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In this episode, Eric and Joe speak to Dr. David Haughton, a life-long artist and leader in his field. David practiced pediatric emergency medicine at BC Children’s Hospital until 2017 and has been painting prolifically for over 40 years.

David shares the lessons learned from his storied career, including navigating medical politics and how to balance occupation, obligations, and the pursuit of happiness. He has now retired to pursue painting full time, but would Eric and Joe welcome him back into the fold? Find out if he passes the End of Shift locum quiz.

David Haughton

David Haughton received his undergraduate degree at Harvard University. He trained at Cornell Medical College in NYC, and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles before moving to BC in 1991.

He worked at the BC Children’s Hospital for 25 years and headed the BC Section of Emergency Medicine for 11 years. In October 2017, David worked his last night shift and gave up his medical licensure to pursue painting full time.

David has been an artist for nearly all his life. He has been sketching and drawing, painting and scumbling for over 40 years. His home studio is in New Westminster, but he has travelled to Tuscany and Tofino to find inspiration for his creations. Visit www.haughton-art.ca to find out more about his work.


End of Shift Podcast Hosts


The End of Shift Podcast is hosted by EM Network members Eric Angus and Joe Haegert.

Eric Angus

Eric Angus is an emergency physician and trauma team leader at Lions Gate Hospital. He is married with 15-year-old twins. His non-medical interests include origami, meditation, mountain biking, skiing, rock climbing, just generally being outside, and drinking wine. He has a diploma in mountain medicine and volunteers for ski patrol and the North Shore Rescue team. He is an ATLS instructor. He dabbles in stoicism and Buddhist philosophies.

Joe Haegert

Joe Haegert practices emergency and trauma medicine at the Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, British Columbia. He is a talented teacher, engaging speaker, and devoted clinician. He lives in South Surrey with his wife Sandy and managed to raise three children without much incident. Known for his unflagging enthusiasm, Joe enjoys all aspects of the outdoors and recently has taken to turning wooden burls into all manner of bowls and tables.


Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the BC Emergency Medicine Network.

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