Teri Dawson

First Apperance

Place of Life

Last Apperance

Place of Life


Heart transplant successful




J.C. Dawson (Husband, alive)

Unamed son (Alive)






Portrayed by

Hillary Tuck

Teri Dawson was a patient of Three Rivers Medical Center. Teri is in the ER with her husband, J.C. when she suddenly passes out. Dr. Andy Yablonski manages to revive her and is concerned about her heart and her 28-week pregnancy. Teri is sent to the ICU for further evaluation. Teri has congestive heart failure and she needs a heart transplant in order for her and her baby to survive. He explains that she is a hard match due to her rare blood type. The other option is that she can go on an assistive device, which would help her heart circulate the blood, until a heart can be found. Teri and her husband agree to get the operation for the device as soon as possible. Meanwhile, Mahmoud Rahimis heart is entered into the database. Ryan receives that information, he is heart is a match for Teri. He rushes to stop Andy as he is about to operate on Teri to implant the assistive device. Andy leaves the OR to discuss the options with her husband and he decides to take the heart. Teri's heart fails and she is revived, but her brain was deprived of oxygen for several minutes. Andy informs J.C. that they have to deliver the baby via c-section to help Teri and the baby. He also explains that the baby must be delivered prior to the organ transplant. Andy starts to perform the c-section on Teri and delivers her baby. Later, Andy is not sure if the oxygen deprivation will have any long-term effects on Teri. He is checking in on her and asks her to squeeze his hand if she understands him. He is pleased when she responds to him. Andy also tells her that her baby is doing well and shows her a video link to the nursery of J.C. and their child. Andy tells her she has a new child and a new heart.