Book Launch & Panel

March 13, 2020

March 13, 2020


Queen Books, 914 Queen Street East, Toronto

604 336 3822


Events Description

Award-winning journalist Mark Bulgutch presents That’s Why I’m a Doctor: Physicians Recount Their Most Memorable Moments, a compendium of inspiring, revealing essays from physicians, researchers, surgeons and other medical professionals across Canada. Joined by Dr. Karen Devon, Dr. Fred Saibil, Dr. Stan Feinberg and Dr. Lisa del Giudice, this event will uplift, inform and reveal the incredible lives of doctors. FREE. Queen Books, 914 Queen Street East, Toronto. Friday, March 13 at 7:00pm.

About the Book:
Doctors hold a pretty special place in our lives. They’re often there when we’re born, and they’re usually there when we die. They’re there for a lot of the scary or weird stuff that happens in between, too.

In That’s Why I’m a Doctor, award-winning journalist Mark Bulgutch brings together forty-five stories from a diverse group of physicians, including pediatricians, interventional radiologists, general surgeons, psychiatrists, family doctors, gastroenterologists, ophthalmologists, gynecologists, neurologists and more. Each doctor’s story describes the moment that left them thinking, “That’s why I became a doctor.”

This volume includes stories of innovation; rare and fascinating medical cases; the less dramatic but still quietly satisfying times when the doctor was able to have a lasting positive impact on the life of a patient or their family; and, of course, those unexpected moments when the patient taught the doctor an important life lesson that would inform their practice for years to come.

These stories, big and small, are tied together by a sense of caring. It’s impossible to read what these doctors have to say and not come away with a new understanding of what goes through the mind of the person on the other end of the stethoscope and how dedicated doctors must be to do what they do.

About the Author:
Mark Bulgutch worked for CBC News for over thirty-five
years. He is the recipient of fourteen Gemini awards, four Radio Television Digital News Association awards, the Canadian Journalism Foundation Award of Excellence and the Canadian Association of Broadcasters Gold Ribbon Award. His previous book, That’s Why I’m a Journalist (Douglas & McIntyre), was released in 2015. He currently lives in Toronto, ON.

Who is it for?

All ages


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Friday, March 13, 2020 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Venue & Address

Queen Books, 914 Queen Street East, Toronto

Wheelchair accessible

Accessible by Public Transport

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