A Surgeon’s Story: Inside OR-1 With One of America’s top Pediatric Heart Surgeons [transcript][audio]

Guest: Dr. Kristine Guleserian

Presenter: Neal Howard

Guest Bio: Dr. Kristine Guleserian turned a cum laude degree in Greek classics from Harvard into one of the most important surgical careers in the country.

From medical school at Boston University, to internship and residency at Brown University Hospital, to fellowships at Boston Children’s, to her work as Surgical Director of Pediatric Cardiac Transplantation at Children’s Medical Center, Dallas. Dr. Guleserian stands only five feet tall, but as they say in the sports world, “She plays six-two.”  (Incidentally, she once wrote on an OR marker board after an 8-hour surgery, “If you can’t operate in heels, you can’t operate.”) Dr. Guleserian is currently practicing pediatric Cardiothoracic surgery with the Heart Program at the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami, Florida.

Segment overview: Dr. Kristine Guleserian, MD,  is here to talk about the book “A Surgeon’s Story” written by Mark Oristano and herself. In this book, Dr. Guleserian has opened up her career as a pediatric heart surgeon to give readers an inside peek into the story of everyday life and death suspense on the operating table.

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