Patricia Rich, MD, always wanted to be a doctor. As a mother of four, she decided to pursue her dream at age 34. She became a hematologist oncologist, treating people with blood cancers. Years later, she diagnosed her son with leukemia and was by his side during his bone marrow transplants and other treatments.
“ If I've learned anything, you have to learn to treasure today.” - Patricia Rich, MD - Medical Oncology Director of the CTCA Lung Cancer Institute
A native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Dr. Rich first learned resilience during a period of unrest in her home country. Watch as she tells her story of how her life experiences helped shape the way she practices medicine and cares for her patients.
Patricia Rich, oncologist and caregiver
"I've always thought that sometimes, if you're just strong, you can break. I always say you don't have to be strong; you have to be resilient. To me, resilient is like something that you bend, and it comes back, and it doesn't break."