June 27, 2022

Meet Lindsay Calhoun

Clinical Nurse Coordinator - Shoulder and Elbow

Where are you from? 

I am from St. Louis, MO. I grew up in Wildwood.

What brought you to Washington University Orthopedics?

I came from an outpatient orthopedic surgery center as a pre-op/PACU nurse and wanted to expand my knowledge in the orthopedic world! I liked the idea of transitioning to the office side working closely with the physicians, but still having that one-on-one patient interaction, daily. And since I grew up in St. Louis, I know how well-respected Washington University is and I wanted to learn from and work for the best of the best.  

What aspect of your work do you find most interesting or rewarding? 

The most rewarding part about being a nurse is the ability to make a positive impact in someone’s life every day. I love knowing that I can change someone's day just by being friendly and kind, especially when they are not feeling their best or they're in pain. Creating a good relationship with our patients is so important. Also, getting to learn right alongside our well-respected physicians is a huge bonus! I learn something new from them every single day, which allows me to provide better care to our patients. 

What is your favorite thing to do outside of work?

My favorite thing to do outside of work is cooking, hiking, and crafting! I make all different kinds of badge reels and it's been so fun to see them on my customers. They are great conversation starters.

What's the best advice you ever received? 

A wise man once told me: it takes knowledge to know that tomato is a fruit, it takes wisdom to know not to put tomatoes in a fruit salad.

If you weren't in healthcare, what would you like to be doing?

If I wasn't in healthcare, my dream would be to have a job like Guy Fieri where I drive around to all the best restaurants across the country and get to eat their food...while getting paid for it. I love food! I'm no expert but I have some local favorites. I love Cooper's Hawk, Charlie Gittos on the Hill, Oishi Sushi and Steakhouse, Chipotle (haha). There are so many.

Anything else you’d like to share?

I lived in Australia for six months and was able to swim in the Great Barrier Reef! It was a bucket-list experience and I hope I can go back one day. For now, I'm enjoying life with the sweetest Golden Retriever puppy named Remi.  

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