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Richard Pullen

Richard PullenCardiac Sonographer, Cardiology

What is your fondest memory from your 25 years working at Dartmouth-Hitchcock?

The fondest memories would be having our daughters born here. It changed our lives in the most amazing way and to raise our kids in the beautiful Upper Valley. Both my wife and I are originally from Maine and expected to get back to the state within a couple of years. We fell in love with the area and all the outdoor adventures one can do and the rest is history.

What about your job/work inspires you?

The echocardiograms we do to diagnose disease helps patients with a host of treatments from medical management to bypass surgery and valve replacements, and everything in between. We can really make a difference in people’s lives. It's great to see people come back for a follow up echo and hear they are doing much better. The technology continues to evolve which creates a lot of continued learning and new challenges. Let's put it this way: it doesn't get boring in Echo.

What do you like best about working for your department?

We have a great group of people in echo and cardiology as a whole. There is camaraderie within the lab and mutual respect between physicians, sonographers, nurses and support staff. We have occasional gatherings outside of work and enjoy each other’s company. It's been said from other employees at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, "It must be fun to work in your department." That about sums it up.