Our Team of Medical School Coaches & Physician Advisors - MedSchoolCoach
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Meet Our Tutors & Advisors

MedSchoolCoach makes it a priority to assemble the absolute best team of Physician Advisors, Writing Advisors, and MCAT and boards tutors. The entire coaching team is dedicated to help you become a physician. To achieve this goal, our team consistently goes above and beyond to help students at every step of their medical journey.

Sahil Mehta MD, MedSchoolCoach Founder
Sahil Mehta MD Founder

Dr. Mehta is the founder of MedSchoolCoach and has guided thousands of successful medical school applicants. He is also a practicing physician in Boston where he specializes in vascular and interventional radiology.

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Renee Marinelli MD, MedSchoolCoach
Renee Marinelli MD Director of Advising

Dr. Marinelli has practiced family medicine, served on the University of California Admissions Committee, and has helped hundreds of students get into medical school. She spearheads a team of physician advisors who guide MedSchoolCoach students.

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Joel Ramirez MD, MedSchoolCoach
Joel Ramirez MD Director of Medical School Tutoring

Dr. Ramirez attended the University of California, San Francisco. He received a 266 on Step 1, 265 on Step 2 CK, and 255 on Step 3. He oversees the team of elite USMLE and COMLEX tutors. He is an experienced and passionate educator and mentor and has been involved in medical school admission for more than 5 years.

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Ken Tao, Director of MCAT, MedSchoolCoach
Ken Tao Director of MCAT

Ken graduated from UC Berkeley with a BS in Bioengineering, a BA in Molecular and Cell Biology, and is a doctoral candidate at Harvard Medical School. Ken is nationally recognized as a premier MCAT tutor and leads the most elite tutoring team in the industry.

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Carma Van Allen, MedSchoolCoach, Student Success Team
Carma Van Allen Associate Director of MCAT Student Success

Student Success Team

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Tracy Lampl, MedSchoolCoach, Student Success Team
Tracy Lampl Director of Student Success

Student Success Team

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Michelle White, MedSchoolCoach, Enrollment Team
Michelle White Director of Enrollment

Enrollment Team

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Elizabeth Conway, MedSchoolCoach, Enrollment Team
Elizabeth Conway Enrollment Manager

Enrollment Team

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Kelleen George, MedSchoolCoach
Kelleen George Enrollment Manager

Enrollment Team

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James Sands-Berking, MedSchoolCoach Enrollment Manager
James Sands-Berking Enrollment Manager

Enrollment Team

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Stephen Studley, MedSchoolCoach
Stephen Studley Enrollment Manager

Enrollment Team

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Sahil Mehta MD, MedSchoolCoach Founder
Sahil Mehta MD Founder

Dr. Mehta is the founder of MedSchoolCoach and has guided thousands of successful medical school applicants. He is also a practicing physician in Boston where he specializes in vascular and interventional radiology.

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Kachiu Lee MD, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Kachiu Lee MD Director of Direct Med (BS/MD) Advising

Dr. Lee is one of the most highly requested advisors for BS/MD admissions, and >95% of her clients get interviews to BS/MD programs during each application cycle.

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Renee Marinelli MD, MedSchoolCoach
Renee Marinelli MD Director of Advising

Dr. Marinelli has practiced family medicine, served on the University of California Admissions Committee, and has helped hundreds of students get into medical school. She spearheads a team of physician advisors who guide MedSchoolCoach students.

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Joel Ramirez MD, MedSchoolCoach
Joel Ramirez MD Director of Medical School Tutoring

Dr. Ramirez attended the University of California, San Francisco. He received a 266 on Step 1, 265 on Step 2 CK, and 255 on Step 3. He oversees the team of elite USMLE and COMLEX tutors. He is an experienced and passionate educator and mentor and has been involved in medical school admission for more than 5 years.

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Susan Choo MD, MedschoolCoach Advisor
Susan Choo MD Associate Director of Advising

Dr. Choo is a pediatrician with extensive experience with admissions and advising medical students.

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David Flick MD, MedSchoolCoach
David Flick MD Associate Director of Advising

Dr. Flick was an admissions committee member at UC Irvine School of Medicine. He is board certified in family medicine and also works as a flight surgeon for the U.S. Army.

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Harvey Katzen MD, MedSchoolCoach
Harvey Katzen MD Associate Director of Advising

Dr. Katzen was an admissions committee member at George Washington University School of Medicine, as well as the president of Oncology-Hematology Associates in Maryland.

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Edward Lipsit MD, MedSchoolCoach
Ed Lipsit MD Associate Director of Advising

Dr. Lipsit served on the Virginia Commonwealth University admissions committee and was also Chief Resident at The George Washington University Medical Center.

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Ziggy Yoediono MD, MedSchoolCoach Master Advisor
Ziggy Yoediono MD Associate Director of Advising

Dr. Yoediono was a Duke University pre-major advisor, and an adcom member for Duke University School of Medicine, the University of Rochester School of Medicine and the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Program.

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Simon Bababeygy MD, MedSchoolCoach Master Advisor
Simon Bababeygy MD Master Advisor

Dr. Bababeygy served on the admissions committee at Stanford for four years

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Grant Barber MD, MedschoolCoach Tutor
Grant Barber MD Master Advisor

Dr. Barber has advised over 100 pre-medical students. He is organized, prompt, creative, and professional.

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Aubrey Jordan MD, MedSchoolCoach Master Advisor
Aubrey Demajh (Jordan) MD Master Advisor

Dr. Demajh (Jordan) served on the admissions committee at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.

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Ryan Gillihan MD, MedSchoolCoach Master Advisor
Ryan Gillihan MD Master Advisor

Dr. Gillihan has significant experience with both traditional and non-traditional applicants, and has helped countless students achieve their dreams of becoming a physician.

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Mohammad "Mo" Hajighasemi MD, MedSchoolCoach Master Advisor
Mohammad Hajighasemi MD Master Advisor

Dr. Hajighasemi is a former admissions committee member at UC Irvine School of Medicine

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James Kelly MD, MedschoolCoach Advisor
James Kelly MD Master Advisor

Dr. Kelly is a New York based Ophthalmologist who helps prepare doctors for their oral boards.

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Newsha Lajevardi MD, MedschoolCoach Advisor
Newsha Lajevardi MD Master Advisor

Dr. Lajevardi is a board certified dermatologist with an academic background and first hand experience with medical school and residency admissions.

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Amar Mandalia MD, MedschoolCoach Advisor
Amar Mandalia MD Master Advisor

Dr. Mandalia was a member of the University of Miami Admissions Committee.

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Sarat Munjuluri MD, MedschoolCoach Tutor
Sarat Munjuluri MD Master Advisor

Dr. Munjuluri is well versed in admissions from high school through medical school.

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Ben Robison MD, MedSchoolCoach Master Advisor
Ben Robison MD Master Advisor

Dr. Robison is a Macarthur award winning MD who offers individualized strategic advice, communication coaching, and editorial insight that has propeled students into top-tier medical schools.

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Ed Walsh MD, MedschoolCoach Advisor
Ed Walsh MD Master Advisor

Dr. Walsh was an admissions committee member at University of Virginia School of Medicine.

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Steven Ruby MD. MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Steven Ruby MD Master Advisor

Dr. Ruby served as the chair of the Admissions Committee at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and has been involved with medical education for four decades.

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Jasmin Scott-Hawkins MD, MedschoolCoach Tutor
Jasmin Scott-Hawkins MD Master Advisor

Dr. Scott-Hawkins has a wealth of experience in evaluating and guiding applicants through the medical school and residency admissions process. She is passionate about helping others pursue their dreams and diversifying the face of medicine.

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James Weintrub MD, MedSchoolCoach Tutor
James Weintrub MD Master Advisor

Dr. Weintrub is an accomplished Plastic Surgeon, Assistant Professor at Brown University and a former member of the selection committee for the Brown University Plastic Surgery residency program.

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Matthew Winterton MD, MedschoolCoach Advisor
Matthew Winterton MD Master Advisor

Dr. Winterton has extensive experience successfully advising students throughout his time at Stanford University, University of Pennsylvania, and University of Chicago. He is a practicing orthopaedic surgeon and advises students interested in MD/DO and MD/PhD programs, as well as competitive surgical subspecialties.

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Nabeel Arian MD, MedschoolCoach Advisor
Nabeel Arain MD

Dr. Arain is a pioneer of several minimally invasive surgical techniques and has served on various admissions committees.

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Aveen Banich, MedSchoolCoach
Aveen Banich MD

Dr. Banich has worked with medical students and residents in various stages of their application journey. She loves helping candidates express themselves and their unique story through their application.

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Ron Bradshaw MD
Ron Bradshaw MD

Dr. Bradshaw served on the admissions committee at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas for five years and has mentored many premedical students as a physician at Baylor University during the past 20 years.

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Davietta Butty MD, MedschoolCoach Advisor
Davietta Butty MD

Dr. Butty is a pediatric urgent care physician and has extensive experience advising pre-medical students.

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Tyler Callese MD, MedschoolCoach Advisor
Tyler Callese MD

Dr. Callese is an interventional radiologist at UCLA and was involved in starting an admissions program at Wake Forest School of Medicine.

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Jo Ann Chalal MD, MedSchoolCoach
Jo Ann Chalal MD

Dr. Chalal was on the Medical School Admissions Committee at Hahnemann University Medical School. She has experience in various medical specialties, has been in academic medicine and private practice.

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Edward Chang MD, MedschoolCoach Advisor
Edward Chang MD

Dr. Chang is the co-founder of ProspectiveDoctor.com and loves to guide students through the medical school application process.

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Ashley Comfort MD, MedschoolCoach Advisor
Ashley Comfort MD

Dr. Comfort was part of the admissions committee at USC Keck interviewing candidates.

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Alexis Dallara-Marsh, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Alexis Dallara-Marsh MD

Dr. Dallara-Marsh is a practicing neurologist in NJ with extensive admissions experience.

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Liz Davis
Liz Davis College Advisor

Liz has also helped several students gain acceptance from waiting lists as well as earn full-tuition and other major scholarships and fellowships.

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Kavita Deonarine, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Kavita Deonarine MD

Dr. Deonarine truly believes that Medicine is the highest calling and wants to help others achieve success in the pursuit of this goal.

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Bobby Desai, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Bobby Desai MD

Bobby has mentored dozens of students seeking entrance into medical school and later in their training. He says that he’s fair, but on your side in this journey.

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Adrian Diaz MD, MedSchoolCoach Tutor
Adrian Diaz MD

Dr. Diaz has years of mentoring experience of students and was a member of the admission committee.

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Vanessa Dimayuga Smith MD, MedschoolCoach Advisor
Vanessa Dimayuga Smith MD

Dr. Smith was a member of the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine Admissions Committee

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Rahul Dutta MD, MedschoolCoach Advisor
Rahul Dutta MD

Dr. Dutta is a surgeon-in-training and specializes in advising BS/MD applicants, research applicants (such as MD/PhD), and general applicants.

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Steven Eilers MD, MedschoolCoach Tutor
Steven Eilers MD

Dr. Eilers has enjoyed working with over 150 prospective and current applicants.  He is fortunate to have had excellent advice and preparation applying to medical school and wants to pay it forward.

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Chanel Fischetti, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Chanel Fischetti MD

Dr. Fischetti has worked in artificial intelligence and ultrasound and has had a variety of experiences in academics, industry, and clinical medicine. Additionally, having been a frontline responder in Connecticut during the COVID-19 pandemic, she’s had unique experiences in a variety of clinical scenarios.

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Deborah Fruchtman, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Deborah Fruchtman MD

Dr. Deborah Fruchtman was an interviewer and served on the admissions committee for the accelerated BS/MD admissions program at New Jersey Medical School in Newark, New Jersey.

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Rikesh Gandhi
Rikesh Gandhi MD

Dr. Gandhi has extensive experience successfully mentoring students throughout his time at Duke, University of Pennsylvania, and Harvard. His mentees span from undergraduate students pursuing admission to medical school to medical students interested in competitive

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Mera Goodman, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Mera Goodman MD

Dr. Goodman followed nontraditional student pathway; as a former Chief Resident and current Academic Hospitalist, she has served on several academic committees and continues to passionately provide career and research mentorship for medical students and residents. 

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Dr. Jaye Hefner, MedSchoolCoach
Jaye Hefner MD

Dr. Hefner is a fellowship trained, passionate clinician-educator at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital and is one of MedSchoolcoach’s Advisors.

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Ray Howard MD, MedSchoolCoach, Advisor
Ray Howell MD

Dr. Howell has extensive experience mentoring students and aiding them in the application process for medical school, residency, and fellowship. He feels confident that he can help students boost their chances of getting accepted into medical school, as he’s done so with many students already.

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Quoc-Anh Ho MD, MedschoolCoach Advisor
Quoc ‘Q’ Ho MD

Dr. Ho was a previous MedSchoolCoach client and enjoys working with medical school applicants! At UC Davis SOM, Dr. Ho was a voting member of the admissions committee

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Ann John MD, MedschoolCoach Advisor
Ann John MD

Dr. John is a Dermatology resident and graduate of an accelerated BA/MD program with extensive experience with counseling and essay editing.

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Elizabeth John MD, MedSchoolCoach Tutor
Elizabeth John MD

Dr. John has spent over 6 years throughout medical school, residency, and fellowship serving on admissions committees.

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Stephen Jones MD, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Stephen Jones MD

Dr. Jones spent 5 years as a member of the Northeast Ohio Medical University admissions committee and understands the medical school admission process. He has a passion for helping others achieve their goals!

 

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Edward Jung, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Edward Jung MD

Dr. Jung comes from a family of physicians. Both of his grandfathers, both of his parents, and his brother are MDs. Most of his uncles are doctors and most of his aunts are married to doctors. It is what inspires him to coach the next generation of physicians.

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Jill Kalariya, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Jill Kalariya MD

Dr. Kalariya has admissions committee experience, has received great insights from the medical school and residency admissions experiences of her spouse and 3 siblings, and channels this into her work to help students.

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Rabeea Khan MD, MedschoolCoach Advisor
Rabeea Khan MD

Dr. Khan went to Yale med, trained at MGH and now is in biotech.

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Ji Lee, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Ji Lee MD

Dr. Lee was a non-traditional applicant to medical school and was a client of MedSchoolCoach. With her experience as a client and now as an advisor, she is confident that she can assist you with developing a smart strategy for gaining acceptance to med school.

 

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Cale Li MD, MedSchoolCoach
Cale Li MD

Dr. Li served on the admissions committee at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is versed in working with all kinds of students, including “non-traditional” applicants. He also draws upon years of training as a stage actor and director to deliver quality mock interviews.

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Taylor Lindgren MD, MedSchoolCoach Tutor
Taylor Lindgren MD

Dr. Lindgren was a 2-year member of the admissions committee at TTUHSC School of Medicine and a 4-year tutor at the University Writing Center.

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Hilary McCrary, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Hilary McCrary MD

Dr. McCrary has prior admission committee experience at the University of Arizona and is a head and neck surgeon in-training. Prior feedback from medical students that have worked with her includes the following: “Dr. McCrary has excellent interpersonal skills and recognizes the needs of others.”

 

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Akshita Mehta MD, MedschoolCoach Advisor
Akshita Mehta MD

Dr. Mehta served on the admissions committee at George Washington University School of Medicine and at the UT Southwestern Radiology Residency.

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Mili Mehta MD, MedschoolCoach Advisor
Mili Mehta MD

Dr. Mehta served on the admissions committee at Columbia University and served as Chief Resident at University of Pennsylvania.

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Sina Memari, MedSchoolCoach
Sina Memari, MD

Dr. Memari is a practicing emergency physician in Chicago. He has experience in medical school admissions and served on the residency match committee at Cook County. He has been advising, mentoring, and tutoring students throughout his career.

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Sundar Natarajan, MedScoolCoach Advisor
Sundar Natarajan MD

As the oldest of 6 siblings, all of whom entertained careers in medicine at some point, Dr. Natarajan has a wealth of personal, firsthand experience advising his siblings on all aspects of the medical school application process.

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Blair Nelson MD, MedSchoolCoach
Blair Nelson MD

Dr. Nelson is an enthusiastic educator with multiple success stories assisting students obtaining entrance to medical school.

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Henry Ng MD, MedschoolCoach Advisor
Henry Ng MD

Dr. Ng was an assistant dean and member of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Admissions Committee.

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Tyler Okland MD, MedSchoolCoach Tutor
Tyler Okland, MD

Dr. Okland streamlines the question environment so you focus on what is important. He works to drill pattern recognition and provide a high volume of questions so you are ready for whatever is thrown at you on interview day.

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Boram Park, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Boram Park MD

Dr. Park served on the admissions committee of the Honors Program in Medical Education (HPME) combined B.A./M.D. program at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois for four years.

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Amit Patel MD, MedschoolCoach Advisor
Amit Patel MD

Dr. Patel is an anesthesiologist and has served on numerous medical school and residency admissions committees.

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Nihir Patel MD, MedSchoolCoach
Nihir Patel MD

Dr. Patel served on the admissions committee at NYU as well as at Thomas Jefferson University. He enjoys tutoring and mentorship, which led him to found a mentorship organization for pre-health students at NYU.

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Tiffany Petty MD, MedSchoolCoach, Advisor
Tiffany Petty MD

Dr. Petty served as a Chief Resident precepting and teaching medical students and residents. She was a member of the residency admissions committee and personally mentored several non-traditional students during their journey into medical school.

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Faustine Dufka Ramirez, MedSchoolCoach Tutor
Faustine Dufka Ramirez MD

Dr. Ramirez is a Pediatrics resident at UCSF, and is both an Advisor and Tutor with MedSchoolCoach. She loves helping students shape the different pieces of their application into a story that embodies their unique journey to medicine.

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Ram Rao, MedSchoolCoach Tutor
Ram Rao MD

Dr. Rao is a four-year member of the admissions committee at the University of Michigan medical school and is involved in the residency recruitment process in the UCLA Pediatrics department.

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Robert Rivas, MedSchoolCoach Tutor
Robert Rivas College Advisor

Rob has served as Director of Admissions at some of the most highly selective colleges in the country.

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Liliana Rodriguez
Liliana Rodriguez College Advisor

Dr. Rodriguez was Director of Diversity Recruitment for Williams College, and associate director of their admissions team. Since then, has held leadership positions at Swarthmore College and served as Vice President of Student Affairs at the University of Denver.

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Akshay Sanan MD, MedSchoolCoach Tutor
Akshay Sanan MD

Dr. Sanan is a board certified head and neck surgeon, who is well versed in guiding prospective BA/MD applicants. He focuses on what is high-yield to the client and prepares you for any potential scenarios on your interview day.

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Neha Sanan MD
Neha Sanan DO

Dr. Sanan firmly believes in a personalized approach for each applicant. She truly enjoys mentoring & fostering a growth mindset.

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Emily Singer MD, MedschoolCoach Advisor
Emily Singer MD

Dr. Singer works with a passion from her own experience as an applicant, reapplicant, and member of the medical school admissions committee at UCLA to help candidates successfully navigate the application process and matriculate into medical school.

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Saurabh Sinha MD, MedschoolCoach Advisor
Saurabh Sinha MD

Dr. Sinha scored >250 on his USMLE Step 1 and Step 2. He is a neurosurgeon in Pennsylvania.

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Alec Sundet MD, MedschoolCoach Advisor
Alec Sundet MD

Dr. Sundet scored > 260 on his USMLE Step 2 and served on the admissions committee at University of Colorado.

 

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Switzer Benjamin, MedSchoolCoach Tutor
Ben Switzer DO

Dr. Switzer is the current President of the Resident Executive Committee within his Internal Medicine Program of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

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Karen Tang, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Karen Tang MD

Dr. Tang has had extensive experience mentoring and advising medical students and residents throughout her medical and academic career. She is highly familiar with navigating through career transitions and passionate about motivating and inspiring students to reach their full medical career potential. 

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Megumi Taniuchi MD, MedSchoolCoach
Megumi Taniuchi MD

Dr. Taniuchi has served on the selection committees for medical school, residency programs, fellowship programs, and faculty, at Washington University, Harvard, and St. Louis University, and can provide insightful guidance to the application and interview processes, particularly for students considering research or academic careers.

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Cara Thomas MD, MedSchoolCoach
Cara Thomas MD

Dr. Thomas has extensive experience mentoring pre-medical students and non-traditional students. She also served on admissions committee during residency as Chief Resident.

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Nisha Wadhwa
Nisha Wadhwa MD

Dr. Wadhwa was an interviewer for the admissions committee at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine.

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Peter White, MedSchoolCoach Tutor
Peter White DO

Dr. White has over fifteen years tutoring/advising and has a Masters degree in Medical Education

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Delores J Williams MD

Dr. Williams brings personal experience to the mentoring process, having raised and supported three children through professional school. In addition, she has served as a mentor and role model for countless students in Mercer County NJ.

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Brian Wu MD, MedschoolCoach Advisor
Brian Wu MD

Dr. Wu is an avid writer, researcher and MD/PhD admissions expert. He was part of the admissions at USC-Keck

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Aaron Yeoh MD, MedschoolCoach Advisor
Aaron Yeoh MD

Dr. Yeoh has more than 10 years of tutoring experience and is passionate about advising applicants through the interview process.

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Jennifer Speegle, MedSchoolCoach Tutor
Jennifer Speegle Associate Director of Writing and College Advising

Jennifer Wyatt-Speegle has gained over 12 years of experience working in education. She has tutored high school students on SAT/ACT test prep and advised them on writing personal statements. In 2020, Jennifer joined the MedSchoolCoach team as a writing advisor, helping students applying to medical school produce authentic and compelling written application materials.

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Hanifa Abdul Sabur, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Hanifa Abdul Sabur Writing Advisor

Hanifa has been an admissions coach and writing consultant for five years, with extensive experience editing application essays, resumes and cover letters, and academic papers.

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Urshela Atkins, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Urshela Atkins Writing Advisor

Urshela works as a tenured English professor and has over 16 years of experience in writing instruction and tutoring at the high school, college, and university levels.

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Abbigail Baldys, MedSchoolCoach, Advisor
Abbigail Baldys Writing Advisor

Abbigail has tutored students in essay composition for 5 years and is a University Writing Specialist.

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Tim Carr, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Tim Carr Writing Advisor

Tim is a professional tutor at a university writing center, where he also provides workshops for applying to medical school.

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Joy Angelica - Writing Advisor
JoyAngelica Chan Writing Advisor

JoyAngelica has extensive composition and editing experience. She is intimately familiar with the medical school admissions process as she put her husband, also an adviser here at MedSchoolCoach, through medical school, residency, and fellowship.

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Aidan Clevinger, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Aidan Clevinger Writing Advisor

Aidan is an expert at helping students craft compelling stories told in their unique voices.

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Carrie Coaplen
Carrie Coaplen Writing Advisor

Carrie has supported students through graduate level writing for over 20 years.

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Loren Cressler, MedSchoolCoach, Advisor
Loren Cressler Writing Advisor

Dr. Cressler teaches English literature and composition and has served for more than five years as a writing consultant.

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Rebecca Curto - Writing Advisor
Rebecca Curto Writing Advisor

Rebecca has a creative background with experience in diverse writing mediums.

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Sandra Duvivier, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Sandra Duvivier Writing Advisor

Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in English, African American literature and history, and Caribbean literature lead Sandra to also pursue research work for which she has been awarded fellowships and appeared in academic journals and anthologies. 

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Modu Fofana-Kamara, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Modu Fofana-Kamara Writing Advisor

Dr. Fofana-Kamara is a cultural feminist compositionist and rhetorician who develops scholarship on writing praxis and theory using a methodology she designs calls “Playcook-Sankofar”.

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Letitia Fowler, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Letitia Fowler Writing Advisor

Dr. Fowler has worked with premeds on their journey to medicine for over 14 years. She’s read thousands of admissions applications from cover to cover as the recommendation screener for interviews and believes that personal statements are her specialty.

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Amy Fredrickson, MedSchoolCoach, Advisor
Amy Fredrickson Writing Advisor

Amy Fredrickson has over eight years of experience teaching college-level writing and tutoring college students in all things English and writing.

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Wendy Gammon, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Wendy Gammon Writing Advisor

Wendy was an admissions screener for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at a major NJ teaching hospital and served as a pilot case developer with the NBME for the USMLE Step 2 CS exam.

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Darlene Holt - Writing Advisor
Darlene Holt Writing Advisor

Darlene Holt is a published writer with a creative background and 10 years’ experience working in education.

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Madison Krstich, MedSchoolCoach, Advisor
Madison Krstich Writing Advisor

Madison has two years of experience working with applicants to graduate school and highly competitive programs such as FLAS fellowships, Fulbright, the Critical Language Scholarship, JET, and the Peace Corps.

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RJ Lambert, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
R.J. LambertWriting Advisor

R.J. has worked as an NIH grant writer, medical editor, literary editor, legal clerk, and communications consultant.

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Harvey Lobo-Chan, MedSchoolCoach
Harvey Lobo-Chan Writing Advisor

Patient and dedicated, Harvey also likes to listen to people’s stories and experiences, especially as it relates to their goals and objectives.

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Maureen McBride, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Maureen McBride Writing Advisor

Maureen has eighteen years of experience helping students use writing to achieve their goals.

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Melissa Muth Martinez, MedSchoolCoach, Writing Advisor
Melissa Muth Martinez Writing Advisor

Melissa has various years of experience supporting students in higher education. She is a polished writer and communicator with a passion for bringing out the best in people’s skills, perspectives, and experiences.

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Colette Murphy, MedSchoolCoach, Advisor
Colette Murphy Writing Advisor

Colette Murphy has over fifteen years experience teaching and tutoring at the college level, as well as over ten years experience in professional settings serving as a writer and copyeditor.

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Erika Nelson
Erika Nelson Writing Advisor

Erika is a graduate writing tutor at Vanderbilt University and is in the process of writing her doctoral dissertation.

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Dave Nikityn, MedSchoolCoach
David Nikityn Writing Advisor

Dave once co-hosted a university radio show that featured oddly interesting collections of bizarre factoids and the least popular/bottom 40 songs on the Billboard charts.

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Alyea Pierce Writing Advisor

Alyea Pierce is an educator at Rutgers University who has taught courses in Communication, Public Speaking, Leadership, and English. She has also been featured in TEDx Talks.

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Richard Pierre, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Richard Pierre Writing Advisor

Richard taught writing at the college level for nearly a decade and has years of experience providing writing consultations to students working on personal statements and other application materials.

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Fumiko Schaub, MedSchoolCoach, Advisor
Fumiko Schaub Writing Advisor

With over 20 years of experience, in writing courses and tutoring, Fumiko can quickly recognize strengths in students’ writings while identifying areas that would improve their skills.  Fumiko understands the frustrations and challenges of writing multiple drafts but helps students look forward to the rewarding feeling when completing a piece.

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Roxann Schmidt, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Roxann Schmidt Writing Advisor

With many years of teaching college writing and helping nursing students complete their master’s thesis projects, Roxann insightfully guides students through all stages of the writing process.

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Alexander Sotelo Eastman, MedSchoolCoach Tutor
Alexander Sotelo Eastman Writing Advisor

Dr. Sotelo Eastman has over a decade of experience in publishing, proposal writing and higher education.

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Kenneth Strickland, MedSchoolCoach, Writing Advisor
Kenneth Strickland Writing Advisor

With 8+ years of teaching English to university students, he has taught English in the US, Malaysia, and Saudi Arabia.

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Rebecca Taverner-Coleman, MedSchoolCoach, Writing Advisor
Rebecca Taverner-Coleman Writing Advisor

A pro with the English Language, quite literally, she is an author and fiction editor. When she’s not helping writers improve their prose she can be found working on her own creative writing projects.

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Rebecca Tedesco, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Rebecca TedescoWriting Advisor

Rebecca’s superpower is that she can make anyone believe in themselves.

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Jennifer Voyles, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Jennifer Voyles Writing Advisor

Jennifer has been helping students reach their academic and professional goals for over 17 years.

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Nick Walker Hirsch
Nick Walker Hirsch Writing Advisor

Mr. Walker Hirsch has a long history working with students in STEM fields to improve both their writing and their confidence as writers.

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Hillary Weiss, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Hillary WeissWriting Advisor

Hillary’s tutoring philosophy is to ask thoughtful questions and, if the student is stuck, to encourage students to experiment with their writing in different ways.

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Amy Whitcomb - Writing Advisor
Amy Whitcomb Writing Advisor

Amy has supported hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students with their writing, most recently with the UC Postbaccalaureate Consortium at the UC Davis campus.

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Ken Tao, Director of MCAT, MedSchoolCoach
Ken Tao Director of MCAT

Ken graduated from UC Berkeley with a BS in Bioengineering, a BA in Molecular and Cell Biology, and is a doctoral candidate at Harvard Medical School. Ken is nationally recognized as a premier MCAT tutor and leads the most elite tutoring team in the industry.

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Alex Starks, MedSchoolCoach Tutor
Alex Starks Associate Director of MCAT

Alex scored in the 99th percentile on his MCAT and has over 13 years of teaching experience. He joined MedSchoolCoach to help lead our content division, focused on creating the most realistic practice questions and highest quality video content available anywhere.

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Rishav Adhikari, MedSchoolCoach Master Tutor
Rishav Adhikari Master Tutor

Having worked for Teach for America, Rishav is a passionate educator. He scored in the 99th percentile on the MCAT!

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Connor Dunn, MedschoolCoach Tutor
Connor Dunn Master Tutor

Connor has extensive teaching and tutoring experience in a wide variety of subjects across multiple standardized tests and college courses

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Sayak Ghosh, MedSchoolCoach Tutor
Sayak Ghosh Master Tutor

Sayak scored in the 99th percentile on his MCAT and has a Math/Science GPA at the top of his class.

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Emily Gleason, MedSchoolCoach Tutor
Emily Gleason Master Tutor

Emily scored in the 99th Percentile on her MCAT and tutors all subjects.

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Kathryn Henshaw, MedschoolCoach Tutor
Kathryn Henshaw Master Tutor

Kathryn scored in the 99th Percentile on her MCAT and tutors all subjects.

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Clara Gillan, MedschoolCoach Tutor
Clara Gillan Master Tutor

99th percentile MCAT scorer with seven years of experience and a relentless focus on what the MCAT actually tests (and how).

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Lancelot Herpin, MedSchoolCoach Advisor
Lancelot Herpin Master Tutor

Lancelot scored in the 99th percentile on his MCAT.

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Rose Huang, MedschoolCoach Tutor
Rose Huang Master Tutor

Rose scored in the 99th percentile on the MCAT CARS and Psychology and Sociology sections

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Mathias Jost, MedSchoolCoach
Mathias Jost Master Tutor

Mathias is a 99th percentile MCAT scorer with 8 years of teaching experience.

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Behram Khan
Behram Khan Master Tutor

Behram scored in the 98th percentile on his MCAT and has an extensive background in supporting students achieve their goals.

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Rebecca Lin
Rebecca Lin Master Tutor

Rebecca scored in the 99th percentile on her MCAT and has over 7 years of tutoring experience.

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Matthew Momjian, MedSchoolCoach Tutor
Matthew Momjian Master Tutor

Matthew scored in the 99th percentile on the MCAT and has extensive experience precepting in hospital environments.

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Kristiana Nasto, MedSchoolCoach Tutor
Kristiana Nasto Master Tutor

Kristiana scored in the 98th percentile on her MCAT and has over 5 years of tutoring experience.

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Katelyn Sawyer, MedSchoolCoach Master Tutor
Katelyn Sawyer Master Tutor

Katelyn has tutored more than 300 MCAT students and scored in the 99th percentile on her own MCAT.

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Pratik Vadlamudi, MedSchoolCoach
Pratik Vadlamudi Master Tutor

Pratik is 99th percentile MCAT scorer with extensive teaching and tutoring experience, a passion for education, and a history of helping countless students maximize their MCAT score.

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Rafae Alam - MCAT tutor
Rafae Alam

Rafae scored a 527 on his MCAT and has years of experience working with students from a variety of backgrounds.

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Bahaa Abdellatif

Bahaa scored in the 98th percentile on his MCAT and has years of experience being a TA and a tutor for various MCAT subjects.

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Jeremy Biro, MedSchoolCoach Tutor
Jeremy Biro

Jeremy scored in the 99th percentile on the MCAT

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