Michael GannWhat is your home town?

I was raised in Birmingham, Alabama.

Where did you attend medical school?

St. George’s University, Grenada.

What other educational credentials do you have?

I have a master’s degree in Public Health, also from St. George’s University.

What are your particular clinical interests?

I plan to practice outpatient medicine while partnering with a local hospital as a part-time hospitalist. Areas of interest include hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, skin lesions, mental health, COPD, asthma, and infectious diseases.

Why did you choose Family Medicine?

I enjoy practicing in a field in which I can treat every member of the family from pediatrics to geriatrics. Family Medicine allows me to make bonds within my community that span multiple generations. The variety keeps my days refreshing and enjoyable.

Why did you choose the Little Rock Family Medicine residency program?

After much calculated research, Little Rock was an outstanding option on all fronts. Aside from the longstanding success of the program and the accreditations and incredible facilities that surpassed others, I felt an instant connection to the residents, attendings, and directors that I interacted with. While their hospitality was nostalgic of my home town, it was their sincerity that allowed me to envision working along-side them.

Putting aside how impressive UAMS was, I loved Little Rock both times that I visited. As a cyclist and a lover of the outdoors, I could picture a life in Little Rock full of recreation and activity, something that’s very important for both myself and my wife. I’m proud to know that I will be a resident in a place where my wife and I will both be able to develop our careers, and in a place that we can call home.

What are your hobbies and interests outside of medicine?

I enjoy riding my bicycle, playing table tennis, or taking a trips to the river. Larger adventures include snorkeling, snowboarding, and water-skiing. My favorite season is college football season.