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New American Heart Association president driven by family history
New American Heart Association president driven by family history

It was 1985, and Gordon Tomaselli had graduated from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of California at San Francisco. He was at a Boston hospital, interviewing for a possible fellowship, when he got the phone call: His mother had gone into cardiac arrest. Within three weeks, Patricia Tomaselli would have a new heart, and her son would have a new career path. Before that moment, Tomaselli said, he had not been entirely set on a career as a cardiologist. He was also interested in neurology. But his mother's experience with debilitating heart disease — she was the second woman to receive a heart transplant at Brigham and...

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