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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 associate 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.

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

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