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Dr. Christina VanderPluym, MD is a pediatric cardiology specialist in Boston, MA and has been practicing for 9 years. She graduated from University of Alberta in 2004 and specializes in pediatric cardiology and pediatric heart transplant surgery.Read her story
This content was provided by Dr. VanderPluym "I have been immersed in the field of pediatric cardiology since the age of 17 years, when I first began clinical research at the University of Alberta Stollery Children's Hospital in heart transplantation. My medical and fellowship training in Canada allowed unique insight to the field of mechanical circulatory support and anticoagulation. I completed further subspecialty training in the pediatric heart failure at Boston Children's Hospital and became the Medical Director of the Ventricular Assist Device program and the Cardiac Antithrombosis Program in 2012."
This content was provided by Dr. VanderPluym "To me, medicine is neither a job or a career, it is an extension of my personal life.
I care for each patient and their family as though they are my own. As such, I make myself available at all times because I know that problems and concerns don't just arise Monday through Friday. My goal of care is to not just keep children alive, but truly let them live - let them play, let them laugh, let them love.
Why I entered medicine
Based on direct exposure to the medical field through personal family illness, I realized how the power of healing was much more than just medications and surgeries. I entered medicine with the desire to bring comfort and hope, even when times felt hopeless, and to push the boundaries of how we approach and deliver care through innovation."