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Meet The Kids: Arjun McIntosh

In a new series, children of Cedars-Sinai staff give us the inside scoop on living with a healthcare provider, and share their best guesses about what their parents do.

Meet Arjun McIntosh, an active sixth-grader who has a passion for snowboarding, is an avid basketball player and enjoys a good game of hide-and-seek.

When the 10-year-old is not playing sports, his mother says you can find him rocking out on his electric guitar or captivated by video games.

Arjun’s mother is Ruchira Garg, MD, director of Congenital Noninvasive Cardiology and associate director of the Smidt Heart Institute’s Guerin Family Congenital Heart Program. Garg specializes in diagnosing and managing cardiac birth defects, such as “a hole in the heart,” in fetuses, babies, children and adults.

We sat down with Arjun to learn about his life as the son of a pediatric cardiologist.