Welcome Dr. Lindi Thibodeau New Medical Lead | Anesthesia, Comox Valley Hospital

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Lindi Thibodeau as the new Medical Lead, Anesthesia, Comox Valley Hospital.

Getting to know Dr. Thibodeau.

  1. Where did you complete medical school and residency?

I completed both my medical school and residency at the University of British Columbia.

  1. Why did you choose your field of specialty?

Anesthesiology is the best mix of both procedural and cerebral medicine with a smattering of critical care and resuscitation.

  1. What is most meaningful to you about practicing medicine?

I love taking care of people ensuring that they feel safe and comfortable as possible during their stressful day in the OR.

  1. What are your professional interests and notable achievements?

Professional interests include quality improvement, medical education, process improvement in the pre-admission clinic and beyond as well as patient safety. Increasing our perioperative role as anesthesiologists to ensure patients in other areas of the hospital can benefit from our services.

  1. What are your hopes for the future of healthcare?

I would love to see better postoperative analgesia using home supported perineural pain pumps, transitioning to more successful day care surgeries, better resources for chronic pain and palliative care and a focus on a greener hospital with reusable materials, locally made food and less overall waste.

  1. What hobbies or activities do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

What spare time? I have 2 little kids, 5 chickens, 2 cats and a puppy. My life is full of love and laughter and chaos.