Our Stories - Katherine Aker

Katherine Aker admitted she was anxious, and a little bit nervous while she was waiting to meet Albany Med cardiothoracic surgeon Lewis Britton, MD.

There was a very good reason she felt that way.

It was the first time the 19-year-old from Schenectady was going to meet the man who saved her life by successfuly performing heart surgery on her when she was less than a week old.

To celebrate National Doctor's Day, the Aker's wrote a personal note about Dr. Britton to thank him for the life-saving surgery he performed.