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Timothy C. Rowe, MB, FRCSC, FRCOG

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Dr Rowe's current practice is in ambulatory reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He is head of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of British Columbia, and is a member of staff at Vancouver General Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital. Dr Rowe also serves as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada.

A selection of medical items: a stethoscope, pills, tongue depressors, glasses, gloves, and a face mask
Editorials / April 2018

1971 was a heckuva year, as George W. Bush might have said. Justin Trudeau was born in 1971; so too were Elon Musk, Amy Poehler, and Pavel Bure. So, too, was Greenpeace. As if that wasn’t enough, 1971 was the year in... Read More

Editorials / July/August 2017

It may be the current bizarre state of the world, or just that I’m getting older, but I’m growing concerned about our ability to communicate with each other. Political partisanship, to begin with, and regional and other... Read More

Editorials / March 2016

We have survived (perhaps the wrong word) the fall season of CME. It can be exhausting trying to amass the number of CME credits required to stay registered before the end of the calendar year, but I trust that most of... Read More

Editorials / June 2015

My goodness, talking to patients can be instructive. I’m not referring to the old Osler adage “listen to the patient” (or “go to the bedside,” or whatever it was). No, I’m talking about hearing words of wisdom from them... Read More

Editorials / January/February 2014

My first serious surgical experience was on my second day as an intern (or “junior resident,” as we were called then). I was on call for the surgical unit in a regional referral hospital, and my surgical consultant had... Read More

Editorials / May 2013

I learned to be a doctor in hospitals. For my generation, there was none of today’s going out into the community to see what it’s like—the patients came to us and our superiors told us what to do. So when I became a... Read More

Editorials / September 2012

In 1982 a group of clinicians and scientists in the UBC Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology began offering in vitro fertilization services at UBC Hospital. IVF was in its infancy in North America, and no “made in... Read More

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