First-time father Mike Wescamillo and the Dodgers' A.J. Pollock encourage each other through a virtual call
“I tell parents when I first meet them that they’re going to become experts in the heart,” smiles Kristen Ethridge, a pediatric nurse practitioner with the pediatric cardiac surgery program. Kristen (pictured second from left) poses with other cardiac nurses from the UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. “Cardiac nursing has been [...]
“We’ve been stressing out, wondering what are we going to do for Christmas, but now we don’t have to worry,” exhales Michiko Walker. Walker came to the UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital holiday party with her husband and their 14-month-old son, Anoki Walker. She continues, “It’s awesome that the hospital does [...]
Noah Bella Michaelis spent 13 years living with health challenges from being born with complex congenital heart defects (CHD) and heterotaxy syndrome. The syndrome involves an abnormal arrangement of internal organs in the chest and abdomen. On January 3, 2017, Noah succumbed to a life-threatening condition she developed, known as [...]
Dr. Gary Satou was born for pediatric cardiology and it did not take him long to find out. As the son of a physician, he knew it was only a matter of time before he entered the vast world of medicine.
“I was in high school and [...]
- After a successful pilot program, UCLA Heart and Vascular Services launches a Structural and Congenital [...]