'We Get Out There and Do'Thousands of students, resident physicians and faculty members volunteer each year as part of the Rush Community Service Initiatives Programs, which celebrates its 25th anniversary next year.
Physician, Reveal ThyselfRush has begun including patient survey results in individual physicians' online profiles. It's among few U.S. medical centers, and the only one in the Midwest, to make this information available to potential patients.
Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to PubMed.gov). Listings go back five years.
I chose pediatric surgery because I love the fact there’s such potential. You really have the chance to impact the youngest person’s life that you can think of in a positive way and make it so they can grow up to be a happy, healthy adult.
I want to make sure that the children understand what’s happening to them, because I think that’s an important part of this whole process, as well as the parents understanding what’s happening. And I think that’s important to build a rapport and build a relationship with the family, because as a surgeon, we are very intimately involved in their lives for a short period of time.
As a mom myself, I understand how the parents feel. They’re entrusting someone with their most precious possession, which is their children. And so I really value that relationship, and it’s one of the most rewarding relationships that we can have as a physician.