Surgeon's Story

Inside OR-1 with one of America’s Top Pediatric Heart Surgeons

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What is it like to hold the beating heart of a two-day old child in your hand?

What is it like to counsel distraught parents as they make some of the most difficult decisions of their lives?

What is it like to stand on a small stool in the operating room for 14 or more hours, with no breaks for food, drink, bathroom… anything?

Noted pediatric heart surgeon Dr. Kristine Guleserian has opened up her OR, and her career, to author Mark Oristano to create SURGEON’S STORY.  Dr. G’s life, training and work are discussed in detail, framed around the incredibly dramatic story of a heart transplant operation for a two-year old girl whose own heart was rapidly dying.

All of the drama, intensity, humor and caring of your favorite TV medical drama is here.  Except this time, all of it is real.  But no “God-like” egotistical surgeons in this story.  You won’t find a more down-to-earth doctor than Dr. G.  Stories of her family, her dogs, her love of good food, and of the Boston Red Sox show the real human being behind the surgical mask.  This is somebody you would trust with your life.