Robin Youngson

Dr Robin Youngson is an exceptional doctor, author and speaker. He came to medicine via an unusual route. He initially went to University to study Engineering, but soon realised that medicine was his true calling. He had suffered severe bullying while at boarding school, which had left him with “some part of me, deep in me, that really wanted to attend to suffering in the world.” Robin saw becoming a doctor as a great way to do this. But Robin soon found that medicine was not the caring profession he thought it was.

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    Dr Robin Youngson is an exceptional doctor, author and speaker. He came to medicine via an unusual route. He initially went to University to study Engineering, but soon realised that medicine was his true calling. “Halfway through my engineering degree I became more aware of my father’s work and he was a doctor, and I realized the kind of satisfaction that he had from his work,” he says.

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    Dr Robin Youngson is an anaesthetic specialist, author and speaker based in New Zealand. The corruption and abuses he experienced in his early years of practice motivated him to fight for patient rights and change the system. He and his wife Meredith Youngson are the founders of Heart in Healthcare, a project which educated leaders in the medical field about the power of compassionate practice.