Letter in Support of Dr. Princess Dennar

February 2021

PLEASE SIGN THE LETTER https://forms.gle/9hpjnaZekqzToLSi9

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Princess Dennar, MD

To the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME); Tulane University Office of Graduate Medical Education, Department of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics:

The past year has been a time of tremendous disruption for all Americans and for the health workers who care for them. For Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) clinicians who have stood on the frontlines laboring against COVID-19 and its disparities, it has been especially harrowing. Due to the underlying condition of American systemic racism, we are far more likely than our white colleagues to know or love someone whose life has been claimed by COVID-19. Moreover, we have borne agonizing witness to a succession of Black and Brown bodies assaulted and murdered by police that began long before 2020.

Within medicine itself, we have seen the damage interpersonal, institutional, and systemic racism can have on BIPOC communities. We stood witness with Dr. Aysha Khoury when she was fired from Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine for sharing her experience as a Black woman in medicine. We were horrified to learn of the case of Dr. Susan Moore who died from COVID-19 after publicly calling out racist mistreatment at Indiana University Health. These are just a few of the examples of the ways racism and sexism undermines BIPOC communities in medicine.

We are at a point of crisis. We deserve and demand honesty, transparency, and accountability.

We, members of the BIPOC community and those who support and uplift them, write to express extreme concern about the removal of Dr. Princess Dennar as the program director of the Tulane University School of Medicine Internal Medicine-Pediatrics combined residency.

In a lawsuit outlined here, Dr. Dennar describes a pattern of systematic racist, sexist, and retaliatory undermining and targeting that resulted in her dismissal from her post as program director. We cannot stand for the removal of yet another Black woman leader from academic medicine without requesting a full and transparent investigation.

We demand the following to restore trust in the leadership and patient care delivered from Tulane School of Medicine:

  • First, we demand a transparent investigation into Dr. Dennar’s allegations of personal mistreatment, professional retaliation, and substandard treatment of her trainees, particularly those who are non-white women. We seek to understand the awareness of Tulane leadership about any alleged improprieties. We ask clarification of publicly disclosed facts. These include that the designated institutional official for Tulane Graduate Medical Education, Dr. Jeffrey Wiese, was allowed also to serve as the program director of the Internal Medicine residency. We demand transparency and accountability about the selection of investigators into Dr Dennar’s case to ensure disclosure of those with clear conflicts of interest.

Ultimately, our concerns about Dr. Dennar’s case are not only about Tulane School of Medicine, but about the broader, often toxic context which BIPOC physicians throughout American medicine face. We offer Tulane the opportunity to serve as an example of how to appropriately address, heal, and repair a culture of racism that drives talent from the workforce. For the ACGME, we ask for your oversight to ensure that other health systems that may be quietly afflicted by the same challenges as Tulane have the opportunity, guidance and incentive to do the real work.

We, BIPOC physicians and physicians-in-training, consider “staying in our place” to be incompatible with achieving our full professional and personal potential. We demand justice and we demand it now.

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Signed,

Stella Safo, MD, MPH, Attending Physician Mount Sinai Health System, NY

Raymond Givens, MD, PhD, Attending Physician, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, NY

Ijeoma Nnodim Opara, MD, Attending Physician, Wayne State University School of Medicine

Sabrina Gard, MD MPH AAHIVS, Attending Physician, Mount Sinai Health System, NY

Maylyn Martinez, MD, Attending Physician,University of Chicago

Mukta Baweja MD, Attending Physician, Mount Sinai

Megan Hatcher, MD, Attending Physician, Erie Family Health Centers, Chicago IL

Sarah Nelson-Taylor, MD PhD, PGY2 Pediatrics Resident, University of Colorado

Jen Manne-Goehler, MD, Attending Physician, Harvard Medical School

Khurram Janjua, MD, Illinois Center for Neurological and Behavioral Medicine/Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation

Julie Battel CNM, MPH, Nurse midwife

Angela Weyand, MD, Attending Physician, Associate Fellowship Director, University of Michigan Medical School

Vignesh Doraiswamy, MD, Attending Physician, Ohio State University/Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Tricia Rae Pendergrast, MS2, Feinberg School of Medicine

Tracy K. Paul, MD, Attending Physician, Weill Cornell Medicine

Ijeoma Ekeruo MD, Attending Physician

Zoey Thill, Attending Physician, Montefiore Medical Center

Katherine Roberts, MS, Premed

Maahika Srinivasan, MS, MS3, Harvard Medical School

Kaitlyn Brown, BS, OMS4

Kelsey Witherspoon, MD, Infectious Disease Fellow, The Ohio State University Werner Medical Center

Emma Jones, MD, Attending physician, Harvard Medical School

Robin Schneider, MS3, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Beatrice Copps, MD, Resident, University of Toronto

Paige Girdley, MS1, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Nicholas Pradhan, MS2, The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Grace Kennedy, MS3, UABSOM

Angela Zhang, MD’21, MS4, Brown University

Joanne Godley, MD, MPH,MBE, Attending Physician, Banner Health Medical Center

Leela Davies, MD, PhD, ID Attending Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Rebecca L. Johnson, MD, Attending Physician, Pathology Sciences Medical Group

Michael Hu, MS4, University of Miami

Jennifer Strauss, MA, MS1, Boston University School of Medicine

Upasana Chandra, B.S., MS4, Medical College of Georgia

Dhruv Srinivasachar, MS4, VCU School of Medicine

Sam Lippolis, MPA, Consultant, Telehealth Director

Curtís Bashore, MS4, University of Minnesota Medical School

Victoria L. Mayer, MD, MS, Attending Physician, Mount Sinai

Paul Ilkka, MS2

Londyn Robinson, MS4, University of Minnesota Medical School

Ali Khan, MD, MPP, FACP, Executive Medical Director, Oak Street Health

Saranya Loehrer, MD, MPH, Faculty, Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Manisha Sharma, MD, FAAFP, CHG, Attending Physician

Luis E. Seija, MD, PGY-2, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Susanna Curtis, MD PhD, Attending Physician, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Céline Gounder, MD, ScM, FIDSA, NYU, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Grossman School of Medicine & Bellevue Hospital Center

Andrew P. Loehrer, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Rachel Vreeman, MD, MS, Chair, Department of Global Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Niva Lubin-Johnson MD, Chief Health Officer, SimPco LLC

Zach Radcliff, PhD, Pediatric Psychologist, Nemours duPont Pedtrics

Monica Samelson, MD, Attending Physician, UW Department of Psychiatry

Joia Crear Perry, MD, President, National Birth Equity Collaborative

Lundy Braun, PhD, Professor, Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Laura Webster, DBe, RN, HEC-C, Bioethics Program Director, Virginia Mason Medical Center

Allie Dothager, PharmD, Pharmacist

Jasmine M. Blake, MD MSPH, PGY-2, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Evelyn Lee, M2, Northeast Ohio Medical University

Sandy Herron MD, Attending Physician, University of Arizona

Allison Polidori, MS4, University of Louisville School of Medicine

Jahlecia Gregory, MS1

Daniel Pham, MS2, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine

Kyle P. Edmonds, MD FAAHPM, Associate Professor of Palliative Care, University of California San Diego

Virginia Dillon, BSN, RN, DNP/MPH student, Nurse, University of Minnesota

Madelyn Mendlen, M2, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Olive Osborne, M.D., Attending Physician, NYEE/ Mount Sinai Medical Center — NY

Sara Winfrey, MS2, Loyola University Chicago

Noelle Molter MS4

Rachel Bervell, MD, Resident Physician

David Alejandro Sanchez, MD, Internal Medicine Resident, PGY-3, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Baillie Bronner, MD, PGY-1

Dr. Gabrielle Halko, Professor & Ally, West Chester University

Jaya Parulekar, MS4, Wayne State University School of Medicine

Lawren Wooten, MS, Medical student, Georgetown University

Moriah Murray, MS3

Ramla N. Kasozi MD MPH, Physician Resident — Family Medicine, University of Minnesota

Amara Ogoke, M2, TUSOM

Amy W. Blasini, MS4, University of Michigan Medical School

Russyan Mark Mabeza, MD/MPH Candidate, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Victoria Adewale, MD, PGY-2, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Alexandra Goodwin, MD, Attending Physician

Kira Brayan, MS4, NYUGSOM

Sanjay Kishore MD, Resident Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Titus Hou, MS3, University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford

Reb Gonsalves MD, Attending Physician, Alameda Health System

Danielle Ralic, Ancora.ai AG

Chase TM Anderson MD, MS, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow, UCSF

Kim Gallon PhD, Associate Professor of History, Purdue University

Alanna Balbi MD, PGY1, NYP

Sarah Newhall, MS4, Oregon Health & Science University

Jessica Colburn MD, Attending Physician, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Taylor Wahrenbrock MPH, MS4, George Washington University

John Hessburg, MS4, SUNY Downstate

Ebone Evans MD, PGY2, University Minnesota

Fatima Cody Stanford MD, MPH, MPA, FAAP, FACP, FAHA, FTOS, Obesity Medicine Physician Scientist- Med/Peds, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Ivonne Schulman MD, Attending Physician, University of Miami School of Medicine

Sheebani Talati, MS3, MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine

Rhea Craigen MD, Board-certified Family Physician

Lauren Matsuno, BS, MS3, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Elizabeth Crinzi, MS1, Jacobs School of Medicine

Shawnte James, MD, Attending Newborn Hospitalist, MedNax Neonatology

Kristal Prather, MD, Attending Physician, Tulane SOM Alumnus

Carol Alan, MD, FACOG, Attending Physician

Emitis Hosoda MD, Attending Physician, Multicare Auburn Medical Center/ University of Washington

Matifadza Hlatshwayo, Attending Physician, Washington University

Sheba Sethi, MD, Attending physician

Allison Keeley, MS, Medical records manager

Yoleetah Ilodi, MD, Attending Physician, Summa Health System

Patrick I. Emelife, M.D., Anesthesiology Fellow, Stanford University

Aysha H Khoury, MD, MPH, FACP, Unjustly Terminated from KPSOM

Brian Chow, MD, FAAP, FIDSA, Program Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Attending Physician, Tufts Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine

Katherine Shaw, MD, Attending Physician, Johns Hopkins

Nicole Paulk, PhD, Assistant Professor, UCSF

Oni Blackstock, MD, MHS, Founder & Executive Director, Health Justice

Nicole Kucine, MD, MS, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Weill Cornell Medicine

Dr. Jen Gunter MD, FRCS(C), FACOG, DABPM, ABPMR (pain), Attending Physician, writer

Rachel Kruzan, MD, Attending Physician, Attending Physician

Arghavan Salles, MD, PhD, Physician and Scholar

Sire Sow, MD MS, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Mount Sinai

Maria Dueñas, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital

Jaimie Lee, MD, Resident Physician, Kaiser Permanente

Adrienne Shapiro, MD, PhD, MSc, Attending Physician, University of Washington

Frank Woo, MS4, Miller School of Medicine

Robyn A. Liu, MD, MPH, FAAFP, Attending Physician, Northwest Permanente Medical Group

Lauren Smith, M2, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

Kunali Gurditta, MS4

Kelly Cahn, Gallery Director, Tulane Alumnus (graduated 2005)

Donna Brown MD, Physician

Chloe Matovina, MS2

Kiara Marmolejos, Year 1, Yale Physician Assistant Program

James Kimpo, DO MPH, PGY1, Maimonides Children’s Hospital

Atoosa Kourosh, MD, MPH, Clinical Faculty Attending Physician, Arkansas Osteopathic Medical School

Valerie E. Stone, MD, MPH, Vice Chair for DEI and Professor of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Doreen Rabi, MD MSc FRCPC, Professor, University of Calgary

David Nguyen, MS1

Jennifer Tich, MA, MS4

Margrethe Horlyck-Romanovsky, DrPH, Assistant Professor, Public Health

Harrison VanDolah, MS4

Nicholas Bianchina, BS, MS4, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Maximilian Cruz, MD, Med-Peds PGY-4, University of Cincinnati

Rashmi Madhavan, MS, MS3, University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences

Anna Shah, MS4, University of Miami

Dr. Adeshola Ezeokoli, Attending

Zoe Mukhtar, OMS-I

Rebekah Benkart, B.S., Research Assistant, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio; graduated from the University of Pittsburgh

Alex Schoenberger, MS4, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Sarah Mae Smith, MD/PhD Student, University of California, Irvine Medical Scientist Training Program

Wagma Mirzoy, MS4

Rebecca Jones MD, Physician, AAD

Samuel Kebede, MD MPhil, PGY1, Monterfiore/Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Cindy West, DO, Attending Physician, Norman Pediatric Associates

Judith Griffin, MD, Attending Physician

Shannon E. Pringle, MD, PGY-1, Institute for Family Health & Mount Sinai

Chris Diaz, MS4, The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Lindsay Dow, MD, MS, Attending Physician, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Palliative Medicine

Libby Brubaker, DO, MPH, Family Medicine PGY3, Institute for Family Health/Mount Sinai Hospital

Bianca S. Hill, MD MPH, Resident, Institute of Family Health Harlem Residency

Kemi Babagbemi MD, Attending Physician, Weill Cornell NYP

Lin Mel MD, Attending Physician

Julia Eicher, DO, Resident Physician, Mount Sinai Hospital

Elizabeth Duga, MS3, University of Louisville School of Medicine

Horace Brown, MD, Resident Physician, Mount Sinai Hospital

Mara Phelan MD, PGY2, Institute For Family Health

Kasandra White MD, Attending Physician

Brittani James, MD, Attending Physician, The Institute for Antiracism in Medicine

Pamela Merritt, Executive Director, Medical Students for Choice

Oluwasegun Paul Emenogu, MS3, University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences

Jessica Todsen, MS3, Mayo Clinic

Kakra Boye-Doe, MS3, University of Kansas Medical Center

Sudeep Taksali, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon

Sam Schotland, MD/PhD candidate, Yale/Michigan

Joshua Steighner, Student, University of Maryland, College Park

Tayor Nichols, MD, Attending Physician, Mercy San Juan, Volunteer Clinical Faculty at UC Davis and UCSF

Ximena Levander, MD, MCR, FACP, Clinical instructor/Samuel Wise Clinical Research Fellow, OHSU

Akeem Marsh, MD, Attending Physician, The New York Foundling

Sanjay A. Patel, MD, Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency, Riverside Methodist Hospital (OhioHealth)

Sanghyuk Shin, PhD, Assistant Professor, UC Irvine

David Tian, MD, MPP, Interim Chief of Primary Care (AHS), Assistant Clinical Professor (UCSF), Highland Hospital, Alameda Health System, and UCSF

Carl G Streed Jr MD MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Research Lead, Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine

Ammarah Spall, MS4, Drexel University College of Medicine

Rucha Shukla, MD, Physician

Alexa Goldstein, MD, Family Medicine PGY1, Mount Sinai Hospital

Kamilah Dixon-Shambley, MD, MA, Attending Physician, The Ohio State University

Raymond Hsu, MD, Attending Physician, UCSF

Diana Martins-Welch, MD, Assistant Professor, Northwell Health

Amy Morrison, MS2/MPH Candidate, Touro University California

Ugo Awa, MD, Rheumatology Fellow

Pauline Huynh, BA, MS4, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Maxine Davis, MSW, MBA, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Arlington

Roya Ijadi-Maghsoodi, MD, MSHPM, Assistant Professor-in-Residence, UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

Deandre King, MD, Resident

Jean Liew, MD MS, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine

Alexis Umoye, MS1, UC DAVIS

Sydney Russell Leed, MS4, SUNY Upstate Medical University

Jenny Wares MD, Staff Physician, University of Georgia Health Center

Cadence Kuklinski, DO, Attending Physician/Assistant Professor, Washington University School of Medicine

Nadia Jamil, M.D., Endocrinology Fellow, Warren Alpert School of Medicine

Nishad Rahman, MD, PGY2

Rebecca Fasano, MD, Neurology Residency Program Director; Associate Professor of Neurology, Emory University School of Medicine

Kripa Upadhyay, MS3, Tulane University School of Medicine

Rachel Issaka, MD, MAS, Attending Physician, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & University of Washington

Sujana Chandrasekhar, MD, Voluntary Faculty — Clin Assoc Prof and Clin Prof, Icahn and Zucker SOM

Oluyemisi Odugbesan, MPA MD, Attending physician, USAP

Stephen Conn, MS3, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Kirsten E Wiens, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University

Sabrina Beavers, BS, CHES

Nathan Bahr, MD, Assistant Professor, University of Kansas Medical Center

Nina T. Harawa, MPH, PhD, Professor-in-Residence, UCLA School of Medicine

Aleisha Khan, MD ’25, Medical Student, Medical College of Georgia

Mark Spencer, MD, Resident, Emory

Asmi Panigrahi, MD, Resident Physician

Stacey Milani, M.D. FAAP, Attending Physician, MercyOne Medical Center

Vishal Shah, MD, Fellow, Mayo Clinic

Carrie L Francis, MD, Attending Physician, Otolaryngology, H&N surgery, UKP

Rita Gehrenbeck-Shim, MS2, Boston University School of Medicine

Andrea Done, MS, MS2, Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine- Southern Utah

Susan Lopez, MD, Assistant Professor Hospital Medicine, Rush University Medical Center

Brian May, MD, Attending Physician, UAB

Brant Cornelius, MS4, Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine

Daniel Sullivan, M.D., Assistant Professor, University of California-San Francisco

Kristine Nanagas, MD, Attending Physician

Cassandra Bradby, MD, Residency Program Director & Attending Physician, East Carolina University

Onyinye Balogun, MD, Assistant Professor, Weill Cornell Medicine/ New York Presbyterian

Amalia Londono Tobon, MD Fellow

Cesar Padilla MD, Medical Director, Maternal Critical Care, Cleveland Clinic

Adithya Sivakumar, BE, MS2, Rush Medical College

Kaitlyn Ruffing, MS4, Penn State College of Medicine

Jared Weiss, MD, Resident Physician

Trisha Khambadkone, MS4

Paloma Reinoso, MD, Resident, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Lacey Whitmire, MD, MPH, Attending Physician, Fair Haven Community Health Care

Sidart Pradeep, MS3, UT Health San Antonio

Sofia Noori, MD MPH, PGY4, Yale Department of Psychiatry

Stephanie Hojsak, ScB, Medical Student, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Natalia Solenkova MD PhD, Attending Physician

Geoffrey Stetson, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, UCSF

Ryan Marino MD, Assistant Professor/Attending Physician, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Vidiya Sathananthan, MS4, ETSU Quillen College of Medicine

Emily Scott MD, MPH, PGY2, University of Colorado

Audrey Elaine Byrd, OMS-2, Oklahoma State University COM

Virginia Hoch, B.A., MS4, Northwestern University

Janeni Nayagan, MD, Resident Physician, Cooper University Hospital

Natasha Anushri Anandaraja MD, MPH, Pediatrician, Public Health Physician, NYC

Scott Weissman, MD, Attending Physician, University of Washington, Seattle Childrens Hospital

Roshanak Moshtaghfard, O.D., Optometrist

Pallavi Gowda DO, Premier Health LLC

Kristin Gee, MD, Resident, UTSW

Jessica Reid-Adam, MD, Director, Pediatrics Residency Program, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Maria Phillis, MD, JD, Resident Physician, Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals

Jasmine Oliver, MD, Physician, Bronson Battle Creek Internal Medicine

Arnoldys Stengel, MD, PGY-3, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Nneka Ichoku DO, Attending Physician, Saint Luke’s Hospital Saint Louis

Brian Monroe, M.D., Attending Physician, University of Maryland Health System / Advanced Radiology

Rasheeda Hall, MD, Attending Physician

Arleeta Diggs, MD, Attending Physician, SNF/LTC PARTNERS

Leah Gilliam, MD, Family Physician, Solo Practice

Kathryn Kimpel, MS4, University of Washington SOM

R. Ellen Jones MD, Chief Resident, UTSW General Surgery

Dr. Thu Tran, Physician Partner, Capital Women’s Care

McKayleigh Andrus-Bearden, MS4, Kansas City University

Jason Han MD, Resident

Christina Theodorou MD, PGY5, UC Davis Medical Center

Van Don Williams II, MD, PGY-3 — Pediatrics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Julia Zhang, OMS-IV

Joseph Peetz, D.O., Attending Physician, Anesthesiology, Lutheran Medical Center

Christopher Harbin, M. Div., Reverend, UMC

Courtney Smith, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine

Michael Tarkey, MD, Fellow, UIC

Zachary Grady, MS4, Emory University School of Medicine

Cynthia J Inkpen, DHA, MPA, MA, CEO, CJI Healthcare Management and Consulting

Grace Bunemann, OMSII, Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine

Akanksha Sharma MD, Attending Physician, Saint John Cancer Institute

Eve S. faber, M.D., Attending Physician, SUNY Downstate

Andrea Jones, MD, Attending Physician, UNMC Department of Family Medicine

Ruth Schneider, MD, Assistant Professor, University of Rochester

Brandy Hattendorf, MD, Attending Physician, Associate Professor, USC

Chiazo Amene, MD, FAANS, Attending Physician, Mercy Hospital Springfield

Mills Johnson, MS1, USCSOMG

Kathryn Glas, MD, Emory University

Katrina Heyrana, MD, PhD, Fellow in complex family planning, University of Southern California

Josephine Mokonogho, MD, Attending Physician, ChristianaCare

Walker Keenan, MD, PGY-3, Yale University

Karen E. Sullivan, M. D., Attending Physician

Catherine Cai, MS4

Nikkita Southall MD, Attending Physician, University of Maryland SOM and Baltimore VA Medical Center

Tiffany Lahr, MD, FAAP, Attending Physician, Pediatrician

Ken Obenson MD, FRCPC, Attending Forensic Pathologist/Associate Professor, Dalhousie University/Saint John Campus, NB Canada

Lindsey Rentschler, MD, Endocrinologist

Trisha Khambadkone, MS4

Susan Rubin, MD, MPH, Family Physician, Institute for Family Health

Gillian E McDonald MD, Attending Physician, North County Anesthesia Associates

Naomi Bishop, MLIS, AHIP, Health Sciences Librarian, University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix

Gjanje Smith, MD, MPH, Attending Physician

Esther M Johnston, MD MPH FAAFP, Attending Physician, The Wright Center National Family Medicine Residency

Eliceia D Jackson, MD, Locums Physician, Quality Correctional Health Care

Stephanie Houston, DO, Fellow Physician, University of Iowa

Serena Chao, MD, MSc, AGSF, Attending Physician and Geriatrics Division Chief, Cambridge Health Alliance and Harvard Medical School

Betty Kolod, MD, Resident Physician, Mount Sinai

Candace Smith-King, MD, Vice President of Academic Affairs & Designated Institutional Official (DIO), Spectrum Health — Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital

Tamara Goldberg MD, Attending Physician, Mount Sinai Health System

Nicole Cagle-Richardson, MD, Attending Physician

Jessica Cristallo MD, Attending Physician, Monterfiore/Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Roxana Daneshjou, MD,PhD, Attending Physician, Stanford

Ndang Azang-Njaah, MD, MPH, Attending Physician, Medicine-Pediatrics, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Patrick McLendon DO, PCCM Fellow, Parkview Medical Center

Rachel Alter, MPH, MS2, Sackler School of Medicine

Jennifer K. Readlynn, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Director of Sub-Internships, University of Rochester School of Medicine

Leslie Blackhall MD MTS, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Virginia

Joy Lowell, Retired Teacher

Aishwarya Rajagopalan, DO, MHS, PGY-3

Theodore C. Smith, PhD, Assistant Professor, Touro University California

Priya Patel, Undergrad, UAB

Rachel Asare Darko, MS4

Nicholas Lee, MD, Resident Physician, UT Southwestern

Audrey Elaine Byrd, OMS-2, Oklahoma State University COM

Audrey Verde, MD PhD, Neuroradiology Fellow, PGY5, Stanford University

Surya Sabhapathy, MD, MPH, Attending Physician, University of Illinois — Chicago

Stephanie Cordonnier, MS4, University of Toledo College of Medicine

Dr. Thu Tran, Physician Partner, Capital Women’s Care

Jade A. Anderson, MD, Resident Physician, Norwalk Hospital/AMA Alternate Delegate to the RFS and Resident member at large for the AMA Radiological Section Council

Nicolas Guzman MD, Clinical Associate Professor, The George Washington University

Rachit Chawla MD, FAAP, Clinical Fellow, Harbor UCLA Medical Center

Megan E Fox, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Elizabeth Dibble MD, Attending Physician, Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Kerry-Ann Mitchell, MD-PhD, Attending Physician, The Ohio State University

Marielle Yohe MD PhD, Attending physician

Dr Rose Gnap, ST4 Orthopaedic Registrar, Nottingham University Hospitals

Adrianna Stanley, MD MSc, Resident Physician, UCLA Internal Medicine — Pediatrics

Bianca Patel, M.D., PGY-IV, Harvard South Shore Psychiatry Residency

Trisha Khambadkone, MS4

Girish Nadkarni, MD, Attending, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Yolanda Sutton, CHW

Kristin Swedish, MD, MPH, Attending Physician, Montefiore Medical Center

Julia Switzer, MD, FACOG, Assistant Professor, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Jasmine Marcelin, MD, Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Diana Perry DPM, Faculty Fellow

Uma Periyanayagam MD, Independent practice-Carolinas Pediatrics

Jen Balkus, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, University of Washington School of Public Health

Adrianne Khanolkar, MS4, Indiana University School of Medicine

Rayo Sarumi, DO, Attending Physician, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Salwa Beheiry RN, CCRN

Vineet Arora MD MHM MACP, Tenured Professor of Medicine

Kellee Oller MD FACP, Program Director, USF

Dayana Sanchez, MD, MS, MPH, PGY-1, Mount Sinai Hospital

Dafina Good, MD, Attending Physician, Children’s National Medical Center/ GWU-SOM

Natasha Bhuyan, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Arizona College of Medicine — Phoenix

Jessica Howard-Anderson, MD, Infectious Diseases Fellow, Emory University

Eve Bloomgarden, MD, Associate Professor, University of Vermont

Earle C. Chambers, PhD, Director of Research, Family and Social Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine/ Montefiore Health System

Susan Hingle MD, Professor of Medicine, SIU SOM

Harsha Tathireddy, Hospitalist, Southern Illinois Healthcare

Charlena Robinson, M.D., Physician, Boston University Medical Center

Andrew Goldstein, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, NYU School of Medicine

Colleen C Brown, MD FAAHPM, Director, Adult & Pediatric Palliative Care, Ascension St Vincent

Joanna Turner Bisgrove, MD FAAFP, Board Certified Family Physician

Hannah Shin, MD, Resident Physician, University of South Florida

Ryan Huerto, MD, MPH, MA, Physician and Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Virginia Hoch, B.A., MS4, Northwestern University

Jessica Bode, MD, Attending Physician, Emergency Medicine

Rebecca Tsevat, MD, MS, Resident Physician, UCLA

Darion L. Showell, DO, MT(ASCP), Attending Physician, SSM Cancer Care, Madison, Wisconsin

Irene Blanco, MD, MS, Associate Dean for Diversity Enhancement, Rheumatology Fellowship Program,

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Michelle Giannone, MD, Attending Physician, White Plains Hospital

Franklin T Sylvester Jr, MD, Resident, Mount Sinai

Elizabeth Cho, MD, Attending Physician, The Permanente Medical Group , Kaiser Permanente

Benjamin Williams, MS1, Emory University School of Medicine, SNaHP, DSA HWC

Talia Mariduena-Urdanigo, MD, Resident, Mount Sinai Hospital

Molly Fuentes, MD MS, Assistant Professor, University of Washington

Sarah Kessler, PharmD, BCPS, Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacist, University of New Mexico

Shwetha Iyer MD, Attending Physician, Montefiore Medical Center

Belinda Birnbaum MD, Attending Physician, Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists Association

Tamara Brooks, MD, Attending Physician, Community Pediatrics

Aaron Samuel Breslow, PhD, Assistant Professor, Attending Psychologist, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Aida Aponte-Gaupp, DVM, Veterinarian

Karen Jones, MD, Retired Attending Physician, Swedish Hospital and Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Ashley Perry, MD, Internal Medicine- Pediatrics PGY-1, University of South Florida

Mahad Mohammed, DO, Med-Peds Hospitalist Attending

Matthew Cappiello, MD, Assistant Professor, Loma Linda University Medical Center

Anna-Sophia Boguraev, MS, MS1, Harvard Medical School

Kelsey Priest, PhD, MPH OHSU

Rishab Chawla, MS1, Medical College of Georgia

Amber Todd, MD IM PGY3 USF

Julia Switzer, MD, FACOG, Assistant Professor, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Patrick Jean-Pierre MD, Attending Physician, Hudson Wellness

Manuel Tapia, MD MPH, Vice Chair Family & Community Medicine, UCSF

Qaali Hussein, MD, Attending Physician, ACSS

Rebecca Stern MD, Med-Peds PGY2, University of Chicago

Uvieoghene Ughwanogho, MD, Attending Physician, Baylor College of Medicine

Gregory Campbell, MD, Chief resident, Med-Peds 2021, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA

Buelah Williams, MD, Attending Physician

Frank Soto Del Valle, MD, PGY1, USF Health Department of Internal Medicine

Julia Heneghan, MD, Attending Physician, University of Minnesota

Lekshmi Santhosh MD MAEd, Attending Physician, UCSF

Jameson Kuang, MD, PGY2, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics at University of South Florida

Sharonda Clark, MD, Attending, Psychiatry

Alar Sambandam, DO, FACC, Cardiologist

Niveditha Jagadesh, MS3, The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Eno Oshin, MD, UTHealth

Ayodeji Obayomi, Attending Physician, Hackensack University Medical Center

Jessica Santos-Parker, PhD, MS4, University of Michigan Medical School

Melanie Fritz, MS4, Boston University

Lucy Kalanithi, MD, FACP, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine

Esther Choo, MD MPH, Attending Physician, Equity Quotient; OHSU

Fitz J. Brooks, DMD, Dentist

Jessica Allan, MD, Attending Physician, Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Erin Avondet, MD, Attending Physician

Başak Çoruh, MD, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program Director, University of Washington

Sonja Raaum, MD, Attending Physician, University of Utah

Spencer Nendza, MS, MS3, PCOM

Patricia Bai, MS3

Tristan Kantohe, Sked, Non-US IMG

Emily Hentz, MS4, Indiana University School of Medicine

Jerry Soucy RN CHPN, Clinical and Community Educator for Serious Illness and End of Life

Stacey Weinstein, MD, Attending Physician, UCLA Medicine/Pediatrics

Tamim Hossain, MS4, Drexel University

Angela Lee, PhD, MS4

Sarah Seo, MD, Assistant Professor, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

Andrew Garcia, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, USC/KSOM

D. Wayne Smith, MD Candidate, MBA, MA, MS4, AUC & prior healthcare executive

Zvi Dubin, MD, Attending Physician

Rebecca Moore, B.A., Residency Program Coordinator, UNC Chapel Hill

Monica Stretten, MS4, UCSF School of Medicine

Deborah Edberg, Attending Physician, Rush University

Yadis Arroyo, PGY-3, USF

Rebecca Kuhns, MD, Attending Physician, Private Practice

Kelsey Martin, MS3

James Liebow, MD, Emergency Medicine Resident, PGY2

Luke Funk, MD MPH, Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Nnenna Okereke, MD, PGY3, Meharry Medical College

Crysta Chatman, MD, Attending Physician, Unity Health Care

Lauren Ciszak, MD, Attending Physician, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center

Cynthia Robinson, MD, Active Staff, Wound Clinic Director, Maria Parham Health

Marwah Abdalla, MD, Attending Physician, Columbia University Medical Center

Aditya Grover, MD, PGY3, Univ of South Florida

Anna Elseth, DO, General Surgery Resident

Hala Chaaban, MD, Attending Physician, OU Health/ Neonatology

Jake Anderson, DO, Attending Physician, University of Arizona College of Medicine- Phoenix

Sasha Shillcutt MD, Professor & Physician, UNMC

Arjun Khadilkar, Resident Physician, University of South Florida

Monica Lau Katamura, MD, Attending Physician, Medicine-Pediatrics

Evelyn Darius, MD, Attending Physician, Plushcare inc.

Nora Gibson, MD, Pediatric Resident, PGY-3, UCLA

Toyin Fapohunda-Adekola. MD. MBA, Attending Physician, Atlantic Health System

Sarah Holstein, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Sunkaru Touray, MD, MSc, FACP, Physician, Carlsbad Medical Center

Kristina M. Brown, MD, Resident Physician, UCLA Medicine-Pediatrics

Jocelyn Moore, Outreach Coordinator, Stephen F. Austin State University

Rebekah Roll, MS4, Indiana University School of Medicine

Simone Montgomery, BA, MS4, Keck School of Medicine of USC

Shannon McNamara, MD, Attending Physician

Carla Stefanescu, MD, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, UAB

Monica Vela MD, Attending Physician, University of Chicago

Carlos Parra-Herran MD, Attending Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Wendee Morgan, RN, UCSF

Valerie Press, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Chica

Sehar Dedmari, OMS 2

Asmaa El-Ghazali, BS, MS3, UWSOM

Robin Ochei, MD, PGY1

Nnenna Mbabuike, MD, Attending Physician, Ascension St. Mary’s of Michigan

Kaushik Amancherla, MD, Fellow

Shekinah Elmore, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, University of North Carolina

Alexandra Rice, M4

Helen D’Couto MD, Fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital

Thea Belay, MD, PGY1, Mount Sinai

Krystal Green, MD, PGY-1

Sarah Hwang, MD, Assistant Professor of PM&R, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Nasreen Ghazi, MD, Assistant Professor, Florida Atlantic University

Daniel Kozman, MD MPH, Asst Clinical Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Laney Mitchell, MS-II, OSU-COM

Rebecca Lara, MD, EdM, Assistant Professor, Rush Medical College

Alison Baker, MS, OMS2, PCOM

Katie Suda, PharmD, MS, FCCP, Professor, University of Pittsburg

Kajal Patel, MS4, Medical University of South Carolina

Julia Brickey, MS3, UNC School of Medicine

Tilden Keller, MS4, University of Washington School of Medicine

Catherine Velopulos MD, MHS, Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Colorado

Denise Dewald, MD, Fellow, Case Western Reserve University

Tamara Saint-Surin, MD, Attending Physician, UNC

Nicolas Fletcher MD, PGY-1

Patricia P. Jeudin MD, Attending Physician, University of Miami Hospital

Raushanah Hud-Aleem, D.O., Physician

Melissa Mauro- Small, MD, Attending Physician, Dept of Pediatrics, Tufts Children’s Hospital

Kaitlin VanHooser, OMS-3, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

Danea Campbell, MD, Attending Physician

Michelle Kitson, MD, Attending Physician, Internal Medicine

Lincoln Shenje MD.PhD., MRCP, Attending Physician

Amy Radford MSW, Program Director, University of Washington

Darlene Ifill-Taylor, MD, FAPA, Physician/Medical Director, Three Strand Wellness, Charlotte, NC

Aqilah McCane,PhD, Post doctoral fellow, Oregon Health and Science University

Nicki Reno-Welt, PA-C, Director of Academic Education- PA Program, Pace University

Alex Sable-Smith, MD, Attending Physician

Mohammed Nuru MS, MS4, University of Louisville School of Medicine

Alison Bays, MD, MPH&TM, Attending Physician, University of Washington

Ruvandhi Nathavitharana, MD MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School

Sasha Mercer MD, MPH, Attending Physician, Medstar Franklin Square

Lynette E. Thomas, M.D., Nephrology Consultant

Clari Borrero-Mejías, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Arizona College of Medicine- Phoenix

Hannah Carr, MS3, University of Washington School of Medicine

K H Kevin Luk, MD, MSm, Senior Associate Consultant, Mayo Clinic Arizona

Wagma Mirzoy, MS4

Jasmine Carter, PharmD

Dachelle Johnson, PharmD

Kamala Gullapalli Cotts, MD, Attending Physician, University of Chicago

Shana Wallace MD, Attending Physician, Pediatric Neurologist/Novant Health

Taisha Benjamin MD, Attending Physician, Community Healthcare Network

Rita Rossi-Foulkes, Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Chicago

Grace Berry LaShore, MD, Attending Physician, University of Chicago

Chitra Akileswaran, MD, MBA, Vice Chair, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Alameda Health System

Nicole P. Sandhu, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine

Imani Jones, MS4, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Charnette Lercara, MD, PGY4, SUNY Downstate

My Myers, MD, Attending physician, Family Medicine Program Director, St. Petersburg General

Katherine Shaw, MD, Attending Physician, Johns Hopkins

Ratna Priya Gangi, MD, Unity Point

Adetokunbo Olotu, MD, Attending Physician, Whittier Street Health Center

Rochelle McLaren, MD, Attending Anesthesiologist

Romila Mushtaq, MD, Attending Physician, Physician Entrepreneur, Physician (Neurology & Integrative Medicine)

Megan Lavoie, MD, Faculty, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia/ Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Alexandra Smith, MD, Attending Physician

Tomica Blocker, MD, PhD, Attending Physician, Newton Medical Center

Adetunbi Ayeni MD, Attending Physician, NYP-BMH

Paige Kalika, DO, Attending Physician, University of Miami

Robyn Cohen, MD, MPH, Attending Physician, Pediatric Pulmonology, Boston University School of Medicine

Yezarni Wynn, MSc, MD, PGY1, University of Toronto

Ashley Cook, MD, Attending Physician, Prviate Practice

April Clark, MD, Attending Physician, United States Army

Sridhar Kundula MD, Attending Physician, RWJBH

Sachin D. Shah, MD, Attending Physician, University of Chicago

Candace Martin, RN, BSN

Zachary Prudowsky, MD, Fellow, Baylor College of Medicine

Jacel Brooks MD, Attending Physician

Nicole Donaldson, MD, Attending Physician, Private Practice

Dr. Joy Crandall, Attending Physician

Oluwakemi Onajin MD, Attending Physician, University of Chicago

Linda Street MD, Attending Physician

James Wu, MS4, Medical College of Wisconsin

Roger Blake MD FACS, General surgery (Private practice)

Jennifer Rubin, MD, Attending Physician, Northwestern University

Michelle Cohen, MD, CCFP, Assistant Professor, Dept of Family Medicine, Queen’s University

Roberta Gebhard DO, Attending Family Medicine Physician

Rekha Chandrabose, MD, Attending Physician, UC San Diego

Kyria Brown, MSW, MPH, Doctoral Student, Washington University in Saint Louis

Claire Garpestad, MS4, University of Michigan Medical School

Nan Sethakorn, MD, PhD, Oncology Fellow, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Elizabeth Francis, MS4, Medical University of South Carolina

Erkeda DeRouen, MD, Attending Physician

Ashley Elizabeth Mathew, MD, Forensic Pathologist

Vera Okwu, MD, Attending Physician, North Central Baptist Hospital

Heather Barnett, MD, PhD, Resident Physician, University of Washington

Asma Chattha MD, Attending Physician

Alice Nayak, MD, Providence Medical Group, Attending Physician

Lauren Kriger Groner, DO, Attending Physician, Weill Cornell Medicine

Yadis Arroyo, PGY3, USF

Rowena Hann, MS4, Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine

Shellie Williams, MD, FAAHPM, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Chicago

Lauren Peccoralo MD MPH, Attending Physician, Mount Sinai Hospital

Kelley Chuang, MD, Attending Physician, UCLA

Maria T. Batilo, MD, Attending Physician, Private Practice

Ijeoma Ajufo MD, Attending Physician, Northridge Behavioral Health

Emily Mai, MD, Attending Physician, UAB Hospital Medicine

Cathleen Huang, Student, Middlebury College

Cristiana Cavallari, DO, PGY-3, USF

Shannon Webb, MD, Attending Physician

Dr Esther Mckenzie, Physician Attending, Locum Tenens

William Childs DO, PGY-1, DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital

Caroline A. Casey M.D., Attending Physician, RPW Obstetrics and Gynecology

Ona Utuama MD MPH, Attending Physician, Family Medicine

Amy Gueye-Weinstein MD MPH FACOG, Attending Physician, Visionary Women’s Health

Kerry Reynolds, MD. Attending Oncologist, Attending Oncologist

Vasanta Weiss MD, Attending Physician, University of Arizona School of Medicine

Idi Allen MD, Anesthesiologist/Pain Physician, The Pain Relief Center of Georgia

Soo Mee Pak, MD, President/Physician, Ophthalmology Partners of Rockland

Julie Swartz, MD, Attending Physician

Margot Albert, MD, Attending Physician, Gallup Indian Medical Center

Tina McKenzie, M.D., Attending Physician, Loyola Stritch School of Medicine University of Chicago

Oriaku Kas- Osoka MD, MEd, FAAP, Pediatric Residency Program Director, Attending Physician, UNLV School of Medicine

Shelley Young, MD, FACOG, Attending Physician, Retired

Bryan A. Smith, Attending Physician, University of Chicago Medical Center

Anna B. McCall, MD, Family Physician

Vanessa Rooney, MD, Attending Physician, University of Illinois Chicago

Stepheny Berry, MD, FACS, Attending Physician

Damián Suárez, MD, MA, MedPeds PGY-1, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Janet Cowan, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine

Jennifer Weintraub, MD, APD, Internal Medicine — Primary Care Track Director, Department of General Internal Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Ellen Janke, MD, Attending Physician, University of Michigan, Faculty

Jennifer Hardy, MD, Private Practice Physician, Unified Anesthesia

Amelia Bray-Aschenbrenner, MD, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellow, Washington University School of Medicine

Alana C. Nichols, JD, MD, Med Peds 2021 Applicant

Makda Majette MD MPH, Attending Physician, AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Nastane Le Bec, Attending Physician, OSF

Natalie Curtis, MD, Attending Physician, Alameda Health System

Aldene McKenzie D.O, Attending Physician

Sawsan Abulaimoun MD, Chief Resident, Creighton University

Satya Patel, MD, Attending Physician, UCLA

Jacqueline Patterson DDS, General Dentist

Anna Ayum D.O., Resident Physician, SBH

Jaclyn DelGreco, DO, Attending Physician

Autumn Ivy, MD, PhD, Attending Physician, Neuroscientist, UC Irvine School of Medicine

Pamela Middleton, MD, Attending Physician, Locum Tenens Physician

Sabrina Esbitt, PhD, Licensed Psychologist

Cheryl Conner, MD, MPH, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago

Christina Ronai MD MSEd, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, OHSU

Anita Malhotra, MD, Attending physician/Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Medicine, Penn State College of Medicin

Sabrina Finney, MD, Site Medical Director, Wellpath/ VUMC

Vidya Eswaran, MD, Fellow, National Clinician Scholars Program at the University of California San Francisco

Yewande Samuel, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacist

Erica Bersin, President, ERO Health Communications

Eileen Barrett, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of New Mexico

Gifty-Maria Ntim, MD, MPH, Attending Physician

Nadia Jamil, M.D. , Endocrinology Fellow, Warren Alpert School of Medicine

Ryan Christensen, DO, President/Attending Physician, Oakland County Osteopathic Medical Association

Erika Aragona, DO

Heather Krause MD, PGY2, TTUHSC El Paso

Mirna Boumitri MD, Attending Physician, University of Minnesota

NYC-based HIV primary care provider. Advocate for gender, racial and health equity.

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