Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
Born in Houston, Texas, Tanner finds himself back home at EnMed after obtaining a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Johns Hopkins University. His prior experience in health care includes volunteering at Medstar ER and the Mayo Clinic. He also researched the cryopreservation of stem-cell-derived islets for eventual therapeutic use to treat type 1 diabetes while working at the Mayo Clinic.
Tanner says that he chose EnMed because he wants to help solve the systemic problems he sees in medicine by utilizing his background as an engineer. He believes that having a working understanding of engineering principles will benefit him as a physician going into a device-dependent health care world.
Tanner plans to pursue endocrinology as his medical specialty after EnMed and enjoys tennis, puzzles, board games and working on 3D modeling in his free time.