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Start Year: 2016

Medical School: University of Virginia

Hometown: Amherst, VA

Clinical and Research Interests: Clinically interested in surgical oncology. My research interests include health services and health policy research.

What were you looking for in a residency program?: Operative volume, complex patients, a program that provides care to underserved populations, and health services research opportunities.

Favorite memory of intern year: When my chief walked me through an appendectomy. I finally felt like a real surgeon! I also have a lot of good memories interacting and working with my co-interns that year. I made lifelong friends.

Favorite place to go in NC: It’s very tough to pick a single favorite. Raleigh or Durham for the food. Wrightsville beach is my get away spot. Asheville for hiking and craft brews. Durham Bulls games for a local weekend activity.

Honors and Awards: Lineberger Pope Clinical Research Award; Herbert J Proctor Award for Excellence in Surgical Research; 2021 WakeMed Resident of the Year; 2021 Outstanding Medical Student Teaching Award

Hidden talents: Grillmaster, racquetball, softball

Hobbies: Gastronomy, running/exercising, reading, raising our dog

Joshua Herb