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May 9, 2018

One thing I am really serious about is my sleep. Maybe it is because of the gruelling training involved in becoming a surgeon during which time many of us are sleep-deprived. Perhaps that 5-year stretch of less than 6 hours of sleep per night awakened me to the difference I feel after a long, uninterrupted and restful sleep. I...

July 2, 2017

Being diagnosed with breast cancer is hard enough. A patient is faced with navigating an entirely new world of doctors, surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, not to mention having to face the fear that comes with the diagnosis. During my time treating breast cancer patients and also having had people close to me go through tre...

May 5, 2017

Some of you may remember my post from a couple of years ago about a patient who requested a surgical technique (DIEP+Implant) that I had no experience with. She sought a second opinion and as luck would have it that surgeon happened to love our city of Vancouver. He generously offered to come to Vancouver to instruct me on the...

May 1, 2017

Some of you may remember my post from a couple of years ago when I gave a talk as an alumnus of York House School. During that talk I outlined my path to becoming a surgeon and took questions from the all-female student body. That experience made me think about what to tell young people that are considering a career in surgery...

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