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Dr. Janice L Pasieka graduated from the University of Western Medical School and did her General Surgery Training at the University of Calgary. She then did two and a half years of Endocrine Surgical Training. The first year was spent in Dr David Hanley’s lab at the University of Calgary, then a year at the University of Michigan, under the mentorship of Dr. Norman Thompson followed by time at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. She then returned to Calgary and has devoted her clinical practice solely to endocrine surgical diseases. At the Tom Baker Clinic Center, Dr Pasieka was the driving force behind the development of a multidisciplinary clinic for Neuroendocrine Tumors as well as the Multidisciplinary Hereditary Endocrine Clinic. She is responsible for the development of the only Canadian AAES accredited fellowship program in Endocrine Surgery. Dr Pasieka has been Secretary-Treasurer of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons (AAES) and in 2010 she became the first Canadian and second woman to become President. She has served on the Council of the International Association of Endocrine Surgeons (IAES), and in 2016 became the Secretary-Treasurer - a position she holds at the present time. Dr Pasieka was the Canadian James IV Traveling Surgical Fellow 2006 and recently was appointed to the James VI Board of Directors. In 2007, the Women’s Executive Network named her as one of Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women. Dr Pasieka recently completed her six year term as a Governor of the American College of Surgeons. Her areas of interests (besides running, mountain biking, cycling and hiking & snowshoeing with her dog Kocher) evolve around neuroendocrine tumors, adrenal disease, thyroid cancer and the study of surgical outcomes in patients with hyperparathyroidism. To date she has over 140 peer-review publications, has edited 3 Endocrine Surgical textbooks and written over 24 book chapters. In this episode, we get Dr. Pasieka’s thoughts on conferences, gender equity and Dr. Pasieka’s approach to surgical education and training. Links: 1. American Association of Endocrine Surgeons (AAES): 2. Chernobyl on Netflix: 3. Norm Thompson: 4. Kindred spirits of the endocrines: The training of the future endocrine surgeons.

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