Derek Thackston, MD

Derek Thackston, MD

Department: Emergency Medicine


Hometown: Farmville, VA

Medical school: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Why VCU EM: The people at VCU make this program great. The training we get is exceptional. All around a wonderful place to train.

Favorite thing to do in RVA: Eat desserts! Shyndigz and Proper Pie are my favorite places for sweets.

Best kept RVA secret: Richmond ranks around third or fourth most tattooed city in the nation.

Fun fact: I have a pet cow named Freckles. She was a gift when I graduated college, and she lives at home with my grandparents on our farm.

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