John Atiyeh, MD

Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School

Academic Interests: EMS, disaster medicine

Why ORMC: I came to the interview trail planning to couples match EM with Pediatrics, and was thrilled to find a phenomenal Emergency Medicine program at a high volume, high acuity, Level 1 trauma center that also had an excellent pediatrics program, with a ton of pediatrics exposure for us as well. From the first time meeting the residents at the interview dinner I could tell they were a close family that enjoys each other’s company even outside of work and from my first ED shift I could tell that the family extends to the faculty and the department staff as well. It is truly an awesome place to come work every day!

Hobbies: I love rock climbing and hanging out at the beach

Favorite on shift snack/beverage: Winnie palmer hospital sushi