Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital (temporarily)
Henry Burton was Teddy Altman's husband.
During the surgery there were complications and Teddy, as the wife, had to make a decision that made Henry a lifelong diabetic. Though the newly-weds both maintain that theirs is a simple marriage of convenience, and Teddy continues to date men other than Henry, there are hints that they have deeper feelings for each other. While high on painkillers, Henry confesses his feelings for Teddy, but she tells him she doesn't feel the same way. Later they become friends, however, when Teddy starts coming to his house after her dates go badly.
Teddy's on and off boyfriend Andrew Perkins returns and asks her to go with him to Germany and work at a hospital there. Teddy tells Henry that she decided to go to Germany with Dr. Perkins, which prompts Burton to ask for a divorce from Teddy. She agrees and implies Burton does not need her any longer because he has his old job back and his own insurance. In the season finale, Teddy decides against her earlier decision to go to Germany along with Dr. Perkins and decides to stay back with Henry. She kisses Henry and tells him that she thinks she is falling in love with him. ("Unaccompanied Minor").
Henry passed away during surgery performed by Cristina Yang. Teddy had said that she didn't trust anyone to do his surgery except Dr. Yang and, of course, herself. Cristina wasn't informed of the patient's identity (she was told he was a "35-year-old male") until after the surgery. ("Suddenly").
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