William “Bill” Stein, Presbyterian Healthcare Services new children’s heart surgeon is really excited about living in New Mexico and really, really enthusiastic about his new job.
Stein moved here from Florida this summer to take over from Dr. Carl Lagerstrom who retired after nearly 25 years as Presbyterian’s pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon.
“It seemed like a wonderful opportunity,” Stein said, “It’s very rare for someone to have a senior person who has built a program that’s completely independent and then have that person ready to retire.”
Stein is board-certified to perform general surgery, cardiothoracic surgery and congenital heart surgery. Put simply, he is a surgeon who is also trained to perform a variety of heart surgery on adults and children including defects children are born with such as a hole between the chambers of the heart.