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Dr. Michael Xie     

Xie, Michael

Hometown: Richmond Hill, ON

Undergraduate: 
Bachelor of Health Sciences, McMaster University

Medical School: 
Mc​Master University

Why did I choose Otolaryngology? 
I really enjoy the challenge of balancing form and function in a variety of ENT operations. There’s a great mix of surgery and medicine with a breadth of different subspecialties. As a rapidly advancing surgical field, you can easily find an abundance of fantastic research and technological innovation. Otolaryngologists are all funny and easygoing people that make patients laugh during their care!

Why McMaster Otolaryngology? Incredible mentors and support from staff, excellent surgical training, fun family of residents, and freedom to pursue your interests. Couldn’t be happier to be at McMaster…again!

ENT Interests: 
Everything so far... what's not to like?

Other Interests: 
Spending time with family and friends, traveling, photography, fitness, skiing,
exploring and enjoying food!


Dr. Jakob Pugi     

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Hometown: Mississauga, ON

Undergraduate: 
Queen's University

Medical School: 
Mc​Master University

Why did I choose Otolaryngology? 
Great variety and depth of topics within the specialty, as well as a fantastic mix of small and large procedures.

Why McMaster Otolaryngology? I love working with the people in our program and I love the city! We have tons of opportunities to be involved in the program right away.

ENT Interests: Pediatric Otolaryngology, but everything is very exciting so far!

Other Interests: 
Ultimate frisbee, rock climbing, camping/canoeing, guitar, travelling 



 

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Dr. Gordon Hua    

Hua, Gordon

Hometown: Montreal, QC

Undergraduate: 
Pre-Medicine, McGill University

Medical School: 
McGill University

Why did I choose Otolaryngology? 
The variety of procedures, the complex & intricate anatomy, the interplay of medicine and surgery, and integration of cutting-edge technology into our daily practice.

Why McMaster Otolaryngology? 
Early and high-volume surgical exposure (with no fellows), approachable and welcoming group of residents and staff, strong teaching & research curriculum, and Hamilton has all the perks of a smaller city while being close to Toronto.

ENT Interests: 
Still too early to tell. I am enjoying all of Otolaryngology!

Other Interests: 
Hawaii, sashimi & Kobe beef, board games, and receiving massages.


Dr. Joanne Kim

 

Kim, JeehyunHometown: Mississauga

Undergraduate: McMaster University

Medical School: McMaster University

Why did I choose Otolaryngology? It’s very hands-on with a nice combination of surgery and medicine. There’s a very broad patient population and the field has so much depth as it deals with all aspects of the head and neck.

Why McMaster Otolaryngology? I enjoy the family environment of the program, with very approachable staff and residents and early surgical exposure. As a Mac lifer, I love Hamilton!

ENT Interests: Still exploring many of the subspecialties!

Other Interests: Hawaii, oysters, photography, RMT benefits

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Dr. Babak Karamy 

Karamy, Babak (3)

Hometown: Vaughan, ON

Undergraduate:
Physics, McMaster University

Medical School: 
University of Toronto

Why did I choose Otolaryngology? 
I chose Otolaryngology because of the breadth the specialty has to offer. It is truly one of the most diverse specialties and incredible range of surgical procedures.

 

 

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Dr. Jeffery Wells

Hometown: Labrador City, NL Wells, Jeffery

Undergraduate: Electrical Engineering

Medical School: Memorial University of Newfoundland

Why did I choose Otolaryngology? Interesting mixture of surgical procedures in a diverse patient population.

Why McMaster Otolaryngology? Welcoming group of residents and staff, all with a strong knowledge base. The case load at McMaster allows for good exposure to all realms of otolaryngology – head and neck surgery.

ENT Interests: Melanoma, non-melanoma skin cancer, head & neck oncology, facial plastic reconstruction

Other Interests: Rock climbing, hiking, martial arts, SCUBA diving, travel​

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