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Congenital

December 20, 2006
All of us look back with fondness upon the golden years of cardiothoracic surgery, when surgical pioneers attempted and succeeded in performing daring operations and pushing the realm of the possible. The birth of our specialty was one of the most exciting times in the history of medicine.
November 12, 2006
This essay is the product of a request, and represents no small creative struggle on my part—the struggle being what will I write that may be useful, meaningful and provide insight to others about my professional life.
August 16, 2006
I’m really happy to have this opportunity to communicate with current Thoracic Surgery Residents--those in programs at this time, as well as those matched to residency positions for the upcoming year.
August 2, 2006
December 13, 2005
I am pleased to provide my reflections on what is now forty years of practicing cardiothoracic surgery.
December 6, 2005
At the dawn of your medical career and the twilight of mine, I feel obliged to reflect upon the unusual privileges that society accords to our very special profession.
November 28, 2005
Aortic translocation for the treatment of patients with transposition of the great arteries, ventricular septal defect and pulmonary stenosis appears to be an operation whose time has come. This operation was first reported by Hisashi Nikaidoh nearly 20 years ago, in 1984.
July 25, 2005
I stood about six feet from the radiant warming bed, behind the nurses and residents who were crowded around, each playing a role in the drama reenacted from time to time in this intensive care unit. They were resuscitating a neonate in cardiopulmonary arrest.
July 8, 2005
Thoracic Surgery is changing rapidly and will not be what it once was ever again, but it remains a vibrant field with many challenges and one where the ability to change lives and hold a position of respect within ones community and peers has never been greater.
June 7, 2005
I rarely sit down and reflect on the joys and value that a career in cardiothoracic surgery brings to my life. I seem instead to be thinking about what I’m doing.

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