Dr. Randolph Chitwood & East Carolina Heart Institute Launch Heart Valve Clinic Microsite
When I started this website 6 years ago, I had no idea what I was doing. Early on, however, I was very lucky to connect with Dr. Randolph Chitwood, the director of the East Carolina Heart Institute (ECHI) and mitral valve specialist.
Dr. Randolph Chitwood & Me at ECHI
So you know… Dr. Chitwood is also a former patient who had coronary artery bypass surgery in 1998. That said, Dr. Chitwood immediately understood my mission to educate and empower patients. Today, I consider Dr. Chitwood a friend, an advisor and an amazing surgeon who successfully treated many patients in our community — including Scott Newson, Lori Glew and Mary Watson.
For these reasons, I am very excited to announce the launch of the ECHI microsite at our valve clinic directory. To see the ECHI microsite, click here.
On behalf of the patients and caregivers in our community, I want to thank Dr. Chitwood and the entire staff at ECHI including Dr. Nifong, Kristen King, Amy Etheridge, and Jerome Fuller, for their support of this project.
Keep on tickin!
Adam Pick is a patient, author of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery and the founder of HeartValveSurgery.com.