How does dedicated Red Sox fan Dr. G know when she’s done a correct pulmonary valve implant? You guessed it. When the imaging shows a “B” that looks like it came off a Boston cap. (This is not of her own design. They always look like this!)
More such stories available now in SURGEON’S STORY, at Amazon.
Back to my old stomping grounds, CBS Radio in Dallas, for an interview with one of my long-time colleagues, Mitch Carr of Newsradio 1080 KRLD, discussing Surgeon’s Story. As you can tell, I don’t much like doing selfies.
Here’s the interview…
The Armenian Mirror-Spectator, an Armenian-American publication located in Boston, was kind enough to give us our first big dose of publicity for Surgeon’s Story, which makes sense when you consider that Dr. Guleserian is of Armenian decent.
It’s been a big subject of contention in medical training circles for years… How many hours should young doctors – interns and residents – be made to work? When does training have to give way to patient safety? Click here for a look at the subject which indicates that everything old may be new again.
We often talk about the pioneers of heart surgery — The people who developed artificial devices to improve surgical outcomes, etc. But we sometimes forget it isn’t just doctors, nurses and techs in the OR. There’s a human being lying on that operating table, and they can be just as pioneering.
If you haven’t been with us long, you may want to take a look at this excellent overview article on congenital heart defects and treatment.
It was seven years ago that I went into the office of Dr. Kristine Guleserian and suggested we write a book together.
“What about?” she asked.
“About you,” I replied.
“Nobody wants to read about me,” she said.
“Everybody wants to read about you. They just don’t know it yet.”
After dozens of nights in surgery, long periods in her office asking question after question, and numerous interview and editing dates scrubbed because a child need a heart surgery, we’re finally done. SURGEON’S STORY is at press, and will be on shelves in almost no time. I know we’ve promised a lot of different release dates, and we’ve had to change our schedule more often than I might have liked. I appreciate your patience, and I promise we’ll have purchase information up here very, very soon.
If you’re not on our email list yet, you may want to sign up, because that way, you’ll get first notice of publication, and a special bonus for pre-buying the book through Amazon. To sign into our list, go here…
Almost time to go to press! Yes, at long last. And we want you to be among the first to buy a copy. So make sure you let us have your email address by adding it here! (Click now, or forever hold your peace.) When you purchase your advance copy, you’ll get access to an exclusive video of Rylynn’s transplant, one of the key stories in the book. And you’ll also be invited to a special video discussion with Dr. G later this spring. So sign up and join us!
Getting close! Publication is imminent! Here’s the front and back cover for your approval.