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Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine
Residency Class: Ca-1
Hometown: Lynchburg, VA
#WhyIChoseUAB: Simple formula: happy residents getting outstanding training. Can't beat that! I couples matched here with my wife, Brett, who's in the OB program.
Fun Fact: I love my 'Hoos; prior to moving down here, I only missed 6 total home UVA football games. Now I'm just an ACC guy living in an SEC world.
Favorite part of the program/UAB: My class! I think UAB does a great job of recruiting people who are kind and hard-working, but still love to hang out outside of work.
My neighborhood and why I like it: Riverchase in Hoover. Beautiful neighborhood surrounded by greenery.
Best places for soaking up the local culture: Tons of great breweries- Avondale, Back Forty, Monday Night, Ghost Train
Favorite rotation and why: OR month during intern year. Great reminder of why I picked anesthesiology, and an opportunity to get to know some of our amazing upper-level residents!
Favorite spots for a date night: My wife and I love El Barrio. It's easily the best Mexican food we've ever had, maybe best food period. Plus, the margaritas are fantastic.
Favorite places to take guests: My wife and I enjoy taking people to Ragtime cafe, a cool restaurant near our home that has an impressively diverse menu with sneaky good margaritas (If you can't tell, my wife and I love a good margarita). We've also taken people to several of the many nearby hiking and running trails; there are endless opportunities to get outdoors!
Best park, trail, or golf course/Where I take in the scenic views: Moss Rock Preserve near Hoover
Why I like Birmingham: Most amazing restaurant scene I've ever experienced by far! I don't tend to get too excited by food (my wife makes fun of me because I legitimately can't taste well; I think I have something wrong with my sense of smell) so for me to comment on food is a big deal. Birmingham itself is a cool city that doesn't feel overwhelming, even for someone who's grown up in relatively small towns. But my favorite aspect might be just how beautiful the surrounding areas are! Seriously, I can't imagine a better nature scene than down here.
What I wish someone had told me before I moved here: My wife and I love our home in Hoover, but due to traffic the commute home can be a little longer than ideal, ~40 minutes, if I am leaving the hospital around 4-6PM.