By RENALDO DORSETT
Tribune Sports Reporter
MYRON Rolle, Bahamian Rhodes scholar and former NFL player and future neurosurgeon, plans to be on the ground to assist the Hurricane Dorian relief effort with his area of expertise.
Rolle, a third-year MGH neurosurgery resident, will be a team member of the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Global Health (CGH) Office of Global Disaster Response (GDR) as they travel to the Bahamas to provide medical support.
“I’ll be deploying very soon back home to the Bahamas as a member of our Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Global Disaster Response Team to provide medical care for two weeks. This team is made of highly skilled physicians and nurses/nurse practitioners (critical care and emergency medicine trained). We aim to provide quality healthcare in the midst of a devastating hurricane which has ripped through our country,” Rolle said on Instagram. “I publicly want to thank my chairman of neurosurgery, Dr Bob Carter, advanced practice providers and fellow residents for covering my call/surgeries while I’m away and allowing me to serve a nation and its people that mean so much to me. My part in this relief effort is medicine. Your part can be volunteering, donations or just spreading the word.”
Through his foundation, Rolle previously established his “Play-4-Progress” programme aimed to introduce three basic principles to its participants – the fundamentals of American Football, education and personal development.
Rolle played three seasons with the Florida State Seminoles and won the Rhodes Scholarship. He was selected by the Tennessee Titans in the 2010 NFL Draft. In 2012, he signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers and announced his retirement from the NFL in 2013.
He went on to graduate from FSU’s College of Medicine in 2017 and was matched to a neurosurgery residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.