David Grabski, MD

David Grabski

3rd Year Resident
Medical School: George Washington University

My name is David. I’m from a Colorado and enjoy going whenever I can. Before medical school I spent several years in South East Asia and East Africa developing HIV prevention programs for adolescents. Volunteering didn’t pay well so I also filled time with an assortment of odd jobs. My favorite was commercial salmon fishing in Alaska.

I went to med school in DC and spent a year between M3 and M4 in Boston getting a master’s degree in education with a concentration on education interventions in humanitarian crises. I came to UVA for general surgery training because of our departments balance fostering academic/professional
advancement and graduating technically excellent surgeons. Our department also had a strong global surgery presence and was intimately involved in the 8-year Human Resources for Health (HRH) campaign in Rwanda organized by the Clinton Foundation (the HRH program has recently/mostly completed).

My research interests include pediatric surgical access in low resource settings and pediatric solid organ tumor biology. My goal is to someday marry these two interests. My immediate plan is to pursue a clinical fellowship in pediatric surgery.