Hear from Dr. Santiago Garcia, Interventional Cardiologist and Researcher at MHIF, as he shares how he came to practice medicine and the inspiration he finds in helping patients in this video.
I'm from Argentina. You go from six years of high school to medical school. We go to very poor area off our country and, uh, connect with underserved school. It was clear when I was there that my role was to take care of people that had issues, medical issues. I did that naturally. I felt very good about doing that. Medical school physiology. Uh, physiology of the heart was by far the most attractive topic in medical school. To me, cardiology seemed like a natural feed where not only you have a fascinated organ and physiology in front of you, but you can act. You can change the trajectory. Someone is saying, I finished my fellowship here at the University of Minnesota. My first job was at the BA because I spent almost a decade taking care of veterans. It's very rewarding for me. It's an individual for us. Everyone involved in health care to do what we do. Often times, it's almost instant gratification way. See that with heart attack patients, you don't even have to wait a day or two on the table. They start feeling better. The color changes, the the chest pain goes away. It's a lot of work. It's a lot off personal commitment to excellence and doing cases. When you feel like you have, you want to stay in bed at two o'clock in the morning. But it's, uh it's exceedingly rare that you come back from the hospital not feeling that you've done something good for someone.