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 Benjamin Averkamp

Benjamin Averkamp, MD

Undergraduate school: Loyola University
Medical school: University of South Carolina - Greenville
Career interest: Undecided
Best thing about Charlotte: The warm climate where we can still experience seasons, big city amenities with pro sports and plenty of great food options, and numberous outdoor activies all within a short drive of the city.
Interests outside of the hospital: Outdoor activities, including skiing and basketball.

 Alexander Dombrowski

Alexander Dombrowsky, MD

Undergraduate school: University of Alabama
Medical school: University of Alabama School of Medicine
Career interest: Undecided
Best thing about Charlotte: Charlotte has all of the benefits of a large city with great food, awesome local breweries and endless activities while still being an affordable, comfortable place to live.
Interests outside of the hospital: Spending time with my wife and dogs, golf, home improvement projects, cooking and hanging out with friends and family.

 William Haynes

William (Bryce) Haynes, MD

Undergraduate school: The Ohio State University
Medical school: Emory University School of Medicine
Career interest: Undecided
Best thing about Charlotte: There are plenty of great restaurants, outdoor activities to do and a large airport that makes getting away for the weekend easy.
Interests outside the hospital: Spending time with family and friends, traveling, gardening, hiking and fishing.

 Julia Mastracci

Julia Mastracci, MD

Undergraduate school: University of Virginia
Medical school: University of Virginia
Career interest: Undecided
Interests outside the hospital: Running (slowly), hiking and camping, and exploring Charlotte with my husband and dogs.

 Virgenal Owens

Virgenal Owens, MD

Undergraduate school: Mercer University 
Medical school: Medical College of Georgia
Career interest: Spine, Hand & Upper Extremity, Pediatric Orthopaedics
Best thing about Charlotte: Charlotte has a ton of options for fun activities to do on any given day. Parks, trails, museums and art, restaurants and breweries, sports, you name it, it's probably got it. Huge plus, the cost of living is very reasonable for a resident's salary.
Interests outside of the hospital: Spending time with my wife (who is an EM resident at CMC), playing basketball, exercising, playing video games, eating at as many new restaurants as possible, spoken word poetry and a good nap.

 Michael Schallmo

Michael Schallmo, MD

Undergraduate school: Duke University 
Medical school: Wake Forest School of Medicine
Career interest: Leaning toward spine, sports or oncology.
Best thing about Charlotte: Amenities of a large city, but with a good cost-of-living and relatively close proximity to a number of outdoor activities (e.g., mountains, lakes, ocean, snow sports, etc.).
Interests outside of the hospital: Weight lifting, cycling, rock climbing and snowboarding.

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