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Q-and-A with Carrie Heike, MD

Carrie Heike, MD

Carrie Heike, MD

What’s the best thing about working at Seattle Children’s?

The people that work at Children’s are here because they love their work. It’s inspiring to be surrounded by such an energetic group of people and to work at an institution that cares for our most precious resource — our children!

What do you like most about the work you do in the Craniofacial Center?

The scope and quality of care that we can offer — the multidisciplinary model allows us to address a wide range of patient concerns and to provide holistic care.

What makes Children’s Craniofacial Center unique?

We have a large group of people with a variety of backgrounds and expertise, but one common goal — to maximize the health of children with craniofacial differences. The camaraderie between staff members and the collaboration in clinic and research endeavors will ensure our continued success as one of the leading craniofacial centers in the country.

What made you want to come to Children’s?

I started visiting Children's as a volunteer in the emergency room when I was a college student. My experience shattered my preconceived ideas about hospitals and I knew that this was the kind of place where I would eventually love to work

What do people say when they find out you work here?

People generally say that I'm fortunate to work in such a great place — and they're right!