Douglas Courtemanche


Douglas Courtemanche is a plastic surgeon with an interest in cleft and craniofacial surgery. He is a Clinical Professor of Surgery at UBC and works at Vancouver General Hospital and BC Children’s Hospital, where he is the Director of the Vascular Anomalies Clinic at BC Children’s Hospital. He is a member of Doctors for Planetary Health – West Coast, working for social and environmental justice and challenging colonial structures.

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by Douglas Courtemanche

Another year? Yes. Make it a good one, and share it with specialists, too.

Adding another year to the family practice residency may be controversial, but it is a good idea. All students, residents, clinicians, the system and, most importantly, patients would benefit from a more complete education of all doctors.

by Douglas Courtemanche

Royal College’s deal with RBC an ethical lapse

The Royal College of Surgeons of Canada has long received large donations from Canada's biggest bank, RBC. But RBC is also the number one world financier of fossil fuels. One plastic surgeon reflects on the ethics of this relationship.

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