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I am an interventional cardiologist and researcher who has been at Duke for nearly 20 years. I enjoy being at Duke because of the family I get to work with every day. When we are able to make a patient feel better through teamwork its a great feeling. I chose cardiology as my specialty because of the chance to make a difference in someones life in real time. When someone is having a heart attack they are relying on you to come to their aid quickly. At that moment I get to apply science to save a life while learning more about what we can do to help improve peoples lives in the future. In that way medicine also gives me the chance to learn from my patients and apply what I find to benefit the greater good. I find that whole process is exciting. When I am not at work I enjoy spending time with my school-aged children.