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Elhaam Anvar, MD
Where are you from?
What are your personal interests/hobbies?
I consider myself a napping connoisseur. Also love to cook (eat), read long novels with big font so they seem like they're longer than they actually are, hike, run, and swim.
What are your professional interests?
Disaster & austere medicine, PEM, critical care.
Why did you choose UA EM?
In short, the people, the hospitals, and the training environment. Our faculty are all wonderful and go out of their way to teach, even when we're super busy. We are so supported by everyone here and you have time to learn in addition to focus on the care of your patients, and that is a game changer. Working at our home hospital in addition to the more county style hospital in town provides a breadth of exposure to different patient populations, and really rounds out our training/education.
Favorite activity in Tucson?
Catching the sunset from anywhere (the views here are breathtaking) as well as star-gazing. Hiking in December...in shorts. Can't forget trying new restaurants (we've got some of the best food I've ever had, and I came here from Chicago)!
What are your non-medical goals during residency?
Not to get bit by a snake, learn how to ride a bike, figure out how to make something with prickly pear in it (it looks so cool), become fluent in Spanish.