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

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)

Derek: I am calling post-it, Zola, Bailey, the tumors on the wall, ferryboat scrub caps. I thought D.C. was everything. I was wrong. You... you're everything. I love you and I'm not going to stop loving you. I can't live without you. I don't want to live without you, and I'm going to do everything in my power to prove it.
Meredith: I can live without you, but I don't want to. I don't ever want to.