"Monologues of a Pediatric Surgeon, is an illuminating account of a preeminent pediatric surgeon's perseverance and persistence in challenging dogma. The medical student will be moved to switch from medicine to pediatric surgery. The pediatric surgeon will come to appreciate it and he/she too can move beyond the levels of expertise he/she thought possible.
The core message of Monologues is to develop your life as an artist creates a work of art. One can learn that it is the sheer joy and the hard work of being a pediatric surgeon that allows one to delve deeper and deeper into that well of creative genius inside all of us.
Compassion, empathy, and heart felt concern for the life-long well-being of Dr. Peña's patient's leaps off the pages. Early in the book we learn of a very personal point of reference for why the author pursued pediatric surgery and how he strove to be one of the most caring and compassionate surgeons."
~Dr. Victor Garcia