Up close and personal – get to know our talented staff at The Alfred

One on One is our new series of videos that shares the stories of some of the talented staff at The Alfred.

Launched on International Women’s Day, we heard from three women who hold top surgical jobs in our health service.

Professor Wendy Brown, Director of Surgery at The Alfred, was once told by a senior doctor she was ‘too emotional’ to be a surgeon.

First up is Professor Wendy Brown, who speaks about her journey to becoming a surgeon, overcoming doubt, and showing emotion with her patients.

“We were told to keep clinical distance and not to show emotion, but now I don’t feel so afraid to let people see that I feel it with them.”

The second episode featured Professor Silvana Marasco, who tells us her journey to a career in cardiothoracic surgery – a job she so dearly loves.

Professor Silvana Marasco is the Director of the Cardiothoracic Unit.

“I think I’m incredibly lucky that I’ve happened upon a specialty that I love. I get up every morning and I’m looking forward to what’s in store that day. I might have a nice, simple case that I know I can train a registrar with, or I might have a more difficult case that I know will challenge me.”

The final episode featured our Director of Orthopaedic Surgery, Assistant Professor Sue Liew: the last of our three top women in surgery.

Assistant Professor Susan Liew is the Director of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Sue talks about working smart, why medicine is a great career and making the right decisions.

“The way things worked always fascinated me. I was always pulling things apart that I could get my hands on,” said Sue.

To look at all of our in-depth videos with these three amazing women, visit The Alfred YouTube page here.

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