Name: Whitney Wellenstein, MD
Hometown: Dickinson, ND
Undergraduate school attended: University of Minnesota (Go Gophers!)
Hobbies: Running, rollerblading, playing piano, reading, hosting or going out with friends for good food and cocktails
Languages I speak: Working on my Spanish!
Furthest I've traveled from home: Bali or Thailand
Favorite activity in the Twin Cities: Lake life and rooftop restaurants
Specialty: OBGYN (fellowship in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology)
Why Medicine: I have always been curious about the human body and the science behind the way it works. As a people person and aspirational leader, it was an easy decision to enter into this field. My "why" has evolved into paying it forward to young people of color with similar dreams. One of biggest passions is to help improve minority representation within the medical field for the good of our patients, our communities, and our legacy.
Why I chose my specialty: I chose the field of OBGYN because of the unique opportunity to be a clinician, a surgeon, and an advocate for reproductive health. I then sub-specialized in pediatric and adolescent gynecology because I love taking care of kids!