Chief residents named for 2011-2012
At a faculty meeting March 9, 2011, the Department of Anesthesiology certified the residents' choice of Rob Nicholson, Kristi Rose, and Andrew Larson as Chief Residents for the 2011-2012 academic year. They have begun their duties for 2011-2012 in collaboration with the outgoing chiefs, Jennifer Conde, Josh Smith, and Todd Borg.
Rob spent his formative years shoveling snow in various parts of Michigan. He grew up in Kalamazoo and then headed further north to attend Alma College. There he majored in biology, played tennis, and did research on painted turtles. He went on to become a loyal supporter of the maize & blue during medical school at the University of Michigan. He enjoys spending time with Sara, his Francophile wife and their two kittens, Jacques and Amelie. With the near absence of snow in Virginia, Rob fills the void raking leaves and completing landscaping projects.
Kristi Rose grew up in rural Idaho and attended college at Idaho State University where she received a degree in Dietetics. She practiced as a consultant dietitian in Idaho for six years before deciding to go to medical school. She attended medical school at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, where she took full advantage of the snowboarding and hiking that the Wasatch mountains have to offer. Before making the move to Charlottesville, she completed a medicine internship at Stony Brook Medical Center in Stony Brook, NY. She is interested in critical care medicine and is planning on pursuing a fellowship in critical care following residency. Every day, Kristi is excited and happy she picked anesthesia as her career.
Andrew is the southern representative of the chiefs. He was born and raised in rural southwestern Louisiana before attending Tulane University for his undergraduate degree, majoring in Chemical Engineering and Cell Biology. He lived in New Orleans for most of the next four years as well, despite Hurricane Katrina’s best efforts, obtaining his M.D. from LSU. He still enjoys all things Cajun, from crawfish boils to Mardi Gras, but has also developed a great appreciation for the local culture, most notably the wineries. Following his time in Charlottesville, he hopes to reunite with his wife, who is completing her residency elsewhere, and then join an academic faculty very much like the one here at UVA.