Mending Malibuite

Dr. Alfredo Trento receives an award from Robyn Gibson, president of the Mending Kids International board of directors.

Malibu resident Dr. Alfredo Trento (pictured), a cardiothoracic surgeon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and professor of surgery at UCLA, recently received a Mending Kids International award for his long-term partnership with MKI and for leading medical missions in the U.S. and abroad to help children in need of surgical care. This year, Trento led a team that surgically treated and saved the lives of 42 children in Ecuador within a two-week time frame. More information can be obtained online at