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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 / March 2011

I recently spent hours scrutinizing and trying to objectively rate CaRMS applicant dossiers as a member of our residency training committee. Then I shared and sorted my impressions among those of my five other committee... Read More

News / July/August 2010

By Carol Cassella. Simon and Schuster Paperbacks, 2009. ISBN 9781416556114. Paperback, 320 pages. $19.99. Oxygen is a well-crafted novel set in the quite realistic life of an anesthesiologist in a Seattle... Read More

News / June 2010

By Jerilynn C. Prior, MD, and Susan Baxter, PhD. Praeger Publishers, 2009. ISBN: 0-313-35398-0. Hardcover, 255 pages. $56.00. I read this book essentially as a layperson might; my comfort with the details of... Read More

Editorials / June 2010

The university says I am. My job description, such as it is, insists I am. My CV documents the talks and seminars that I have given over the years. There are residents, fellows, and students who I have seen pass through... Read More

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News / October 2009

Still Alice. By Lisa Genova. Toronto: Pocket Books (Simon and Schuster Inc.), 2007. ISBN: 978-1439102817. Paperback, 320 pages. $17.50. This book haunts me. It is the realistic fictional account of a brilliant... Read More

Editorials / October 2009

I feel very fortunate and privileged to count myself among the 50% of married people who married well. Now in our twentieth year of marriage, my husband has proven to be the most amazing partner, father, provider, and... Read More