Austin Smith, MD

University of Virginia Austin Smith, MD, Anesthesiology Resident

Austin Smith, M.D., University of Kentucky

Hometown: La Grange, Kentucky

Undergraduate School: University of Kentucky

Medical School: University of Kentucky

Hobbies/Outside Interests: I like watching movies (horror, foreign, or artsy!), skiing, running, listening to history podcasts, and watching UK sports.

Favorite things about/to do/to eat in Charlottesville: Enjoying all the scenic views in the city and surrounding area! Smyrna has the best dips in the city, and I love La Flor Michoacana for ice cream.

Why did you choose UVA? I visited Charlottesville after interviewing and loved the city. The residents clearly enjoyed each others company on my interview day (and is still true now!) The early access to OR time at UVA is unparalleled. The leadership here is incredibly approachable and genuinely care about us.

Anesthesiology Interests: Critical Care

Favorite Rotation:  Neuro anesthesia (so far)

What’s the best piece of career advice you ever got?:  If it’s something you’re really passionate about, don’t let a challenge stop you.