Hometown: Limestone, Tennessee Undergraduate: University of Tennessee, Knoxville Medical School: East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine Residency: Baystate Medical Center / Western Campus of Tufts University, Springfield, MA Interests / Hobbies: Hiking, Photography, Cooking, Social justice activities at my church Favorite place in Maine: Bar Harbor (far), Two Lights vs Kettle Cove (close) Medical interests: Medical Education and Innovation, Respiratory Viral pathogens, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Global Health Favorite weekend destination: White Mountains, NH—go hike Mt. Chocura Favorite Maine activity: Taking visitors on a tour: lighthouses, lobster rolls, shopping in Old Port, Casco Bay Cruise (Mailboat), some “foodie” restaurant for dessert What did you do before medical school: College Student, worked as a tutor for mathematics Craziest / Best / Worst Job: Toy Department at Christmas vs Medic at Summer Camp
Why Maine Medical Center: I am excited about the opportunity to do ID fellowship in congenial environment with excellent breadth of exposure to general infectious disease. I loved the idea of living in Maine after several vacations—so beautiful! If I wasn’t a doctor, I would be a…Outdoor Educator Favorite restaurant in Portland: Duck Fat vs Bramhall Pub
George Ben, M.D.
Undergraduate: Computer and Information Science, Brooklyn College – Brooklyn, NY Medical School: American University of Antigua College of Medicine Residency: NYU Lutheran Medical Center & NYPBMH – Brooklyn, NY Interests / Hobbies: Bacteriophages / Programming Favorite place in Maine: Home Medical interests: Resistant organisms Favorite weekend destination: Eastern Prom courts, Portland (Playing Tennis) Favorite Maine activity: learning What did you do before medical school: Software engineer at TransAmerica Personal goals: cure at least one disease in my lifetime, understand living microorganism’s (why do they multiply?) Craziest / Best / Worst Job: Being father Why Maine Medical Center: I liked the doctors that interviewed me Celebrity I most resemble: very poor exposure to celebrity world If I wasn’t a doctor, I would be a… biologist / Bioinformaticist
Favorite restaurant in Portland: Home, no chef can beat my wife’s skills!