In Good Hands
Dec 27, 2019 Antonio Gonzalez
Neurosurgeon, Department of Neurosurgery
Spine specialist, furniture designer, pianist
Tiffany Perry has the world at her fingertips. Neurosurgeon by day, furniture designer by night and classically trained pianist at heart, Perry is the ultimate hands-on expert. “I may be small, but I’m strong,” she says. “When you use your hands as much as I do, you get very strong.”
Perry’s prolific dexterity developed at an early age, when she began painting with watercolors. She rediscovered art while practicing medicine, sketching spines and surgical techniques to explain complex procedures to patients. Now, her passion project is designing home furniture, including tables, chairs and even a cabana for her backyard. She loves to merge glass with wood and metal in her designs and often takes an unorthodox approach to shapes and sizes. “I’m a person of symmetry in the operating room and I’m very obsessive, but in decor I don’t like everything to be perfectly symmetrical. I like things to be slightly different,” she says.