, Ben led the first Floating Doctors mission to Haiti and has been continuing ever since. Floating Doctors and his crew of dedicated volunteers is a promise Ben made that he would come back to the developing world with more help, and he has had the chance to keep his promise. Dr. Ben La Brot is also a clinical professor teaching Palliative Care, Malaria, and International Aid Work at USC Keck School of Medicine, and also a Research Faculty Supervisor at the University of California, Irvine Medical School.