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The one hundred honoree: Annekathryn Goodman, MD

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The one hundred honoree: Annekathryn Goodman, MD

Mass General Giving

AK empathetically and compassionately presented me with my options, validat­ing every moment of the previous year; in an instant, we were a team. I felt my future mattered. Surgical decisions had to be made. Call it clinical intuition, her medical expertise or gut instinct, but the decision she made ended up revealing two tumors, not just the one. The second tumor was hiding. No one ever saw it on the numerous scans or tests. My medical team once told me without that surgery I would not have lived to see my daughter turn 10. On August 25, 2007, my little girl turned 10. We celebrated her birthday with a High School Musical II red-carpet­style bash.