Brianna M. Hitchner, DO

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NHRMC Family Medicine Resident

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Hi! My name is Brianna. I was born and raised in Philadelphia. Throughout my grade school and high school years, I loved being outdoors and playing sports, but I especially loved being around horses. Strange for a city girl, I know. I went to college at the University of Delaware where I got a degree in Exercise Physiology and also competed on the equestrian team.  From there, I returned back home for medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Although I hated the idea of being a forever student, I chose to hang out for an extra year in medical school and focus more specifically on osteopathic medicine. Lucky that I did!  That choice led me to inadvertently meet my now husband, Mike. For residency, I wanted a Family Medicine program that allowed me to learn it all.  I wanted the opportunity to treat with OMT, to do procedures, to deliver babies and to see just as many kids as I would adults. I looked at programs all over the east coast and fell in love with New Hanover. 
The decision to move to Wilmington, NC was a wonderful choice.  Mike and I absolutely love being so close to the beach. Any free time we have is spent in the sand, in the water and or working on our newest hobby, learning how to surf!
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • New Hanover Regional Medical Center - Current Resident

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