April 1, 1996

Learning Visit

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Jim Shmerling, right, CEO of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt met with visiting physicians from Kiev, Ukraine, recently. Pictured, from left, are Brian McMurray, M.D., host physician and member of The People’s Church in Franklin; Vitaliy Demanychuk, a pediatric heart surgeon from Kiev, Ukraine; his wife, pediatric perfusionist Olga Demanychuk, M.D.; and Vitaliy Maksymenko, M.D., anesthesiologist and perfusionist. The three physicians work at the Amosov Cardiovascular Institute and are seeking to develop a comprehensive pediatric cardio-thoracic surgery program to serve children in the Ukraine.
photo by Anne Rayner