John Alan Willis, MD

John Willis
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Contact Information:

Hometown:  Charleston, WV

College: Princeton University

Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Fellowship plans: Molecular Pathology, Pathology Informatics

Career goals: Likely academic or industry with an emphasis on applying informatics to getting medical data out of archives and into translational projects

Hobbies and Interests: live music (small shows, all-ages venues), collecting music, science fiction in any medium, coding and home automation, making simple things difficult (coffee, homebrewing, aspirational beekeeping)

Why Duke: Duke Pathology offers a program grounded in the fundamentals of anatomic pathology within a strong academic medical center that offers diverse opportunities for differentiation once I've mastered those fundamentals

Why Durham: Durham, and the broader triangle area, offers a goldilocks-optimal combination of strong academic and professional networking opportunities in a vibrant cultural and arts community for a reasonable cost of living.