I met Tasso when he submitted a story for the magazine. I later reached back out to him after learning who he was and his extensive background to consider being one of our front cover physicians. I’m so glad he accepted and was thankful to have the opportunity to publish his story in the July issue. Tasso is one of the kindest and most humble people I’ve encountered in my life. In my opinion, he is a rockstar with superhero powers, operating with precision with micro-instruments on children’s hearts…which are the size of walnuts. He brags ceaselessly on his team (who are indeed highly brag-able I will agree), and yet so quickly dismisses the spotlight from himself. Though, I’m happy to put it back on him. I’ve really enjoyed getting to know him on personal level as well. He’s even invited me to play waterpolo with him on Saturday’s, which by the way, he’s really good at…and I’m not. Once during the match, my foot cramped up pretty badly and he swam over to me to tend to me. My foot was much better afterwards, but unfortunately my waterpolo skills hadn’t improved in the slightest.