Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is a leader in residency programs with intensive clinical rotations and research opportunities. When residents are off the clock, it’s important to find enjoyable ways to relax, engage in hobbies, or be active with community members and family. We asked our physicians in General Surgery Residency to tell us some of their favorite aspects about St. Louis as well as their favorite places to visit. With a variety of interests, pastimes, and food preferences, the residents provide an array of options for those looking for memorable experiences in the St. Louis area.
What are some of your favorite aspects of living in St. Louis?
The area is accessible and affordable – Keenan Robbins, MD, Steven Tohmasi, MD, Ariana Naaseh, MD
Incredible food options – William Gerull, MD, Angela Lee, MD, Bradley Krasnick, MD
Art scene and attractions, like museums and film venue – Ioana Florea, MD
St. Louis is active with so much to do – Annie Hess, MD, Hailey Shepherd, MD
Outdoor areas like parks and trails – Shaleen Sathe, MD
Free events and activities – Robert MacGregor, MD, Britta Han, MD
A great place to raise a family – Zhiyi Liu, MD, Jason Gauthier, MD
Friendly people – Wahid Abu-Amer, MD
Unique, comfortable neighborhoods with history – Forrest Williard, MD, Laura Lee, MD, William Chapman, MD, MPHS
Where do you go to relax outdoors?
Tower Grove Park – suggested by Forrest Williard, MD
Forest Park – suggested by Heidy Cos Felipe, MD
The Katy Trail – suggested by Keenan Robbins, MD
Castlewood State Park – suggested by Ariana Naaseh, MD
Creve Coeur Lake – suggested by Zhiyi Liu, MD
What kind of food do you enjoy in the area?
Ted Drewes – suggested by Robert MacGregor, MD
BBQ Saloon in The Central West End – suggested by Wahid Abu-Amer, MD
Olio – suggested by William Gerrull, MD
Vicia – suggested by Laura Lee, MD
Pi Pizzeria – suggested by Steven Tohmasi, MD
Where should I bring my family?
The City Museum – suggested by Jason Gauthier, MD
The St. Louis Art Museum – suggested by Ioana Florea, MD
The St. Louis Zoo – suggested by Heidy Cos Felipe, MD
Missouri Botanical Gardens – suggested by William Chapman, MD, MPHS
Tower Grove Farmers Market – suggested by Annie Hess, MD
Where can I meet up with friends or find entertainment?
The Cardinals at Busch Stadium – suggested by Bradley Krasnick, MD
Hi-Pointe Theater – suggested by Ioana Florea, MD
Up Down Arcade Bar – suggested by Angela Lee, MD
The Blues at The Enterprise Center – suggested by Brendan Heiden, MD
Novel Neighbor Book Store – suggested by Britta Han, MD
St. Louis is full of energy and exciting developments. Washington University carries this vibrancy in its residency, research, and medical programs. Visit our News Page to learn more about developments at the School of Medicine and to meet the residents who help bring our institution to life!