Allison Dupont

Interventional Cardiologists at Northside Hospital Cardiovascular Institute

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Find what you love and surround yourself with people who will support your journey to reach the goals you set for yourself.

What do you do?

I am a cardiologist specializing in invasive procedures including heart catheterizations, angioplasty/stenting, and treatment of valve diseases

Why did you choose this field?

I followed in my dad’s footsteps and decided at 8 years old that I wanted to be a doctor. But I didn’t decide on cardiology until I was an internal medicine resident. I fell in love with the field, which is a male-dominated field.

What do you look at and think, "I wish younger me would have known this was possible"?

I think becoming an interventional cardiologist, which is made-dominated, and also being a mother of 2 would have seemed impossible 20 years ago. I have shown myself more strength and perseverance than I knew I had in me.

Why do you love working in STEM?

I absolutely love my profession. I can’t imagine doing anything else with my life. I wake up every day looking forward to making patients feel better and live longer. What could be better?

Best advice for next generation?

I recommend that you find what you love and surround yourself with people who will support your journey to reach the goals you set for yourself.

Inspo quote / fun fact / role model

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow” -Helen Keller

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