Dr. Jarozsewski is a Professor of Surgery at the Mayo Clinic, Phoenix. She is a world leader in the surgical repair of chest wall deformities, including pectus excavatum. In her highly viewed TED talk, she shares her journey from high school social-misfit to successful businesswoman, and ultimately a world-renowned cardiothoracic surgeon. She discusses ground-breaking innovations she developed to modify a surgical procedure that was once thought to be applicable only to children, which can now be life changing for almost any adult. Her many awards and recognitions include V. Johnson Scholarship for Outstanding Surgical Clinical Performance; Outstanding Performance in the Medicine Clerkship -University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio; Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation from AMWA; and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.