Doctor Sarjenka

Name: Sarjenka
Rank: Lieutenant junior grade
Position: Chief Medical Officer USS da Vinci (NCC-61823-A)

Starfleet History
2369: Enters Starfleet Medical Academy
2377: Graduates Starfleet Medical Academy
2377: Assigned to USS da Vinci (NCC-61823) as Assistant Chief Medical Officer
2377: Named Chief Medical Officer
2380: Reassigned to USS da Vinci (NCC-61823-A)

Personal History
Sarjenka was a female Dreman born in the early 2350s, the daughter of Eliatriel and Rakan. She had been communicating with Lieutenant Commander Data through an RF transmitter for eight weeks in 2365. He became aware that her planet was tearing itself apart due to geological shifts caused by an unusually high concentration of dilithium lattices in the planet's crust. Initially, Captain Picard ordered Data to cease contact with Sarjenka to prevent any further violations of the Prime Directive. However, Data urged intervention and the captain eventually allowed the crew of the USS Enterprise-D to stop the geological shifts by destroying the crystals with modified probes. To lessen the contamination that the crew of the Enterprise-D had caused, Picard ordered Doctor Pulaski to erase Sarjenka's short-term memory. But in the process of returning her to Drema IV, Data left her with the Elanin singer stone she had seen in sickbay so that she could keep a small part of her experience with her. By 2369, Drema IV had become a Federation protectorate, and Sarjenka was a medical apprentice to Healer Drankla. That year, a dilithium mining disaster struck Drema IV, during which Sarjenka assisted members of the Starfleet starships USS Progress and USS Trosper. She was reunited during this mission with Progress chief medical officer Katherine Pulaski, who, after observing Sarjenka in action during the rescue mission, sponsored the young woman's application to Starfleet Medical Academy.

Sarjenka graduated with her medical degree in May of 2377, as well as a commission as a Lieutenant, junior grade. Upon graduation she was offered the position of deputy chief medical officer of the USS da Vinci, under Captain David Gold. She assisted Dr. Elizabeth Lense during her pregnancy, though Lense herself did not appreciate the help. Lense departed the da Vinci shortly before her pregnancy came to term, and Sarjenka took over as chief medical officer. During a mission to Icaria Prime to treat a mysterious affliction among an archaeological team including Captain Picard, Sarjenka had her old hidden memories restored to her by an ancient Gretharan device. Though initially resentful of Picard for his callous treatment of her years earlier, she was able to put her feelings aside and to treat her patient to the best of her abilities.

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