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Dr. DeHaven was born in Huntington, WV. He moved around a lot in his youth, including spending four years in China. His first exposure to the opportunities available to medical practitioners came during his time in China. He got to spend time shadowing a company community physician who was an emergency medicine physician from the University of Kentucky. He returned to WV, and attended Marshall University, where he received an undergraduate degree in Biology. He met his wife, Jessica, during his freshman year at Marshall. They moved to Morgantown, WV, where he attended the West Virginia University School of Medicine. They married just after graduation and moved to Louisville, KY, where he completed his EM residency in 2011. They spent 12 years in Louisville. Their three children were born during their time there. They decided to make the move to the Nashville area in 2020. It was a long-term goal that finally came to fruition. Dr. DeHaven spent 18 months working in Clarksville, TN, before coming to work for Vanderbilt. His family is from rural West Virginia, and he has always had a passion for working with people from rural communities. He and his family love the outdoors. So, he also has an interest in wilderness medicine. When he is not working, and the kids aren't on a ballfield, they are hunting, fishing, hiking, kayaking, riding ATVs, boating or doing anything else one can do outside


Aaron DeHaven, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

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