BS & BA, University of Georgia
MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine
Hometown: Cartersville, GA (it's near Atlanta)
Married? Kids? Small pets?
Sadly or happily no, depending on how you look at it.
Why did you come to Pittsburgh?
Great question. The first time I came to the city was for my interview. From the onset, I felt comfortable here. The opportunities are endless, but ultimately the program felt like extended family. Three months into my residency, I now know for sure I made the right decision. The city is also beautiful and has a lot of character and spirit.
In my free time (despite your fears about residency, you will have some free time), I have enjoyed getting to know the city: the zoo, the sports teams, museums, Kennywood, watching them film the new "Batman" movie, among other things. I also enjoy trying all the new restaurants and bars around town. You never know when you might run into Ben Roethlisberger (just ask my co-intern, Jon Koehler). Lastly, some of my hobbies include jumping off cliffs into bodies of water, watching Spanish telenovelas, and observing Matt Staum try to drink cheap beer with a straight face. Come to Pittsburgh, you won't regret it. Go Dawgs!