Samuel Ayala, MD

Specialty: Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine Attending

Associate Director, Emergency Ultrasound Division Medical Student Clerkship Director

NewYork Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

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Jorge Con, MD FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery

New York Medical College

Attending Physician

Westchester Medical Center

Program Director – General Surgery Residency

Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma Surgery,

Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery

Westchester Medical Center

Dr. Con is an Attending in the Department of Surgery, Division of Surgery, Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and an active researcher with numerous publications. He is the Program Director for the Department of Surgery Residency Program. Dr. Con is a recipient of the Appreciation Award from President Barack Obama for the medical care provided during the January 8th, 2011 Tucson shooting as well the Cornerstone Award 2014 and 2015 from the John Michael Moore Trauma Center.

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Shwetha V. Iyer, MD

Program Director, Primary Care/

Social Internal Medicine Residency Program

Associate Professor of Medicine and Family and Social Medicine

Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Dr. Shwetha Iyer is Program Director of the Primary Care/Social Internal Medicine Program at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She received her medical degree from Temple University and completed her residency in the Primary Care/Social Internal Medicine Program Track at Montefiore. She developed and completed training as a global health faculty fellow in the Global Health and Clinical Skills Fellowship at Montefiore. Her area of interest includes medical education, specifically in curriculum development and evaluation.

She has adapted and teaches a weight management curriculum for residents, developed and co-directs the clinical reasoning curriculum, and has refined the advocacy and women’s health curriculum for the residency program. Her current curricular focus is to integrate social determinants of health and antiracism education longitudinally while deepening relationships with local community-based organizations. Prior to her current position, she served as Associate Program Director for the Primary Care/Social Internal Medicine Program

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Sophia Mikityanskiy, DO

Associate Program Director, Psychiatry

Maimonides Medical Center

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Angela M. Orozoco, MD

Associate Program Director for Diversity and Inclusion for the Osler Medical Residency

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Dr. Orozco is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Divisions of General Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She is a Harvard College graduate and completed her medical studies at the University of California, Los Angeles as part of the Charles Drew University Program. She pursued residency training in Internal Medicine/Pediatrics with the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Med/Peds Program. She serves currently as the Deputy Director of Pipeline Initiatives at CentroSOL (Johns Hopkins Center for Salud/Health and Opportunities for Latinos), as well as the Director for Diversity and Inclusion with the Johns Hopkins Urban Residency Program.

As a primary care physician in Baltimore, MD, her mission is improving the care of underserved communities. Her special interests include prevention of chronic diseases, integration of addiction medicine into primary care, and promoting further diversity of the healthcare workforce.

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Harsha S. Reddy, MD

Residency Program Director, Ophthalmology

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai

Director, Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai

Site Director, Ophthalmology, Mount Sinai-Beth Israel

Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Dr. Reddy is a specialist in ophthalmic plastic surgery, a field that involves aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids, eye socket (orbit), and tear duct system. He has special expertise in age-related changes of the eyelids and surrounding tissues, eyelid and tear duct trauma, and peri-ocular tumors. Dr. Reddy strives to understand each patient as a person, to communicate clearly about all the available options, and to provide compassionate individualized medical and surgical care. Dr. Reddy is passionate about expanding knowledge in his field through teaching and research. His publications include numerous peer-reviewed articles, and he has presented at international scientific conferences. Dr. Reddy has also served overseas on medical trips to Nepal and Ethiopia. He continues to be actively involved in resident education as a full-time faculty member of the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Ingrid A. Walker Descartes, MD, MPH MBA

Vice Chair for Education Director

Pediatric Residency Program Director

Center for Vulnerable Children

Maimonides Medical Center

Dr. Ingrid Walker-Descartes is a pediatrician and the Vice Chair of Education in the Department of Pediatrics, at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. She is also the Program Director for the Pediatrics residency training program as well as the Child Abuse fellowship. Dr. Walker-Descartes completed her residency at New York Methodist Hospital, followed by a fellowship at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Ingrid Walker-Descartes is active in research and authored several publications and educational materials, and given many presentations. Her academic appointments include an HRSA Clinical Research Fellowship in General Academic Pediatrics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where she also is an instructor. Dr. Walker-Descartes is the Co-chair for the Child Protection Committee and Co-chair for the American Academy of Pediatrics, Chapter 2 Committee on the Prevention of Family Violence. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Ambulatory Pediatric Association. She is an APA New Century Scholar Junior Mentor, part of the AAP Special Interest Group on Child Abuse and Neglect, and a Faculty Scholar at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine Office of Ethnic and Multicultural Affairs. Dr. Walker-Descartes has been the recipient of numerous honors, such as the Woodward Scholarship of the Office of Ethnic and Multicultural Affairs, the Medical Society of the State of New York Community Service Award, the Fannie Henry Rice Scholarship, and the Rochester Prize Scholarship. She is involved in community service including the Organization for International Development, which provides medical outreach to underserved communities in Jamaica without access to healthcare.

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