International Women's Day 2020
VPSA celebrates the work of women physicians
In anticipation of International Women’s Day 2020, the Vancouver Physician Staff Association canvassed members for the names of women physicians who have made extraordinary contributions to the workplace. We salute all our female members and invite you to read about the women who agreed to be profiled this year.
Dr. Maja Segedi
As a hepato-pancreato-biliary and liver transplant surgeon at VGH, Dr. Segedi’s passion is making people’s lives better through considerate surgical management of their disease. She strives to help empower patients and help them feel in control of their wellbeing and their surgical journey. Her core values of respect, kindness, innovation, and the pursuit of excellence are her daily guide. Dr. Segedi received her medical degree from the University of Toronto in 2005 as well as a master’s degree in public health from Harvard in 2009. She has done volunteer and research placements in Ghana and Tanzania, working with women and children in marginalized and impoverished communities. She mentors medical and undergrad students in research and established a prospective surgical database for pancreas cancer surgery and liver transplantation.
Dr. Segedi’s balances her busy Vancouver practice with her other passions: her family and enjoying life. With the help of her husband, she has an active family life with two small children. They enjoy participating and attending community cultural events, skiing, and travelling when possible.
What advice would you give to young women considering entering medicine in 2020?
“Know yourself, your values, and priorities (they are your compass). Be kind and humble in your interactions with patients, colleagues and yourself. Be the main director of your life story—you only get one.”