Conversations I Wish I Had

How art taught me to be a better surgeon


Surgery has always intrigued me. When I was twelve years old, I read a poignant and (darkly) humorous memoir of a neurosurgeon entitled, “When the Air Hits Your Brain”. I realized that there was something very different about surgery, compared to all of the other careers out there. It was the concept of form and function of the human body that drew me to surgery. The idea that certain diseases were due to an anatomical abnormalities that affected the bodies function and that this could be “fixed” was very appealing. Years later, I learned of the difference that surgery could make in peoples’ lives.

After three years of undergraduate studies, four years of medical school, five years of a surgical sub-specialty residency and now, a pediatric surgical sub-specialty fellowship, I have found a new passion in drawing.

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