Dr. Artin Galoosian, MD, MA
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Berkeley (BA: Public Health with distinction)
Graduate Education: Boston University School of Medicine (MA: Medical Sciences)
Medical School: The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
What I love about SF: I grew up in a suburb of Los Angeles (Glendale, CA) and chose to come to the Bay Area for college. This happened to be one of the best decisions I had made, because I fell in love with San Francisco. The inclusivity and diversity of the city and surrounding areas adds to the vibrant fabric of the city which I love. It’s such a rewarding experience to train in such a beautiful city. I also love the abundance of local coffee shops, restaurants, and the general walkability of the city.
What I love about CPMC: When choosing a residency program, I was mainly looking for a large hospital that fostered camaraderie in a rigorous academic environment. CPMC was perfect. Being a major flagship and quaternary referral center in the greater Bay Area and the state of California, the breadth and complexities of medical cases combined with the supportive and collegiate environment has truly made this a special and empowering place to learn. CPMC also encourages scholarly activity and has given me numerous opportunities to be published in various academic journals and present at various subspecialty-society meetings. In addition, CPMC has the major benefit of being a major clerkship site for medical students from Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine and UCSF, so we always have plenty of opportunities to both learn and to teach. CPMC is the perfect blend of combining the strengths of a community-based program, and the enriching complexities seen at major academic institutions.