Hometown: Evanston, Illinois
Undergraduate: Oberlin College
Medical School: State University of New York at Downstate
Hobbies: hiking, playing the flute, biking, camping, tango and Irish set dancing, learning how to sail
Favorite Seattle Hangouts: Gas Works Park, Liberty (bar and sushi), the Japanese Garden, Ada’s Technical Books and Café, Scratch Deli, Interlaken Park.
Coolest place I've traveled: Peru (Colca Canyon and Inca trail/Machu Picchu)
If I weren't a doctor I would be: A musician or some type of forensic scientist
Things I did in a previous life: Baroque flute player and orchestra manager in Amsterdam, writer/editor of textbooks and travel guides
Favorite things to do on my day off: go on a hike in the woods or mountains nearby or run/bike around Seattle, play board games, or canoe/sail on Union Bay
Weirdest Job: Bartender at a tango school in Amsterdam
Why UW? I wanted to go to a program that was both county and academic, and the Harborview/UW combination seems to me the ideal way to experience both working with an underserved population and being at a top-notch academic institution. The incredible variety, acuity and breadth of cases between the two hospitals and the fact that patients are transferred to us from a 5-state region make for a really unique environment that is intense in all the right ways. The people in the program are also incredibly interesting, friendly, smart and down-to-earth. And finally, it is in an absolutely beautiful part of the country, with mountains, forests, and water everywhere!