Catarina dimaggio Columbia university medical center
Catarina DiMaggio is soon to take home a diploma in the Pre Med tract. Currently interning at Columbia University Medical Center in New York, DiMaggio spends her time in the Cardiothoracic Surgery Department. If you weren't impressed already, note that this will be her SECOND summer interning at this lab.
“I work in cardiac operating rooms everyday collecting blood and tissue specimens to use for research, along with consenting patients one on one to participate in research studies. I also partake in databasing and my own literature review that is focused on a specific cardiac topic.” says DiMaggio.
When asked where she found her inspiration, DiMaggio illustrated her childhood,
“My earliest memories of my childhood include: “operating on my baby dolls”, and watching emergency medical shows. I can not remember at time in my life where I did not want to be some type of doctor.” DiMaggio has articulated extensive knowledge within the field of cardiothoracic surgery and cardiology. She mentions just how impressionable this internship experience was, as she was able to gain hands-on experience to continuously confirm her drive and authentic passion behind this career.
“Columbia has given me a first hand look into the life of, not only a surgeon but also a medical student. I am enthusiastic and can hardly wait for the day that I become a surgeon.” says DiMaggio.