Tristan Weir

Tristan Weir

Hometown: Naples, FL

Undergrad: Florida State University

Medical School: Florida State University 

Fellowship (chief) or Area(s) of clinical/research interest:  Upper extremity/hand

Why did you chose Maryland? The training at Maryland sets you up to be a great surgeon. I saw the interns getting early operative experience while on my sub-I, and this clearly showed as the chiefs were extremely competent both in and out of the OR. The co-residents and mentors at Maryland are my second family and have made residency a wonderful experience! 

Hobbies/Interests Outside Work: Road cycling, editing our annual senior roast video, hiking the beautiful trails outside of Baltimore, and trying new restaurants with my fiance and friends

Favorite place you’ve traveled during residency: I regularly drive down to the mountains in NC any chance I get!

Advice to Applicants: Just be yourself. Enjoy the process. Everything will work out in the end!


Rohan GopinathRohan Gopinath

Hometown: Troy, MI

Undergraduate: Washington University in St. Louis

Medical School: University of Michigan 

Fellowship (chief) or Area(s) of clinical/research interest:  Joints

Why did you chose Maryland? Everyone from our co-residents to attendings/mentors are great to work with and create a fun atmosphere. We also get to experience a wide range of different practice environments within orthopaedics that is crucial in developing your career choices.

Hobbies/Interests Outside Work: Golf, basketball, tennis, traveling, podcasts

Favorite place you’ve traveled during residency: Florence, Italy 

Advice to Applicants: Rotate at different types of programs to get an understanding for the type of environment that suits you best. Make sure to consider location, which will be important for 5 years of your life!

 

 


Scott KoenigScott Koenig

Hometown: Baltimore, MD

Undergraduate: University of Virginia

Medical School: University of Maryland

Fellowship (chief) or Area(s) of clinical/research interest:  Joints

Why did you chose Maryland? Excellent mentors who care about education in and out of the OR. Diverse experience in private practices and academic settings across a range of hospitals.

Hobbies/Interests Outside Work: Travel, hiking, exercise, NFL/NBA

Favorite place you’ve traveled during residency: Costa Rica

Advice to Applicants: Ask about the experiences of current or previous residents before choosing a residency. Look for the degree to which each program has rotations in each of the subspecialties.


Max HamakerMax Hamaker

Hometown: Baltimore, MD

Undergraduate: University of Vermont

Medical School: University of Maryland

Fellowship (chief) or Area(s) of clinical/research interest:  Upper extremity

Why did you chose Maryland? Unrivaled operative experience. I liked the faculty and residents. 

Hobbies/Interests Outside Work: Basketball, outdoor grilling

Favorite place you’ve traveled during residency: New Orleans

Advice to Applicants: Look for a group of people you'll enjoy working with. 

 


Julio JaureguiJulio J. Jauregui

Hometown: Quito, Ecuador 

Undergraduate: University Internacional del Ecuador 

Medical School: University Internacional del Ecuador 

Fellowship (chief) or Area(s) of clinical/research interest: Spine
 
Why did you chose Maryland? Maryland has a great group of residents that all get along. It has a good combination of different sub specialties, where graduating residents are competent, confident, and safe when managing patients.

Hobbies/Interests Outside Work: Automobile and motorcycle mechanics, martial arts, soccer

Favorite place you’ve traveled during residency: Paris

Advice to Applicants: Choose a place where you will thrive as a future orthopaedic surgeon. 


Patrick MixaPatrick Mixa

Hometown: St. Petersburg, FL

Undergraduate: Eckerd College 

Medical School: Ross University 

Fellowship (chief) or Area(s) of clinical/research interest:  Joints

Why did you chose Maryland? To have the opportunity to learn at a world renown academic center with diverse cases, research, and academics. 

Hobbies/Interests Outside Work: Automobile restoration, surfing, paddle-boarding, hiking, breweries   

Favorite place you’ve traveled during residency: New Zealand/Australia

Advice to Applicants: Make the best of every day. Be grateful for the opportunities you have. Work hard for your future and the patients you will treat.