Name, MD/DO + any additional degrees: Eric Yates Pruitt, MD

College/University: University of Miami (BS; Biology, and Marine Science)

Medical School: University of Florida College of Medicine

Hometown: Clearwater, FL

Clinical and Research Interests:  Vascular Surgery, Cardiovascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, aortic disease, access to care in lung transplantation, precision and genomic medicine

What were you looking for in a residency program? 

Good training, research opportunities, residents that treat each other like family

What are the strengths of the UF program?

We really do look out for each other and support one another. We have amazing leadership through Drs. Sarosi and Upchurch. Our research opportunities seem endless.

What do you like best about living in Gainesville? 

It is incredibly affordable (most of us own our own houses). You can spend most of the year outside. Classic college town with surprisingly good food.

List of hobbies/interests:

Sailing, surfing, going out on the water, crushing 8th graders on Call of Duty, traveling with my wife and cooking.