West High Teacher & Student Observe Open Heart Surgery

West High Teacher & Student Observe Open Heart Surgery
Posted on 02/20/2017
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West High science and medical terminology teacher Mrs. Gerstenberger and student Nathalie Murillo-Barahona observed an open heart surgery performed by Dr. John Johnkoski, a cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon with Aspirus Heart & Lung Surgery. "My goal is to bring the medical terms to life and expose students to the variety of professions where the terms are being used," said Mrs. Gertsenberger. Students who take the medical terminology class can receive dual credit through Northcentral Technical College. "The opportunity Aspirus gave me to watch a CABG has become my favorite high school experience. The occurrence has made me seriously think about my future in the medical field and as a surgeon," said Murillo-Barahona.