Experts
    • Research Associate at Department of Health Policy and Management at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

    Yusuke Tsugawa, MD, MPH, PhD is a Research Associate at Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Prior, he was a Health Specialist at the World Bank group, and a research fellow at Department of General Medicine and Primary Care at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School. He received his MD from Tohoku University School of Medicine in Japan, MPH from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and PhD in Health Policy from Harvard University.

    • Internal Medicine
    • Ruth L. Newhouse Associate Professor of Health Care Policy at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

    Anupam B. Jena, M.D., Ph.D. is the Ruth L. Newhouse Associate Professor of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School and a physician in the Department of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. As an economist and a physician, Dr. Jena’s research involves several areas of health economics and policy including the economics of physician behavior and the physician workforce, health care productivity, medical malpractice, and the economics of medical innovation. His work has been published in leading journals of medicine and economics and been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, and several Freakonomics podcasts. Dr. Jena graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with majors in biology and economics. He received his MD and PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago, where he was funded by the NIH Medical Scientist Training Program. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. In 2007, he was awarded the Eugene Garfield Award by Research America for his work demonstrating the economic value of medical innovation in HIV/AIDS. In 2013, he received the NIH Director’s Early Independence Award to fund research on the physician determinants of health care spending, quality, and patient outcomes. In 2015, he was awarded the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) New Investigator Award. From 2014-15, Dr. Jena served as a member of the Institute of Medicine Committee on Diagnostic Errors in Health care.

    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Health Policy Evidence Based Public Health
    • Cardiology
    Cardiologist at UCSF, Editor in Chief of JAMA Internal Medicine
    Cardiologist at UCSF, Editor in Chief of JAMA Internal Medicine
    • Physician at UCSF School of Medicine

    Rita F. Redberg, MD, MSc, is a cardiologist and Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco since 1990 and Core Faculty, Philip R Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies. Dr. Redberg is the Chief Editor of JAMA Internal Medicine (formerly Archives of ) and has spearheaded the journal’s new focus on health care reform and “less is more”, which highlights areas of health care with no known benefit and definite risks. Her research interests are in the area of health policy and technology assessment, and how to promote high value care, focusing on high risk medical devices as well as the need for inclusion of women in clinical trials of such devices. 

    Dr. Redberg is a member of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, which advises Congress on Medicare payment issues. She also served on the Medicare Evidence, Development and Coverage Advisory Committee from 2003-2006 and was reappointed in 2012 as Chairwoman of MEDCAC. Dr Redberg is a member of the California Technology Assessment Forum, the Medical Policy Technology and Advisory Committee, and the Food and Drug Administration Cardiovascular Devices Expert Panel, and is a consultant for the Center for Medical Technology Policy. She has given Congressional testimony multiple times in hearings related to the issue of balancing safety and innovation in medical device approvals. Dr. Redberg worked in the office of Senator Hatch and with the Senate Judiciary Committee on FDA-related matters during her tenure as a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow, 2003-2006. 

    Dr. Redberg was a member of the Institute of Medicine’s Learning Health Care Committee, which produced the report Best Care at Lower Cost in September 2012. She is currently a member of the National Academy of Medicine Committee on A Learning System for Military Trauma Care. She chaired the AHA/ACC Writing Group on Primary Prevention Performance Measures and is a member of the American College of Cardiology’s (ACC) Clinical Quality Committee and serves on the Quality in Technology Work Group. She is on multiple technology assessment boards, including the Blue Cross Blue Shield Medical Advisory Panel and the California Technology Assessment Forum, as well as the Institute of Clinical and Economic Review Advisory Board. 

    Dr. Redberg has authored several books, including You Can Be a Woman Cardiologist, Heart Healthy: The Step-by-Step Guide to Preventing and Healing Heart Disease, and Betty Crocker Cookbook for Women: the Complete Guide to Women’s Health and Wellness at Every Stage of Life. She has done hundreds of radio, television and newspaper interviews on health related topics including being featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, National Public Radio and the Today Show. Dr. Redberg graduated from Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania Medical School and has a Master of Science in Health Policy and Administration from the London School of Economics. 

    • Internal Medicine
    Physician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Researcher at Weill Cornell
    Physician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Researcher at Weill Cornell

    Dhruv Khullar, M.D., M.P.P. is a physician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and a researcher at the Weill Cornell Department of Healthcare Policy and Research. He is also a contributor at the New York Times, where he explores the intersection of medicine, health policy, and economics. He recently worked in the ABC News Medical Unit, helping to curate and communicate evolving health stories, and was previously at the White House Office of Management and Budget (O.M.B.), focusing on Affordable Care Act implementation.Dr. Khullar completed his training in internal medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and earned his medical degree (M.D.) at the Yale School of Medicine. He also received a Masters in Public Policy (M.P.P.) from the Harvard Kennedy School, where he was a fellow at the Center for Public Leadership. His work has appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Atlantic, Slate, and other lay and academic publications. He was recognized by LinkedIn as one of the Top 10 Healthcare Professionals Under 35, and by the National Minority Quality Forum as a 40 Under 40 Leader in Health.

    • Surgical Critical Care
    • General Surgery
    Associate Professor of Surgery; Director Surgical Critical Care Fellowship; Medical Director STICU . Virginia Commonwealth University
    Associate Professor of Surgery; Director Surgical Critical Care Fellowship; Medical Director STICU . Virginia Commonwealth...
    Dr Paula Ferrada MD FACS, is an Associate Professor of Surgery at Virginia Commonwealth University. She also holds the title of Director for the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, Medical Director for the Trauma and Surgery ICU at this institution. She is an accomplished educator, recipient of multiple teaching awards at her current institution and previous training locations She trained in general surgery at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. She completed a fellowship in surgical critical care at the University of Pittsburg and spent an additional year of fellowship training at Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland as their first Acute Care Surgery Fellow. She is committed to medical education, particularly in the subject of surgeon- performed ultrasound. She is an active member of the American College of Surgeons National Ultrasound Faculty (NUF) and the International Director for Ultrasound Courses Development (USET courses) for the Pan-American Trauma Society. Both of these roles have allowed her to become an accomplished educator in this subject locally, nationally and internationally. She has been a Councilor for the Virginia Chapter of the ACS, and is currently the Secretary-Treasurer of the Virginia chapter. She is the Chair for the Education and Research Committee for the Panamerican Trauma Society and current Young Fellows Association Councilor. Locally she serves as the immediate past president of the Association of Women Surgeons Virginia Chapter
  • AWS National Medical Student Committee
    AWS National Medical Student Committee

    Sarah is a third-year medical student at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. She plans to pursue an integrated residency in plastic surgery and recently completed a research fellowship at Yale’s Department of Pediatric Surgery. 

    As a member of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Committee on Medical Student Education (CMSE) for the last two years, she has led the national recruitment and organization of the first CMSE Student Resource Task Force and has managed the publication of several educational resources for aspiring surgeons. Her interest in medical student education has also led her to serve as an author for the 'First Aid for the USMLE Step 1’ review series and she is now a member of their New Educator Scholarship Training program. She also serves as a reviewer for Medical Science Educator, a peer-reviewed journal of the International Association of Medical Science Educators. This year she will serve as the Resource Development Coordinator for the Association of Women Surgeons (AWS) National Medical Student Committee and she is also a member of the AWS Clinical Practice Committee.

    Along with her interests in surgery and medical student education, Sarah is passionate about healthcare policy and reform. She has served on the American Medical Association (AMA) Committee on Global and Public Health, has served two terms on the Committee on Bioethics and Humanities and is actively involved with the AMA Medical Student Section. Her clinical interests are in the investigation of socioeconomic disparities in emergency general surgery outcomes and her basic science interests include intestinal failure and short bowel syndrome, where she studies the role of serotonin and acetylcholine in the regulation of intestinal mucosal homeostasis. She is also a Juilliard-trained violinist and is interested in the role of music therapy in the pediatric population.

    • Pain Medicine
    Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Management -- Clements University Hospital
    Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Management -- Clements University Hospital
    Stephanie I. Byerly, MD, is a Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management at University of Texas, Southwestern (UTSW), in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Byerly is the Director of Perioperative Services for University Hospitals at UTSW. She is currently a faculty and resident mentor and is the Faculty Sponsor for a Medical Student Women’s Medical Elective. Additionally, she is a Mentor for the Medical School Colleges. Dr. Byerly is past Chief of Staff and Director of Anesthesiology at Zale Lipshy University Hospital. She has participated in a Women’s Health Forum with members of the Today Show. She is passionate concerning issues women in medicine face.
    • Internal Medicine
    CEO Cocoon Biotech
    CEO Cocoon Biotech
    • Founder and CEO at Cocoon Biotech Inc.
    Ailis Tweed-Kent, MD, is an internal medicine resident at Massachusetts General Hospital and CEO of Cocoon Biotech, a start-up developing silk-based injectable products to treat osteoarthritis.
    • Pain Medicine
    • Anesthesiology
    • Medical Education
    • Health Policy
    • Pharmacy
    • Pain Medicine
    • Key Opinion Leaders
    • Governance/policy/international medical graduates/administration
    • Executive Leadership
    • Women's Studies
    Anesthesiologist, Pharmacologist, Pain Specialist, Author, Executive Physician Leader
    Anesthesiologist, Pharmacologist, Pain Specialist, Author, Executive Physician Leader
    • Senior Vice President, Medical Strategy & Government Affairs at Heron Therapeutics, Inc.

    Dr. Anita Gupta is board certified anesthesiologist, pain specialist and pharmacologist with a masters in public policy and a certificate in health policy from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. She has received the Learner Award from the American Association of Medical Colleges in Washington D.C., has been a FDA Advisor and has been in healthcare for over 20 years. She previously has been a founding fellow of the Institute of Coaching at McLean/Harvard Medical School and trained at the Wharton Total Leadership Program, and has been a working group member of the GIEESC/World Health Organization member, and has been featured as a medical expert on CNN, Fox News, Forbes, and many others. She has been the recipient of the Patients Choice and Compassionate Physician Award and author of internationally selling textbooks by Oxford University Press, Interventional Pain Medicine and Pharmacology in Anesthesia Practice and 50 Studies Every Anesthesiologist Should Know. She completed the public advocacy fellowship with the Mayday Foundation and has been called upon to discuss high profile medical topics involving Tiger Woods, Bill Cosby, Angelina Jolie and Prince. Dr. Gupta’s contributions have earned her recognition for community service, research, and pain medicine expertise. She completed her Doctorate in Pharmacy at Rutgers and her medical degree from UMDNJ and her residency in anesthesiology at Georgetown University and clinical scientist training at National Institutes of Health. Following residency, Dr. Gupta completed a pain fellowship from Johns Hopkins University.

    • General Surgery
    General Surgery Resident at Massachusetts General Hospital
    General Surgery Resident at Massachusetts General Hospital
    Andrea is a 2015-2016 NEJM Group Editorial Fellow. She is currently in the middle of her General Surgery residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and is also conducting research focusing on improvements in breast cancer surgery. She plans to pursue a fellowship in Surgical Oncology at the completion of her residency.
    • Pediatrics
    • Health Policy
    • Pediatrics
    • Advocacy
    2014 MMS Woman Physician Leadership Award Recipient
    2014 MMS Woman Physician Leadership Award Recipient

    A member of the Massachusetts Medical Society since 1991, Dr. Carole E. Allen has served the society in a number of capacities and is currently a member of its Board of Trustees, House of Delegates, and the Committee on Legislation. She has previously served as a member of the Task Force on Health Care Reform, and the Committees on LGBT Matters and Student Health and Sports Medicine. She is also a past president of the Middlesex District Medical Society. Dr. Allen has also been active in pediatric medical societies. She was president of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics from 2008-2010 and has served on many of that organization’s committees. She served from  2010 through 2016 as the District Chairperson and a Member of the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Among community activities, Dr. Allen chaired the Arlington Board of Health from 1997-2005, chaired the Tobacco Free Mass Coalition from 2003-2004, and served as school physician for the Belmont Public Schools from 1996-2004. A graduate of Cornell University with a B.A., she earned her M.D. from the Tufts University School of Medicine and practiced pediatrics for nearly 40 years. From 2002-2011, she was Director of Pediatrics at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. She has been a clinical instructor in pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine since 1975 and a clinical instructor in the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School since 2006. In 2012, Governor Deval Patrick appointed her as one of the commissioners of the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission. She is a member of the Commission’s Quality Improvement and Patient Protection Subcommittee and chairs the Care Delivery and Payment System Transformation Subcommittee. Dr. Allen was honored by the Massachusetts Medical Society as the 2014 recipient of its Women Physician Leadership Award, an honor recognizing outstanding leadership and contributions to patients and the medical profession by a woman physician. Dr. Allen received the award at the Society’s Women’s Leadership Forum in September. In nominating her for the award, her colleagues cited her “leadership in pediatrics, public health, advocacy and health policy, and commitment to families and children” … and her recognition “as an exceptional woman, a dedicated physician, and a tireless advocate for the improvement of the health of all peoples.” Dr. Allen was previously honored by the state medical society as the 2011 recipient of its Special Award for Excellence in Medical Service, honoring a physician who has provided exceptional care and dedication to the medical needs of his or her patients and the general public. She has also been recognized with the Special Achievement Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Paul Revere Award from the Massachusetts Association of Health Boards, the Community Pediatricians Award from Boston Children’s Hospital, and the Community Clinician of the Year from the Middlesex District Medical Society. She is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society and was named a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics in 1987. Dr. Allen is currently enrolled in an executive MBA program for physicians at the Heller School of Brandeis University and anticipates completion of her degree in May 2017.

    • Radiation Oncology
    Nancy J. Tarbell, MD, is Dean for Academic and Clinical Affairs and the C.C. Wang Professor of Radiation Oncology at Harvard Medical School. Previously, she led pediatric radiation oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Children’s Hospital Boston. At Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Tarbell was the founding director of the Office for Women’s Careers and the Center for Faculty Development. Dr. Tarbell is an internationally recognized expert in pediatric oncology and, in particular, pediatric brain tumors. Consistently listed in The Best Doctors of America (Woodward and White), Dr. Tarbell serves on the national Children’s Oncology Group Brain Tumor Committee. She was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies in 2002 and has authored more than 300 original publications and book chapters. Dr. Tarbell is co-editor of Pediatric Radiation Oncology, now in its 5th edition. Dr. Tarbell is a longstanding advocate for faculty development initiatives including mentoring programs for junior faculty and numerous efforts on behalf of women and minorities. She recently led the HMS-wide Task Force on Faculty Development and Diversity, which has defined and prioritized faculty development and diversity enhancements within the HMS community, providing a foundation for the creation of new opportunities for HMS faculty and trainees. As Dean for Academic and Clinical Affairs, Dr. Tarbell oversees the Office for Faculty Affairs, the Office for Faculty and Research Integrity, the Office for Diversity and Community Partnership, and several HMS-wide centers and divisions. In addition, her office is responsible for conducting clinical department reviews and has oversight of affiliation agreements with Harvard Medical School’s 16 associated hospitals and research institutes. As a member of the Dean’s cabinet, she is responsible for academic oversight of appointments and promotions in the Faculty of Medicine.
    • Vascular Surgery
    • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
    • General Surgery
    • Medical Education
    • Leading teams
    • Health Care Administration
    • Graduate Training/Residency
    • Chief Executive Officer at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center

    Julie A. Freischlag joined Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in April 2017 as Chief Executive Officer. Consistently ranked among the nation’s top 50 medical centers, Wake Forest Baptist includes Wake Forest Baptist Health, a growing, multi-hospital health system and physician network, the state-of-the-art and highly competitive Wake Forest School of Medicine, and Wake Forest Innovations, its technology transfer, commercialization enterprise. As CEO, she has the overall responsibility for the Medical Center’s clinical, academic and innovation enterprises and its annual operating budget of $2.5B. On February 1, 2018, Freischlag became the Dean of Wake Forest School of Medicine. Previously, Freischlag was Vice Chancellor for Human Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine at UC Davis. Freischlag has helped to drive change in academic medicine with a deep commitment to diversity and inclusion. For more than 15 years, she has led education and training programs at top medical schools in her role as professor and chair of surgery and vascular surgery departments. Freischlag also has more than 30 years of experience leading patient-care services as chief of surgery or vascular surgery at nationally ranked hospitals. She served as professor, chair of the surgery department and surgeon-in-chief at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. She led initiatives to expand research, add specialty clinical services, improve patient-centered care and patient safety, redesign the surgical training program and enhance academic career paths for faculty. Her national leadership includes serving as a former governor and secretary of the Board of Governors and a regent and past chair of the Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons. She is the past president of the Society for Vascular Surgery and the Society for Vascular Surgery Foundation, and past president of the Association of VA Surgeons and the Society of Surgical Chairs. Freischlag was the editor of JAMA Surgery for ten years (2005-2014) and is a member of the editorial boards of the Annals of Vascular Surgery, Journal of the American College of Surgeons, and British Journal of Surgery. She has published more than 250 manuscripts, abstracts and book chapters, primarily addressing the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms, carotid artery disease and peripheral vascular disease utilizing outcome data and clinical trials; additionally, she has published on burnout and work-life balance. Freischlag is an internationally recognized expert in the treatment of thoracic outlet syndrome which can require a specialized surgical procedure. Her present research involves completing assessment of a prospective randomized trial that tracks more than 800 patients from 34 Veterans Affairs Medical Centers across the country to compare outcomes in patients who received either open or endovascular repair of their abdominal aortic aneurysm. Freischlag has received numerous teaching awards, an achievement award from the Department of Veterans Affairs, and was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2015. She was selected to the 2017-2018 Best Doctors in America, as well as a Triad Power Player in 2017 by the Triad Business Journal. She has mentored students, residents and young faculty and is a frequent speaker on topics ranging from her expertise in vascular diseases, teamwork and patient safety, leadership and work-life balance to women succeeding in health professions. Freischlag has dedicated her career to serving as a role model for her students, a respected colleague across health professions, a strong community leader and a national voice for improving health and health care.

    • General Surgery
    Student Committee, Association of Women Surgeons
    Student Committee, Association of Women Surgeons
    Hilary is a third year medical student at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, who grew up in rural Utah for most of her life. After completing her undergraduate degree, she spent time in Tanzania doing HIV education and prevention, where she then realized she wanted to pursue a career in medicine. She then completed a Master in Public Health in 2012 and shortly after began medical school. She has several surgical interests, including surgical oncology and otolaryngology, and hopes to have a career in academic medicine where she can operate, teach, and conduct research.
  • Student Committee, Association of Women Surgeons
    Student Committee, Association of Women Surgeons

    Shree Agrawal, BS, is a third year medical student at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. After completing her bachelors in science degree in biology from Case Western Reserve University, she performed research on prostate cancer treatment modalities at both the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals of Cleveland. She has continued this research throughout medical school, developing an interest in urology. Shree is passionate about the patient-decision making process and patient education within the scope of prostate cancer. Shree serves on the Association of Women Surgeons (AWS) National Medical Student Committee and is the current leader of the AWS chapter at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Shree hopes for a career in academic surgery to incorporate her passion for medical education and clinical research. In her free time, she enjoys writing, practicing yoga, and boxing.

    • Family Medicine
    • Preventive Medicine
    • Family and Community Medicine
    • Preventive Medicine at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

    Wilnise Jasmin, MD, MBA is currently the Medical Director of Behavioral Health at the Chicago Department of Public Health.  She specializes in Preventive Medicine and Family Medicine.  She completed her training in Preventive Medicine at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins.  She completed her Family Medicine training in the Cook County-Loyola University Family Medicine Residency Program in Chicago, IL where she served as a Chief Resident during her final year.  Prior to residency, she worked in Health Information Management. She also has worked in the area of Health Literacy, is a former editor for the Global Pulse Journal, the American Medical Student Association’s international health journal, has served on several committees, including the Career Track of the 2013 American College of Preventive Medicine Meeting, the inaugural Minority Medical Students Advisory Committee of Mentoring in Medicine, Inc., and the 2004 steering committee for the Black Women's Health Symposium. A native of Brooklyn, NY, she received her medical degree from the American University of Antigua and MBA with a concentration in Healthcare Administration from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire. She received her B.A. degree in biology from Columbia University’s Barnard College.

    • Psychiatry
    Director of Physician Health Services, Inc.
    Director of Physician Health Services, Inc.
    • Director at Physician Health Services, Inc.
    I’m Steve Adelman, a general adult psychiatrist who specializes in helping individuals who suffer from substance use disorders. Currently, I am the director of Physician Health Services, Inc., the Massachusetts physician health program. My work at PHS is dedicated to assisting physicians with a variety of health challenges that have the potential to interfere with their ability to provide optimal patient care. Every week I look forward to spending time talking to groups of practicing physicians in a variety of settings. The extreme demands of current medical practice stare me in the face wherever I go. Many docs are doing all they can to stay afloat, but find the ordeal of everyday practice to be arduous and exhausting. However, I’ve noticed that the physicians who seem most content and resilient to the stress are those who have developed effective coping strategies and positive outlets that recharge their spirits, keeping them fresh, engaged, and renewed.
    • General Surgery
    • General Surgery Resident at New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center
    Elinore Kaufman is a general surgery resident at New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center. She graduated from Harvard Medical School. She is currently using her research time to pursue a Master of Science degree in Health Policy Research at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as to explore Philadelphia with her partner and their daughter.
    • Internal Medicine
    • Radiology
    • innovative care delivery models
    • precision medicine
    • machine learning
    Resident at Massachusetts General Hospital and Board of Directors Member at American Physician Scientists Association
    Resident at Massachusetts General Hospital and Board of Directors Member at American Physician Scientists Association

    Dania Daye, MD, PhD completed an internal medicine internship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and is currently pursuing radiology residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Daye graduated from the University of Pennsylvania MD-PhD program, with election to Alpha Omega Alpha. She completed her PhD in Bioengineering as an HHMI-NIBIB Interfaces scholar. Her interests lie at the intersection of machine learning, precision medicine and innovative care delivery models.  Dr. Daye served as the 2012-2013 President of the American Physician Scientists Association and currently serves on the board of directors. 

    • General Surgery
    • Technology, Innovation and Education
    • Student Member
    • Education
    AWS National Medical Student Committee
    AWS National Medical Student Committee
    Sonam is a third year medical student studying at the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Ontario. She has been serving on the Association of Women in Surgery’s Medical Student Committee since 2013. She is involved in working to expand the reach of the committee internationally and bring AWS to schools located in other countries. She hopes to pursue a career in reconstructive surgery in the future and would like to work and teach in an academic center. She received her undergraduate degree at Western University in London, Ontario. There she majored in human physiology and business administration. Sonam has a particular interest in technology and its use within the medical field. Working with a team of colleagues, she co-founded NEAT medicine (new engineering and technology in medicine) who’s mandate involves showing students the way technology is currently being used in medical practice. NEAT medicine also hopes to promote innovation among students and how problems in the field can be solved with technology and programs. She also serves on her class council, the Aesculapian Society, as Vice-President of Information Technology. During her term, she developed a new website and increased the online presence of the council to expand their outreach to the student body. She has conducted clinical research in the fields of hematology and thoracic surgery. Her most recent work in thoracic surgery involves looking at predictors of prolonged pulmonary air leak and developing a pre-operative scoring system to risk stratify patients for intra-operative interventions. She is currently shifting her research focus to focus more heavily on assessing the use of technical devices in patient assessment. In her spare time Sonam is an avid photographer and rock climber. Her work is displayed on the walls of the Ottawa Hospital and in the White Coat Warm Art Exhibit at the Canadian Conference for Medical Education
    • Pediatrics
    Past President, Massachusetts Medical Society
    Past President, Massachusetts Medical Society

    Dr. Lynda Young has provided pediatric primary care for thirty-four years in a three-physician independent practice and is currently the Ambulatory Physician Leader of pediatric outpatient services at the Children’s Medical Center, UMass Memorial Medical Center University Campus in Worcester, Massachusetts. She is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at UMass Medical School. Dr. Young has a long and distinguished record of activity in organized medicine. She is a past president of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, (AAP), the current chair of the AAP Committee on Federal Government Affairs and a past member of the AAP National Nominating Committee.  Dr. Young was the first woman president of the Worcester District Medical Society. From 2011 to 2012, she served as president of the Massachusetts Medical Society and is currently chair of their Committee on Publications. She is a delegate to the American Medical Association’s House of Delegates and serves on their Council on Medical Service.

    • Psychiatry
    Founding Fellow, Institute of Coaching, Harvard Medical School
    Founding Fellow, Institute of Coaching, Harvard Medical School
    • Founder at Translational Consulting
    Dr. Sally Ourieff brings over twenty-­‐five years of experience as a physician, corporate leader, and nonprofit founder to her work as an executive consultant and coach. As founder of Translational Consulting, she works with executives and physician and scientist leaders in the healthcare, life sciences, pharma, and other industries. She uses her expertise to help leaders leverage their impact, build dynamic teams, and develop effective strategic and tactical thinking within very fast-­‐paced, forward thinking organizations. As a physician, she has deep understanding of the economic, policy, and organizational issues facing leaders and the growing role of physician leadership within the field. Sally has held leadership positions in a variety of healthcare settings including Associate Medical Director of Merit Behavioral Healthcare Corporation, Medical Director of Addictions and of Child Psychiatry at Deaconess Waltham Hospital, and Medical Director of several community mental health agencies. Prior to medical school, Sally worked as a journalist for the Lowell Sun newspaper. She then combined her journalism and medical background as an on-­‐air radio host for Talk America, script advisor for Warner Brothers television (including ER and The Client), and on-­‐air host for WFXT television’s original programming, one of which won a regional Emmy award. She also uses her understanding of media to help organizations understand the impact of social, mobile, and cloud technology on leadership and business models. Sally is a Founding Fellow of the Institute of Coaching at Harvard Medical School and leader of The Boston Executive Coaching Round Table, a group of Boston’s leading executive coaches. She also leads physician coaching for The Heller School of Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. Sally has been a speaker at the Microsoft Women’s Leadership Forum, written for local New England magazines, and mentors young entrepreneurs in the healthcare space. In addition to Sally’s executive consulting work, she is also co-­‐founder of Hatun Runa, a nonprofit that leads professionals and student teams into the Peruvian Andes to support medical and educational development. She graduated with academic honors from Stanford University and received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School.
    • Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Chair, OBGYN Dept, BIDMC
    Chair, OBGYN Dept, BIDMC
    Dr. Hope Ricciotti specializes in obstetrics and gynecology, with additional clinical interests in reducing healthcare disparities in women’s health, specifically in regard to prenatal care, nutrition, teenage pregnancy prevention, contraception, and cervical cancer screening and prevention. She is both Chair and residency program director in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at BIDMC. Dr. Ricciotti is co-chair of the Resident as Teacher Interest Group for the Harvard Medical School Academy, the obstetrican/gynecologist Clerkship Committee chair for Harvard Medical School, and a member of the Harvard Medical School Curriculum Committee. In addition to educating the medical community, Dr. Ricciotti is committed to educating the public. She is a contributor to many magazines and is co-author of several cookbooks and women’s health textbooks.
  • MD Program, Class of 2018, Tufts University School of Medicine
    MD Program, Class of 2018, Tufts University School of Medicine

    Kaila Dion graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, in 2014 and is currently a third year medical student at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. Throughout her first year at Tufts, she became increasingly involved with the Massachusetts Medical Society-Student Section (MMS-MSS). For 2015-2016, she was the MMS Tufts Chapter Chair as well as the MMS Membership Chair for the Student General Council plus alternate student representative of the MMS Committee on Women in Medicine.

    • Plastic Surgery
    Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon at Morehouse School of Medicine
    Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon at Morehouse School of Medicine
    A native of Ghana, West Africa, Dr. Kpodzo also grew up in Germany, the United Kingdom, and Canada, and moved to the United States during high school. After graduating with honors from the University of California at Berkeley with a B.A. in Integrative Biology, she completed a dual medical doctorate and master in public health at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Kpodzo has received unparalleled education by world-renowned surgeons. She trained in plastic surgery at the Harvard Plastic Surgery Combined Residency Program where she also served as a chief resident and became the first African-American woman to graduate from her program. She then completed her fellowship in oculoplastic (eyelid surgery) and aesthetic (cosmetic) surgery at Paces Plastic Surgery in Atlanta. As an Assistant Professor at Morehouse School of Medicine, Dr. Kpodzo is proud to be the first full time plastic surgeon on faculty. She is dedicated to teaching, academics and service. She has received numerous academic awards, published book chapters and peer-reviewed articles, and presented to national professional medical organizations. She had the honor of participating in 3 full face transplants during her residency training, and received recognition through the Partners in Excellence Award for Teamwork. She has shared her skills internationally providing care in Ethiopia with Operation Smile, as well as spending time in her homeland Ghana. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated and remains involved and active in the community in various ways. Dr. Kpodzo’s warmth, compassion, and attentiveness allow her to appreciate the unique needs of each patient. Her easy bedside manner, skillful artistry, and commitment to safety allow her to truly care for the “whole” patient. Dr. Kpodzo and her staff are dedicated to serving patients in all their cosmetic and reconstructive needs.
    • Adolescent Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    President, American Medical Women’s Association 2015-2016  Executive Director, IU National Center of Excellence in Women's Health, Cheif Physician Executive Eskenazi Women's Center of Excellence
    President, American Medical Women’s Association 2015-2016  Executive Director, IU National Center of Excellence in Women's...

    Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber, MD is an Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics. California State University Long Beach-BA Chemistry; Cornell University College of Medicine, Residency in Internal Medicine-University Hospitals of Cleveland.

     

    Her interests are in health and wellness and she works daily with adults who have conditions of childhood, providing primary care for childhood cancer survivors, congenital abnormalities, and other conditions along with providing care for patients from teens thru adulthood. She treats adult eating disorder pateints as well.

    Concerned for Women Physicians, she is working on a study of emotional distress and physician suicidality among women and how the concern for the credentially process has an impact on physicians seeking care.

    She is a national speaker, mentor, and works tirelessly to improve the health of Hooser Women and women every where.

    • Pediatrics
    • Hospital Medicine
    Pediatric Hospitalist at UCLA
    Pediatric Hospitalist at UCLA
    Katie graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 2014, and completed her internship and residency in Pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital. Since 2017 she has been working as a Pediatric Hospitalist at the University of California, Los Angeles. There, she has continued her involvement in research, quality improvement, resident teaching, and mentoring.
    • General Surgery
    • general surgery
    • Public Speaking
    • Advocacy
    • Hepatobiliary and Pancreas Surgery

    KMarie Reid MD, MS is an accomplished gastrointestinal surgeon, prolific researcher, patient advocate, and Army veteran of Operation Desert Shield. Her passion is not only taking care of patients, but also teaching them how to be active in their care and achieve better surgical outcomes while making choices that lead to A Better Life. Her award winning research in the treatment of liver and pancreas cancers and in the area of health care policy has made her a respected authority in her field. Dr. Reid Lombardo has over 90 combined peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. A sought after media expert and speaker, she earned her medical degree at Washington University in St. Louis, completed her residency in general surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, a fellowship in hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery and a masters degree in Biomedical Sciences at Mayo Clinic where she currently practices as an associate professor and surgeon.

    • Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Obstetrics and Gynecology Resident at University of California, San Francisco
    Obstetrics and Gynecology Resident at University of California, San Francisco
    • Chief Resident at UCSF

    Molly is a fourth-year obstetrics and gynecology resident at UCSF. Her interests are in quality improvement, disparities in obstetric outcomes, and perinatal mental health and addiction. She hopes to become a leader in the field of women’s health. In her free time, she is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys writing.

    • Pediatric Surgery
    Pediatric surgeon at Nationwide Children's Hospital
    Pediatric surgeon at Nationwide Children's Hospital
    • Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
    Benedict Nwomeh, MD, MPH is a pediatric surgeon and professor of surgery and pediatrics at the Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. He is the fellowship director for the pediatric surgery training program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and associate director for the general surgery residency program at The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center. Dr. Nwomeh received medical training at the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria, where he graduated with Honors. Also, he holds a Master in Public Health from Ohio State University. He received surgery residency training in Nigeria, UK, and US, and completed a pediatric surgery fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Nwomeh is a fellow of several colleges including the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, American College of Surgeons, American Academy of Pediatrics, and West African College of Surgeons. At Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, where he is attending pediatric surgeon, Dr. Nwomeh is the Director of Surgical Education, Medical Director of the International Scholarship Program, and Surgical Director of the Center for Pediatric and Adolescent Inflammatory Bowel Disease. In addition, Dr. Nwomeh is an Associate Academic Program Director at the Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Nwomeh has authored several books and book chapters, and over 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications. He serves on several Editorial Boards and advisory panels, including the NIH/NLM Literature Selection Technical Review Committee. Dr Nwomeh is currently Co-Chair of the Committee on Global Academic Surgery for Society of University Surgeons (SUS). Among Dr. Nwomeh’s interests is the use of social media in medical education. He is active on Twitter @bnwomeh
    • Orthopaedic Surgery
    President of the American Medical Women’s Association
    President of the American Medical Women’s Association
    Kim Templeton, MD is Professor of orthopaedic surgery at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City. She has been the orthopaedic residency program director for the past several years, while also serving on the Graduate Medical Education executive committee. In 2013, Dr. Templeton was elected to the National Board of Medical Examiners, after spending several years on various committees, task forces, and review committees. She was named “Top Doc” by Ingram’s magazine and received the Marjorie J. Siddridge leadership award for women in medicine from the University of Kansas in 2012. She received the Elizabeth Blackwell Award for outstanding contributions to the cause of women in the field of medicine by the American Medical Women’s Association in 2013 and the inaugural Women Leaders in Medicine Award from the American Medical Student Association in 2008. She was named to the University of Kansas Women’s Hall of Fame and an honorary alumnus of the University of Kansas in 2014. Dr. Templeton is the immediate past- president of the US Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI), a non-profit organization of over 100 organizations whose mission is to improve bone and joint health in the United States through research, education, and advocacy. During her tenure as president, Dr. Templeton initiated and oversaw the development of the multidisciplinary Chronic Osteoarthritis Management Initiative, the goal of which to is to evaluate and disseminate treatment guidelines and outcomes tools to better care for patients with osteoarthritis. Prior to her presidency of the USBJI, Dr. Templeton developed national public education programs for the group; these programs included “Fit to a T”, “PB&J” (Protect Your Bones and Joints), and “Experts in Arthritis”. In 2013, Dr. Templeton was named the international ambassador of the Global Bone and Joint Decade. Dr. Templeton is past-president of the Foundation for Women’s Health. She has serveed on the executive committee of the Sex and Gender Women’s Health Collaborative, whose mission is to improve the translation of research into sex- and gender-based differences into clinical practice through education and evaluation, since its inception and currently serves as chair of this organization. Dr. Templeton is an invited founding board member of the Academy of Women’s Health. In 2013, Dr. Templeton was named by the National Academy of Sciences to the musculoskeletal work group, reviewing and recommending new venues for sex and gender research for the National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA). She was named co-chair of the National Quality Forum Musculoskeletal Steering Committee in 2014. Dr. Templeton was the first McCann Professor of Women in Medicine and Science. She organized and currently chairs the Women Physicians Caucus of the Kansas Medical Society. Dr. Templeton was recently elected vice-chair of the governing council of the American Medical Association Women Physicians’ Caucus. She has served on the Diversity Advisory Board of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons for the past several years, working on projects such as a culturally competent care educational DVD and accompanying guidebook. She is also a mentor of the AAOS Communication Skills Mentoring Program. Dr. Templeton previously served on the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Council for Research, Quality Assessment, and Technology. In 2008, Dr. Templeton was an invited participant in the Summit for a National Action Plan for Bone Health and was subsequently appointed to the governance committee of the National Bone Health Alliance, whose goal is to bring the Action Plan to fruition. Dr. Templeton is a member of the steering committee for the National Summits on Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Health Disparities in 2010 through 2012. She worked with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons to develop the Washington Health Policy Fellowship and led that program for several years. Dr. Templeton is immediate past-president of the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts and is past-president of the Kansas Orthopaedic Society, the Mid-Central States Orthopaedic Society, the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society, and the Medical Society of Johnson and Wyandotte Counties. She is currently president-elect of the American Medical Women’s Association. Her research interests include women’s health, medical education, and treatment of osteosarcoma. She is the authors of several articles and book chapters and is the editor and co-author of Women’s Sports Injuries, published in 2013 by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and co-editor of a symposium in 2013 on the musculoskeletal impact of childhood obesity for Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.
    • Internal Medicine
    2014-15 National President of the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA)
    2014-15 National President of the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA)
    • Physician/Owner at Dr. Farzanna Haffizulla/JFDOC P.L./HouseCallsMD.US

    Farzanna Sherene Haffizulla, MD FACP FAMWA is the 2014-2015 national President of the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) and served as the South Florida AMWA branch President and one of its founding officers. During her current tenure as AMWA President she spearheaded the formation of an affiliate program for AMWA and continues to speak nationally on improving cohesion among health care organizations and physicians. She is involved on many levels with AMWA including being the chair and founder for AMWA’s Preventive Medicine Task Force, founder of AMWA’s fellowship program and she served as the executive chair of the fundraising committee. Dr. Haffizulla is the on-camera show Host, Anchor and Medical Correspondent for the nationwide health program, Mission Critical Health. Dr. Haffizulla is a nationally recognized speaker and expert on work/life balance and published “Harmony of the Spheres: Career, Family and Community” in 2011. She also founded and runs a work/life balance site www.BusyMomMD.com. She authored and nationally published several articles to parenting and professional communities and in July 2014 published her second book: “Lead with your Heart: A Doctor’s Rx for Personal and Professional Success.” She founded and opened her own concierge, Internal Medicine hybrid private practice in 2008 after practicing in a traditional setting for 5 years. Her innovative, creative approach to medical practice allows her to efficiently fuse traditional clinical practice with technology. Her medical practice allows her to offer office visits, house calls and telemedicine to her patients. She describes her unique private practice on her personalized website: www.HousecallsMD.us. Dr. Haffizulla lives in South Florida with her husband Dr. Jason Haffizulla and their four children.

    • Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Chair, Committee on Legislation, MMS
    Chair, Committee on Legislation, MMS
    • Chair at MA Section of ACOG
    Dr. Maryanne Bombaugh is a member of the state AMA delegation, and the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) Board of Trustees. She is the current Chair of the MMS Committee on Legislation and chairs the Massachusetts Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Bombaugh received her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and completed her residency training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. She is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and received certification in medical management from the American College of Physician Executives. She served in the military for twelve years, completing her military service at Walter Reed Army Medical Center as the Division Chief in Gynecology. Dr. Bombaugh has a Master of Science degree in Public Health from the University of Massachusetts, graduate certification in the Business of Medicine from Johns Hopkins University Graduate School of Business, and is a graduate of the Executive Leadership Programs from the Brandeis University Heller School of Management, the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business, and the ACOG Leadership Institute at UNC.
    • General Surgery
    • Director of the Division of Member Services at American College of Surgeons
    Patricia L. Turner, MD, FACS is the director of the Division of Member Services at the American College of Surgeons and a clinical associate professor of surgery at The University of Chicago. Prior to joining the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Turner spent eight years in full-time academic practice on the faculty of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, where she was the surgery residency program director. She previously served as a member of the AMA Council on Scientific Affairs, and is currently a delegate to the AMA from the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Executive Committee of the AMA Council on Medical Education. She also is a member of the AMA Foundation Board of Directors. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University, Dr. Turner continued her training as an intern and resident in surgery at Howard University Hospital in Washington, DC. Her fellowship training in minimally invasive and laparoscopic surgery was completed at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Weill-Cornell University School of Medicine, and Columbia University School of Medicine in New York City. Dr. Turner is board-certified in surgery, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
    • Internal Medicine
    • Primary Care
    • Quality Improvement
    • healthcare information technology
    • Diabetes
    • Healthcare Management
    • Oncology
    • Clinical Operations
    • Chronic Disease
    Internal Medicine Resident at Brigham and Women's Hospital, recent Harvard MD/MBA grad
    Internal Medicine Resident at Brigham and Women's Hospital, recent Harvard MD/MBA grad
    • Resident at Brigham and Women's Hospital

    Internal medicine resident passionate about clinical operations that foster person-centered, high quality care; particular interests in chronic disease management, oncology, information technology, costs of care, and value of care.

    • Plastic Surgery
    • Surgery of the Hand
    Hand & Plastic Surgeon at Advanced Hand and Plastic Surgery Center
    Hand & Plastic Surgeon at Advanced Hand and Plastic Surgery Center

    Monica Miller, MD, is a plastic & reconstructive surgeon who is fellowship-trained in hand & microsurgery. 

    • General Surgery
    General Surgeon, Author
    General Surgeon, Author
    • Surgeon at Self-employed
    Dr. Kathryn A. (Kathy) Hughes is a board certified General Surgeon, who has spent the majority of her career in private practice in community hospitals. She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She is a member of the Association of Women Surgeons, The American Society of Breast Surgeons, and the American Medical Association. She is a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society, where she is Vice-President of the North Essex District, also representing her district in the House of Delegates, and serves on the Committee on Women in Medicine. She has been active throughout her career on numerous hospital committees, and has held hospital leadership positions including Chief of Surgery positions and Vice-President of Medical Staff; these positions have fostered and developed her interest and expertise in medical ethics and quality/peer review including measures and processes, in addition to her clinical interests and practice. She has given numerous talks and lectures, to both colleagues and for community events, and has appeared on radio and local television. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mount Holyoke College, graduating Magna cum Laude with a degree in Biochemistry. Her Doctor of Medicine degree was earned at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, DC. Her Post-graduate Surgical training (residency) began in the University of Nevada School of Medicine system (University Medical Center in Las Vegas, and the Reno Veteran's Administration Hospital), from which she transferred back to Washington, DC to complete her residency at The George Washington University Hospital program. She blogs from Behind the Mask, behindthemaskmd.com. You can follow the blog directly on Wordpress, or via Facebook on the Behind the Mask page.
    • Internal Medicine
    • 3rd year Clinical and Research Fellow, Division of Cardiology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

    Daniel M. Blumenthal, M.D., M.B.A. is a third year cardiology fellow at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston, Massachusetts.  He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard College in 2002 with a B.A. in Government, and received his M.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Harvard Medical School and Harvard Business School, respectively.  Dan completed his Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine (IM) at the MGH (2011-2014), and remained at the MGH to complete his cardiology fellowship, where he served as the “Chief” fellow for the cardiology division.   Outside of clinical medicine, Dr. Blumenthal has strong interests in quality improvement and health care delivery generally, and specific interests in innovative pricing models for biopharmaceuticals and medical devices, the structure and effects of public policies designed to improve health care value (including alternative payment models), and the role that leadership at all levels of an organization plays in maintaining and improving health care quality, processes, and patient safety.  Dan has published numerous articles in academic journals and the lay press, including in The New England Journal of Medicine, The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), JAMA-Internal Medicine, The BMJ, Health Affairs, Academic Medicine, Circulation, The American Journal of Managed Care, The New York Times, and Newsweek.  Dan was a Roman DeSanctis Clinical Scholar in 2015-16, and received the American Heart Association’s 2016 Laennec Young Clinician Award. He serves as an invited member of an international working group on leadership training for physicians organized by the University of Toronto’s International Summit on Leadership Education for Physicians.  

     

     

    • Obstetrics and Gynecology
    M3 OUWB School of Medicine, AMWA National Student Treasurer
    M3 OUWB School of Medicine, AMWA National Student Treasurer
    Lexi Shepherd is a member of Oakland University William Beaumont (OUWB) School of Medicine Class of 2017 in Rochester, MI. She graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with a B.S. in Microbiology and a minor in Medical Anthropology. She was recently elected as the American Medical Women's Association National Student Treasurer. Previously, she served as president of the AMWA branch at OUWB. As President, Lexi works to expand AMWA’s involvement in the local community. Among other events, she helped create “Future Female Docs Day” in which 100 high school and college female students interested in the field of medicine could learn more about medical school and medical specialties. Lexi is interested in pursing a career in women’s healthcare and medical education. She serves as the vice president of OUWB’s Obstetrics and Gynecology Interest Group. Her current research involves a medical education program regarding ovarian cancer. Lexi is also an active volunteer for the Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance.