Episode 214: Reflecting on Brain Surgery — with Dr. Gary Redekop

May 16, 2023
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Head of the departments of surgery at both the Vancouver General Hospital and the University of British Columbia, and Am Johal’s former brain surgeon, Dr. Gary Redekop, joins Am on this episode of Below the Radar. 

Dr. Redekop and Am discuss advancements in medical procedures, how patients and medical practitioners experience surgery differently, and the relationship between neuroplasticity and human resilience. This episode explores the importance of preventative care, and celebrates our amazing capacity for human resilience and recovery.

About Our Guest

Dr. Gary Redekop

Dr. Redekop received his MD from the University of Western Ontario in 1987 and completed neurosurgical residency and fellowship training in cerebrovascular surgery in the Division of Neurosurgery at UWO. 

He completed graduate studies in the molecular biology of growth factors and angiogenesis, and went on to join the Division of Neurosurgery at the University of British Columbia. After 4 years of exclusively surgical practice, he left to undertake fellowship training in Interventional Neuroradiology at the University of Toronto. Since returning to UBC, he has worked in close collaboration with colleagues in surgery, anesthesia, radiology, and neurology to develop a multidisciplinary service integrating microvascular and endovascular approaches to cerebrovascular disease. He is presently an Associate Professor of Surgery and Radiology, and Head of the Department of Surgery at VGH.

Cite This Episode

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Johal, Am. “Reflecting on Brain Surgery — with Dr. Gary Redekop” Below the Radar, SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement. Podcast audio, May 16, 2023.


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