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Brendan Reed Calhoun, MD
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Undergraduate: Washington University in St. Louis
Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston)
Interests / Hobbies: Hiking, kayaking, gardening, cooking, playing guitar
Favorite place in Maine: Acadia National Park, specifically Precipice Trail/Champlain Mountain
Medical interests: Body Imaging, especially liver and prostate
Favorite weekend destination: Burlington, VT
Favorite Maine activity: Probably hiking, but kayaking is up there too
What did you do before medical school: Straight through college and business school - BS in chemical engineering, and MBA
Personal goals: Become a radiology residency program director
Craziest / Best / Worst Job: Worked construction between freshman and sophomore years of college.
Why Maine Medical Center: The atmosphere - there is something intangible about this place that is friendly and welcoming. At the same time, there is definitely a culture of excellence.
Celebrity I most resemble: No one, really. Jason Statham, maybe?
If I wasn’t a doctor, I would be a… paleontologist
Favorite restaurant in Portland: Empire
Daniel G. Hechavarria, MD
Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts
Undergraduate: Tufts University
Medical School: Tufts University
Interests / Hobbies: Projects/tinkering and all the outside things: camping, hiking, paddling, cycling, fishing
Favorite place in Maine: The Allagash (The river, not the Brewery. But the brewery is also pretty neat)
Medical interests: Interventional Radiology
Favorite weekend destination: White Mountains
Favorite Maine activity: Yard Sales. Definitely yard sales.
What did you do before medical school: I sold meat. I ran a small meat company which supplied Boston-area restaurants with high end meats
Why Maine Medical Center: MMC has the perfect mix of being a large and advanced hospital with broad catchment while maintaining a nurturing community-hospital feel.
Favorite restaurant in Portland: Ruskis
Erich Russell, DO
Hometown: Duanesburg, New York
Undergraduate: University of Vermont
Medical School: LECOM - Erie
Interests / Hobbies: I have way too many interests and hobbies that have only increased since I moved to Maine. In the winter I love to ski. It’s also the best time of year to explore the local restaurants/breweries etc when there are fewer tourists in town. In the summer there is an endless supply of outdoor activities and I love to golf, kayak, bike, explore the mountains with my wife and dog, and motorcycle up the beautiful coast.
Favorite place in Maine: Toss-up between Acadia and Rangeley Lake’s region for outdoor stuff. Otherwise, it’s finding somewhere new to explore in Portland.
Medical interests: I am most interested in Interventional Radiology and will be pursuing a fellowship in the specialty after residency. I am interested in innovative minimally invasive therapies for disease, including PAD and interventional oncology.
Favorite Maine activity: Being outside in the summer with a pot of lobsters, great friends, and delicious beer.
What did you do before medical school: I dabbled as a bicycle mechanic for a year or two.
Why Maine Medical Center: After interviewing all over during medical school I couldn’t find a place with happier people, better exposure to pathology, and a better track-record of training excellent physicians. As a current IR fellow applicant, I also recognize that the IR training and department is incredibly well developed, nationally recognized as a leader in the field, and filled with excellent mentors. There is no doubt that the IR department provides a top tier education if you are interested in the IR/DR pathway.
David Somsen, MD
Hometown: Yankton, SD
Undergraduate: University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
Medical School: University of South Dakota
Interests / Hobbies: Music, running, food, and beer
Favorite place in Maine: Monhegan Island
Medical interests: Body imaging, cross sectional imaging guided procedures
Favorite Maine activity: Literally anything as long as it’s summer
What did you do before medical school: Worked in a hospital as a perfusionist’s assistant, anesthesia tech, intra-aortic balloon pump operator, and autologous blood salvage machine (Cell Saver) operator
Personal goals: Lead a well-balanced life, never stop traveling, own a bar/restaurant, and be the expert and “go to” person regarding body imaging and image guided procedures at my future practice
Craziest / Best / Worst Job: Craziest job: working as a surgery tech at an animal research lab (which will remain nameless and I neither support nor condone it, etc etc etc)
Why Maine Medical Center: To be honest, my career path kind of just dropped Maine Med in my lap (I was a previous pediatrics resident who found a spot mid-year), but I couldn’t have been more fortunate. The experience and training I get here is unrivaled. Even though some may consider it “smaller,” this hospital sees everything, and the lack of fellows coupled with my dedicated attendings have prepared me to be a leader in my future job. That, and there is literally nothing better than summers in Maine.
If I wasn’t a doctor, I would be a… One of the guys with a guitar and an open guitar case downtown, but probably less talented
Favorite restaurant in Portland: Recent Honey Paw convert
Tom Carraway, MD
Hometown: Fredericksburg, VA
Undergraduate: University of Mary Washington
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University
Interests / Hobbies: Obscure history, local area exploration, attempting trail running, cats.
Favorite place in Maine: Camden Hills State Park a few hours up the coast is like all the best parts of Acadia without all the crowds
Medical interests: Exploring the cognitive biases found throughout the interpretation of medical imaging. The changes in accuracy (or not) in image interpretation with increased access to the medical record. Exploring ways to prevent overtesting/treating.
Favorite weekend destination: Heading up to the White Mountains and doing a random half day hike. Wild blueberry picking on the top of a mountain in the summer.
Favorite Maine activity: Wandering around Maine in any season. So much of Maine is poorly advertised, you really have to go off the beaten path to find the hidden treasures locals keep to themselves.
What did you do before medical school: EMT, Physical Therapy tech
Personal goals: Achieve the elusive work/life balance
Craziest / Best / Worst Job: Home appraiser at the height of the housing bubble.
Why Maine Medical Center: You’re going to be introduced to radiology during the day, but you truly learn on call when you’re by yourself and things get stressful. Small class sizes and plenty of call mean you’re going to come out of residency confident and able to tackle whatever comes your way. Why not do this in one of the best cities in the US?
If I wasn’t a doctor, I would be an… urban planner or I’d be one of those guys that gives bus tours of cities to parents and their bored/embarrassed teenage children.
Favorite restaurant in Portland: Oh No Café is not really a restaurant but you’re not going to get a better breakfast sandwich.
Joe McCrary, MD
Hometown: Lakeville, Minnesota
Undergraduate School: University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
Medical School: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Interests / Hobbies: The ongoing triumphant battle of family life and raising children, medieval studies, bagpiping, and running.
Medical interests: Pediatric Radiology
Favorite weekend destination: Boston
Favorite Maine activity: Cross-country skiing
Craziest / Best / Worst Job: Raising mutant mosquitos and silkworms. Waiting tables. Full-time volunteering (for one summer) at Andre House of Hospitality in Phoenix, Arizona.
Why Maine Medical Center: Maine Medical Center is both a community hospital and the tertiary medical care center for an entire state! I chose Maine Med because of the acuity and diversity of the cases, the friendliness of the people, and the opportunity to start our family in the Portland area.
Favorite restaurant in Portland: Saeng Thai House (across the street from the Maine Med!) and Hot Suppa
Max Sale, MD
Hometown: Spokane, WA
Undergraduate: University of Denver
Medical School: New York Medical College
Interests / Hobbies: biking, hiking, traveling, and cooking
Favorite place in Maine: Moose-Mouse Island
Medical interests: Neuro
Favorite weekend destination: Highland, NH
Favorite Maine activity: Kayaking on the infinite number of lakes and rivers
What did you do before medical school: Undergrad?
Personal goals: Pay off student loans
Why Maine Medical Center: You’ve already made an awesome choice with radiology. Just choose somewhere you’d be happy to live with people you’d like to work with. Portland is excellent.
Celebrity I most resemble: Apparently the bassist from Nirvana
If I wasn’t a doctor, I would be a… wombat wrangler
Favorite restaurant in Portland: Cheevitdee (Thai food)
Riyad Gargoum, MD
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Undergraduate: Amherst College
Medical School: University of Louisville SOM
Interests / Hobbies: Cooking with wood fires, foraging, fishing, glamping, ketogenic diet
Favorite place in Maine: too many to choose
Medical interests: radiology, physics, diet-based diabetes and chronic disease therapy, ketogenic diet
Favorite weekend destination: early morning farmer’s market run
Favorite Maine activity: foraging
What did you do before medical school: Master’s in physiology, worked as a manny, started a beautiful friendship with a 30 year-old side-box smoker
Personal goals: Do the best for my patients and the world
Craziest / Best / Worst Job: manny
Why Maine Medical Center: Maine has wonderful people. I love the radiology program. Food quality and quality of life is top-notch.
Celebrity I most resemble: Keegan Michael Key when I shave my head
If I wasn’t a doctor, I would be a... butcher, nose-to-tail restaurateur
Favorite restaurant in Portland: Honey Paw, Drifter’s Wife
Erik Olsen, MD
Undergraduate: Vanderbilt University
Medical School: University of Cincinnati
Interests / Hobbies: Red Sox/Patriots. Golf. The great outdoors.
Favorite place in Maine: Rockland
Medical interests: Radiology obviously.
Favorite weekend destination: Rhode Island
Favorite Maine activity: Eating seafood
Best Job: Golf caddy
Why Maine Medical Center: Location. Radiology program has a community feel which is unique since most other programs are very academic.
Favorite restaurant in Portland: Eventide.
Margaret Soroka, MD
Hometown: Oak Harbor Washington and Sasebo, Japan (grew up in the Navy and moved around a lot).
Undergrad: Princeton University (Mechanical Engineering)
Med School: Harvard Medical School
Celebrity I most resemble: Maggie Q? - She too is half Vietnamese.
Craziest/Best/Worst Job: Craziest: Parade dancer at a dutch theme park. Best: Radiologist. Worst: Volunteering to hand pick rocks out of a parking lot in the name of tsunami volunteer relief
Personal Goals: To have humility. To always grow and not stagnate. To do well by my patients (yes, radiologists have patients).
Favorite Place in Maine: Any beach. I love riding my bike in the summertime.
Why Maine Medical Center: The people. I don’t believe in “work life balance”. Work shouldn’t be on one end of a scale, and life on the other. Work is a BIG part of life, so you better enjoy it. I love my work at Maine Medical Center because I love the people I work with and the care we provide. As a radiologist, I love that MMC has a categorical program, such that intern year is done at MMC. It makes me feel connected to the whole hospital - I know the docs in the ED, I know the docs on the floor, and I even know the patients. There is great satisfaction in a sense of continuity of care.
Clint Weiss, MD
Hometown: Mariaville, Maine
Undergraduate: Indiana University. Go Hoosiers!
Medical School: Tufts
Interests / Hobbies: I love the outdoors - fishing, hiking, camping, walking my 2 Labrador retrievers. I have an old Jeep Wrangler I like to take out. Going out to my remote lake cabin in Eastern Maine.
Favorite place in Maine: Township 35 (where my cabin is). Population: zero.
Medical interests: Rads of course
Favorite weekend destination: Boothbay Harbor
Favorite Maine activity: Jeeping
What did you do before medical school: Worked in hospital administration in DC for a few years. Then I moved to beautiful Bozeman, Montana to do my premed.
Why Maine Medical Center: Portland is great.
Favorite restaurant in Portland: Street & Co
Brad Evans, MD
Hometown: Sandy, UT
Undergrad: Brigham Young University
Medical School: University of Toledo
Interests/Hobbies: Travel! My wife and I have been to over 40 countries together. Having kids has slowed us down a little, but we still manage to go abroad for a variety of excuses.
Favorite place in Maine: Boothbay Harbor is a small fishing town with a lot to do and great food!
Medical interests: Pediatric radiology
Favorite Maine activity: Going to a beach and having a picnic with my family.
What did you do before med school: Worked at the British embassy in New Zealand.
Why Maine Medical Center: Solid radiology program with great overall exposure, but Portland itself was the most convincing reason.
If i wasn't a doctor, I would be an... electrician.
Favorite restaurant in Portland: Bayside Diner
Dan Greentree, MD
Hometown: Westlake Village, California
Undergraduate: University of California, Santa Barbara
Medical School: New York Medical College
Interests / Hobbies: Practicing my racket flipping skills on the tennis court, running more than my knees would like, and consuming an unhealthy amount of avocados.
Favorite place in Maine: Baxter state park
Medical interests: Global health, medical education, not hyponatremia
Favorite Maine activity: cross country skiing on my street in the west end during a snow storm.
Why Maine Medical Center: The friendly and laid back culture here is one in which I fit well. The faculty is supportive and enthusiastic about resident education. Maine has nature, fresh air and no traffic. Portland’s food is on par with big cities, and the beer scene is on another level. We live on a beach. And lobsters. All the lobsters.
Celebrity I most resemble: Growing up people thought I was Ronald Wesley and every time a Harry Potter movie came out I’d have to go into hiding.
If I wasn’t a doctor, I would be a… pizza taste tester
Hometown: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Medical School: Cornell University
Interests / Hobbies: Taking care of my kids, snowboarding, hiking
Favorite place in Maine: Cape Elizabeth
Medical interests: Neuroradiology, Artificial Intelligence in Radiology
What did you do before medical school: Engineer at Intel
Why Maine Medical Center: Program feel, close knit residents and faculty, quality of training
Hometown: Lake Jackson, Texas
Undergraduate: University of Houston
Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Interests / Hobbies: Football (Go Texans!), Bowling, Cooking, Hiking
Favorite place in Maine: So far, Monhegan Island. I still have lots of exploring to do!
Medical interests: All things radiology.
Favorite Maine activity: Maine has some amazing hiking!
What did you do before medical school: I sold architectural antiques and designed imaging systems for research applications.
Personal goals: Learn to sail while I’m living on the coast.
Why Maine Medical Center: I was impressed with how close knit and supportive this program was during my away rotation. It instantly felt like home for me and I knew I’d be here for my residency training.
If I wasn’t a doctor, I would probably be a… Naval architect.
David PozivilkoUndergraduate: Grand Valley State University
Medical School: Michigan State College of Human Medicine
Interests / Hobbies: Snowboarding, golfing, biking, traveling
Favorite place in Maine: So far, Monhegan Island. I still have lots of exploring to do!
Medical interests: Neurorads
Favorite Maine activity: Literally anything outdoors during the summer
What did you do before medical school: Worked in the lab doing Parkinson’s disease research
Personal goals: Learn to sail while I’m living on the coast.
Why Maine Medical Center: The people, the area, and the program. Everyone here was really easy going and have similar interests. If you’re a big foodie then this place is for you. Tons of great breweries. Everyone here gets great fellowships.
If I wasn’t a doctor, I would probably be… an engineer
Favorite restaurant in Portland: The breakfast sandwiches at Tandem Bakery are pretty bomb
Christine GuerriniHometown: Ottawa, IL
Undergrad: Notre Dame
Graduate School: Oxford University
Medical School: University of Illinois
Fun facts about me: I’ve lived in the United States, Japan and the UK, and have been in the background of a tv program in each country (two of these were just the news, but one was a detective show
Best Job: In grade school, other children used to pay me to draw pictures on them.
If I wasn’t a doctor I’d be a... College professor or a hermit
Favorite restaurant in Portland: It would be unfair to judge until I've tried them all
Claim to fame: I was the first in my direct family line to live in England in 900 years, when we were forced to flee to France after my greatgreatgreat++ uncle accidentally killed the king.
Greatest achievement: I once made someone laugh so hard he fell over.
Ellen ClarkHometown: Monroe, CT
Undergrad: University of Maryland, College Park
Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Interests/Hobbies: Running, hiking, tennis, golf, yoga, architecture, live music
Favorite place in Maine: Fortunes Rocks Beach/Biddeford Pool, Harpswell, and Phippsburg just to name a few
Medical interests: Pediatric radiology, women’s imaging, public health
Favorite Maine activity: Running along the coast and relaxing at the beach
What did you do before medical school: Special education paraprofessional for elementary school students.
Why Maine Medical Center: The people are incredible! There is a warm, supportive culture throughout the Radiology Department and across the hospital. People are enthusiastic about teaching. And of course, Maine is a great place to live.
If I wasn’t a doctor I’d be a... Photographer
Favorite restaurant in Portland: So many great places! I’d have to say Tandem for coffee and pastries.
Timothy ChiangHometown: Taipei, Taiwan
Undergrad: Penn State
Medical School: Penn State
Interests/Hobbies: Traveling, sports
Medical interests: Still deciding
Favorite Maine activity: Exploring the restaurant scene
What did you do before med school: Went to college
Favorite restaurant in Portland: Saigon Restaurant
Personal Goals: Maintain good work-life balance
Zack ZaniewskiHometown: Boxford, MA
Undergrad: College of the Holy Cross
Medical School: University of New England
Interests/Hobbies: Surfing, fly fishing, hiking, skiing, camping, basically anything that gets me outside
Favorite place in Maine: Old Orchard Beach in the autumn, when the crowds are out and the swell is in.
Medical interests: Mammography, breast imaging, the diagnosis and management of breast cancer.
Favorite Maine activity: Harvesting apples/pumpkins and getting to try all the new fall ciders and beers with my wife.
What did you do before med school: I studied why Radiologist’s make visual and cognitive errors using eye-tracking.
Why Maine Medical Center: I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to rotate in the department as a fourth-year medical student. The friendly and collegial atmosphere paired with the obvious resident happiness and backdrop of all the things Portland has to offer made choosing MMC the easiest decision of my medical school career.
If I wasn't a doctor, I would be a… Maine fly fishing guide or a limnologist… or both.
Favorite restaurant in Portland: Four-way tie between Sur Lie, Chaval, Bao Bao, and Yobo.
Carrie-Anne OrlikowskiHometown: Greensboro, NC
Undergrad: Duke University
Law School: UNC Chapel Hill
Medical School: UNC Chapel Hill
Duke Basketball or UNC Basketball: Duke!
How many bikes do you have? 13 in my condo (not all mine!). People told me I couldn’t bike in Maine in the winter – challenge accepted. ! I now own a fat bike with studded tires. Best winter commute ever!
Interests/Hobbies: Anything outside! I love exploring new places on my bike (mostly road or gravel), travel (at least when there’s not a global pandemic), hanging out with my husband, anything on the water, and cooking delicious food.
Favorite Place to Travel: Galway, Ireland
Favorite Place in Maine: Acadia National Park. That said, there are beautiful places that are just a few minutes from Portland –Kettle Cove, Two Lights State Park, Higgins Beach – so many choices!
Favorite Restaurant in Portland: My kitchen! We have access to fantastic local seafood and produce here – the possibilities are unlimited! Still working on my sushi skills….
Best/Worst/Craziest Job: Best/Worst: Attorney Craziest: Officiated RAAM (the Race Across America) before starting Medical School
Why Maine Med? Academic resources with a private practice perspective. Also Portland – there aren’t many residency locations where you can day trip to the White Mountains for a hike one day and sea kayak the next. It’s amazing!
Krucial StyslingerHometown: Houston, TX
Undergrad: Brandeis University
Medical School: University of Texas at Austin
Interests/Hobbies: Travel, hiking, sports
Favorite place in Maine: White Mountain National Forest
Medical interests: Radiology, QI, sending med students home by noon
Favorite Maine activity: Trips to beach
What did you do before med school: Taught high school chemistry, MCAT tutoring
Why Maine Medical Center: I enjoyed my interview experience, Portland/Maine is a great place to live, and awesome fellowship placement.
If i wasn't a doctor, I would be a.. veterinarian.
Favorite restaurant in Portland: Boda