Lawrence Lee, MD PhD FRCSC FACS
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Assistant Professor of Surgery
McGill University Health Centre
Why I am a member of ASCRS:
ASCRS provides its members with educational and research resources, and most importantly, community! Colorectal surgery is a tight-knit community and ASCRS is what brings us together to share ideas, run cases, and help each other.
Why did you specialize in colorectal surgery?
CRS offers the opportunity to have either a wide breadth of practice in ambulatory care, endoscopy, and surgery. The wide range of pathologies and the ability to make a real difference in patients’ wellbeing by treating ‘simple’ anorectal pathologies to reoperative pelvic exenterations is highly fulfilling.
What advice do you have for future colorectal surgeons?
Patients trust their doctors, and it is important to make sure that you are worthy of their trust. Never get too comfortable with what you’re doing, the practice of surgery is humbling, and there’s always something to learn.