Bianca Szafarowicz, MD
Bianca Ewa Szafarowicz is one of the new interns in the Department of Anesthesiology here at WashU. She grew up in the Chicago suburbs and played college basketball at Truman State University in Kirksville, MO. After her athletic career ended, she began coaching high school basketball and working at a local hospital in Jefferson City to see if medicine and healthcare were in her future. Eventually, she went to the southwest and worked at Phoenix Children’s Hospital for a year. The short stay was quickly extended to finish her master’s degree and to start medical school at the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University. At the end of her second year of medical school, she and her husband welcomed a baby boy named Tytus. He is not so little anymore, and much of her extra time is spent exploring all the family-friendly aspects of St. Louis, like the zoo, aquarium, and local parks. In addition to all the children’s attractions, she enjoys trying out new restaurants, breweries, live music, and sporting events. Bianca loves the winter for the snow. She learned how to ski when she was six years old, eventually transitioned to snowboarding, and has been hitting the slopes every winter since then. She heard about the Hidden Valley Ski Resort in Wildwood, MO, and is excited to visit this upcoming season. The last fun fact about Bianca is that she has had her Halloween decorations up since September 1!