Surgical Career Exploration

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Dr. Dianna Gobler’s science research students at Westhampton Beach High School learned more about careers in cardiothoracic surgery while touring Southside Hospital in Bay Shore on Nov. 12.

The students explored the hospital’s operating rooms and met with three surgeons, one of whom did the first heart transplant on Long Island, as well as an anesthesiologist and several cardiac physician assistants.    

Additionally, selected students have been invited back to the hospital to shadow some of the professionals they met and to watch a live heart surgery.