Christine Graf


Anesthesiologist, Clinical Instructor, Co-Discipline Specific Site Lead at Surrey Memorial Hospital


Anesthesiology, Pharmacology, and Therapeutics




Surrey Memorial Hospital

Tell us about your role as a clinical faculty member at UBC?

I’ve been a clinical faculty member at UBC since I started working at Surrey Memorial Hospital (SMH) in 2020. I’ve recently taken on the role of co-discipline specific site leader for anesthesia at SMH and have been enjoying the opportunity to be more involved with teaching both medical students and residents.

Best part of your job?

Anesthesia involves patient care before, during and after surgery, including pre-operative assessments and post-operative care and pain control. It is highly rewarding to have the skills and knowledge to guide my patients safely and comfortably through this process.

Who inspires you and why?

Nearly every time I work with a learner, I am impressed by the thoughtful questions they ask. They keep me on my toes and inspire me to keep learning and growing throughout my career.

Tell us about a project or endeavour that you’ve participated in that makes you proud:

My first project at SMH was the creation of a regional anesthesia program which uses ultrasound-guided nerve blocks to help patients with perioperative pain management. Not only has it been beneficial for patients, but it has been very rewarding to be involved with teaching these techniques to medical students and residents.

Best advice for students:

Medicine can be an incredibly rewarding but incredibly busy career! Don’t forget to take the time for your family, friends, and the other important and enriching aspects of your life.

How do you like to recharge?

I love hiking and the outdoors. When I’m not on the top of a mountain, you might find me travelling the globe – I’ve got a long list of post-COVID travel destinations in mind!