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Julia Dry Knarreborg MDRadiology
Julia Dry Knarreborg, MD, is a native Texan and resident of Edmond, Oklahoma, currently practicing diagnostic radiology from home – the place she does her favorite and most important job as a wife and mom. She graduated fluent in Spanish and with a Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin in 2001.
After witnessing the tragic events of September 11th in New York City, she began to change her career focus from business to people. A series of different jobs mixed with both personal and family struggles bridged the gap from finance to medical school, each presenting unique opportunities and challenges; together confirming even more Julia’s call to medicine.
An impromptu visit to a medical school fair and her love for Spanish led Dr. Knarreborg to strongly consider Guadalajara, Mexico, for her training. Although she knew studying abroad would challenge and lengthen an already exceedingly difficult and long journey, she remained true to her heart and applied. Four months before her start date, Julia was unexpectedly faced with her biggest challenge yet – she would have to endure and complete that long journey as a single mother.
Against all odds, she graduated as valedictorian of her small class and went on to receive both Intern of the Year and Humanitarian of the Year awards during her first year of residency in New Rochelle, NY, not far from the place her heart had been changed a decade earlier. She secured one of six residency spots in diagnostic radiology at the University of Oklahoma, her first choice, and was elected co-chief resident her last year of residency.
She discovered a love of writing and teaching many years ago and is excited to finally share her experiences with the world now that residency is over, and she can breathe a little. While the desire to inspire and guide others helped motivate Dr. Knarreborg’s contribution to the book “The Chronicles of Women in White Coats”, more than anything, she wants her contributions to this and all future endeavors to highlight and honor God, her family, patients, Guadalajara classmates, co-residents, and all of her instructors and mentors; each of whom was instrumental in helping her achieve her dreams.