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"From the Desk Of" Staff Highlight - November 2020

From the Desk Of...

Each month, one staff member from the Department of Internal Medicine will be highlighted in a new staff recognition program called "From the Desk Of..." We are fortunate to have such talented staff members, and we want the rest of the department to get to know "the face behind the email."

November's featured staff member is Alexander Gouttsoul, a PA-C Hospitalist in the Division of General Internal Medicine.

  1. What is one fun fact about yourself? Love to ride my motorcycle with my dog in the sidecar.
  2. What is your favorite motto/quote? “Everything you can imagine is real” by Pablo Picasso.
  3. What is the best thing about working at the University of Utah? The opportunity to give back.
  4. What is your favorite book? Heaven Has No Favorites by Erich Maria Remarque.
  5. Do you have any pets? I love my English Retriever.
  6. Where do you work? SOM.
  7. How do you prefer to start your day? News with a cup of coffee.
  8. What was your first job? EMT.
  9. What’s a typical day at work like? Unpredictable.
  10. What is your favorite podcast and why? “The Daily” by Michael Barbaro. It's personal, sharp, pertinent.
  11. What is your favorite way to decompress after work? Walk my dog.