Dr. Teddy Altman is the Head of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Seattle Grace.

She previously served in Iraq with Owen Hunt. Although a skilled surgeon, her teaching methods can appear somewhat unorthodox.

Her arrival at Seattle Grace, followed by her profession of love to Owen has caused some friction between Owen and his girlfriend, Cristina Yang.

In Season Seven, she is branching out with a new story line all her own, involving terminally ill patient Henry (Scott Foley)

Teddy Altman Quotes

Life and death decisions wasn't part of our deal.

Teddy

Teddy: That's disgusting.
Henry: Yeah, I wouldn't eat it if I were dying.

Grey's Anatomy Quotes

We're all going to die. We don't get much say over how or when, but we do get to decide how we're gonna live. So, do it. Decide. Is this the life you want to live? Is this the person you want to love? Is this the best you can be? Can you be stronger? Kinder? More Compassionate? Decide. Breathe in. Breathe out and decide.

Richard

Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

Meredith (closing voiceover)