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Anna Marie Lewarchik, MD

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Huntsville, Alabama

College/Medical School

University of Pittsburgh/
Medical University of South Carolina & University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Spending time with my husband, family, friends, and cats, collecting padlocks,  working on and driving my 1966 Mustang, University of Pittsburgh football , reading,  creative nonfiction, crocheting,  watching movies,  dragon boating,  rowing,  traveling,  swimming,  bowling, and  camping.  I also enjoy hiking, especially parts of the Appalachian Trail, biking, computers, skiing, and trying to rock climb.


I’m trying to visit the highest points in each state (PA, VA, NC, and ME so far). I took French in high school but haven’t used it much lately.


Why Pittsburgh?
I chose Pittsburgh for many reasons.  First and foremost, I love the city and am so happy to be staying.  While I grew up in Alabama, I've been coming here with my family on practically every free day to visit my grandmother and other relatives, so it's nice being so close to my family and my husband's family.  Secondly, the residents, many of whom I met during my time at Pitt for medical school, are fabulous.  They love teaching, support each other, and are so much fun to be around.  Thirdly, the faculty here truly takes the time to teach and challenge you to do your best.  Additionally, I am passionate about serving the underserved, and Pittsburgh offers many opportunities to do this, such as volunteering at Birmingham Clinic or rounding under bridges with Operation Safety Net.  Lastly, I love all the things to do outside of the hospital that Pittsburgh offers, such as University of Pittsburgh football games, hikes, backpacking trips, Kennywood amusement park, car cruises in my Mustang, Steelers games, movies in the park, whitewater rafting trips, rides up the incline, and so much more!

Like About Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Above all, the people. While the hospital building itself is amazing and definitely brings beauty to the day, it is truly the people of Children’s who make the hospital. From the outstanding nurses, to the support staff in the pediatrics department who make our lives so much easier, to the incredible faculty who are excellent teachers and role models, to the chefs in the cafeteria who take the extra time to ask how our days are going, to the phenomenal care coordinators and social workers, to my awesome co-residents who are so friendly and always there when I need them, Children’s is an amazing place to be! Also, the milkshakes at the Pop Stop are delicious too!

Last Update
August 20, 2012
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Last Update
August 20, 2012