Dr. Teddy Altman (Kim Raver) is a cardiothoracic surgeon at the fictional Seattle Grace Hospital on "Grey's Anatomy." She served in Iraq with Dr. Owen Hunt (Kevin McKidd), who brought her to Seattle to help his girlfriend, Dr. Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh). Yang initially questioned Teddy's skill as a cardio surgeon until Dr. Altman calmly saved a child with cardiac asthma under unusually high pressure surgical circumstances. Teddy was in love with Owen, and intended to leave her post at Seattle Grace, until Cristina convinced her to stay. At the end of Season 6, Owen realized he had to choose between Christina and Teddy, and picked Cristina. As a result, Teddy began a relationship with Dr. Andrew Perkins (James Tupper).
"You either get in the game or I tell Richard it's time to send you home."
"Congratulations, you were a doctor today."