InMedicine (OUWB's Magazine)

Filmmaker turned surgeon
OUWB charter class member parlays love for collaboration, detail into career as doctor

An image of Alex DeMare
Alex DeMare, M.D., ’15, OUWB, in the OR.

An appreciation for collaboration and detail once had Alex DeMare longing to become a filmmaker, but — fortunately for his many patients — fate intervened and he pursued a career in medicine.

Today, Alex DeMare, M.D., ’15, is wrapping up a hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) surgery fellowship at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Post-fellowship, DeMare is set to return to Beaumont as a surgical oncologist.

A member of OUWB”s charter class, DeMare previously was in surgery residency at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, for six years, including one as chief resident.

Though it’s been seven years since he was first called doctor at OUWB’s first commencement, he remains grateful for his medical school experience.

“I learned a lot of skills from being part of OUWB’s dynamic environment,” he says. “Ultimately, it was really beneficial for me.”

(Only partial stories are posted here with hopes to provide a brief overview and introduction to my most recent work. The full version of this story may be found on the OUWB InMedicine site here.)

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