Gregory Chinn - CA-3
Greg was born in San Francisco and grew up in Southern California. He went to college and then MD/PhD at UC Irvine. Greg’s research involved transcription factors and their role on cortical development in mice. Last year, he returned to San Francisco to complete intern year at UCSF as part of the categorical anesthesia residency. Currently he is in the third year of anesthesia training as a CA-3.
Greg reflected on the selection process he went though: “I ranked UCSF at the top of my list after doing an away sub-I in Anesthesia here and seeing firsthand the program’s many strengths. Immediately, I appreciated the diversity of patients and types of cases that the different sites offer, from the veterans at the VA, to the trauma and underserved at SFGH, to the complex ‘zebras’ at Moffitt. Additionally, both the faculty and the residents were phenomenal teachers and I knew I wanted to be at that level one day. I also ranked the research tract highly given my interest in research and desire for a career in academics. UCSF Anesthesia is incredibly generous with support for research interests in any topic, and countless opportunities for projects.”
When Greg is not at the hospital, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter as they take advantage of all the Bay Area has to offer. They love the giraffes at the SF Zoo, the aquarium at the California Academy of Sciences, and the carousel in Golden Gate Park. There are so many outdoor activities to enjoy: hiking in the Marin headlands with breathtaking views of the Golden Gate Bridge and SF, biking through Sausalito, and day trips to Napa.
When asked about his current experience, Greg said, “Now that I get to practice anesthesia daily, I couldn’t be happier or feel more fulfilled. I love my co-residents; it feels like we’re family. We all are there to support each other, which makes the steep learning curve bearable. I feel so lucky be at this incredible institution with faculty, mentors, and co-residents that I truly admire and respect.”