Faisal Razzaqi, MD - Cancer and Blood Diseases Center - Valley Children's Healthcare
Hi my name is Faisal Razzaqi. I'm a pediatric hematologist-oncologist and I've been here at Valley Children's Hospital since 2009. I do well interacting with kids when it comes to the medical profession, so I knew in medical school that I want to do something in pediatrics then specifically with hematology-oncology. I spent a lot of time here at Valley Children's working on quality improvement, minimizing infections, working on how to treat sepsis in cohort with our emergency room care, with our intensive care and so all that work that I've done here at the Hospital has allowed me to pursue that on a national level and so now I'm one of the co-chairs for the improving pediatric sepsis outcomes national collaborative that is run by the Children's Hospital Association. Treating cancer in children is different than treating cancer in adults. For the most part it's a small community of pediatric oncologists and we all do work together and in the sense that all children's hospitals are following roughly the same protocols, but the reason for that is to ensure for that reason that every child that, no matter where they're treated, is getting the best therapy available.
There's nothing like this place anywhere else in the country That you have such a fantastic large place, a busy place, that serves such a large population and I think that's what nobody really knows until they come here and they see it, and they're like wow, you guys are busy. A child with cancer here in the Central Valley has no has no reason to travel anywhere else in the state or in the country. We can provide the care that they need here at Valley Children's Hospital. You still have that small town mentality when it comes to the relationships that we have with our patients, with our community. And that's the key thing that keeps me here and wants me to stay here forever is that the relationship that we have with our families and our patients and community.
I feel these children that we're taking care of, they're our children. Some of my patients go to school with my kids, or we see them at the store. Wherever it might be, and at any point in time someone's child could have cancer and that child could be your child, your grandchild, your neighbor's child, part of your community, and we're all here to take care of each other, and I like that feeling. It's a wonderful place to raise a family and I really enjoy my time here.
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