Palo Alto, CA 94304
I had always thought I would be an adult cardiologist until my rotation in pediatrics during medical school. I was so inspired by three children I cared for — they convinced me that pediatrics was the place for me. I ended up combining pediatrics with the field of cardiology, and feel so lucky to have children as my patients.
When parents come to me with a sick child, they are often paralyzed by fear and uncertainty. Through my medical experience I am able to help them understand what#8217;s happening, and also give them hope about the future. Its a rare privilege to be able to share these life-changing moments with families, especially when a child is going through surgery. It binds me to them so deeply; I end up making friends for life. Every follow-up visit is like seeing my friends, people I care about, and hearing about their successes.
This children#8217;s hospital is a special place to work; everyone here has devoted their lives to caring for children. It's the very best place to be.
Ucla School Of Medicine, *Los Angeles, CA, 1976
Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA, 1977
Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA, 1979
Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA, 1982
Pediatric Cardiology, American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics