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All week long we’ve been featuring a few of our female pediatric surgeons who’ve shared what it’s like balancing family and a demanding career! Today, meet Katherine Kavanagh, MD.

What do you love most about being a mom?

Seeing my kids grow and develop their personalities and watching them interact with each other. I can say that there is never a dull moment at my house.

How does being a mom make you a better surgeon?

I think being a mother makes me more empathetic towards my patients and parents. I am always thinking about how would I want someone to treat my children and what options I would recommend or choose for my kids. I tell my patients I would never offer an option I do not think is OK for my own kids, and I treat each patient as I would want my children treated.

Read Dr. Kavanagh’s full interview and meet some of our other superwomen: bit.ly/2ABTcCz
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“I tell my patients I would never offer an option I do not think is OK for my own kids, and I treat each patient as I would want my children treated,” says otolaryngologist Katherine Kavanagh, MD. Meet our #momsurgeons: https://t.co/LJg8M9aksV

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