“I love children, and I am grateful that I get to spend my career caring for them.”
The care I provide is specifically tailored to each individual child. I love getting to know and image my patient’s heart, and to understand what is unique about it. The relationship I build with parents is centered on trust and open communication. I see parents as my partners in the care of their child.
The excellent quality of care we provide means I can look a parent in the eye and tell them they are getting the very best, whether it’s one of the best pediatric cardiac surgeons in the world (true for all our cardiac surgeons!) or any other member of our care team. Most memorable to me are the moments where I witness the staggering strength and beauty of the love a parent has for their child. It always awes me and sustains my faith in the work we do here.
University of Texas Medical Branch Registrar, Galveston, TX, 05/31/1987
University of Chicago Pediatric Residency, Chicago, IL, 06/30/1990
CS Mott Children's Hospital Pediatric Cardiology, Ann Arbor, MI, 06/30/1993
Pediatric Cardiology, American Board of Pediatrics, 1994