Dr. Headrick Speaks On Robotic Treatment For Coronary Artery Disease Saturday

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Rob Headrick, M.D., cardiothoracic surgeon on staff at Memorial, will be the featured speaker at the next installment of our lecture series on Saturday at 10 a.m. in Memorial’s South Tower. Dr. Headrick will speak on the topic, “Robotic Treatment for Coronary Artery Disease.” 

Light refreshments will be served.

Visit www.memorial.org to learn more about the Heart and Vascular Center at Memorial.

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