Jonathan Harris, MD
Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellow, Class of 2019
Residency: Jackson Memorial Hospital
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia
“When I was determining which place to do fellowship, what was paramount for me was finding a program with quality training that would leave me confident that I could handle the rigors of attending life as a pediatric anesthesiologist. I chose Washington University in St. Louis because of the combination of challenging cases and diversity, as well as its positive structural makeup. The program stood out to me as both aggressive and challenging, but at the same time responsive to the needs and desires of the fellows. From the very first interview I felt the warm welcoming vibe given by the staff at WashU as well as the distinct impression that they were not only colleagues, but genuinely enjoyed working together. I knew it would be an excellent training environment.
My academic/clinical interests lie in challenging cases, difficult airway management and access, and regional anesthesia. I’m looking forward to the challenge that awaits after the completion of my training here. I think that my training here will leave me prepared to begin that journey.
My favorite thing about St. Louis (so far) is the discoveries. Coming from the east coast, I was unsure of what Midwest living would entail. St. Louis has far outstripped my expectations. The more I’ve looked, the more there is to find and love about this city. Whether it is hanging out in the Grove, perusing Cherokee street, or hunting for under-the-radar eateries and restaurants, St. Louis has plenty of fun activities to check out. Forest park is a vast and beautiful hangout spot with free museums, the zoo, and a plethora of cool events going on all of the time. There is plenty to do here if you are willing to do a little exploring.”