A clinician-scientist in neurosurgery
Gelareh Zadeh is a neurosurgeon and clinician scientist at the Toronto Western Hospital, Canada 1
No. I always enjoyed mathematics and thought I would become a pure mathematics professor or engineer and earlier in high school was very interested in becoming an architect. However, while in my undergraduate second year, although I still very much enjoyed mathematics, I realised it was not for me. I decided I wanted to pursue medicine so I could apply my training and knowledge to take care of patients.
My average day is to expect no routine. My average day requires multitasking, being at a number of places, thinking about a wide range of issues at the same time, interacting with a wide range of people, and trying to complete as many of the tasks as I can while making sure I interact with everyone around me as best I can—from patients to colleagues, trainees, and peers. My average day entails caring for patients combined with managing my research work,