Mr. Vanderburg impaled himself on a metal pole when he crashed his bike.


Mr. Vanderburg was riding his bike when he ran into a wrought iron fence, which penetrated his chest. He was taken to the emergency room where his heart was determined to be the size of of a football due to his injuries. Dr. McQueen and Alex Karev prepared to operate on him. However, before they could, Cristina Yang appealed to his wife, saying that Teddy Altman was an excellent surgeon, the best her husband could hope for, prompting her to demand that Teddy take his case. His surgery was successful, but Teddy stayed to monitor him overnight.



He is married to Mrs. Vanderburg.

Notes and TriviaEdit

  • He was 32 at the time of his hospitalization.