Hometown: Ambler, PA
Undergraduate: Virginia Tech
Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Virginia Campus
Residency: Internal Medicine-Pediatrics at Maine Medical Center
Interests / Hobbies: hiking, snowboarding, paddle-boarding, fishing, running, spin classes
Favorite restaurant in Portland: Honey Paw or Woodford's
Medical interests: Neuromuscular disease, critical care
Why Maine Medical Center?: The people! I loved that the focus was on being an excellent clinical training program where you get to learn from fantastic teachers/mentors who genuinely care about your success. Portland is also an excellent place to live and provides a nice quality of life outside of the hospital.
Hometown: Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Undergraduate: The George Washington University
Medical School: The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Residency: Boston University School of Medicine
Interests / Hobbies: Hiking, sailing, skiing
Favorite restaurant in Portland: Duckfat
Medical interests: Critical Care Ultrasonography, Venous Thromboembolism, Patient Safety/Quality Improvement
Why Maine Medical Center?: The department's teaching faculty consistently demonstrate a strong dedication to the kind of mentorship that is key to fostering robust professional growth in trainees. The camaraderie amongst fellows has also proven an invaluable feature of the program.
Hometown: Wimbledon, England
Undergraduate: Biomedical Sciences & Toxicology
Medical School: Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poland (E.U.)
Interests / Hobbies: Soccer, tennis, cycling, kayaking, cooking, gardening, and travelling
Medical interests: In addition to my main interest in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, I very much enjoy caring for medically complex patients with multiple organ system pathologies, geriatric medicine, palliative care, medical education, and Point-of-Care Ultrasonography. I have always enjoyed being an advocate for patients. Before moving to Maine I held several leadership roles at the Wisconsin Medical Society, which enabled me to take patient advocacy to the State legislative level.
Favorite weekend destination: A picnic by the seaside
Favorite Maine activity: Looking forward the great outdoors of Maine. Hoping to go camping, kayaking, surfing and may be even learn to sail
What did you do before medical school: Worked as a research scientist in developing novel treatments to help restore body tissues damaged by trauma, burns, cancer or birth defects
Craziest / Best / Worst Job: The craziest job I had was at Fun Time Entertainment in London when I was a teen. We travelled as a crew setting up inflatable rides for outdoor parties. It was so nice to interact with people of all ages and watch them enjoy a great day out. I was often manning the Gladiator Joust, and never turned down a duel from anyone foolish enough to challenge me!
Why Maine Medical Center: I was looking for more than a great training program. Life can get intense in the Critical Care field so I was looking for a place with great colleagues that I can trust, rely on, and connect with. My interview with Maine Medical Center’s faculty and fellows was such a pleasant experience. I knew I wanted to work alongside those wonderful people, who will essentially be my family outside of home. Being in Portland is a big plus too, my family and I love the ocean and sea food.
If I wasn’t a doctor, I would be a… A rocket scientist or a pilot
Favorite restaurant in Portland: There seem to be so many amazing restaurants here. Too early to speak of a favorite yet but I’m all ears for recommendations
Hometown: Grafton, MA
Undergraduate: University of Massachusetts Amherst
Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Internal Medicine at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/Christiana Care
Interests / Hobbies: rock climbing, biking, skiing, hiking, baking
Medical interests: critical care, patient safety/quality improvement
Why Maine Medical Center: the welcoming environment and the people! I was looking for a place to train that combined strong academics and great clinical hands on experience, with a close knit community feel. I found this at Maine Medical Center. I was also excited to return to Maine, and have access to many outdoor activities and everything that Portland has to offer, in my free time.
W. Brandon White
Hometown: Eldersburg, MD
Undergraduate: Mount St. Mary's University
Medical School: University of New England
Residency: Combined Emergency Medicine & Internal Medicine at Christiana Care
Interests / Hobbies: Anything outdoors (road and mountain biking, snowboarding, hiking), exploring new restaurants and breweries
Medical interests: Education, ultrasound
Why Maine Medical Center: The people are wonderful at Maine Medical Center (and in Maine!), and the hospital has tremendous training opportunities being a city-based community academic hospital paired with an excellent and collegial GME atmosphere all while serving as the referral center for all of Maine. The wellness opportunities are everywhere! Outdoor opportunities are plentiful, diverse, and beautiful in all seasons. Portland is my favorite city with endless amazing restaurants, breweries and fun activities at your fingertips. It was the perfect, well balanced training program for me!