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The American Medical Student Association (AMSA), founded in 1950 and based in Washington, D.C., is the oldest and largest independent association of physicians-in-training in the United States. AMSA is a student-governed, national organization.
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) is a scientific and educational association of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient by setting high standards for surgical education and practice.
The STEM Education Coalition’s mission is to raise awareness amongst policymakers at every level about the critical role that science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education plays in enabling the U.S. to remain the economic and technological leader of the global marketplace of the 21st century. The Coalition believes that our nation must improve the way our students learn STEM and that the business, education, and STEM communities must work together to achieve this goal.
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CONGRESS OF FUTURE MEDICAL LEADERS
VIRTUAL | OCTOBER 9 AND 10, 2021
List of Confirmed Speakers
(NOTE: Subject to last-minute changes due to speaker conflicts)
James Allison, Ph.D.
2018 Nobel Prize in Medicine
2017 Wolf Prize
2014 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences
Deborah Bedor, Ph.D.
CEO, College Admission Central
As one of the nation’s top admissions experts, Dr. Bedor has advised Top Tier, Ivy League, and celebrity pre-college students for 27 years. Each one of her students becomes a stand-out candidate for admissions.
Mario Capecchi, Ph.D.
Science Director, National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists
Winner, 2007 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Dr. Capecchi is an Italian-born molecular geneticist, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for discovering a method to create mice in which a specific gene is turned off, known as knockout mice.
Executive Director at Black Girls Smile Inc.
2017, 30 under 30 Nonprofit Leaders, Young Nonprofit Professional Network
Multi-Organ Transplant Patient
Jean Crawford underwent a multi-organ transplantation surgery and has since been living with six transplanted organs.
Panagis Galiatsatos, M.D., M.H.S.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Galiatsatos is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of critically ill patients suffering from lung disease. He is a strong advocate for health equity, publishing more than 30 research papers on the subject.
Nicole Hall, R.N.
Maternal Mortality Survivor
Nicole is a registered nurse, experienced working in pediatric ICU. Following her experience during the birth of her second son, she has been fervently committed to educating women on their pregnancy and delivery.
2018 Grand Prize in Global Healthcare at the International BioGENEius Challenge
Sajeev Kohli is a student of Harvard University. He got involved with laboratory research as a teenager. He has won various national & international awards for his work related to cancer treatment.
Founder, The National Society of Collegiate Scholars
Steven Loflin is the founder and CEO of NSCS. He is accredited for recognition and elevation of high achieving students by providing career connections, leadership, and service opportunities.
B. Jeffery Madoff
Founder, Madoff Productions
Bestselling Author of “Creative Careers: Making a Living With Your Ideas”
Playwright and theater producer of “Personality: The Lloyd Price Musical
Stephen Ray Mitchell, M.D., M.B.A.
Dean Emeritus for Medical Education at Georgetown University
Dr. Mitchell served, for 20-years, as the dean of one of America’s most prestigious medical schools: Georgetown University. Dr. Mitchell is certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and is a specialist in Rheumatology.
Sameer Nagda, M.D., M.B.A.
2021 and 2016, United States Olympic Women’s Soccer Team – Team Physician
2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion, Team USA – Team Physician
Fellowship Trained Sports Medicine Surgeon – Knee, Shoulder, Elbow
Harvard Medical School Student
Ruchit Patel is pursuing his M.D. at Harvard Medical School. He has been involved in research related to neurological diseases, recovery, and rehabilitation.
FORTUNE’s Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Business
Black Health Magazine’s 25 Most Influential African Americans in Healthcare
Glamour Magazine’s Everyday Icon
Wall Street Journal’s 50 Women to Watch.
2020 TIME Top Young Innovator
2019 Forbes 30 Under 30
2018 EPA Presidential Award
2017 Discovery 3M Young Scientist Challenge Winner
Gitanjali was named the first-ever TIME Kid of the Year in 2020. She invented a mobile device to test for lead levels in drinking water. She has a great ability to apply scientific ideas to resolve real-world problems.
Gary Richter, D.V.M.
Owner and Medical Director, Holistic Veterinary Care
Voted America’s Favorite Veterinarian
Dr. Richter’s focus has been to provide holistic therapies to pets and counseling the pet owner. He was voted American’s favorite veterinarian and one of PetPlan’s top ten veterinarians.
2020 Graduate, Bucknell University
In 2019, Rebecca founded ReBokeh, a medical technology startup working to develop assistive technologies for people with low vision. Rebecca earned her Master’s degree and is now an Abell Fellow at the Johns Hopkins Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design.
Michael Sasevich, M.D.
Chairman Cardiothoracic Surgery at Doctors Medical Center, Modesto, CA
Dr. Sasevich is a board-certified heart surgeon who specializes in heart surgery, heart transplants, and artificial hearts.
Harriet A. Washington
American Writer and Medical Ethicist
Author of Medical Apartheid, which won the 2007 National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction