Meet Constance Mao, M.D., Gynecology and Maternity Care Provider | UW Medicine

Meet Constance Mao, M.D., Gynecology and Maternity Care Provider | UW Medicine


CONSTANCE MAO: Well,
I originally started medical school wanting to
be a family physician, and– but I found that I loved
obstetrics, and surgery. And obstetrics and
gynecology allowed me to kind of combine
those interests and take care of people
throughout their lifetime, and doing surgery and
deliveries as needed. There are a lot of good
patient stories to tell. I would say one that
comes to mind quickly is a woman that I– was a working mom who
had a lot of problems with bleeding and pain. Took care of her for many
months until we finally did a hysterectomy. And it was really when
she came back to clinic with flowers and just the most
amazing smile on her face, telling us how she was
able to go back to work, and what a difference we’ve
made in her life, and just a good reminder of the good
work that we do every day. Practice evolves constantly. I do research related to
HPV diseases in women. So I’m obviously at the
forefront of those changes. But I think as a teacher at
the University of Washington of medical students
and residents that keeps me on my toes. As most teachers know, our– our students offer us as much
knowledge as we offer to them. So their constant
questioning keeps us abreast of all the
changes in medicine that are coming every day.

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