Stuart Blankenship, MD
Hometown: Inez, KY
Med School: University of Kentucky
Why SIU? What I like: SIU is a great mix of clinical and academic orthopaedics with a tight group of residents and plenty of early operative experience. Springfield is an affordable smaller city, with larger metropolitan areas within driving distance.
Ryan Dabbs, MD
Hometown: Knoxville, TN
Med School: East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine
Why SIU? SIU provides a great balance of orthopaedic education, operating experience, and camaraderie between residents and faculty.
Brian Dahl, MD
Hometown: Bismarck, ND
Med School: University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Why SIU? SIU has an efficient hospital system with helpful and knowledgeable ancillary staff which makes it easy to focus on what I need to learn. Springfield has a relatively low cost of living, which makes buying a house and enjoying reasonable entertainment on a resident's salary possible.