Simon Lehtinen, MD
I was born in Nova Scotia, Canada, and moved around a great deal as a child. Having spent the most time in Greenville, South Carolina, it is my short answer to the question “Where are you from?” I attended Furman University in South Carolina for my undergraduate degree. In addition to completing premedical training there, I majored in French with a concentration in Latin American Studies, a somewhat unconventional beginning to my medical education. When I found myself at a crossroads of whether to pursue a Ph.D. and teach or become a physician, I boldly decided to take the path of medicine. Since committing to this path, I have never regretted it. Instead, my passion for teaching would lead me to a career in academic medicine.