We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Doctor Chang and ask him about both his personal life and professional background. Read on below!
How long have you lived in Vancouver?
Where else in Canada have you lived?
Prince George, Fort St John, Grand Forks, Sechelt, Trail, Richmond all in BC. Watson Lake in the Yukon. Iqaluit in Nunavut.
Coffee or Tea?
Starbucks or Tim Hortons?
Starbucks – I always get a grande flat white. Although steep tea at Timmy’s is pretty great as well.
What would you be doing if you hadn’t gone into medicine?
Nothing! I would do it all over again!
What do you do outside of work?
Cook. Visit friends. Read. Travel!
What do you value most in your friends?
Kindness. Loyalty. Ability to make me a better person.
What do you most value in your colleagues?
Dependability. Curiosity. Willingness to teach.
If you had one extra hour every day, what would you do with it?
Read. Love to read books related to personal growth or business or history but rarely find the time.
If you were travelling abroad for one week, and could only bring one item, what would it be and why?
I have developed a dependency on my Adidas Ultraboost shoes. Must have! They are the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever worn and keep me going on medical missions in Haiti/Kenya/Phillipines or personal travels where I average 30-40 thousand steps a day.
Why did you become a doctor?
I was attracted to the involvement in a profession that cared for people and in the exploration of fostering well-being amongst them.
When did you settle on vasectomy and circumcision as your niche?
When I realized that I could spend 10 minutes with a guy and have a conversation about the most important social and personal aspects of his life!
What has been the most rewarding part of being at Pollock Clinics?
Working with a great team of talented, hard-working and amazing people!
What is exciting to you about your field right now?
I think it’s been nice seeing a rising trend amongst global men taking a more active approach to family planning. Every year World Vasectomy Day celebrates these responsible men who literally put their balls on the line for their wives, their kids, and our planet.
Are there any myths or misconceptions in your field?
Biggest myth I encounter is that vasectomy causes prostate cancer. This was perpetuated over a decade ago but there have been hundreds of studies since that have shown absolutely no correlation.