We are excited to feature Dr. Elizabeth H. Stephens as the first WTS Resident Profile. Dr. Stephens is a force to be reckoned in CT Surgery.
When asked about her experiences operating, Dr. Stephens shared the following:
“I feel it’s an incredible honor and privilege to have the opportunity to do what I do everyday. To have a patient and his family entrust us to open his chest, put him on the bypass machine and perform life-saving repairs everyday is incredible. Each time I see the heart beating in the chest there’s a moment of wonder — a pause while I take in the beauty and complexity of it all. I hope that’s something that I never lose. I certainly never imagined I would do this as a career, but certain key mentors along the way I guess saw something in me and encouraged me to pursue it. While the path has been far from easy, there’s nothing more rewarding and I can’t imagine doing anything else.”