As a heart surgeon who helped develop coronary bypass surgery—a procedure performed on more than 1.5 million people a year—Dr. Mark Dedomenico has dedicated his career to improving the lives of humans through medicine. But he hasn’t stopped there. Also a passionate horseman for more than four decades, Dedomenico had an incredible ride last year with his champion 3-year-old filly Blind Luck and several other stakes winners. Dedomenico took his vocations a step further when he began exploring new medical breakthroughs for the animals that have brought such joy to his life.
“I wanted to do something for horses like I’ve been doing for humans for a number of years and find the best way to treat them,” said Dedomenico, 73, who fulfilled
a lifelong dream when he built the multipurpose Pegasus Training and Equine Rehabilitation Center near Redmond, Wash., in 2005.
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