Valerie Barta
Valerie Barta

Valerie Barta

Hometown/place of birth: Toronto, ON, Canada

Medical school and location: St. George's University

Special interests and future plans: My future goal is to pursue a Hematology-Oncology Fellowship. I am particularly interested in health care access for underserved and non-English speaking patient populations.

Interests/hobbies outside of medicine: Spanish

Why you decided to come to our program: SUNY Upstate offered my top 2 priorities in a residency. A highly regarded academic center with opportunity to research and pursue my goal of a Hematology-Oncology fellowship, and a supportive community environment in which to foster my learning. In addition, the opportunity to help in the summer portable Migrant Health Clinic really represents the type of culturally sensitive physician I strive to be. The 24 hour Tim Horton's didn't hurt either!