The earthquake in Haiti on January 12, 2010, killed more than 300,000 people, injured and psychologically traumatized many more, and left tens of thousands homeless. Since earthquakes resulting in this scale of destruction occur primarily outside of the United States, such devastation is less familiar to those in the United States, who know more about disasters that are more common within their own country, rather than in low- and middle-income countries (1). Paul Farmer, M.D., a university professor at Harvard and a founder of Partners In Health, serves as the United Nations Deputy Special Envoy for Haiti, supporting President Bill Clinton, United Nations Special Envoy for Haiti, in disaster relief. Throughout his career, Farmer has been dedicated to providing and improving the medical care in disadvantaged countries, particularly Haiti and Rwanda, through Partners In Health. He is a role model, both here in the United States and elsewhere, for compassionate medical students and physicians who wish to use their medical skills to achieve altruistic goals in developing countries. Because of this, Haiti: After the Earthquake, which details the effects and sequelae of the earthquake in Haiti and is written by Farmer and his colleagues, deserves the attention of medical students, residents, psychiatrists, and other mental health professionals as well as all physicians.