AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. August 2011, Volume 13, Number 8: 582-585.

Contributors

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About the Contributors

Theme issue: Caring for the Underserved

Theme Issue Editor

Ryan Van Ramshorst, MD, is a second-year resident in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and a National Health Service Corps Scholar. He serves on the Texas Pediatric Society Resident Section Executive Planning Committee and the Texas Pediatric Society Committee on Community Health Advocacy/Community Access to Child Health. Dr. Van Ramshorst plans on pursuing a career in primary care pediatrics and children’s health advocacy.

Contributors

Anoop Agrawal, MD, is an assistant professor in the combined internal medicine and pediatrics residency program at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He serves as the medical director for the residents’ continuity clinic.

John Brockman is the immediate past president of the American Medical Student Association. He is in his fourth year of medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, and is applying for residency programs in urology. His research interests include advocacy, patient safety, and prostate cancer.

Chris Brooks, MD, is an associate professor of emergency medicine and an assistant director of the emergency medicine residency program at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. He serves on the hospital ethics committee and ethics consultation subcommittee. His area of interest is clinical ethics and professionalism for emergency-medicine trainees. Before beginning practice in emergency medicine, he served at a community clinic in downtown St. Louis.

Margaret M. Burke, MS, is the education coordinator for the HOYA Clinic. She is a second-year medical student at the Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. Margaret received her BS in neuroscience from the University of Michigan and her MS in physiology and biophysics from Georgetown University.

Sharon Dobie, MD, MCP, is a professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, where she maintains a full-spectrum clinical practice and advises medical students and residents. She is the director of the Underserved Pathway and the 2010 recipient of the UW Sterling Munro Public Service Teaching Award.

Marcy Doderer is the vice president and administrator for CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. She has been with CHRISTUS for almost 10 years and is a board member for the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and the Children’s Hospital Association of Texas.

Corey Hebert, MD, is an assistant professor of pediatrics at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, chief medical editor at WDSU-NBC, and the chief medical officer of the Louisiana Recovery School District. He practices general pediatrics and emergency medicine at Tulane Medical Center.

William Y. Huang, MD, is in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He enjoys caring for patients in underserved areas and working with medical students as they pursue their own interest in the care of the underserved.

Rebecca L. Huston, MD, MPH, is a clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) and the medical director of the Medical-Legal Assistance for Families Program, a partnership between the Department of Pediatrics at the UTHSCSA, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc., and the City of San Antonio Department of Community Initiatives.

Amanda Kost, MD, is an assistant professor, a faculty advisor for the Underserved Pathway, lead advisor for family medicine, and a faculty member at the Harborview Medical Center site of the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. She oversees the introductory preclinical family medicine preceptorship.

Rachel Lazzar, MSW, is the program coordinator for the Underserved Pathway and the Community Health Advancement Program (CHAP) service-learning project in the Medical Student Education Division of the University of Washington School of Medicine’s Department of Family Medicine in Seattle.

Sylvia Leal-Castanon, MD, is an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) and the medical coordinator of the Medical-Legal Assistance for Families Program, a partnership between the Department of Pediatrics at the UTHSCSA, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc., and the City of San Antonio Department of Community Initiatives.

Yu-Hsiang “Clara” Lin, MD, is a second-year resident in the combined internal medicine and pediatrics residency program at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She has a broad range of research interests, including infectious diseases in both adults and children.

Justin M. List, MD, MAR, is a second-year resident in the Yale University primary care program in New Haven, Connecticut. He was a fellow in the American Medical Association Institute for Ethics and a research assistant and editor at the Yale University Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics. His interests include global health systems strengthening, health and human rights, and global health clinical education.

Glen Medellin, MD, is an associate professor, director of medical student education for the Department of Pediatrics, and faculty associate of the Center for Humanities and Ethics and holds the Greehey Distinguished Chair in Palliative Care for Children at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Medellin is also the medical director for the pediatric clinics at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital in San Antonio.

Stephen Ray Mitchell, MD, is the Joseph Butenas Professor and Dean of Medical Education at the Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. He is board certified in internal medicine, pediatrics, rheumatology, and pediatric rheumatology. Dr. Mitchell received his MD from the University of North Carolina.

Eileen S. Moore, MD, helped cofound the HOYA clinic, where she is one of two medical directors. Dr. Moore is the assistant dean for community education and advocacy at the Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. She is board certified in internal medicine and received her MD from the University of Cincinnati.

Christine Oh, MS, is the annual report coordinator for the HOYA Clinic. She is a second-year medical student at the Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. Christine received her BA in chemistry and biochemistry from Cornell University and her MS in physiology and biophysics from Georgetown University.

Megan Prior is the referrals coordinator for the HOYA Clinic. She is a second-year medical student at the Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. Megan received her BA in neuroscience and anthropology from Pomona College.

Stephen A. Sarmiento is the operations coordinator for the HOYA Clinic. He is a second-year medical student at the Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. Stephen received his BA in biology from Loyola Marymount University.

Jenny M. Van Kirk is the scheduling coordinator for the HOYA Clinic. She is a second-year medical student at the Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. Jenny received her BA in the individualized major program with a minor in Spanish from Bradley University.

Erwin C. Wang, MHA, is the development coordinator for the HOYA Clinic. He is a second-year medical student at the Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. Erwin received his BA in biology and philosophy and his master of health administration degree from Cornell University.

Shannon U. Waterman, MD, is a clinical instructor at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. She is a faculty advisor for the Underserved Pathway and a faculty member at the Roosevelt Family Medicine site.

Susan Zinn, JD, is an attorney for Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc., in San Antonio and the executive director of the Medical-Legal Assistance for Families Program, a partnership between the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA), Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc., and the City of San Antonio Department of Community Initiatives.