Katie Bryce was Meredith Grey's first patient, diagnosed with an aneurysm. She returned ten years later with a repeat aneurysm.
Katie competes in pageants and her talent is rhythmic gymnastics. She seems to be quite good at it as she was ranked highly in her pageant.
Katie, while competing in a pageant, fell, hit her head, and sprained her ankle. She told Meredith about it as she was pushed around the hospital when Meredith got lost.
Katie was later brought to the hospital after having multiple seizures. The cause of the seizures was a mystery, so Derek recruited the interns to help him figure out the cause. Cristina and Meredith paired up to find the solution. While they were going over research and discussing various options, Meredith had an epiphany. She remembered Katie telling her about her previous fall. She believed that fall had burst an aneurysm. Derek had doubts, but agreed to check. He ran a scan and found out that Meredith was correct. Katie was bleeding into her brain, which caused the seizures. Meredith scrubbed in with him and they operated. ("A Hard Day's Night")
Ten years after her first surgery, Katie returned to the hospital after passing out at work with transient weakness and headaches. She was upset because she asked for Dr. Shepherd and got Amelia instead of Derek. A CT showed a new aneurysm, much larger and more dangerous than the first one. Her surgery went well despite the danger and she had no neuro deficits. Afterward, she asked Meredith what happened to Derek and Meredith just said it was a long story and told Katie to take care of her brain. ("My Next Life")
She is a gymnastics coach. Two of her students are olympic qualifiers. ("My Next Life")
Notes and TriviaEdit
- She was 15 at the time of her first aneurysm and 25 at her second.
- Her hospital room number was 3604.
- In The Spokane Teen Miss pageant, Katie was in the top ten after the first two rounds.
- She disliked the idea of her head being shaved for her surgery.
- Her CT was among the scans Derek showed Meredith when he proposed to her.
- Her pageants got her a scholarship to UW.
- Her first appearance was in A Hard Day's Night and her second appearance was in My Next Life, which makes a 255 episode gap between her two appearances, the longest gap between two appearances in all three shows. The record was later broken by Olive Warner.