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Lunch and Learn: When What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You
September 14, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Being an educated consumer helps you make better healthcare decisions that increase your chances of getting the great outcomes you want. When visiting your healthcare provider, questions should be mandatory. This presentation will help you feel more comfortable asking, learning and evaluating the complex world of medicine.
Bring your lunch, we will provide drinks.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Dr. Kane maintains board certification in general surgery, thoracic surgery and congenital heart surgery. She specializes in the surgical management of children with congenital heart disease. Her clinical interests encompasses the full range of congenital heart surgical issues, including the treatment of neonates and infants with congenital heart defects, patients with single ventricle physiology, pediatric heart and lung transplant and treating adults with ongoing congenital heart issues.
Dr. Kane is passionate about exceptional care of children with congenital heart disease. Her academic interests include clinical outcomes research and use of clinical databases with the goal of improving long-term clinical outcomes. Other academic interest includes palliation of congenital heart defects, mentoring, cardiothoracic and congenital surgical education, and patient health literacy. Dr. Kane is active at a national level in cardiothoracic surgery education and serves as curriculum national section editor with the Joint Council of Thoracic Surgical Education. She has previously developed and implemented congenital heart surgical curriculum for medical students. Her interest includes a commitment to improving patient education and serves on the Society of Thoracic Surgeons workforce for patient education, congenital heart surgery section. She is actively involved in the leadership with Women in Thoracic Surgery, currently serving on the executive committee member-at-large and chair of the scholarship committee. She is honored to serve on the Surgeons Leadership Council with the American College of Cardiology.
Dr. Kane previously served as assistant professor of congenital heart surgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She earned her bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Arlington, and her medical degree from The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Kane completed her surgical residency at The University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at Emory University and a fellowship in congenital heart surgery at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
Amy grew up in Houston, Texas, graduated from St. John’s School and Texas Christian University. She has been a Pediatric Heart Surgery Nurse for 27 years (in Austin, Nashville, Chicago, and Houston) and a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Congenital Heart Surgery for 16 years at Texas Children’s Hospital. She is passionate about helping people get the best care they can get, no matter where it may be.