The SPRO executive committee would like to welcome our newest member, Dr. Jordan Hill, who joins as our resident member. We were thrilled by the number of applications for this spot. Thank you to all who applied and submitted a nomination.
Meet Dr. Jordan Hill, resident member of the SPRO executive committee:
I completed my undergraduate degree in exercise science at Brigham Young University (BYU), Utah. During my studies I met my lovely wife, Heather, who is from Gilbert Arizona. I am a dual citizen (Canadian/American) and as a result my wife and I took the opportunity to go North to Canada for medical school after completing our undergraduate degrees. I completed medical school and am currently a PGY3 radiation oncology resident at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. My wife and I have three wonderful children (one boy and two girls) ages 6, 4, and 1.
Why Radiation Oncology?
Radiation oncology is a technically challenging field in medicine with a complex patient population that I find rewarding. I also enjoy that the field of oncology is ever changing and non stagnant which affords opportunities to continue to learn and improve the way in which we treat patients. I have also always felt that there is so much more to life than a person’s occupation and I appreciate the work life balance that a career in radiation oncology affords.
Why were you interested in joining the SPRO executive committee?
I feel that it is of great importance to seek out opportunities to work with and learn from the leaders of our field of medicine. The SPRO executive committee is full of physicians who have and continue to make vital contributions to palliative radiation oncology. The opportunity to learn from them while making meaningful connections will be of benefit to me moving forward in my career. Finally, SPRO is a platform which will allow me to promote evidence-based practice and to promote palliative radiation oncology research. I believe patients deserve quality of care and that the future of radiation oncology depends on quality research that often starts in a palliative setting.
Have you gained any new hobbies during the Pandemic?
I have always prioritized time for hobbies; pre-pandemic I enjoyed golfing, ice hockey, and running. I am not able to engage in many of these hobbies in this pandemic environment, however, this has allowed me to invest more time in my family which is my favorite hobby. This is a picture of our kids this past Halloween and it is a visual representation of some of the good memories we have formed despite the limitations imposed by the pandemic.
Do you have a favorite quote?
If you are not in over your head, how can you know how tall you are?
– TS Elliott