Anusha Gandhi
Co-Chair, Medical Student Leadership Group

Anusha Gandhi

School/Location: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Class of: 2024

Adriana C. Mares
Co-Chair, Medical Student Leadership Group

Adriana Mares

School/Location: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso/ University of Texas at El Paso
Class of: 2024
Twitter: @AdrianaCMares
LinkedIn: adriana-c-mares
Clinical/Research Interests: Academic cardiology with a focus on structural and congenital heart disease intervention, epidemiological studies of cardiovascular disease
Personal Interests: Poetry, creative writing, travelling, hiking with her poodle, spending time with family

Samip Sheth
Immediate-Past Chair, Medical Student Leadership Group

Samip Sheth

School/Location: Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
Class of: 2023
Clinical/Research Interests: Cardiovascular prevention, medical innovation, big data, genetics, outcomes
Personal Interests: Basketball, books, breakfast

Fariha Hameed

Fariha Hameed

School/Location: The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Class of: 2023
Twitter: @farihahameed97
Clinical/Research Interests: Preventive/general cardiology, heart failure, LVADs/RVADs, novel devices, nutrition/exercise, leadership, advocacy
Personal Interests: tennis, yoga, dancing, painting, volunteering and spending time with family and friends

Mariana L. Henry

Mariana L. Henry

School/Location: Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH
Class of: 2024
Twitter: @marianahenryL

Jannel A. Lawrence

Jannel A. Lawrence

School/Location: Ross University School of Medicine
Class of: 2023
Twitter: @jannelalawrence
Linkedin: jannelalawrence
Clinical/Research Interests: preventive cardiology, structural & interventional cardiology, medical education
Personal Interests: reading, volunteering, violin, nature photography, spending time with family

Tasha Phillips-Wilson

Tasha Phillips-Wilson

School/Location: St. George's University School of Medicine
Class of: 2023
Twitter: @TashaRWilson
LinkedIn: Tasha R Phillips-Wilson
Instagram: sunshine2md
Clinical/Research Interests: preventative cardiology cardiac nutrition advocacy, health policy and DEI in cardiology, heart failure, hypertension
Personal Interests: family and Benji (Yorkie) time, modern dance, pilates, athletics, watching Bridgerton

Lucia (Luci) Schroeder

Lucia (Luci) Schroeder

School/Location: Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine
Class of: 2024
Clinical/Research Interests: preventative cardiology, cardiovascular imaging, congenital cardiology, public health advocacy
Personal Interests: downhill skiing, white water rafting, horseback riding, traveling

Sebahat Ulusan

Sebahat Ulusan

School/Location: Suleyman Demirel University School of Medicine
Class of: 2024
Twitter: @SebahatUlusan
Linkedin: sebahat-ulusan
Clinical/Research Interests: cardio-oncology, heart failure, electrophysiology in arrhythmias, angiography, 3D mapping and cryoablation procedures, interprofessional education, collaboration and research, research on novel medical educational strategies or technologies, sociological research, experimental/laborotary/animal studies
Personal Interests: reading history and visiting historical places, photography, theater and opera, playing classical guitar

Alumni Members

Sagarika Arogyaswamy

Sagarika Arogyaswamy

School/Location: California University of Science and Medicine / Colton, California
Class of: 2022
Twitter: @Arogyaswamy123
Instagram: path_to_residency
LinkedIn: sagarika-arogyaswamy
Clinical Interests: Women in Medicine, Quality Improvement, Leadership, Advocacy
Personal Interests: Vegan, Traveling, Learning Languages, Baking

Christian Faaborg-Andersen

Christian Faaborg-Andersen

School/Location: Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Class of: 2022
Twitter: @c_andersen_1

Emily Gates

Emily Gates

School/Location: The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus OH
Class of: 2024 (MD/MBA)
Twitter: @EmilyMGates
Clinical/Research Interests: Interventional cardiology, public health advocacy for underserved populations

Gurleen Kaur

Gurleen Kaur

School/Location: Albany Medical College, Albany, NY
Class of: 2021
Twitter: @Gurleen_Kaur96
LinkedIn: gurleen-kaur-239860121
Clinical/Research Interests: Preventive cardiology, Cardio-Obstetrics, lipids and ASCVD, translational science, clinical reasoning, medical education
Personal Interests: Indian classical dance, traveling, baking

Anthony (Tony) Maltagliati

Anthony (Tony) Maltagliati

School/Location: University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson
Class of: 2021
Clinical Interests: Myocardial infarction and reperfusion injury; perioperative assessment and management; aging, frailty, and procedural outcomes; exercise physiology; and medical education
Personal Interests: Running, hiking, cooking, baking, concerts

Zachary Manna
Past Chair, Medical Student Leadership Group

Zachary Manna

School/Location: Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, NJ
Class of: 2021
Twitter: @ZacharyManna

Kevin Paternostro

Kevin Paternostro

School/Location: Oregon Health & Science University - Portland, Oregon
Class of: 2022
Clinical/Research Interests: Electrophysiology and arrhythmia, global electrical heterogeneity and the use of vectorcardiography, and quality improvement initiatives in advanced care planning.
Personal Interests: Spending time with my fiancé, playing and discussing sports, fantasy football

Lena Trager

Lena Trager

School/Location: University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis
Class of: 2023
Twitter: @LenaETrager

Dan B. Tran

Dan B. Tran

School/Location: Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University, Miami
Class of: 2022
Twitter: @danbtrannn

Melissa Walsh

Melissa Walsh

School/Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Class of: 2021
Clinical/Research Interests: The science behind nutrition and physical activity and their effect on cardiovascular health
Personal Interests: Martial Arts (Krav Maga, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu), Running, Cooking, Traveling