Dr. Daniel Coelho '78, Chairman of the Anesthesia Department at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, returned to Holy Cross and visited with students from the Anatomy & Physiology, Neuroscience, AP Biology classes.He spoke about his experiences as an anesthesiologist and focused on some individual cases including cancer and collapsed lungs.
"Dr. Coelho spoke about the diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes of each," said Erik Lanese, Science Teacher. "He used a PowerPoint presentation to demonstrate imaging and went into great detail on some uncommon types. He also talked about bone grafts and explained how that works biologically. He also commented on some surgeries and medications, their outcomes and the challenges with using them."
"We are very fortunate to have Dr. Coelho address our students," said Dr. Thomas C. Pellegrino, President. "He has addressed our students before. They always come away with his presentations with new insight and an expanded knowledge base. Many of our students want to go into the medical profession, so his expertise is invaluable to them and their academic growth. Knowing Dr. Coelho personally, I am appreciative of his ability to combine intelligence with wit and empathy."