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Name: Aaron Lesher, M.D.

Department: Surgery.
How long working at MUSC: 2 years.

What you wanted to be growing up: I wanted to be a symphony conductor or the fry guy at McDonalds.
Volunteer work: Singing in the choir at Grace Episcopal…Does being a surgical resident count?
Pet peeve: Surgical consults called in by residents who don’t know the patient.

Three words that describe you: Jolly, hard-working and quirky.

What car fits your personality: Volkswagen bus.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years: Hopefully a practicing pediatric surgeon somewhere in the Southeast.

Most rewarding thing about your job: Seeing someone doing well in clinic after I operated on them.

Toughest challenge you have had to face this year: Going from internship to being a second year resident—making decisions is harder than doing scut work. 

Words of advice for new residents: Write everything down as an intern…absolutely everything.

Friday, July 11, 2008
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