Former child patient turned professional volleyball player

Treating international and VIP patients Innovation in heart surgery Taking pride in children’s surgery Former child patient turned professional volleyball player Starting a medical program in Hawai‘i

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The other pediatric patient I’m proud of is a boy with tetralogy of Fallot, which is another very significant kind of defect. In fact, this was the first blue baby operation done at Johns Hopkins and that was the development of pediatric cardiac surgery. And I did this boy at about 3 years of age and he turned out to be the premier volleyball player in the world. He became the premier volleyball player in a high school here and then at UCLA, and he’s a professional volleyball player now.

Date: May 30, 2006
Location: Hawai‘i, US
Interviewer: Akemi Kikumura Yano
Contributed by: Watase Media Arts Center, Japanese American National Museum

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