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Ted Gobillot, Class of 2010

Ted Gobillot grew up in Tinton Falls, NJ and graduated from AAHS in 2010. The four years that Ted spent at AAHS allowed him to gain early exposure to and better define his passions within the medical field.

Ted’s most rewarding experience at AAHS was his senior-year mentorship, where he had the opportunity to spend three half-days per week with Dr. Sean Houston, an otolarynologist at Coastal Ear, Nose, and Throat in Neptune, NJ. This long-term shadowing experience allowed Ted to observe the complete continuum of patient care: seeing patients in Dr. Houston’s office, observing surgery, and seeing patients again post-operatively. Dr. Houston's mentorship cultivated his ability to conduct physical assessments, communicate with patients and other healthcare professionals in a variety of settings, and relate his studies of anatomy and physiology to patient diagnoses.

Ted graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.S. in Molecular Biology in 2014. As an undergraduate, Ted discovered his passion for research while exploring novel therapeutic approaches to multiple myeloma and polyomavirus-associated diseases in Dr. Jeffrey Brodsky’s laboratory. Ted also served as a volunteer for the Hospital Elder Life Program at the University of Pittsburgh-Shadyside Hospital. Between sophomore-year hospital rotations, various community health projects, and his senior-year mentorship experiences, Ted felt prepared for his experiences in the clinic. Throughout his college career, Ted always felt “ahead of the curve” because of how well AAHS prepared him for his experiences in the classroom, research laboratory, and clinic.

Ted is currently an MD/PhD student in Seattle at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He will be completing his PhD in Dr. Julie Overbaugh’s lab at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center studying HIV transmission and pathogenesis. (back)