Photo of Alex Blanchette, MDAlex Blanchette, MD, talks about what brought him to the Pediatric Critical Care Medicine fellowship at Mass General for Children/Harvard Medical School.

Hometown: Glastonbury, CT
Undergraduate: University of Connecticut
Medical School: University of Connecticut
Residency: Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital
Currently Living: Stoneham, MA

MGfC and Me: As a Connecticut lifer, I was looking for a program that would keep me close to family and friends, and I could not be more excited to join the MGfC program. On my interview day I was struck by how “at home” I felt with the faculty and fellows and I am excited to finally get to meet everyone in person soon. In my free time you can usually find me outside hiking with my family in the woods (my dog is already sporting a new Celtics collar) or looking for a pickup game of soccer, basketball, or tennis.