No southern accent, per say, just a gentle, relaxed way of speaking that reminds me of home.. Went to the operating room with Dr. Javier Maldonado at Clinica Colombia this morning, for a three vessel off-pump CABG. Everything went smooth – textbook perfect..
I followed him to the Cardiovascular ICU and then to his cardiac clinic to see patients..
After a productive and pleasant morning (and afternoon), I raced over to Clinica Shaio to catch the end of the minimally invasive cardiac surgery symposium, and to interview Dr. Barbosa, one of the first surgeons I interviewed for the Cartagena book..
Dr. Javier Maldonado
Cardiac surgeon, Fundacion Santa Fe de Bogota, Clinica Colombia