Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Student Spotlight: Huixi Yu - Cardiothoracic Surgery

Huixi Yu, a senior at Liberty High School, has been studying cardiothoracic surgery for the past year in the Independent Study and Mentorship program. She has had a great experience studying under the mentorship of Dr. David O. Moore, a cardiothoracic surgeon at Baylor Regional Medical Center of Plano’s Heart Hospital. Throughout the year, Huixi learned about the different types of diseases and surgeries cardiothoracic surgeons see and perform. She sat in on patient clinics, read X-rays, and observed a coronary artery bypass graft surgery. For her Original Work, Huixi wrote a paper on identifying the demographics of people at risk for aortic dissection. For Final Product, Huixi created a brochure raising awareness for aortic dissection and created an informational website so that the public can understand the field of cardiothoracic surgery better. She is extremely grateful for this opportunity of a lifetime and is very appreciative of everything Dr. Moore has done for her. Huixi plans on attending Washington University in St. Louis this coming fall, majoring in health care management while on a pre-med track.