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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 completing her residency in internal medicine. In July 2020 she will begin the GIM Academic Clinician-Educator Scholars Fellowship (ACES) - Women's Health Track fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center/VA Pittsgurgh. 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 DTM&H is an internal medicine resident at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a member of the Hiatt Residency in Global Health Equity. He is also a columnist at the British Medical Journal. 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. He also earned a Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. 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 work has been published widely, including in The New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, Lancet Global Health, The BMJ, Health Affairs, Academic Medicine, PLoS Translational Global Health, Journal of General Internal Medicine, Annals of Family Medicine, and Journal of Global Health. He has also written extensively for the laypress, including in LA Times, NPR, Boston Globe, Huffington Post, STAT News, and Scientific American. His 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. He was named a 2018 40 under 40 healthcare innovator by Medtech Boston, and a 2018 STAT Wunderkind.
Michael Waul is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. He completed dermatology residency at the University of California, San Francisco and now serves as the associate residency program director for UCSF Dermatology.