Tanner Hoke

Where I am from: I was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, attended Claremont McKenna College in Southern California, and most recently attended Northwestern University Feinberg SOM for medical school.

Where I am going: I am passionate about Palliative Care and am interested in pursuing a fellowship in either Neurocritical Care or Neuro-Oncology. 

Why I am here: A sense of family was one of the most important things I was looking for in a residency program. WashU is a phenomenal institution, and I knew that this program had so much to offer from an academic and research perspective. I knew that I would work with and be mentored by some of the most renowned pediatric neurologists in the country. While all of those things were reinforced throughout my interview days at WashU, what stuck with me most about my interview experience was the pre-interview dinner that I attended at Dr. Gurnett’s home. The environment was so welcoming, and the camaraderie between residents and attendings was evident. While I haven’t been at WashU all that long, my Pediatric Neurology family has already helped St. Louis feel like a home away from home!