As a passionate interventional and structural cardiologist at Vancouver General Hospital, Dr David Wood is transforming the way we treat heart disease with the revolutionary Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) — see front cover for the full story.
Where did you grow up?
Why are you so passionate about cardiology?
I have always been fascinated by the cardiovascular system. My grandfather suffered from heart disease and thus it was natural for it to become a passion when I began studying medicine.
What do you find most challenging about your job?
Balancing clinical, research and personal commitments.
Who or what inspires you?
My patients on a daily basis.
If you had to pick one last meal before you die, what would that be?
Dinner with family and friends.