Kien Crosse is a medical student at the University of Ottawa, having received a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences from McMaster University. During his time as an undergraduate student, Kien worked as a teaching assistant for Anatomy & Physiology and as a research assistant in the field of gastrointestinal health. He also volunteered at Hamilton General Hospital, visiting elderly patients, engaging them in specific activities to help prevent the onset and development of dementia. Kien’s passion for health and academics is matched by his passion for music, having played in several ensembles throughout his high school and undergraduate years, including the Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra and the Hamilton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. With these ensembles, Kien has performed in Shanghai as well as at Carnegie Hall in New York City. He also served as the conductor for his faculty musical’s orchestra, which performed to raise money for charity.
Currently as a medical student, Kien continues to stay involved in his passions, playing in the semi-professional Ottawa Pops Orchestra and taking on the role of Musical Director for the Faculty of Medicine Musical. He also continues to volunteer, working with refugee families to help them navigate the Canadian health care system.