John K. Triedman | Education
1980, Cambridge, MA
1985, Boston, MA
1986, Boston, MA
1988, Boston, MA
1991, Boston, MA
John K. Triedman | Professional History
I was always interested in medicine, and exposed to it at a young age. I used to accompany my father into the operating room when I was still in grade school to watch him perform surgeries (yes, they used to let surgeons do that). Growing up around hospitals, doctor’s offices and the old-fashioned smell of antiseptic, I found that it was a natural fit for me to assume the role of a health care provider.
Patient care is important to me. Many of the life lessons that I apply to my practice as a physician I learned from my family and community when I was a little kid. Listen carefully and respectfully. Offer to help. Take responsibility. Be kind to other people, and be sensitive to their needs. Communicate clearly. I have learned a lot about health and illness in my years of practicing pediatric cardiology, but I still remind myself of these basic principles every day on my way to work.