Viren is fourth year medical student pursuing a career in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Originally from New York, he graduated summa cum laude from Temple University with a BS in Biology. After coming to medical school, he initially participated in research with the Interventional Radiology Department, as an IR Summer Scholar. However, during clerkships, he had a change of heart and realized Plastic Surgery was the specialty for him. Since then, he has worked on a number of research projects with the CHOP Plastic Surgery faculty, including looking at public perceptions of congenital ear deformities corrected non-surgically with molding and peri-operative outcomes for craniosynostosis patients undergoing vault reconstruction. He is happy to speak with any students interested in applying to any surgical specialty or students looking to get involved with the Center for Surgical Health.