the people behind the Work

The RemoteCare Education Team

We are a collection of world-class professionals who are dedicated to improving healthcare delivery and outcomes around the world – particularly in remote and resource-limited settings.

Dr. Ryan McCormick

CEO & Instructor

Dr. Ryan McCormick grew up in Los Angeles and was a founding member of Floating Doctors, serving as the Vice President. After working for a year rebuilding Southern Wind, he worked clinics in Haiti and Honduras before going to medical school at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He completed additional training in Emergency Medicine, Wilderness Emergency Medicine, and Trauma Management. After returned home to California he began focusing on  clinical research working at UCLA, USC, UCSF, and as the Research Director at the California Center for Sleep Disorders. He is currently working as an Associate Director for Drug Safety at Genentech/Roche.

Dr. Ben Labrot

President & Instructor 

Dr. Benjamin LaBrot is a career medical missionary and the founder of the Floating Doctors medical team, specializing in sustainable health access improvements in challenging rural environments. Trained at the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland and with mission experience in Haiti, Honduras, Tanzania, Mexico, and Panama. Ben brings a unique perspective on planning and improving provider mission performance. Ben attended the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland and worked as a physician within the Irish Health Care System. He assisted in the launch and then operated a long-term care facility for the elderly that also provided acute hospital services. Dr. LaBrot is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medical Education at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.

Dr. George LaBrot

Board Chairman & Instructor

Dr. George LaBrot is a patient-centered physician who values the long term relationships he has established with so many patients over the years. He has a broad range of medical knowledge, having been Board Certified four times in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. George enjoys riding his horse through the Santa Monica Mountains, hiking and cross country skiing. His strong interests include history and philosophy. He enjoys playing guitar and is learning to play the trumpet. George also serves on the Board of Directors for Floating Doctors. 

Dr. Daniel O. Griffin

Physician-Scientist, Infectious Disease

A physician-scientist board certified in Infectious Disease with expertise in Global Health, Tropical Medicine, Parasitology, HIV, Virology and Travel and Immigrant Medicine. Currently a Clinical Instructor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine-Division of Infectious Diseases, an Associate Research Scientist in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular BioPhysics at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, President of Parasites Without Borders, Inc. and a provider of clinical inpatient and outpatient Infectious Disease, HIV and Travel Medicine care for ProHealth, NY.

Isobel Atkinson

Midwife & Instructor

Isobel is a British midwife with over 15 years’ experience and has worked in the UK and internationally. In the UK she has worked in both the hospital and community settings. Her international work has been in low resource and remote settings in both Kenya and Panama. The mission work she does is both clinical and educational. Isobel was the Floating Doctors Maternal Health Director for two years; during this time she championed the development of maternal health capacity and resources in Bocas Del Toro, gathered some of the first reliable data about maternal health issues in our area, and wrote many of our comprehensive guidelines.

Jolie LaBrot

Development Director

Jolie has a background in nonprofit management and is the Development Director for Floating Doctors. Growing up in Arizona, she was exposed to service as part of self from an early age and has a passion for helping individuals, communities, and organizations identify their own unique needs and obtaining the tools and resources to meet them. Moving around the country frequently, she enjoys working with local organizations to improve community development wherever she lives.

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