teach one. heal many.
Our founders belief - that each person right to access to quality healthcare - remains at the heart of our organization.
A Man with a Vision to Bring Health to the World
Dr. Charles E. Horton Sr. officially incorporated Physicians for Peace in 1989. By this time, he had already gained a worldwide reputation for his genius as a plastic surgeon and his role as a medical humanitarian. Dr. Horton received his medical degree from the University of Virginia, completed his medical residency at Duke University, and became the first Chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery at Eastern Virginia Medical School after setting up his practice in Norfolk, VA. Among many accolades, he served as Chairman of the American Board of Plastic Surgeons.