I started rock climbing when I was young, my dad was a rock climber. And rock climbing to me is a bit like surgery. You have to solve this sometimes complex problem in front of you in order to make the next step. And sometimes in a high-stress situation. So you have to have that flexibility and the ability to solve that problem. I chose surgery because it’s technically and emotionally challenging and that challenge really attracted me to the field. It’s totally natural to be worried about having an operation and it is our job to make it less scary and make it as smooth a process as possible. I am Janice Kang, MD, General Surgery.