Herald-Star: Doctor, family trust give what they can for India’s poor

Our thanks to the Herald-Star and reporter Christopher Dacanay for their feature story on Dr. Sathish Magge, Interventional Cardiologist, Trinity Health System, and his mission work in Doddamagge, India.

Below is an excerpt from the piece. You can read the story in its entirety by clicking here.


STEUBENVILLE — For Dr. Sathish Magge, the desire to help those least fortunate in the world runs in his family’s blood.

Magge, who immigrated to the U.S. a year after completing medical school, has been a cardiologist practicing in Steubenville for the last 25 years and currently works for Trinity Health System.

For about a decade, Magge has been returning to his home village of Doddamagge, India, for medical mission trips that benefit the poor and needy. During Magge’s most recent trip in February, he provided free health care for about 140 indigent individuals, performing lab tests and examinations, as well as covering the cost of their medications for three months, if needed.

The trip was funded by L/K and S/S Trust, a charitable trust founded by Magge’s family with the goal of helping the least fortunate in India and beyond. Created in 2010 in memory of Magge’s late father, the trust itself is funded by the family, of which every member — young and old — pays into the pot “whatever they can,” Magge said.

Since being founded, the trust has been changing the lives of those in need for the better and producing “positive results,” Magge said.


Trinity Health System celebrates Dr. Magge and his commitment to living out our mission of humankindness.

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