We are pleased to present the next in our weekly series introducing you to Internal Medicine’s Advanced Practice Providers. In addition to sharing information about where they work in the department, we asked them each to tell us a little bit about their “Why” (the sustaining pull for their work) and what relaxes them. (Read previous weeks’ installments.)
Services: Lung Transplant Service and Respiratory Specialty Comprehensive Care Unit (RSCCU)
Years with Internal Medicine: 1 year
Specialty or service I almost chose instead of this one: Critical care
One of my favorite moments in this job: My favorite moment as an ARNP with the lung transplant team is when a patient takes the first breath on his/her own with new lungs. It is because the first breath is not just a breath. This wouldn’t be possible without the tremendous efforts of each member of the team: Thoracic Surgery, Lung Transplant, CVICU/RSCCU nurses, family, and the PATIENT.
What restores me for the work: My family, friends, art and crafts, Lego, puzzles, therapy, and MY TEAM!
Note to coworkers: I want to thank all lung transplant members. It is amazing to work with people who put extraordinary efforts and dedication into caring for our (very special) patients and supporting each other to build resilience. A dream team makes a difference: “Changing medicine. Changing lives.” Thank you and love you all!
Min is a knowledgeable, methodical, and compassionate provider. Our lung transplant patients have complex medical problems that require multidisciplinary care, and Min has jumped in with both feet to help our patients get the best possible post-transplant care. We are lucky to have her on the team!
– – Julia Klesney-Tait, MD, PhD