Seema Anandalwar, MD

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Seema’s hometown is South Brunswick, NJ. Seema was a member of the BS-MD program at The College of New Jersey and Rutgers – New Jersey Medical School receiving the Bloustein Outstanding Scholar Award, the NJMS International Service Grant, as well as multiple NJMS Alumni Association Scholarships and Service Grants. Seema volunteered in relief efforts in Haiti and Tanzania, teaching at an orphanage and working on the surgical wards at a community hospital. Seema served as President of two student organizations; one promoting healthcare awareness at local prisons and shelters and the second devoted to enhancing awareness of domestic violence in local schools. She pursued research in pediatric surgery and was elected to AOA. During her research years of residency, Seema received her MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health and completed a research fellowship in clinical outcomes at Boston Children’s Hospital. Her surgical interest is pediatric surgery. Seema enjoys travel, dance, and exploring Boston.

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Lorenzo Anez Bustillos, MD

Luis Razetti School of Medicine
Lorenzo’s hometown is Caracas, Venezuela. He received his MD magna cum laude from Luis Razetti School of Medicine at the Universidad Central de Venezuela. After his first two years of surgical residency, Lorenzo pursued a research fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital under the mentorship of Mark Puder, MD, PhD. His interests include nutritional interventions to mitigate the negative effects of prolonged parenteral nutrition therapy. His clinical interest is pediatric surgery.


Jordan Broekhuis, MD

University of Nebraska College of Medicine
Jordan’s hometown is Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He received his BA in music with high distinction at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his MD with distinction from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine where he received the Paul E. Hodgson award for outstanding performance in surgery and was elected to AOA. During medical school, Jordan participated in the Enhanced Medical Education Track in HIV medicine, during which he studied a model of physician-pharmacist partnership for the provision of pre-exposure prophylaxis. Jordan’s clinical interests are in endocrine surgery and breast surgery. He enjoys cooking, traveling, and playing the piano.

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Alexander Chalphin, MD

Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Alex’s hometown is Washington, DC. Alex attended the College of William and Mary and received a BS, magna cum laude, majoring in Biology. He received his MD from the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, enrolling in the Population Health Program, with a focus on public health. He was the recipient of an Arnold P. Gold Foundation Research Grant to study preventive care and childhood nutrition in rural villages in India, tutored inner city students, provided medical care to Philadelphia’s homeless, and served as President of the International Medical Society. Alex was elected to the Hobart Amory Hare Honor Medical Society and AOA. During his research years of residency, Alex pursued translational research in fetal tissue engineering as a post-doctoral fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital. His surgical interest is pediatric surgery. Alex enjoys running, triathlons, lacrosse, and guitar.


Rashi Jhunjhunwala, MD

Emory University School of Medicine
Rashi’s hometown is Portland, Oregon. Rashi received her BA cum laude from Claremont McKenna College, majoring in Biology and Literature, with election to Phi Beta Kappa. Following graduation, Rashi pursued clinical research at Memorial Sloan Kettering. Rashi received her MD from Emory University School of Medicine, where she served as Editor of the Medical School Literary Magazine, volunteered for the Georgia Rape Crisis Hotline, and pursued research on the traumatically injured patient. During her time at Emory she received the Emory University Creativity and Arts Award and the American Academy for the Surgery of Trauma Research and Education Foundation Scholarship. She also received a Masters of Arts in Bioethics and Society from King’s College London, where she received the King’s Leadership and Professional Skills Award and the Award for Best Overall Performance in the Masters.  Her surgical interests include trauma/critical care, global health, and acute care surgery. Rashi enjoys cooking, photography, traveling, and yoga.

Li ShenShen Li, MD

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Shen’s hometown is Solon, Ohio. Shen received his BS summa cum laude from Case Western Reserve University, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and was a graduate of the piano program at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He received his MD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where he served as a peer tutor and was a recipient of an NIH T35 training grant to pursue research in liver transplantation and hypovolemic shock. After his first two years of surgical residency, Shen pursued basic and translational research in liver cancer. His clinical interest is endocrine surgery. Shen enjoys playing and coaching soccer.

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University of Pennsylvania
Christina is a native of Massachusetts and received her BA summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, majoring in Biology and Philosophy with election to Phi Beta Kappa. Christina received her MD from the University of Pennsylvania. She served as Vice President of the Agnew Surgical Society, Outreach Chair of the Elizabeth Blackwell Society, and coordinator at the Penn University City Hospitality Coalition clinic, providing care to the homeless. She also taught anatomy. Christina was awarded an NIH grant to investigate biomarkers in vascular disease and later studied the clinical outcomes of patients sustaining vascular trauma. She received the William T. Fitts Memorial Prize and the John Pryor Award for Trauma Research, and she was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society.  Her clinical interest is vascular surgery.  She is an avid runner, cyclist, skier, and sports fan.


Nicole Moraco, MD

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Nikki grew up in Bedford, New York. She received a BS from Bates College, where she majored in Biochemistry and minored in Philosophy. She subsequently completed  a Masters in Bioethics from New York University. Prior to medical school, Nikki conducted research on sarcoma at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She received her MD from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, receiving an Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, the 2015 Excellence in Public Health Award, organized educational programs focused on issues of impairment, and served as a member of the Geisel Student Government.  Nikki was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical society and the gold humanism honor society. Her surgical interests include general surgery, critical care, and surgical oncology.  Nikki enjoys traveling, cooking, hiking,  skiing and dancing.


Alison Pease, MD

SUNY Downstate College of Medicine
Alison’s hometown is Glastonbury, Connecticut. She received her BS from Yale University, majoring in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, and  was awarded the F. Wilder Bellamy Jr. Prize. During college, Alison worked for the BioEnterprise Corporation evaluating medical device and biotechnology proposals for start-up companies. Alison received her MD from SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, where she volunteered for the Brooklyn Free Clinic,  created an anatomy module for first year medical students, and was elected AOA. She also received a SUNY Downstate Alumni Research Fellowship, with which she investigated the amount of post-approval evidence being generated for drugs initially approved by the FDA on the basis of limited evidence. Her surgical interests include oncology and trauma/critical care, and her research interests include health services and surgical outcomes research. Alison enjoys snowboarding, running, writing, and golf.

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Sarah Tracy, MD

University of Massachusetts Medical School
Sarah’s hometown is Sturbridge, MA. She received her BS cum laude from Amherst College, where she was a member of the National Field Hockey Coaches Association National Academic Squad and the Amherst dance and stepping teams. She received her MD from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, was the recipient of the William and Steven Putterman Memorial Scholarship, the Martin Luther King Service Award, and volunteered for the Worcester Refugee Assistance Project. Sarah also served as a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society Global Medicine Committee and participated in medical mission trips to the Dominican Republic and the CURE Children’s Hospital in Uganda. Sarah was elected to AOA. After her first two years of surgical residency, Sarah pursued a research fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital, studying stem cell therapies for congenital diseases. Her surgical interest is pediatric surgery. Sarah enjoys dancing, playing field hockey, painting, and yoga.


Jacqueline Wade, MD

University of Vermont College of Medicine
Jacqueline grew up on a horse farm in New Hampshire and received her BS cum laude from Mount Holyoke College, majoring in Biochemistry. At Mount Holyoke, Jacqueline received the Seven Sisters Student Athlete Award for academic excellence and an HHMI Research Fellowship. Prior to medical school, Jacqueline pursued research in oncology, served as a program coordinator for the Women’s Lung Cancer Program, and led a weekly science course at a local elementary school. Jacqueline received her MD from the University of Vermont College of Medicine, where she continued to pursue her research interests in surgical oncology and breast cancer, received a Research Merit Award, and was elected AOA. Her surgical interests include Vascular Surgery And Surgical Oncology. Jacqueline enjoys squash, flag football, broomball, horseback riding, sailing and gardening.