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Deena Ebright, M.D.
Town where you live: Wayland
Family (name of spouse/kids/pets): Husband,Michael Ebright, M.D., Thoracic Surgeon at Boston Medical Center. Sons, Ryan, 9 and Brody, 4.Pet: Fish (LukeSkywalker).
Interests and hobbies:Cooking, Exercise, Reading, Date Night with myhusband.
What do you most like about your work; what do youlike least?I enjoy the privilege ofgetting to know patients and their families, and helping to make a differencein their lives. I also enjoy teachingthe medical residents at MWMC, and watching them mature into independentpracticing physicians. Dislike: Paperwork and the bureaucracy of health care.
What are two memories from your career that stickwith you the most?I will always remember theappreciation I have felt from patients over the years. While losing a patient is difficult,supporting a family through the process can be very rewarding.
What are three pieces of advice you have for living ahealthy life?Healthy diet, regularexercise, and getting a full night’s sleep.
What are three pieces of advice you have for someoneconsidering a career in this field of work?The path to becoming aphysician is a long one. Follow your heart. Organization is key. Treat every patient like you would want yourfamily member to be treated.