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Julia C. Kirsten, MD

 

Julia C. Kirsten, MD

 

Hometown/where did you grow up: Coral Springs, Florida (elementary and middle school) and Plano, Texas (high school and college). 
Undergraduate: University of Texas at Dallas
Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio 
Internship: Oak Hill Hospital Transitional Year 
Clinical areas of interest: Breast, MSK, body, and IR. 
Research areas of interest: Breast, MSK, body, and IR. Quality Improvement projects.
Describe a teachable med school moment: All of medical school was teachable!
Why did you choose MIR: MIR has it all; great training, a large class size, and well renowned faculty in a great place to live. The St. Louis area is also a great place to raise kids.
What is your favorite radiology sign: Cottage loaf sign
What are your personal interests: My two kids and my spouse, my two ragdoll cats (Finn and Fiona), and my plants. I also like to hike, swim, lift weights, and read history books. We just bought a house so I've been doing a lot of DIY projects which has been a lot of fun.   
Name your favorite go-to meal: Anything Mexican. I'll say fajitas. 
You’re excited about living in St. Louis because: STL is very family friendly. There's a free zoo (we went 3x in our first month here), a free history museum, and of course Forest Park. We live in a great house in a great neighborhood. I'm also excited about having four seasons.
What is something most people don’t know about you: I lived in Hawaii for 3 years (on Maui) before going to medical school. I also had a completely different career before deciding on a career in medicine. 
Is there anything else we should know about you but didn’t ask: Nope!