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Transplant Hero: Dr. Anurag Singh

There are a lot of people involved in the organ donation and transplant process in our province. From doctors and nurses, to dieticians and pharmacists—each and every one of them play a vital role in helping people in BC get a second chance at life.
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Dr. Anurag Singh is one of those heroes.

What do you do? 

I’m a full spectrum nephrologist based in Prince George and Medical Lead for the Northern Health Kidney Care program. I am blessed to work with an excellent interdisciplinary team and physician colleagues. In this role, I’m actively involved in looking after patients with chronic kidney disease to manage symptoms and slow progression of their disease. In patients with advanced kidney disease, I often lead discussions around their future care and talk about different options to plan for kidney transplant or dialysis. 

I’m also the team lead for the local transplant clinic in Prince George where we look after and follow patients after they receive their kidney transplant in Vancouver. I also promote pre-emptive living organ transplantation and our team offers resources and support for individuals and their families.

How long have you worked in organ donation/transplant? What made you want to work in this field?

After my graduation from medical school, I completed my specialist training in the UK. I moved to Canada with my family in 2011 and I’ve been practicing as a staff nephrologist for the past seven years. 

I like that nephrology is a team sport and that I can maintain relationships with my patients throughout their life and care journey. Additionally, the field of nephrology is very special that organ transplantation has been so well established and successful and offers that ray of hope to our patients with kidney failure. I feel privileged and proud to be part of the circle of care along with my team. 

What do you enjoy most about what you do? What’s most rewarding?

I enjoy the fact that I can look after a kidney patients through their life journey and getting to know them as a person rather than a patient. Kidney patients— especially when in need of dialysis or transplant—go through a very stressful time and face the reality of having to make some serious life changing decisions. Being able to support and guide my patients and their families through this difficult time and then seeing the sheer joy on their faces and freedom after they receive an organ transplant is most rewarding for me. 

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