Anna Kuperman

Where did you complete your training?
I completed my Bachelor of Nursing at the University of British Columbia.

What is your special area of interest?
My area of interest is cardiology, cardiology and cardiology. It is very fascinating little organ that pushes the life into every single cell of our body…and of course it is associated with such an important state of our life such as LOVE.

What is the best thing about working in the Congenital Heart Disease specialty?
I must say that the most fascinating part of working in PACH are the people. The population we serve are diverse in every aspect however seeing young people building their lives despite the hurdle of congenital heart conditions is most inspiring. I love being a part of the process and being able to contribute to their well being and success .

What is one thing that you think that all patients with Congenital Heart Disease should know?
I think that one think I would want our patient to take with them is that congenital heart disease more and more does not have to be defining factor in they life .Our patient can leave a full and exciting life engaging in most of its wonderful parts. I think that with scientific progress in the field of cardiology and in medical science as whole the future is very optimistic .

If you weren’t a nurse, what would you be?
It is very difficult question … but I think I would become the artist if I would have a talent with it or perhaps sciences in the field of physics .I found physics to be such an exciting field that underlines and explains most of aspects of our human and non human existence. It is like a secret box with all the secrets to be uncovered.

Do you have any interesting hobbies or talents or pets?

My hobbies are associated with activities that help me to better understand the trajectory of human life.
Looking for the answers to the questions like: 
Were we as we came from?  What are we doing and where are we going?
I engage myself in lots of pursuits that facilitate obtaining that understanding.
My hobbies: Visual art and classical music. Looking at the beauty people created  continues to have a very calming and reassuring effect on my life.

Regarding pets, I always grew up with dogs . I've learned to love them and protect them from an early age. There was no time that we did not provide hospice in my childhood home to some injured bird or sheltered some stray dog. I am certain that I have developed my compassion from those early interactions with animals.