Dr. Peter Landless, world health visionary and former cardiologist for Nelson Mandela, has witnessed the transformative power of service with an open heart.

Episode Highlights

  • 4:18 – Blown up by Land Mine
  • 14:24 – South African Apartheid
  • 16:09 – Nelson Mandela’s Cardiologist
  • 24:04 – Loma Linda’s Influence in the World

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Dr. Peter Landless

Adjunct Associate Professor of School of Public Health

Dr. Peter Landless is Executive Director of the International Commission for the Prevention of Alcoholism and Drug Dependency; Director of the General Conference Health Ministries Department; and adjunct associate professor at Loma Linda University. Growing up in Johannesburg, South Africa, Landless became aware of the structural immorality of the apartheid regime. Inspired by the holistic health message of the Seventh-Day Adventist church as well as the innovations in heart transplantation happening at the time, Landless became both an ordained minister and a doctor of family medicine, internal medicine, and cardiology. After compulsory military service, during which he was wounded, Dr. Landless pursued his dual role in the mission field. He went on to a distinguished career in medicine, serving on Nelson Mandela’s presidential cardiology team after the fall of apartheid.

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