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2020 Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Wael Barsoum, MD

CEO & President of Cleveland Clinic Florida

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Desmond Meade

President of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition

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Jesse Milan, Jr., JD

CEO & President of AIDS United 

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Thought Leaders


Marc Brackett, PhD

Founding Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence

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Hodon Mohamed, DO

Dr. Hodon, OBGYN—Women’s Health Expert, Wellness and Physician Career Coach

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Session Speakers


Ashi Arora

First Year Medical Student, Georgetown University School of Medicine

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Ashley Barker

Chair, AMSA Global Health Action Committee, MPH Candidate, Research Associate

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Michael Barone, MD

Pediatrician; VP of Licensure Programs; NBME; Assoc. Professor Johns Hopkins University

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Georges Benjamin, MD

Executive Director, American Public Health Association

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Melissa Cheyney, PhD

Associate Professor, Oregon State University

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Yvonne Cotterell

Student Editor, The New Physician

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Gemma Costa, MS

Senior Learning and Development Specialist, Careers in Medicine/Association of American Medical Colleges

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Lisa L. Cover, MHA, CHE

Senior Vice President, Business Development and Operations, ECFMG

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David Evans, MD

Program Director, UW Family Medicine Residency

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Jason Fang

International Trustee, AMSA

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David Flick, MD

Master Advisor & Director of Residency Advising, MedSchoolCoach

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Julie Fresne, MS

Senior Director, Student Financial and Career Advising Services, AAMC

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Robin Fretwell Wilson, JD

Professor of Law, University of Illinois College of Law

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Avanthi Jayaweera

Vice President for Leadership Development, AMSA

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Margarida Jorge

Campaign Director, Lower Drug Prices Now Coalition

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Edjah Kweku-Ebura Nduom, MD

Founder & Chair, Physicians for Criminal Justice Reform, Inc.

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Vice President for Membership, AMSA

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Tao Le, MD, MHS

Chief Education Officer & Founder, ScholarRx

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Mary Beth Levin, MPH

Associate Professor, Georgetown University School of Medicine

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Adriane Lopez

Engagement Specialist, AAMC

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Justin Mendoza, MPH

Senior Partnerships Manager, Families USA

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Emily Miller

Program Coordinator, Academic Partnerships & Affiliate, Child Family Health International

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Petros N. Minasi, Jr.

Senior Director, Pre-Health Programs, Kaplan Test Prep

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Jennifer Nathan, MD

Neuroradiologist, Andrews Air Force Base

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Sheeva Norooz

Chapter President, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

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Ken Patterson

Director, Grassroots Impact, RESULTS

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Richard Peng

ERAS Senior Training Specialist, AAMC

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Linda Prine, MD FAAFP

Professor, Family and Community Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine

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Timothy E. Quill, MD

Professor of Medicine, Psychiatry, Medical Humanities and Nursing, University of Rochester Medical Center

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Sujay Ratna

Premedical Regional Director, American Medical Student Association

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Martha ("Mattie") Renn

Medical Student, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons

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Gary Rose, MD

Associate Professor, Director of BS/MD Pipeline Program, Direct Post Baccalaureate Program, Florida Atlantic University College of Medicine

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Mark Ryan, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Population Health, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

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Sakran, a Johns Hopkins trauma surgeon, created the Twitter account @ThisIsOurLane and encouraged other doctors to share their experiences treating victims of gun violence.

Joseph V. Sakran, MD, MPH, MPA, FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Director of Emergency General Surgery, and Associate Chief of the Division of Acute Care Surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital

Firearm Safety Advocate

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David J. Satin, MD

Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota Medical School

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Joshua Sharfstein, MD

Professor of the Practice in Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 

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Ari Silver-Isenstadt, MD


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Anishaa Sivakumar

Chair, AMSA AIDS Advocacy Network

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Perry Tsai, MD, PhD

Immediate Past President, AMSA National

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Peter Van Geertruyden, MD

Staff Radiologist, EagleEye Radiology, Inc.

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James Wasco, MD

Kaplan Medical School Admissions Advisor

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Ashley S. Weitz

Victim Advocate

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Calvin Wheeler, MD, BS Pharm, FAAP

Institutional Director of UME / GME, Kaiser Permanente

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Carma Yaghi, MD

Internal Medicine Resident Physician, Kaiser Permanente

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