Hello!

Hello! My name is Meggie. It’s nice to meet you!

The Professional Me: Most of my time is spent helping women and men build families as a Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility fellow at the University of Southern California. I received a BA in chemistry magna cum laude from NYU in 2008 and my MD from NYU School of Medicine in 2013. I completed my residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital in June 2017.

A few of my specific professional interests include infertility, obesity and its effects on reproduction, the mental health aspect of infertility care, and examining the intersection of social media, mass media, and medicine.

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The Other Side of Me: While I spent a significant amount of my 20s in libraries or other places conducive to studying, I’ve maintained several outside interests including running, tennis, spinning, boxing, pilates, tutoring, reading, and, more recently, discovering what it is like to be a NYC transplant in LA! Growing up, I was an avid tennis player. In medical school, I began to channel my competitive instincts into running. In residency, I started to delve into exercise classes, but kept my tabs on the running world with the occasional race (generally, very undertrained!)

[then and now]

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Thank You! I’m so happy you stopped by! I love to hear from people so don’t hesitate to comment or contact me.

7 thoughts on “Hello!

  1. Hey Medstudent runner…I got a msg about your blog post and enjoyed your blog…and, small world, I wrote running with the buffaloes and work in medicine at Mt Sinai…saw you walked from 102nd so maybe you are in school here??
    Anyway good luck with studying, writing and running – a full plate!

    Peace – Chris Lear

    • Hi Chris!
      Well, I guess I will have to read your book now that you commented! I’m actually down at NYU SoM. I ran a race Saturday that started and ended at 102nd which is why I was up there (thankfully the race cut off Harlem and Snake Hills.) What do you do at Sinai? That is too cool. Thanks for reading/commenting! I’ll let you know how I like the book.

      Sincerely,
      Meggie

  2. Hi Meggie,

    I came across your blog through These Happy Miles. That’s so exciting that you’re going into ob/gyn! I am in the ob-gyn field also (education, actually). There’s a huge meeting in NYC this weekend (10/28-30) and there are med student opportunities if you are interested in finding out more. The registration fee is nominal.

  3. I can’t remember how I stumbled across your blog, but I know I was looking at another running blog. Then I read this and it all caught my attention. Your goals sound awesome and I’m sure you’ll do great! OB/GYN in NYC would be a dream job, makes me think of Sex and the City haha. Keep up the running, too! Great blog 🙂

    • Well, thank you! Funny thing is, I’ve hardly ever watched Sex and the City. I didn’t have HBO in High School and I don’t like watching reruns and stuff bc they’re out of order and I don’t know the story lines! I have watched a few and so many of my friends are obsessed (and tell me that I am just like Charlotte). I should probably start watching…

  4. Hey Meggie!

    Not sure how I came across your blog, but once I did I was hooked – your pursuits and your attitude are so familiar to me, and you articulate them so well. If you noticed a lot of hits to your old posts in the last several weeks (I assume you can see stuff like that? I don’t have a blog but my husband is super tech-savvy and I feel like he keeps track of such things) that was me reading all of your old posts like a true stalker, and I’m now coming out of hiding to say hi 🙂 Like you, I’m southern, started playing tennis “late” (who knew 13-14 was late until you started on the tennis circuit at that age?), went northeast for college, lived in the city for several years post-college in a pretty demanding job, and am totally a type-A crazy person (sorry, that’s me saying that about myself, not accusing you of being a crazy person, but I have a feeling you might have described yourself as such from time to time). I’m giving you all of this background not to so OMG WE’RE THE SAME PERSON OMG!!!! but more to say I totally get where you’re coming from and love reading about what you’re doing! I moved to Nashville a couple of years ago and have been able to take up tennis again (yay USTA leagues!) and have also started running in the last 6 months or so and I’m straddling that line of wanting to set PR’s and go after some big goals but not put too much pressure on myself and just enjoy it. Not really in my nature but I’m trying. ANYWAY, love the blog, can’t wait to hear more of your adventures, and if you decide to move back to TN and head a little further west than your old stomping grounds would love to play tennis/run with you here in Nashville!

    (PS – I played on the JV team at Princeton and I know we played y’all either my junior or senior year. I have a feeling I’m a few years older than you and that even if you were playing then you would’ve been playing on the higher end of the roster while I was desperately holding on to the #6 singles spot, but I wonder if you were playing then and we crossed paths at that match??)

  5. Good luck to you in med school! I’m currently working toward my MS in Marine Science (thesis project time!), awesome to meet another science ‘nerd’ (I too highlight my notes in multiple colors depending on ‘priority’). I even have an excel sheet with my weekly life schedule (school, training, etc…). Fellow #sistersinsport here, hope to get my journal soon!

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