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Learn more about some of the NewYork-Presbyterian doctors featured in the ABC News documentary series NY Med.

Jeffrey N. Bruce, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Jeffrey N. Bruce, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Bruce is a neurosurgeon who specializes in removing brain tumors. In medical school, he liked the excitement of surgery and saw the brain as the "last frontier" – the part of the body that was yet to be explored by researchers. Dr. Bruce did his residency at NYP and has been here since then. watch video profile - read written profile

Leonard N. Girardi, M.D.
Leonard N. Girardi, M.D.

Dr. Girardi is a cardiothoracic surgeon. He describes cardiac surgery as "very much a team sport" with half the battle fought in the operating room and half the battle fought during recovery. Techniques have been improved and the risk has been brought down dramatically over the past 20 years, but still "every cardiac operation is serious business." watch video profile - read written profile

Tomoaki Kato, M.D.
Tomoaki Kato, M.D.

Dr. Kato is a transplant surgeon. One of his specialties is "ex-vivo surgery," an emerging field where surgeons access difficult to reach tumors by removing organs, then removing the tumor, and returning the organs to the body. watch video profile - read written profile

Michael D. Kluger, M.D.
Michael D. Kluger, M.D.

Dr. Kluger is a surgeon who specializes in liver transplants. "When you're able to transplant somebody and give them a meaningful life again, it's like no other thing, no other therapy for an end-stage condition that's possible and that makes the long hours, that makes some of the set-backs sometimes all worth it. It's a wonderful thing to do." watch video profile - read written profile

Guy M. McKhann II, M.D.
Guy M. McKhann II, M.D.

Dr. McKhann is a neurosurgeon who specializes in treating patients with brain tumors, adult hydrocephalus, and movement disorders such as Parkinson's and epilepsy. Dr. McKhann comes from a family of physicians. His father is a neurologist; his uncle is a surgeon. watch video profile - read written profile

Mehmet C. Oz, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Mehmet C. Oz, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Oz is a cardiothoracic surgeon and also the host of the popular television program "The Dr. Oz Show." He said that he thinks a lot of people are surprised to learn he still practices medicine, but indeed he does. He describes the camaraderie and teamwork of NYP as making him feel like he's "in the right place." watch videos - read written profile

Jason A. Spector, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Jason A. Spector, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Spector is a plastic surgeon who was born and raised in New York City. He was leaning toward becoming a cardiologist while in medical school, but then a surgery rotation convinced him to pursue surgery. He describes NYP as being at the forefront of surgical advancements and the appreciation he gets from patients as "priceless." watch video profile - read written profile

Anthony C. Watkins, M.D.
Anthony C. Watkins, M.D.

Dr. Watkins is a transplant surgeon who was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. He describes wanting to become a doctor as "part of the fabric of my DNA" since he has a number of physicians in his family. He describes the chance to take care of patients from "all walks of life" as "extremely gratifying." watch video profile - read written profile

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