Jared Hylton, MD
Medical School: University of California – Davis
Undergrad: a. Undergrad: University of California – Davis
Why Anesthesiology: I was drawn to the complexity and flexibility of the specialty. The practice of anesthesiology requires in-depth knowledge of internal medicine, physiology, pharmacology, and pathophysiology, but is also very much a procedural based specialty. This unique knowledge base and skill set leads to a very dynamic and interesting specialty. Anesthesiology is also a very flexible specialty in that anesthesiologists care for patients in a wide variety of settings including large inpatient hospital operating rooms, outpatient surgery centers, office-based medical practices, chronic pain clinics, and a wide spectrum of other settings. As an anesthesiologist, you can tailor your practice to fit your career and lifestyle goals. Anesthesiologists also get to work with other physicians and medical professionals from across the spectrum of surgical and medical specialties
which adds to the dynamic nature of the specialty.
Why Do You Enjoy Teaching: As physicians, our training inherently makes us leaders in research, patient care, and education. I feel that it is our responsibility to guide and mentor the next generation of medical professionals. I enjoy the interactions I have with medical students, nursing students, and residents. The learning is reciprocal as I often learn a lot from my residents and students when they ask questions that force me to think about clinical scenarios from a different angle.
What were you most proud of in medical school? As a medical student I was medical director of a free clinic in Sacramento, California. It was very fulfilling to help provide outpatient primary care services to those that otherwise would not have had any other avenues to address their healthcare needs.
What do you do for fun? I enjoy hiking, stand-up paddle boarding, and generally exploring the outdoors with my family. We try to travel as much as we can. I am also an avid home brewer and enjoy the art and science behind brewing your own beer and kombucha.