Wednesday, May 27, 2009

My cousin the ophthalmologist

My aunt sent me a video of a news segment that highlights my cousin, Dr. Monica Dweck, an opthalmologist who could work anywhere in the country but chooses to practice at Downstate Medical University in Brooklyn, New York, where she did her residency. Years ago, when Bede and I found out that our nine-month old daughter had a condition called Persistent Hyperplastic Primary Vitreous (PHPV), and were quietly freaking out (especially since Lucia's first pediatric opthalmologist left something to be desired when relating to patients), Monica calmly talked me through the possible options and helped me realize that we could deal with whatever we had to deal with.

Here's the video:

NY PIX 11 Morning News Blog WPIX-TV

I know what I wrote a few days ago about people being famous, but I'm fine with Monica being more famous if that means more people will know what great work she's doing. As my grandmother would say, I'm kvelling.

7 comments:

Beth Kephart said...

As you should.

Elaine Magliaro said...

Alkelda,

An individual like your cousin should be acknowledged. The world would be a better place if there were more people like her!

Elaine Magliaro said...

P.S. So who's going to stop you? Kvell all you want.

Lone Star Ma said...

Yay, Dr. Dweck! I'm glad she is out there helping people!

tanita davis said...

Oh, I'd be kvelling, too. A teacher AND a miracle worker, which is basically the same thing. How awesome.

Jules at 7-Imp said...

Kvell away. She deserves it.

Vivian said...

Wow. She the type of famous that you want to shout from the rooftops and kvell on how amazing she is.

I am in awe.