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Lauren Feld is a Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at the University of Chicago. She received her undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University and her medical degree from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, as part of the Humanities in Medicine program. She plans to pursue gastroenterology fellowship and become a transplant hepatologist. Her research has focused on access to care for underserved patients, supporting caregivers during the liver transplant process, and physician and trainee wellbeing. She grew up in Seattle, and enjoys hiking, climbing and travel.
Rebeca Ortiz Worthington graduated medical school at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine in 2017, where she is now a first year resident in internal medicine. Her research and clinical interests are in quality and safety, women’s health, and access to care for the medically underserved. Prior to medical school she worked in hospital strategy and operations consulting, as well as running a Phase 1 clinical trial for a novel local anesthetic. She graduated from Stanford University in 2009 with a major in Human Biology.
Abraar Karan MD MPH is an internal medicine resident at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a member of the Hiatt Residency in Global Health Equity. He graduated from UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, where he served as the Student Body President, and completed an MPH at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. His primary interests are in global health systems, medical ethics, and international health politics. He has worked in Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia, with many vulnerable populations including sex workers, the disabled elderly, TB/AIDS co-infected patients, and those suffering from Neglected Tropical Diseases. His research has been published widely, including in The New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, Lancet Global Health, The BMJ, NPR, Academic Medicine, PLoS Translational Global Health, Journal of General Internal Medicine, Annals of Family Medicine, STAT News, and Journal of Global Health. His first book, “Protecting the Health of the Poor,” was released in December 2015. Abraar graduated with distinction in Political Science from Yale University in 2011 as a Journalism Scholar and Parker Huang Fellow.
Michael Waul is a recent graduate of Harvard Medical School. He is currently a preliminary medicine intern at Mt Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, MA, and will be a dermatology resident at the University of California, San Francisco beginning next year.