Rohan Jotwani, "Almost" MD/MBA

Rohan Jotwani is a co-founder of The "Almost" Doctor's Channel and serves as Managing Editor. He is currently an MD/MBA student at the Tufts School of Medicine and is an avid producer and reader on topics in digital health, neuroscience and global health. Raised in Seoul, South Korea and Flushing, Queens, Rohan graduated from Columbia University. He has previously worked at The Doctor's Channel, WebMD and Pfizer, and is the former President of the Columbia Debate team.


Elizabeth Borowiec

Elizabeth Borowiec is in her third year at Georgetown University, majoring in Biological Physics, and set to matriculate to the Georgetown School of Medicine Class of 2021. When she’s not studying—though sometimes while—she enjoys singing, playing the piano, exploring the nation’s capital and drinking Earl Grey tea.


Jed Belaguas

Is a contributor to The Almost Doctor’s Channel.


Kaitlyn Mirabella

Is a contributor to The Almost Doctor’s Channel.


Sarrica Fink

Is a contributor to The Almost Doctor’s Channel.


Abby Norman

Abby Norman is a science writer who enjoys prodding topics that range from the mundane to the insane. She currently works as a health guide working with high risk diabetes patients. When she's not at her desk, she can usually be found in the hospital library, the OR or the morgue. When she's not researching or working, she also write part-time for BHM Healthcare Solutions.


Alanna Shaikh, MPH

Alanna Shaikh is a global health professional currently based in Baku, Azerbaijan. She has managed projects all over the world on health, livelihoods, education, and emergency relief. Her technical specialties include health system strengthening, service integration, and behavior change.


Alex Jonokuchi

Alex is a Neuroscience major in his senior year at Columbia University. At school, he is a research assistant in a brain imaging lab, an outdoor orientation leader and Vice President of his fraternity. In his quest to become a doctor, he hopes never to forget how much he enjoys campfires, baseball games, short stories, and the taste of a perfectly hopped pale ale.


Ali Kreigsman, "Almost" A Starving Artist

Ali is a recent UPenn graduate who is sadly most famous for her mac and cheese. Follow her at @Akriegz or just keep living your life, it’s fine. It’s fine.


Amy Gold

Is a contributor to The Almost Doctor’s Channel.


Ashley Parker, PhD

Ashley has a PhD in Biomedical Engineering and is a research engineer in the healthcare field by day. She also writes about grad school, research, and productivity at and @PurposefulPhD on Twitter.


Bobak Zonnoor, MD

Is a contributor to The Almost Doctor’s Channel.


Carolyn Irvin

Is a contributor to The Almost Doctor’s Channel.


Carter Duggan, "Almost" MD

Carter Duggan is a first year medical student at Indiana University School of Medicine on the Purdue University campus. Prior to medical school, he earned his degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Purdue University and subsequently worked as a scribe in a local emergency room. He now enjoys cooking and spending time with friends and family when he can.


Chantal Mendes

Chantal Mendes is a writer who loves science. She graduated with a journalism degree from Boston University in 2010 (go Terriers!) and is currently applying to medical school and doing research at Northwestern University. In addition to her interests in pediatrics and infectious diseases, Chantal enjoys hip-hop yoga, anything Lord of the Rings related and searching for the best hamburger in Chicago. She shares stories of her journey from journalist to prospective doctor on her blog,


Dr. Fizzy

I'm a midwestern physician who has finally finally finally come to the end of my grueling medical training, and at last I have enough time to publish the wealth of cartoons I've created over the years. If you enjoy them, please comment. If you don't enjoy them, then you can just keep your fool mouth shut. Read the rest at


Ellie Brooks, MD

Ellie Brooks is an EM resident who is super excited about finally being done with med school, but hates wearing this ugly black, beeping box on her hip they call a pager. In her ever-dwindling spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her canine, climbing rocks, sleeping in tents, and meeting many random human beings.


Emily Ka Yi Tam

Emily Ka Yi Tam is a MD/MPH student at UCLA/Harvard. She was originally from Hong Kong, then moved and stayed in California until her MPH year in Boston. She is interested serving the disadvantaged population, especially children, and will most likely pursue a field of medicine that allows her to interact with children. When she's not studying, she is singing or painting. You can find her in Boston cafes, or you can follow her on Twitter @EmilyKTam


Everett Rosenfeld

Everett Rosenfeld is an editor for the Almost Doctor’s Channel. Originally from Baltimore, MD, he just graduated from Yale University with a major in Ethics, Politics, and Economics. In addition to medicine, he is interested in finance and comic books.


Hanna Erickson, "Almost" MD/PhD

Hanna is a MD/PhD student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She aspires to become an academic physician-scientist specializing in neuro-oncology and dedicated to improving cancer immunotherapy. The energy she once used to pep up crowds as a member of a college marching band is now directed toward exciting and educating others about science and medicine especially through her tweets at @MDPhDToBe and her blog at


Ian Bass

Ian Bass hopes to attend medical school one day. But for now, he is excited to be a part of the Almost Doctor’s Channel team. For fun, Ian enjoys hiking, swimming, football, or a nice relaxing movie.


Ieroo Park

Ieroo is an editor for The Almost Doctor's Channel. He graduated from Boston College with a degree in English, and is looking forward to becoming an "Almost Doc". In his spare time, he enjoys playing basketball, tennis, and taking selfies with Dr. Ruth.


Imaz Athar

Imaz Athar is a senior undergraduate student at the University of Pittsburgh, double majoring in Neuroscience and Sociology. He aspires to become a physician and plans on attending medical school in Fall 2017. Imaz fell in love with the art of writing at a young age and is currently the Publisher of Pitt's undergraduate-run science magazine The Pitt Pulse. When he's not writing or keeping up with classes, Imaz enjoys running, playing basketball, watching Empire, singing (in the shower), and listening to all kinds of music.


Jacob Couzens

Jacob is a summer intern at The Doctor’s Channel. He is currently a Pre-Dental student and Finance major at Yeshiva University, and works for an Oral Surgeon during the summer as well. While Jacob usually spends his time trying to outrun his many female fans, he also enjoys athletics, reading, cooking, and playing/listening to music.


John Silva, "Almost" MD

I'm John Silva, I was born, then things happened, and now I'm a medical student at OUWB medical school. I enjoy the internet, working out, writing, travel and occasionally doing absolutely nothing. My motivation comes predominantly from rap music and youtube videos. I run on caffeine and lofty aspirations. Read the rest at He tweets @jbesilvs.


Jon LaBrecque, "Almost" MSW, MPH

I am a dual degree student at Boston University’s social work and public health program. I am in my third year and getting ready to change the world.


Josh Lesko, "Almost" MD

Josh is a third year medical student at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Vice Chair for the Medical Society of Virginia Medical Student Section, and on the Committee on Legislation and Advocacy for the AMA-MSS.


Kevin Wang, "Almost" MD

Kevin Wang is a quality and safety fellow at NYP-Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York. He completed his his BA in Public Health at Johns Hopkins University and is currently applying to medical school. He is also an aspiring entrepreneur and consultant at the Nyes Institute. Follow him @kvnwang.


Kiera Cunningham

Kiera is an editor for The Almost Doctor's Channel. She graduated from Loyola University Maryland with a major in Biochemistry and a minor in French. She is currently applying for medical school to begin in the fall of 2014. Kiera also enjoys horseback riding, skiing, hiking with her dog, Charlie, and playing piano.


Kumba Sennaar

Kumba is an experienced freelance writer, ghostwriter, editor, and researcher with nearly a decade of experience. She is an honors graduate from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master’s candidate in Biotechnology at Johns Hopkins University. Her passion is to help people live healthier, happier lives. For superior content and/or capacity building for your business or special projects contact Kumba via email at


Lakshmi Krishnan, "Almost" MD

Lakshmi Krishnan is a writer and medical student living in Baltimore. Enough said. You can contact her at[at]


Mandy Huggins Armitage, MD

Mandy Huggins Armitage, MD is a sports medicine physician and medical writer. She received her training and education at Indiana University, Carolinas Healthcare System, and Emory University.


Marco Cardelli, "Almost" PhD

I am a professional student. I completed my BSc in genetics a long long time ago at Western University (in a very far far away land, called Canada), my MSc in human genetics at McGill University (in a land called Quebec, which is technically Canada), and now completing my PhD in Medical Biophysics at the University of Toronto (yep, still Canada). So, you see, I wasn't kidding, I am a pro at being a student. I also enjoy sports and coffee a lot. I like coffee so much that I decided to roast my own beans.


Maureen Townsend

Maureen is a 20-something pre-med student at the University of Central Florida. She hopes to one day become a neurosurgeon. Having lived up and down the east coast throughout her life, she has no idea where she will end up, and for how long – and she’s okay with it. She is an atypical flower child that has a strong curiosity for all things even mildly interesting in the world and plans to explore them all.


Michelle L Staton

Moving from DC to NYC, Michelle's background is in policy at the U.S. Senate and in African affairs — from working on West African democracy strengthening programs to East African peace initiatives beginning in 2006. Now an iOS developer, her focus is on ways to utilize tech for global good. You can find her at any given Chipotle in NYC, or you can follow her on Twitter @MichelleLStaton


Nathan Nolan, "Almost" MD/MPH

Nathanial Nolan is a 3rd year MD/MPH student at the University of Missouri. He received a BS in Cell and Molecular Biology from Missouri State University. He is an avid reader, writer, and practitioner of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He is active in the American Medical Association and Missouri State Medical Association. Current research interests include healthcare quality and patient safety.


Nuriel Moghavem, "Almost" MD/MPP

Nuriel Moghavem is an MD/MPP candidate at Stanford School of Medicine. He is interested in examining how physicians can expand their role as community leaders to advance social and civic change in pursuit of better health outcomes. He is leading the league in at least six statistical categories.


Osman Bhatty, MD

Upcoming PGY1 Internal Medicine Resident at Creighton University. Dedicated to providing a human narrative to a technical field. Avid reader, writer, and tweeter. Catch me @osmanbhattyMD and


Rachel Greenberg, "Almost" MD

Rachel Greenberg is an editor for The Almost Doctor's Channel hailing from Great Neck, NY. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Psychology, where she spent much of her time either singing a cappella or being a pre-med. In addition to maintaining an interest in holistic medicine, Rachel boasts a world-class Carrie Underwood impression.


Rasmeet Chhabra, "Almost" MD

My name is Rasmeet Chhabra. I am currently a rising MS3 at Windsor University SOM. I also serve in the IL Army National National Guard as a 25Q. I love to travel and current count is 35.


Ryan Nguyen, "Almost" DO

Ryan Nguyen is a DO student at the Western University College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and blogs about medical school at In addition to school, he is a Foundation Scholar for the California Academy of Family Practice and Student Ambassador for Doximity. He tweets @RNguyenMed.


Sally Ryan, "Almost" DPT

Sally Ryan is a graduate from Middlebury College in Middlebury, VT where she earned a BA in Economics, minored in Psychology and played Division III Field Hockey and Lacrosse. She is currently applying for graduate school to get her Doctorate in Physical Therapy and plans to start in the fall of 2014. For now, Sally is coaching Lacrosse and volunteering at inpatient and outpatient PT centers in NJ. In her spare time she enjoys running, spinning, yoga and going to the beach with her family and friends.


Sam Scott

Sam Scott is a third year medical student in Northwest Ohio who spends his time studying, writing, advocating for the poor and pursuing the end of modern day slavery, more commonly known as human trafficking. In previous lives he's been a re-founding father of Phi Delta Theta International Fraternity, analytical chemist, youth pastor in west Dayton, OH, missions host in Dayton, and an intern in Kenya. He cares about maintaining empathy in physicians, and empowering those in need to get the help they need to stand on their feet. He's likely to become a pediatrician in the near future, but will certainly become an author when his first book In Over My Head leaves the printing press for the shelves in early 2014. For more information visit his website at


Sehj Kashyap, "Almost" MD

Sehj Kashyap is a first year MD candidate at Duke University. He’s interested in disruptive mHealth and healthcare technologies, and also in healthcare start-ups and policy. On his study breaks, he’s learning to code or create apps, or designing websites. He’s currently working on a social venture called Let’s Be Well Red that is introducing its 16-cent solution to anemia in India. Sehj has been a finalist for the Civic Data Challenge, and served as an AmeriCorps City Year corps member teaching high school students in Boston


Sindhuja Godavarthi

Is a contributor to The Almost Doctor’s Channel.


Skeptical Scalpel, MD

I’ve been a surgeon for 40 years and was a surgical department chairman and residency program director for over 23 of those years. I am board-certified in general surgery and a surgical sub-specialty and have re-certified in both several times. Last year, I retired from clinical practice to devote more time to blogging and tweeting. I have over 90 publications including peer-reviewed papers, case reports, editorials, letters and book chapters. I have been blogging and tweeting for over three years. My blog has had more than 1,000,000 page views. I have over 9,500 Twitter followers.


Sonal Kumar

Sonal Kumar is passionate about combining science and storytelling. She has vast experiences outside of healthcare including marketing and advertising, print and broadcast journalism, including TV/radio production. Sonal is an alumna of Columbia University. She tweets @sonalkumar2011.


Sonali Bracken, "Almost" MD/PhD

Sonali is a fifth year MD/PhD candidate at the University of Connecticut Health Center. Her future career goals center on becoming an academic physician-scientist and translational researcher in the field of hematology/oncology. Sonali has co-authored two books, USMLE Step 1 Secrets, 3rd Edition and Evidence-Based Clinical Reasoning in Medicine. In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis, running, reading, and traveling the globe with her husband.


Sunir Kumar, MD

Dr. Sunir Kumar is a co-Founder of, a medical exam prep company. Sunir is a Board Certified Internist at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH. Dr. Kumar graduated medical school from St. Matthews University and completed his internal medicine residency at the Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago, IL. Sunir can be reached at or on twitter (@SunirMD)


Swathi Nallapa, "Almost" MD

Swathi is a second year medical student at the University of Southern California. She has a passion for journalism and enjoys writing about the intersection between medicine and politics. In her spare time she enjoys the ocean, spending time with family and friends, indulging in trashy television, and does occasionally laugh at her own jokes. Join the conversation on Twitter @snallapa.


Tariq Azam, "Almost" MD

Tariq Azam is a former Teach for America Chicago high school teacher and current 4th year student at the Ohio State University College of Medicine seeking a residency in internal medicine. Outside of medical school, he enjoys board games, reading, and, most recently, writing at his blog at He is also a strong advocate for interprofessional collaboration and is deeply involved in student government at Ohio State.


Ted Pillow

Ted Pillow is a regular contributor to Thought Catalog, and has written for The Awl, PopMatters, and Slacktory. His collected writing can be found at Fanny Pack Spectacular! He tweets @TedPillow.


Teresa Wu, MD

Dr. Teresa Wu is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and completed her Emergency Medicine residency at Stanford University. She completed both ultrasound and administrative & simulation fellowships at Stanford University following completion of her residency training. She is currently the Simulation Curriculum Director and an Associate Professor in Emergency Medicine at the University of Arizona, College of Medicine-Phoenix. Dr. Wu also works as an emergency medicine physician and is the Director of Emergency Ultrasound & Fellowships for the Banner University Medical Center-Phoenix. Over her career, Dr. Wu has developed and directed multiple ultrasound and simulation fellowships across the country, and she has served as an honored keynote speaker for numerous international conferences. Dr. Wu’s innovative research and publications have lead to advances in medical simulation, education, and emergency ultrasound. Her point of care ultrasound app, SonoSupport, has been used to develop ultrasound education and curricula throughout the world.


The Daily Med Examiner

The Daily Medical Examiner is a blog written by doctors for doctors. The blog includes healthcare satire news, articles and cartoons. Their posts combine humor and important health information in all medical specialties. Read more at


The Doctor's Channel

Take a bite from the adults' table. The Doctor’s Channel is the world’s leading video site for physicians. Get the latest news in clinical medicine, disease resource centers, CME programs, and Doc Life, all in under 3 mins or less.


The Health Scout, "Almost" MD

Dalya Munves (The Health Scout) is a 2nd year, non-traditional medical student at the University of Texas at Houston who is passionate about improving medical education, healthcare quality, and health literacy. Before medical school, she earned a BA in Literary Studies with a minor in Philosophy and worked at a healthcare consulting company for over 2 years. When she's not studying, she's generally reading, drawing cartoons, blogging, or tweeting.


The Prognosis

Debates in healthcare often lack the perspectives of the emerging leaders and future stakeholders. The Prognosis makes contemporary debates in healthcare policy, medical education and bioethics more accessible to future leaders and inspires them to participate in shaping the future of healthcare. Read more at @PROGNOSISNEWS


The Savvy Pre-Med

The Savvy Pre-Med is a medical school admissions blog powered by Passport Admissions. Discover unconventional advice for standing out in the medical school admissions process at


Vaidehi Mujumdar

Vaidehi Mujumdar is an aspiring physician interested in the social determinants of health and narrative medicine. She graduated from Dartmouth College with a double major in anthropology and biology. She is Indian-born American, an amateur ethnographer, and a current fellow at HealthCare Chaplaincy Network in NYC. She can be found attempting to tweet @veemuj and writing at the cross-sections of women's health and communities of color at Brown Girl Magazine.


Vinny Arora, MD, MPP

Vineet Arora MD, MPP is Director of GME Clinical Learning Environment Innovation and Assistant Dean for Scholarship and Discovery at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Arora’s scholarly work focuses on resident duty hours, patient handoffs, medical professionalism, and quality of hospital care. Her work has appeared in JAMA, the Annals of Internal Medicine, The New York Times, CNN, and US News & World Report. Dr. Arora blogs about her experiences in medical education at


Will Smith

Will Smith is a non-traditional premed student, looking to apply to medical school this upcoming cycle. When he is not spending time with is wonderful wife and daughter or working in the ER, he can usually be found behind a microphone recording podcasts for Will also enjoys warm hugs and is currently conducting research on exactly what the singer Meatloaf won't do for love. Tweet him @LostInPreMed.


Yash Pandya

Yash Pandya is a science writer at The "Almost" Doctor's Channel. He is a rising third-year student at the University of Pittsburgh, majoring in Emergency Medicine with minors in Neuroscience and Chemistry. Yash plans on attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in Fall 2016 with guaranteed admission. In addition to the usual humdrum of academic involvement, Yash loves to play Ping Pong, catch up on the latest "Big Bang Theory," and travel. Having lived in India for half his lifetime, Yash aspires to expand his horizons into international healthcare by practicing medicine globally.


ZDogg MD

Zubin Damania, MD is the director of healthcare development for Downtown Project Las Vegas, an ambitious urban revitalization movement spearheaded by CEO Tony Hsieh. Formerly a hospitalist at Stanford, he maintained a shadow career making videos created under the pseudonym ZDoggMD. Nearly a million views later, he continues to focus on educating patients and providers alike while mercilessly satirizing our dysfunctional healthcare system.