I can’t believe how quickly the year flew by! It was a whirlwind full of personal and professional highlights. I am so grateful for my career and all my wonderful patients, colleagues, and friends.
Here are a few of my reflections on 2016:
My professional goals are always changing, but I’m proud of all the work I put in this year. My article “Quality of Life and Patient-Reported Outcomes in Breast Cancer Survivors” was published in the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and in February, I traveled to Ottawa for the Allergan-sponsored 2016 Ottawa Chief Resident Review Course lecturing on breast reconstruction techniques. It was an incredible experience to be around so many talented and inspiring surgeons while passing on our knowledge to the next generation of plastic surgeons.
I am proud that we have continued to provide our patients with the newest in technology so they can make informed decisions on potential procedures. My favourite is the Vectra 3D Imaging machine, which allows patients to visualize the possibilities of their aesthetic procedures during the consultation process.
One of my personal milestones this year was celebrating my 40th birthday. 25 of my closest friends joined me for a birthday spin at Ride Cycle Club. I’m so thankful that I have such supportive and caring people in my life. Growing older is just getting better, and I can’t wait for what the next decade brings.