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Cynthia Verchere, MD

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Dr Verchere practises pediatric plastic surgery at BC Children’s Hospital, and is a clinical professor at the University of British Columbia. In addition to her affiliation with BC Children’s, Dr Verchere is a member of the consultative staff at Vancouver General Hospital (UBC). Dr Verchere’s special medical interests include cleft lip and palate; brachial plexus injuries; pediatric burns; congenital hand, pediatric hand, and facial trauma; and pediatric microsurgery. In her free time Dr Verchere enjoys spending time with her family of boys, gardening, reading, stiltwalking, and sewing.

A fork in the road with arrow signs pointing in either direction
Editorials / June 2022

I am rethinking carpe diem (seize the day). We who have a career in medicine have a clear understanding of the long haul—planning years in advance the steps we need to take, where we need to be, who we need to find,... Read More

A woman in a kayak faces a sunset.
Editorials / October 2019

Every year across the country there are millions of photos taken and shared at the beginning of the school year, marking the passage of time in a unique scholastic font. This happens in our household every September,... Read More

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Editorials / January/February 2019

I feel like I am not unusual in sometimes planning to just shoot off an important or timely email when I have the required 2 minutes, especially when I know I might forget about it or just not get to it later. Just 2... Read More

Scales of justice and gavel
Editorials / June 2018

One of my kids has picked up a hobby for which he sometimes appears on stage, in film, and on TV. Believe me, it is not something we even knew anything about until our family was suddenly in it, and it is both an... Read More

Editorials / January/February 2017

For the past 7 or 8 years our extended family has celebrated Christmas without exchanging gifts, except among the kids. Instead, from an idea my dad originated one year when one of our clan was in financial stress, we... Read More