Hi, my name is Andrew Palmer, and I’m one of the new radiology fellows at Cincinnati Children’s.
I grew up in Aiken, South Carolina. I always enjoyed spending summers at the beach with my family.
I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with my life when I got into college. I ended up choosing medicine and did a summer research program in neuroscience. I originally thought I wanted to be a neurologist due to my interest in brain pathology, but as I learned more in medicine, I found the imaging aspects to capture my interest.
When I was applying for fellowship, I looked at the big names in pediatric radiology that my staff in residency had suggested. During the application and interview process, I enjoyed my interactions and shared passions with the staff who made me excited about continuing my learning here at Cincinnati Children’s.
In my spare time I enjoy working out, video games, and spending time with my cat. The last movie I watched was Interstellar.
Hello, my name is Harris Wang, and I am one of the new pediatric radiology fellows. I am from Canada, specifically the city of Edmonton. Edmonton is one of the bigger cities in Canada, with a population of a million people, and is located near the Rocky Mountains. One thing I love about my hometown is the small, big city feel, where it still has a wide range of restaurants and activities (we have the second biggest indoor mall in North America!) yet is not crazy crowded.
There are a multitude of reasons why I chose Cincinnati for my pediatric radiology fellowship. Of course, Cincinnati Children’s is well known as one of the best pediatric hospitals in the world with world-class staff and facilities. However, something that really stood out to me was the way the staff at my home institution spoke about the fellowship program here. Multiple people told me that this program had no weaknesses and that I would receive the best overall education here. Dr. Madalsa Joshi, a previous fellow, would constantly praise the culture and mentorship she received at Cincinnati Children’s. Finally, the city of Cincinnati itself appealed to me as it reminded me of Edmonton: a small, big city full of friendly people.
An interesting tidbit about me is that I used to play piano semi-professionally as a child. Unfortunately, I haven’t played in many years, ever since moving out from my parents’ place. Other hobbies include chess, gaming, volleyball, and more recently golf. I am also a big fan of our local ice hockey team, the Edmonton Oilers. I know hockey isn’t nearly as popular in Cincinnati, so I am definitely in the market for a new sports team to adopt this year! Overall, I am super excited to be joining the Cincinnati Children’s family, and I look forward to working with everyone!
My name is Justine Kemp, and I am one of the new fellows!
I was born and raised in Colorado Springs, CO. I loved growing up in Colorado with the mountains in my backyard. Most of my childhood was spent outside! Almost all of our family vacations were road trips to national parks or ski hills. I made a big change when I went to a small school in Louisiana for undergrad where I also had the privilege of playing on the golf team. I stayed in the South for med school and attended Tulane in New Orleans. In addition to getting a medical degree, I became an expert in the New Orleans food scene!
My sister was diagnosed with Type I diabetes when she was very young. Her childhood was often dominated by the struggles of this disease. I also saw how certain physicians connected with her and guided her. From these experiences, I knew I wanted to pursue a career in medicine. I love the challenge of this field. No matter how long we train and practice medicine, there is always more to learn.
I chose Cincinnati Children’s for fellowship because I wanted training with the very best hospitals and doctors. On my interview day, all of the radiologists I interacted with were so welcoming and humble!
The most recent book I read was Murder on the Orient Express. I can’t remember the most recent movie I watched, but I just finished watching Ted Lasso! In my free time, I love spending time with my husband and son, playing golf, and just being outdoors.
I look forward to meeting and working with everyone!
Glenn Miñano; BFA; editor, Meredith Towbin, copy editor