A Bit About Us

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Ismael Galvez founded Terra Medicus in 2008 in Miami, FL. while working as a Life Support Instructor at Miami Children's Hospital teaching BLS to employees and HeartSaver CPR  AED First Aid to families and patients of the hospital. As some families needed this per doctor's order before being discharged.

Ismael began his medical journey taking an anatomy course as a junior in high school. He started the anatomy club and with a few of his peers was able to manage a field trip under the direction of his teacher to assist in three autopsis. After graduating he became an EMT and later worked as a Nurse Specialty Technician at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Trauma Center where he loved every minute of it working graveyard shift and learning all aspects of trauma care in the emergency room. 

He continued his his passion in various medical trainings such as Lifeguard, Emergency Response to Terrorism, Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician, Wide Area Search and Rescue, International Humanitarian Law, Basic Trauma Life Support.

Today he is an American Heart Association, American Safety Health Institute, and Red Cross Instructor. He is an advocate for CPR AED and healthier lifestyles. In 2019 he became and advocacy committee member for the American Heart Association in NYC and has travel to Washington, D.C. to lobby on behalf of the AHA. He is currently an AHA faculty member at Monroe College in New York.