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Dr. Thomas Pollard Leads Hands-On Lesson in Heart Surgery for CAK Students

Posted on April 14, 2016

Using real pig hearts as their “patient,” students in two anatomy and physiology classes at Christian Academy of Knoxville recently got a glimpse into what two top cardiothoracic surgeons at Parkwest Medical Center do daily. “They do their calculus and don’t really know if they will ever use it again even though we know they will,” said cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Tom Pollard. “But with this, they can see what they’re learning really has an impact on what I do every day.”

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