Dana Perry won't soon forget her first day as a staff transplant surgeon. At 8 a.m., an hour into her inaugural shift at Mayo Clinic Florida, her cell phone rang. Her first liver transplant was going to be that night, she learned. As the hours passed, news reached her that there would be another. And another. By the time Perry's day was over, it was the following afternoon and three patients had new lifesaving organs.
Florida Times-Union by Jeremy Cox, 8/10/2009