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13 Questions with Erica Kesselman, MD

January 27, 2015
Authored by Sara Brandon

Who wouldn’t want a physician that is an actor, exercise instructor, triathlete, and radio talk show host? Talk about someone who will motivate you to get out there and enjoy life. If you’re looking for a gynecologist, then may I introduce you to Dr. Erica Kesselman. Erica is also mother of two girls and wife of geriatrician Dr. Joseph Botta (they were in medical school together and married while in residency). Even though she’s quite a multi-tasker (the list above isn’t even complete and is ever growing), her priority is her family. They are followed by her besties, who she meets up with as the sun is coming up for some exercise at Body By Design, followed by some good, old-fashioned girl talk at Java Jive.

 

 
 
 

 Top to bottom: Eric at the 2012 DKH Give It A Trii; with her "besties" at Body by Design and having some fun with co-host Marc Cerrone, MD at WINY 1350.

Read on to learn more about Erica and listen in to the New Day Show on WINY 1350AM the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 a.m. when she dishes about health topics and tries to embarrass Gary O and colleague Dr. Marc Cerrone on the air. Did I mention she’s funny?

1. I grew up in: Northern New Jersey, Albany, NY and Cheltenham, PA (my dad worked for the government)

2. Who’s on your playlist? One Republic, P!nk, Maroon 5 and Mozart (when I need something with no words)

3. What’s your favorite movie? Con Air (awesome explosions), The English Patient (beautiful film), Fletch (when I need a classic)

4. What’s your favorite color? Cobalt blue

5. What was the last thing you read? Click and Paper Towns

6. Who is your hero? I am very fickle on this one… I have many.

7. Pets or no pets? Two dogs: A Boxer: Dora (the explorer) and a Black Standard Poodle: Bob Marley Two outdoor cats: Julia and Moses And a monkey (just kidding, but haven’t you always wanted a monkey?)

8. Name something on your bucket list. Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and going to Patagonia.

9. What’s your “go-to” comfort food? Pasta and butter or cheese and crackers

10. Smartphone, tablet or desktop? Yes, yes and yes.

11. People would be surprised to know that I: couldn’t say the word gynecologist until I was 20 (it was the G-doctor)

12. What’s your current health focus? Child abuse prevention

13. What’s your favorite place in Northeast Connecticut? Summer: Hammock in my back yard Fall: Running the Airline Trail with friends. All year round I love “BT4" at 85 Main or the little table on the stairs at Bella’s!

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