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    • Ophthalmology
    • Resident Physician at Gavin Herbert Eye Institute at University of California, Irvine
    Amy Patel is a resident physician at Gavin Herbert Eye Institute at the University of California, Irvine. A Southern California native, she completed her undergraduate and medical school training at the University of California, Irvine as well. Her research interests include improving surgical techniques and outcomes. She recently published an article demonstrating a novel approach using a tarsoconjunctival onlay flap to improve paralytic lagophthalmos. As chief resident for her residency program, she has a strong interest in improving resident education.
  • Andrea is a 2015-2016 NEJM Group Editorial Fellow. She is currently in the middle of her General Surgery residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and is also conducting research focusing on improvements in breast cancer surgery. She plans to pursue a fellowship in Surgical Oncology at the completion of her residency.
    • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
    Cardiothoracic Surgery Resident at Yale New-Haven Hospital
    • Resident at Yale-New Haven Hospital
    Dr. Areo Saffarzadeh is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Resident at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He completed his MD at and MS in Biomedical and Translational Science from UC Irvine. He is currently completing his masters in Educational Multimedia at Cal Poly Pomona. Areo is interested in resident, medical student, and patient education. He is an advisory board member of Pocket Anatomy, and was Co-Founder and President of the volunteer organization The MUSIC Club.
  • Dr. Laura Snyder attended college at Yale University and completed her MD at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. She spent her Transitional Year at Kettering Medical Center in Dayton, OH and subsequently moved to Chicago where is will be starting her PGY-4 year in Ophthalmology. During her time at Kettering and University of Chicago, Dr. Snyder has served for 3 years as a resident representative for the Graduate Medical Education Committee. This allows her to stay abreast of changes in ACGME requirements and how this impacts residents across the medical center.
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    Nephrologist, Emergency Medicine Physician, Passionate about Digital Health

    Jennifer Joe, MD, is a Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) nephrology graduate turned physician entrepreneur CEO and Founder of Medstro.com, a new and innovative social network for physicians, whose clients include The NEJM Group and Google, among others. Dr. Joe still regularly works the VA emergency room and urgent care clinics. As Editor-in-Chief of MedTech Boston and being based in Kendall Square, arguably the physical collision point of technology and academic medicine, Dr. Joe interacts and supports new medicalinnnovation and technology and has insights on best uses. In this role, she has been a mentor at the Massachusetts General Hospital-Samsung-MIT Hacking Medicine and the Tufts Medstart hackathons in the last year. She was a judge of this year’s athenahealth More Disruption Please hackathon and the Office of the National Coordinator Market R&D Pilot Challenge. Because of her insights, Dr. Joe has spoken at South by Southwest, South by Southwest V2V, Health 2.0, the Mass Medical Society EHR Conference, IN3 Medical Device 360, and the Mass TLC Healthcare Conference. Dr. Joe is also a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society Committee on IT and Committee on Communications and is the Massachusetts American College of Physicians Information Officer.

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