Resident Physician of the Month

November 2017
Dr. Christopher White
PGY 6, Cardiac Surgery
University of Alberta

I received my Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Manitoba in 2009 and subsequently began my post-graduate medical education in Cardiac Surgery at the University of Manitoba. Between 2012 – 2015, I completed the Clinician Investigator Program and a Doctor of Philosophy degree under the supervision of Dr. Darren Freed, investigating novel methods of resuscitating DCD donor hearts in an effort to increase the number and quality of donor organs available for cardiac transplantation. I am currently the Chief Cardiac Surgery resident physician at the University of Alberta, following which I plan to pursue a clinical fellowship in Advanced Cardiac and Thoracic Organ Transplantation at Duke University. I am honoured and humbled to be selected for this award and grateful for the many mentors that have dedicated countless hours towards my education and training.


 A colleague had this to say about Dr. Christopher White

Chris is an outstanding senior resident physician – exemplifying great medical knowledge and is an excellent and caring member of the team. He has an impressive research portfolio, having championed the ex-vivo lung and heart work. He cares about patients and the entire health care team. Additionally he has a lovely wife and a new baby!”

Chris is always at the hospital on time and goes out of his way to explain and teach students and resident physicians. He motivates students to further expand on their knowledge. Chris is always a joy to work with!”

Congratulations Dr. Christopher White!

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