Kenneth J. Gilrain MD
Undergrad School Attended:
Pennsylvania State University
Medical School Attended:
Drexel University College of Medicine
Residency Attended:Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine/Hershey Medical Center
Hospital of Current Employment:Carolinas HealthCare System - Steele Creek Carolinas HealthCare System Pineville
Years with EMP:
If they made a movie of your life, what genre would it be, and who would be cast in the lead?
It would be a comedy with Tom Cruise in the lead (as everyone says I look like him).
If you could travel back in time and meet yourself as a 10-year-old, what advice would you give yourself?
Work hard, don't settle for less than your best, keep an open mind, leave the world a better place than when you found it.
If you could be on a reality TV show, which one would it be? Why?
The Amazing Rae - I love to travel.
What profession would you like to attempt other than your own?
Because I come from a family of firefighters and would still get to help and assist others, I'd probably be a Firefighter (flame fighting type as opposed to EMP type).
My interest in emergency medicine started years ago. My mom was an ER nurse and my dad was a paramedic and firefighter, so I was exposed to the ins and outs of emergency medicine early on. While in college I worked as an EMT, which continued to spur my interest in medicine and also allowed me to serve the public. I completed medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine.
After finishing my emergency medicine residency at York Hospital, I joined EMP and have been at CMC-Pineville for a little over a year and a half. I couldn't ask for a better team to work with. The support received from colleagues and staff have made this an enjoyable place to work, while allowing patients to receive the best care possible. I hope to continue to contribute to make our facility one of the best for EM care.
In my off time, I enjoy traveling, hiking, biking and have even been found to be pretty good in the kitchen (particularly my Italian). My wife and I have hiked in many of the national parks, and last year I had the opportunity to backpack through the Grand Canyon. This was quite a humbling experience and also has given me a new respect for public utilities. Whether it's hiking the Grand Canyon, zip-lining in the jungle, or placing an ET tube, I continue to look forward to the adventures that still lie ahead.