University of Pennsylvania


2012-2014 Scholars

photoHiu-fai Fong, MD (Pediatrics) received her undergraduate degrees in Biology and Brain and Cognitive Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She then went on to earn her medical degree at Harvard Medical School and MIT in the Health Sciences and Technology (HST) program. She completed her pediatrics residency training at Children’s Hospital Boston and Boston Medical Center. She was inspired to become a child abuse pediatrician in part through experiences as a volunteer rape crisis advocate. She is currently pursuing subspecialty training in Child Abuse Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Her research interests include examining barriers to high quality mental health care in sexually abused children, and designing interventions to improve long-term medical and mental health outcomes in maltreated children.

photoAnjali Gopalan (Internal Medicine) received her undergraduate degree in biochemistry and biology from Rice University. She completed medical school at Washington University in St. Louis. She then went on to complete an internal medicine residency at the University of Pennsylvania and was a member of the program's primary care track. Following residency she spent a year as an instructor of medicine in the section of hospital medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Her current research interests include the roles of behavioral and information economics in the communication between healthcare providers and patients. Specifically, she is interested in researching alternative, more effective ways to present medical information to patients regarding chronic disease management, particularly diabetes.

photoDavid Lee, MD (Emergency Medicine) received his undergraduate degree at Harvard University in biochemistry, followed by a medical school degree from the University of California, San Francisco. He completed his emergency medicine residency at the Bellevue NYU program in New York City. Dr. Lee is interested in emergency department utilization, specifically the relationship of patient volume between hospitals and other clinical care settings. He is also interested in using mathematical models to predict changes in emergency department volume due to external factors such as hospital closures.

chileshe photoChileshe Nkonde-Price, M.D. (Cardiology) is originally from Zambia but grew up in the United Kingdom. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Cambridge and her medical school degree from University College London. Following medical school she worked in the National Health Service (NHS) for three years at both University College London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust where she received her Membership to the Royal College of Physicians of London (MRCP). She then moved to the United States and completed her internal medicine residency at Drexel University where she served as an Adminstrative Chief Resident in her final year. She then went on to Yale University to pursue her cardiology fellowship. Dr Nkonde-Price is interested in cardiovascular disease in women and specifically how cardiovascular technologies and drug therapies predict outcomes in women. She is especially interested in disparities in cardiovascular care including the factors that are driving the rising prevalence of cardiovascular disease in minority women. She is also passionate about promoting awareness and exploring the impact of mobile technology and social media as a means to promote heart healthy behaviors.

photoMitesh Patel, MD, MBA (Internal Medicine) received his undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan in Biochemistry and Economics. He obtained an MBA in Health Care Management from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a medical degree from the University of Michigan. Dr. Patel completed his residency training at the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include leveraging concepts from behavioral economics to better design health policy to improve population behavior and studying how to advance medical education by teaching concepts of health policy and the health care system. His career interests include academic medicine and health policy.

photoAshok Reddy, M.D. (Internal Medicine) received his undergraduate degree from Emory University in Anthropology and his medical degree from the University of Washington. He completed a primary care residency at University of Washington where he served as a chief resident. Dr. Reddy is interested in organizational structure and delivery of primary care to underserved populations.


Benjamin Roman, M.D. (Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Cancer Surgery) earned a B.A. in philosophy from Princeton University and a medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and completed residency training at NYU Medical Center. After the RWJ program, he will complete a Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Broadly, he is interested in improving the effectiveness of head and neck cancer care. More specifically, his research will focus on disparities and issues of access in cancer care, risk stratification and decision-making about cancer treatment and end-of-life care, and the value and cost-effectiveness of new technologies.

Lisa RosenbaumLisa Rosenbaum, M.D. (Cardiology) grew up in Portland Oregon and graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in HumanBiology. She received her medical degree from University of California San Francisco and completed her residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. She just finished clinical cardiology fellowship at NYPH Weill Cornell, the last year of which was spent as an Editorial Fellow at the New England Journal of Medicine. Her research interestsincludeusing behavioral economics to improve implementation of evidence based medicine, as well as developing a better understanding of how we make medical decisions under uncertainty. She also loves to write.


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