Hey! I grew up outside Baltimore, Maryland and then went to Syracuse University for undergrad. I came back to Maryland and did medical school at the University of Maryland. After med school, I went to a residency at INOVA Children’s Hospital. When I was looking at fellowship locations I fell in love with Charlottesville. UVA has a very busy cardiology program so taking care of a wide variety of patients during the three years would not be an issue. CVille is a great city and a nice change from a major metropolitan city. There are great food and a great local brewery and winery scene. Everything is easily accessible and you can be out in the mountains very quickly. Overall, the city and the hospital both sold me on choosing UVA.
I grew up in the deep pine timber forests of Georgia so finding a place proximity to nature has always been a draw to any place I done lived in. Finding a place that could balance the beauty of the outdoors, small-town living with all the conveniences of a big fancy city and a strong tradition in education and training was a plus for me. Furthermore, I was struck at how cordial and collegial the cardiology program was when I interviewed. So it was no surprise UVA was my top choice.