Dialogue Volume 13 Issue 4 2017 - Page 22

INTRODUCING Meet the New President Dr. Steven Bodley brings his knowledge of chronic pain management to bear on the opioid crisis t the most recent meeting of Coun- cil, Dr. Steven Bodley assumed the role of the College’s President. He takes over the helm at a period in which the College has just launched an intense opioid strategy to ensure appropriate prescribing. Fortunately, Dr. Bodley knows the complex issues well – for the past 25 years, he has included chronic pain management as part of his anesthesia practice. In this article, we introduce you to Dr. Bodley, a North Bay anesthesiologist. You practise in North Bay. Did you grow up there? A: Actually, I grew up in southeastern Ontario. North 22 DIALOGUE ISSUE 4, 2017 Bay was a similar size town. My wife, Lori and I loved the opportunities for enjoying the outdoors, the remoteness and the beauty of the area, and the small town feeling. It has been a great place to raise a family. From a professional point of view, I was attract- ed to the strong anesthesia service and the wide variety of cases, unusual in a town of this size. What led you into medicine? A: I fell into it, more than anything. I’d like to say I was ‘called’ but, in fact, I spent quite some time bouncing around. We were lucky back then – we had the time to explore different paths and make some mistakes. I studied journalism and worked in the trades. A Q&A