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Our Stories - Katherine Aker

Albany Med Patient Meets Doctor Who Saved Her Life

Katherine Aker admitted she was anxious,

Dr. Britton with Maria and Katherine Aker after the Aker's met Dr. Britton for the first time.
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.

Click HERE to watch the emotional reunion and hear from Katherine, her mom, Maria and Dr. Britton.

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. To view more patient stories, or to learn more about how to honor an Albany Med physician, please click HERE.

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