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In Profile: Tristan Leech

The making of a surgeon Words I Silvia Dropulich

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t wasn’t a premeditated move, but it was the right move.

In his early years, Mr Tristan Leech, a breast, endocrine and general surgeon, fantasised about becoming a forensic pathologist working for the FBI where he would break a

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murder case open by carefully extracting a vital clue with a pair of forceps from beneath a victim’s fingernail at autopsy. “Despite there being doctors in my family, my career daydreams were very much informed by representations in popular culture,” says Tristan. He was also fleetingly intrigued by psychiatry.

Mr Tristan Leech

Connection Magazine Autumn 2016  
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