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Philip Bowers

Philip Bowers

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B.A., B.S., University of South Florida

M.D., USF Health Morsani College of Medicine

As the son of an active duty Naval psychiatrist, Philip grew up on military bases between the U.S. and Asia. Philip completed his undergraduate degree at University of South Florida where he received a B.S. in biology and a B.A. in biochemistry. During college, Philip won national Mascot of the Year in 2013 entertaining and performing both locally and internationally at events as USF’s Rocky the Bull. Following college, Philip attended USF Health Morsani College of Medicine on an Air Force scholarship. In medical school, Philip found an interest in quality improvement. He worked with a health systems engineering group to analyze and reduce the length of stay at his hospital network’s largest emergency department. Philip also has an interest in wellness and was elected by faculty and students as a member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society for developing a process group educational elective to promote a more emotionally supportive class culture and to provide students with the skills to better cope with the stressors of medical education. His personal interests include hiking, long distance running, and percussive fingerstyle guitar.

John Deppe

John Deppe

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B.A., Georgetown University

M.D., Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center

John graduated from Georgetown University where he majored in Arabic and Italian with a minor Linguistics. After completing medical school at the Rush Medical College, John matched into an internal medicine residency at Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge. During his residency, he was elected co-chair of the resident council and subsequently to a third-year Chief position. John expressed an interest in psychiatry early on in his residency and has decided to pursue training in both internal medicine and psychiatry. Upon completing his internal medicine residency, John will begin psychiatry as a PGY-2 at Emory. Outside of residency, John enjoys traveling, kayaking, and photography. He speaks five languages.

Joel Eisenberg

Joel Eisenberg

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B.S., University of South Florida

M.D., USF Health Morsani College of Medicine

Joel attended the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY before returning to his hometown of Tampa, FL. At the University of South Florida, he completed a B.S. in cell and molecular biology with a minor in philosophy before matriculating to the SELECT Program within the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. As a medical student, Joel has been involved in a number of community service efforts. He has been a medical volunteer at a shelter for homeless youth, has served as a leader in a student-run organization to hold educational and networking events with local schools, and has facilitated meetings in drug and alcohol treatment centers. As a 4th year medical student, he was one of the pioneering members of a team that developed and facilitated process groups for 3rd year medical students. His interests within psychiatry include addiction, adolescence, and psychotherapy. Joel’s other interests include film, literature, and fantasy football.

Rachel Gluck

Rachel Gluck

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B.S., Emory University

M.Phil., University of St. Andrews

M.D., Emory University School of Medicine

Rachel obtained a B.S. in neuroscience and behavioral biology at Emory University. Following her undergraduate degree, Rachel spent a year as a ski instructor at Beaver Creek Resort in Colorado. Rachel then pursued a Master’s Degree in psychology and neural sciences at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Prior to medical school, Rachel worked as a clinical research coordinator for an NIH R01 grant. In this position, she worked with stress, PTSD, and depression and their impact on chronic medical illness in resource poor populations. Rachel has demonstrated leadership and initiative throughout medical school. She established the annual summer program for rising M2s to study Tibetan medicine, Buddhism, and meditation at Men-Tse-Khang Institute in Dharamsala, India. She also is the president of the Psychiatry Student Interest Group. She is active in community service and volunteers at the student-run clinic at Clarkston Mental Health Clinic. Her interests include trail running, swimming, mountain biking, yoga, and guitar.

Paulina Kaiser

Paulina Kaiser

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B.S., University of California, Los Angeles

M.D., Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California

Paulina was born in Munich, Germany and is a native German speaker. She obtained a B.S. in Psychobiology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and then went on to medical school at Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. In medical school, she has been involved in a number of leadership activities. She was president of the Psychiatry Student Interest Group and advocated for more mental health services for students. In this role, she organized the first Mental Health Awareness month at Keck. She has also been involved in community service including teaching nutrition and parenting skills to young mothers in underserved communities. Paulina is an avid singer and lead vocalist of a rock band comprised of medical students called The Famous Squamous. She also served as co-president of Chorda Tympani, an a Capella group of Keck medical students, and organized performances for patients at USC hospitals and for other school events. Other interests include perfecting her family’s German pretzel recipe, yoga, indoor rock climbing, and creating healthy vegan/vegetarian recipes.

Paul Kim

Paul Kim

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B.S., University of California, Irvine

M.S., University of California, Irvine

Ph.D., Duke-NUS Medical School

M.D., Duke-NUS Medical School

Paul received his MD and PhD from the Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore after receiving his Master’s degree in Biotechnology from the University of California, Irvine. His PhD work involved understanding the role of neural stem cells in brain development with a specific focus on the effect of genetic changes associated with autism in mouse embryos. After medical school, he spent a year at the National Institute of Mental Health studying gene transcription in postmortem brain samples from patients with schizophrenia. His clinical and research interests involve working with individuals with autism and other developmental disorders and to understand genetic and epigenetic mechanisms that affect these phenotypes. He has been published in high profile scientific journals, including Biological Psychiatry and Nature Communications. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with daughter.

Haley Mayenkar

Haley Mayenkar

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B.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City

M.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

Haley’s interest in psychiatry stemmed from her volunteer experiences with the Alzheimer’s Association, beginning at the age of fourteen. She volunteered at the Walk to End Alzheimer’s and helped in facilitating support groups to educate families of patients with newly diagnosed Alzheimer’s disease. Along with having extensive community service involvement, Haley also has a great passion for advocacy. She served a two year term on Missouri Congressman Lacy Clay’s Youth Congressional Cabinet, later serving as Vice President. Following high school, Haley was accepted into the combined Baccalaureate/MD program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. During medical school, she has been involved in leadership positions including serving as the president of the Balint Group and Vice President of the Psychiatry Interest Group. Her continued interest in medical advocacy led to her serving as delegate for her school’s chapter of the AMA. During her involvement, she visited Capitol Hill for the Medical Student Advocacy & Region Conference where she was able to discuss important healthcare legislative issues, including the opioid epidemic, with staffers of various congressmen. Haley enjoys Indian Classical Dancing and has traveled and performed in different cities in India to raise funds for a non-profit organization dedicated to cancer awareness and treatment. Other interests include swimming, piano, long distance running, and international travel.

Jonathan Ortego

Jonathan Ortego

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B.S., Tulane University

M.P.H., Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

M.D., Tulane University School of Medicine

Chance Ortego attended Tulane University for both his undergraduate studies and medical education.  In undergraduate, he graduated summa cum laude, double majoring in Neuroscience and Anthropology.  He received multiple academic awards, including the Elizabeth Watts Award for an Outstanding Student in Physical Anthropology.  During medical school, he concurrently earned his MPH degree with a concentration in Global Health Management and Policy.  Throughout his career, he has been committed to community service and working with the underserved.  In medical school, he was a clinic leader for Bridge House (a facility for substance users in recovery), a liaison for the Homeless Hospital Program at Tulane, and volunteered with the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine.  He also served as a student interviewer, student ambassador, and orientation committee member at Tulane.  In his spare time, he enjoys playing tennis, running, and spending time with his two cats.

Sora Park

Sora Park

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B.S., University of Georgia

M.D., Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

Sora Park completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Georgia in Biochemistry, where she double majored in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Microbiology.  She then attended the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.  There, she was engaged in service, advocacy, and research.  She was an active member of the Korean American Medical Students Association, serving as secretary/treasurer.  She completed a medical mission in Cusco, Peru, where she was a small group leader, and volunteered at the student run clinic.  She conducted research on cytokine alterations in individuals with high risk for psychosis and published a case called “Intensity-dependent, disabling exercise-induced depression and irritability without primary mood disorder.”  She enjoys reading, hiking, board games, learning languages, travel, origami, gardening, and running.

William Powers

William Powers

B.A., B.S., University of Georgia

M.D., Mercer University School of Medicine

William Powers attended the University of Georgia for undergraduate, where he double majored in Psychology and Philosophy and graduated magna cum laude. In between college and medical school, he volunteered in the emergency department at Grady Memorial Hospital and eventually transitioned to working as Patient Advocate in the department. He then matriculated to Mercer University School of Medicine, where he served as a member of the of the subcommittee for Continuous Quality Improvement and Assessment as part of Mercer’s Curriculum & Instruction Committee, ultimately representing all students on their clinical rotations. During his own clinical years in Columbus, Georgia, he worked with the National Alliance on Mental Illness to reinvigorate a program for providing mental health education in a small-group setting for inmates at the Muscogee County Jail. His non-medical interests include cooking, reading, tabletop and board gaming, and video gaming.

Bradley Rosenkrantz

Bradley Rosenkrantz

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B.S., University of Central Florida

M.D., University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Brad Rosenkrantz attended the University of Central Florida for both his undergraduate and medical education.  In undergraduate, he graduated Summa cum laude, majoring in Biomedical sciences. His Honors Thesis on using novel molecular diagnostics to identify Mycobacterium tuberculosis was awarded first place for the Health and Physical Sciences. He then matriculated into the University of Central Florida College of Medicine, where he excelled academically and was involved in numerous leadership and innovative activities. He was selected to give an oral presentation on streamlining low cost prosthetics at the annual Florida Blue Statewide Innovation Pitch. Given his record of teaching and mentoring others, he was invited to serve as a Peer Academic Coach for more junior medical students. He also served as President of the Narrative Medicine interest group and implemented a parallel charting exercise for students in the Psychiatry Clerkship that was presented at the Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry annual meeting. He is an avid soccer player and fan of Chelsea FC, and enjoys journaling and yoga.

Donna Tsai

Donna Tsai

B.A., University of California, Berkeley

M.Ed., University of Nevada, Las Vegas

M.D., Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science

Donna Tsai attended the University of California, Berkeley for undergraduate, where she majored in Psychology and graduated with highest honors.  Afterwards, she joined Teach For America, and earned her M.Ed. from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  She worked as a 3rd and 4th grade public school teacher for seven years in Las Vegas before pursuing medicine.  She matriculated at the Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.  There, she was awarded the Clara Rosenstein Kraff Scholarship Award for outstanding potential, personal characteristics, and unique contributions to the university.  She was selected for the Sinai Urban Health Institute Summer Research Program, where she assisted with epidemiological research on depression and PTSD in Chicago communities.  She was active in the medical school community, volunteering in a leadership role at the university’s Interprofessional Community Clinic.  In her spare time, she enjoys running, hiking, traveling, and spending time with her husband and two cats.