Founders

David A. Greuner, MD, FACS davDr. David Greuner is a board certified and fellowship trained surgeon, and has been involved in medical relief brigades for years. He is the surgical director and founder of NYC Surgical Associates, a multi-specialty surgical practice in the NYC metro area. He realized early on with medial relief efforts, that a tremendous amount of  organization, funding, and reliable teamwork is key to the adequate functioning of these surgical teams, and a deficit in any of these issues significantly impairs productivity. He felt so strongly about these issues, that he started NYC Surgical Cares, an organization funded for the most part by NYC Surgical Associates, to be able to address all these issues in a reliable and dependable fashion. In addition to global outreach, Dr. Greuner also has an interest in providing medical care to the underserved populations of New York City, and provides pro bono medical screening and surgical care at regular intervals for these populations.
Adam Tonis, DC Dr. Adam Tonis is the administrative director and co-founder of NYC Surgical Associates and together with Dr. Greuner formed NYC Surgical Cares as a way to give back to the many communities in need worldwide. He is adept and keeping the many moving parts of a busy non-profit organization running smoothly, as well as the intricacies of coordinating donated time and supplies to typically very tight scheduling allowances, and stringent requirements. Over the past 20 years Dr Tonis has been involved in significant charitable donations of his professional time. Going monthly to the Hale House Shelter and treating patients from infants to adolescents while Mother Hale was running this amazing shelter was quite fulfilling and showed him how helping those less fortunate is a win for all involved. Serving the NYC area post the tragic events of September 11 made him understand the sacrifices we all must make at times. He became a doctor to help people and there is never a better use of his skill sets or resources then helping those in the most need at their most vulnerable time. Co-founding this charity has allowed him the platform to continue doing this and serving humanity on a greater level.
David Luu, MD Dr David Luu is a french heart surgeon, philanthopist and entrepreneur, passionate about public health and humanitarian issues. Dr. David Luu is a French Board Certified surgeon who is fellowship trained in Congenital Cardiac Surgery. In 2006, Dr. Luu graduated from Montpellier School of Medicine, after attending different clerkships at University of Southern California and Harvard Medical School. He completed his Cardiothoracic surgery residency at University of Antilles-Guyane and served as Chief Resident at Necker Sick Children Hospital at Paris Descartes University where he defends his medical doctor thesis. He worked as a director of research at the Aortic Center of the Lennox Hill Hospital in NYC. Dr Luu went on to complete his congenital and pediatric cardiac surgery fellowship at Marie Lannelongue Hospital in Paris, the leading European hospital, specializing in congenital heart diseases, where thousands of procedures are perform annually. He was elected Chairman of the Junior Committee of the European Society of Cardio-Vascular Surgery in Zurich from 2010 to 2012. At the age of 21, Dr Luu founded a non-profit medical organization. His first mission was to fly to Burkina Faso, Africa to provide free surgical care to children. By creating The Heart Fund, he decided  then to commit to a life of service fighting heart disease amongst children which is the leading cause of death worldwide. Over the last 14 years, Dr Luu has contributed to raise almost €1,000,000 in donations, providing free surgery for  children around the world. He is the founder and director of the first Chair of Philanthropy in France at the Paris School of Business, which was created to empower future generations to encourage social responsability, generosity and ethical involvement Dr Luu works with international agencies and governments to develop innovative and sustainable solutions for cardiac diseases in developing countries such as in Cambodia, Colombia, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Haiti, Mongolia, India and Ivory Coast. Invited by H.E. John Ashe, President of General Assembly of the United Nations , Dr Luu will be part of the Post-2015 Sustainable Goals event in New York City. Trained in congenital and pediatric cardiac surgery, Dr. Luu has a special interest and expertise in cardiovascular preventive medicine and public health. Dr Luu and NYC Surgical Associates have joined forces to creating the NYC Heart Health Clinics, providing exclusive cardiovascular screening, state of art treatments and lifestyle health management to patients and corporate sectors. David has one younger sister, Celine, doctor of osteopathy. He is married to Moana Luu. The two were wed on December 25 2008, in New York City. Moana Luu is currently the CEO of Amina TV Channel.