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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.

Editorials / May 2016

It feels to me as though the world is becoming more and more openly callous and harsh. We have terrorists blowing up picnicking families because they were of the wrong faith in the wrong country. We have American... Read More

Editorials / September 2015

I would guess that most of us who practise medicine feel as though we are pretty independent, self-motivated, and self-reliant. We work hard, we have made sacrifices to get here, and we feel pride in our autonomy. I... Read More

Editorials / September 2014

Several of my friends have had battles with biology over the past few years. It occurred to me that we doctors--who should know the most about biology--are often the ones who think we can outsmart it or that it doesn't... Read More

News / September 2013

My Leaky Body By Julie Devaney. Fredericton: Goose Lane, 2012. ISBN 13: 978-0-86492-754-5 e. Paperback, 344 pages. $22.95. A young, intelligent, politically conscious woman takes us through her experience of the... Read More

Editorials / July/August 2012

In days gone by, there were few people in the world who had the wherewithal or education to actually make any educational choices in their lives. To learn medicine, for instance, would require years of sacrifice and... Read More

Editorials / November 2011

One of the privileges of working with young people is that the course of their lives is still so flexible and unshaped. I work at a pediatric hospital, and it’s been my distinct pleasure to meet children of all ages,... Read More