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Craig Grosshuesch

What’s your favorite thing about coming to work every day?

Being able to work with faculty members and other residents who are not only excited about caring for patients but also teaching and learning every day

What drew you to UNC?

UNC was attractive to me for many reasons. There were many exciting learning opportunities including journal clubs, lecture series, echo review etc. I also think the program is very well rounded and that residents get strong experience in all areas of anesthesia including regional, pain, cardiac, OB, transplant, and trauma. Finally, the opportunities for excellent mentorship were extremely enticing as many of the faculty serve as leaders in various regional and national anesthesia organizations.

What’s your favorite rotation and why?

My favorite rotation of intern year was thoracic surgery. It was a great opportunity to meet the surgery residents and faculty who I will be working with closely in the coming years. The opportunity to scrub in and be a part of the surgical team in the operating room was also a valuable experience. I learned a large amount about surgical considerations that will help me with anesthetic management of these patients in the future.

What is your go-to fun fact?

I couldn’t spell my last name until I was 8 years old

What do you do for fun?

Golf, exercising, exploring the number of state parks in the area

What’s a hobby you’ve picked up since the start of residency?

I started an herb garden

If I wasn’t an anesthesiologist I would be…

a high school chemistry/biology teacher