Dr. Alin Gragossian is currently finishing up her final year of Emergency Medicine residency at UPMC Pinnacle in Harrisburg, PA. She will soon be starting a Critical Care Medicine fellowship at Mt. Sinai in New York City. In 2019, she underwent urgent heart transplant surgery after being diagnosed with acutely decompensated heart failure secondary to dilated cardiomyopathy. Since then, she has been using her platform as a physician to talk to others– especially healthcare professionals– about her unique experiences as a young, critically ill cardiac patient while hoping to raise awareness on the importance of organ donation. Read more about here journey on her blog: A Change of Heart.
Watch her FIX19 talk to hear her incredible story!