Steven Pappas, MD

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Birmingham, AL

Where did you attend college/university? 
Harvard University

Where did you attend medical school? 
University of Miami

What are your career goals? 
Nutrition, micro biome, and autoimmune disease

What did you do the summer before internship? 
Zion National Park

Reflections on the Duke Program

What were you looking for in a residency program? 
Community, hands-on responsibility 

What are the strengths of the Duke program? 

What are your observations about the relationships between faculty and house staff? 
Superb. Nuturing, never condescending. Mutually respectful.

Tell us about your co-interns. How long did it take to connect? 

What has surprised you most about Duke? 
How I haven't met a single unfriendly person yet. 

About Duke University and Durham

What's best about living in Durham and the Triangle? 
Proximity to Nature 

How does the Triangle appeal to people of diverse backgrounds? 
It is an oasis of diversity in an otherwise Red state. 

Where did you choose to live, and why? 
I bought a townhouse in Hillsborough. My mortgage is $1,050/month for 3 bed + 2.5 bath.

What do you like to do outside of medicine? 
I train for triathlon and practice Olympic weightlifting.