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)
Life and death decisions wasn't part of our deal.Teddy
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Teddy: That's disgusting.
Henry: Yeah, I wouldn't eat it if I were dying.
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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)
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There's a reason I said I'd be happy alone. It wasn't 'cause I thought I'd be happy alone. It was because I thought if I loved someone and then it fell apart, I might not make it. It's easier to be alone, because what if you learn that you need love and you don't have it? What if you like it and lean on it? What if you shape your life around it and then it falls apart? Can you even survive that kind of pain? Losing love is like organ damage. It's like dying. The only difference is death ends. This? It could go on forever.Meredith
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