Verchere joins BCMJ Board

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 51 , No. 2 , March 2009 , Pages 63 News

Portrait of Dr. Verchere

The BCMJ Editorial Board is pleased to welcome Dr Cindy Verchere as its newest member. Dr Verchere is a pediatric plastic surgeon at BC Children’s Hospital. She is a 1988 graduate of UBC medical school and was a rotating intern at Dalhousie. Her residency in plastic surgery in Vancouver was followed by a fellowship in pediatric plastic surgery at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. She has been in practice at BCCH since early 1996 and counts among her professional interests care of cleft lip and palate, congenital hand surgery, burn care and reconstruction, brachial plexus injury management, ear reconstruction, and the general birthmarks, lumps, and bumps of childhood.

She is the mother of three boys aged 7 to 11 and happily married to Professor Bruce Verchere, a scientist involved in diabetes research at UBC. She loves gardening, sewing, building things, and probably reads too many books. She has also been known to perform on stilts several times a year.

. Verchere joins BCMJ Board. BCMJ, Vol. 51, No. 2, March, 2009, Page(s) 63 - News.

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