Dr. Todd Teigeler has a unique upbringing for an arranger.  His father being in the United States Air Force, he moved a couple times.  He was born in Omaha, Nebraska, then moved outside of Washington D.C.  The government decided home should then be located in the bustling megalopolis of Beavercreek, Ohio.  His decision to play trumpet in middle school was largely driven by the fact his uncle already had one.  Life took him to Yorktown, Virginia where he continued to perform on trumpet, attending the Governor's school for the Visual and Performing Arts.  Faced with a professional duality and love of science, he continued playing trumpet at weddings, local ensembles, and church, but he switched to the New Horizons Governor's School for Science and Technology.  After graduating high school as salutatorian, he was admitted into the guaranteed admissions into medical school program at age 18 at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.  Although majoring in chemistry and performing research in custom organic synthesis and the biophysics of lipid bilayers, he stayed competitive in trumpet performance and active in the department of music, developing humble piano skills.  He entered medical school at VCU (bitterly debated as the Medical College of Virginia), first publishing in the field of renal transplantation.  After graduating with his doctorate in medicine, Dr. Teigeler attended Brown University where he completed his residency in internal medicine with his research focused on predicting sudden cardiac death using gene splicing variants.  He returned to VCU for a fellowship in cardiology.  His interests are in medical education, cardiology, electrophysiology, judo, cooking, and classical piano and trumpet.

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