To my wife, Dr. Bonnie Hiatt, for accepting my many flaws and idiosyncrasies and for giving me my most cherished gifts, Natalie and Christopher. You each make my life worth living.
—David D. Yuh, MD, FACC, FACS
To my wife Simona, for the endless sacrifice of living twenty years with a surgeon … and for brightening every day of my life with her presence, love and partnership.
—Luca A. Vricella, MD, FACS
To my mentors, students, residents, and colleagues—from whom I've learned so much. And for the real teachers in life—my parents Muriel and Harry Yang, my wife Marivic, and children Kristin, Andy, and Alex.
To my mentors at Georgetown University, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, and Intermountain Medical Center for their patience and dedication to my surgical education, and to my wife and family for their kindness and understanding during this journey.