Dr. English is a general cardiologist, and she also specializes in nuclear medicine. Basically, she's a specialist in internal medicine in the area of the heart. "I diagnose heart conditions and order studies to evaluate the heart and then I interpret them, so I can sort out what kind of medical problems patients are having."
Dr. English decided to become a doctor when she was a little girl growing up in Columbus, OH. She had one of those little plastic toy doctor bags with the pretend pills and the stethoscope. At age four, she just announced to her parents that she was going to be a doctor when she grew up.
She attended medical school at Ohio State and did her residency at Wright-Patterson Medical Center in Dayton, OH. She followed that with a fellowship at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas when she was in the Air Force. Then she joined Ohio Heart and Vascular Center right out of the military in 2002.
She, her husband David, and their son Ben spend a lot of time outdoors. "We love to hike, go to the beach, and ride our bikes." They are active in their church, and attend Crossroads, where they help with a children's program on Sundays. They are big Buckeye fans, and try to attend games in the fall.
Dr. English has never regretted her childhood decision to become a doctor. She loves interacting with her patients. "Just listening to them and feeling like you're improving their quality of life. You know, when they feel better, it makes you feel better."