Jordan Fritch, MD

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Where did you go for Undergraduate and Medical School?
Undergraduate at Marquette University and medical school at Creighton University

Career aspirations:
To be a compassionate, hardworking and evidence-based hematologist/oncologist providing well rounded care to my patients and their families

What was your first job?
Babysitting

What is the furthest you've traveled from Omaha?
Romania for a medical mission trip and then visited Italy, England and Ireland after that

If you couldn't work in medicine, what would you do?
If I couldn't work in medicine, I’d either be a zookeeper (preferably working with the elephants, giraffes or red pandas) or own a cupcake shop/bakery.

Best thing to do in Nebraska if you only had one day?
Definitely the Henry Doorly Zoo! It has so many amazing animals and unique exhibits.

Most fond residency experience or memory up to this point?
I don’t have just one. From retreat shenanigans (Vegas!) and family dinners on nights to birthday parties and baby showers, I’m so lucky to work with so many fantastic people. They truly become your family.

Why did you choose Pediatrics?
I love working with kids. No other job lets you debate the best Disney princess, dress up in costumes or play with dinosaurs and Legos on a regular basis. Some of the best advice I got in medical school was to choose a patient population that you wouldn't mind being pulled out of bed in the middle of the night or away from your family at Christmas time to take care of, and for me, that was children. I also find the pathophysiology of pediatric diseases interesting, and being able to help children and their families navigate through some of the most difficult times in their lives is extremely rewarding.

Why did you choose Pediatric Hematology/Oncology?
I love working with the kids and their families. Despite their diagnoses, they are still some of the most fun-loving, inquisitive and resilient people I’ve ever worked with. I find the science behind the diseases and treatment fascinating, and I love the continuity of care I can achieve in the field, taking care of a patient from diagnosis to remission. I also get to work with some amazing colleagues.