About NMPRA

NMPRA (the National Med-Peds Residents’ Association) seeks to enhance the Med-Peds specialty by: supporting and promoting resident advancement and professional opportunities; creating national connections and opportunities for residents; increasing awareness of and advocating for med-peds as a specialty; and recruiting medical students in the specialty.

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The NMPRA Board of Directors consists of many 2nd-4th year med peds residents, med-peds leaders, and exceptional staff who volunteer their time outside of their clinical duties to maintain the NMPRA and ensure a strong Med-Peds community. 

Positions become available June of every year. Terms vary between position.

Learn more about the NMPRA Executive Board 2023-2024 below!

Stephanie Lee

President

Stephanie Lee

President

Stephanie Lee

President

  • Stephanie was born and raised in Oklahoma City, OK where she almost became a Sooner for life until she decided to become a member of the Med-Peds family at Jackson/University of Miami Hospital! She received dual degrees, a Bachelor of Biochemistry and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with honors at the University of Oklahoma. During medical school she unexpectedly fell in love with the pediatrics specialty but couldn’t give up seeing her geriatric patients, so she made the only reasonable choice and became a Med-Peds resident! She is currently pursuing the brand new Transition Medicine track and the Pediatric Medical Education Track at UMH. One of the things she loves the most about Med-Peds is that we have infinite choices in creating our dream jobs, and she is excited to serve as President this year to help NMPRA draw a road map to reaching every Med-Peds residents’ dream job.

Maria Siow

Past President

Maria Siow

Past President

Maria Siow

Past President

Maria grew up just outside of Birmingham, Alabama. She attended Auburn University (War Eagle!) and spent many Saturdays in Jordan Hare Stadium cheering on the Tigers. As a medical student at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, she developed a passion for medical education serving as a representative to the AAMC, on the curriculum committee, and during an LCME site visit. She incorporated implicit association tests into the clinical skills curriculum at South Alabama. Maria looks forward to the work NMPRA will accomplish with the new DEI sub-committee.
Lawrence Rolle

President Elect

Lawrence Rolle

President Elect

Lawrence Rolle

President Elect

Lawrence grew up in Atlanta, GA and attended THE University of Miami with a major in Psychology. As a Pre-Med student he identified his passion as helping URM scholars get to medical school. From there he attended the Keck School of Medicine of USC as well as USC Marshall School of Business to attain his MD MBA degree. Several of the best attendings he worked with he later found out were Med-Peds physician, which only helped solidify his decision to join the most amazing field in the game. As an PGY-3  back at THE University of Miami, he continues to inspire medical students to join our field and motivates Pre-Med students to enter the world of medicine. Lawrence defines himself as a motivational healer, whose talents lie in bringing out the best in those around him. One of his largest goals and dreams is to one day become the Dean of a medical school. Previously serving as the Director of Medical Students/Recruitment, it is an honor to continue serving NMPRA as President-Elect and he is looking forward to help guide the next generation of leaders with the great community of NMPRA. #MP4L

Robert Wendroth

Treasurer

Robert Wendroth

Treasurer

Robert Wendroth

Treasurer

Robert was born and raised in Germany prior to moving to Lexington, KY at the age of 8 years old. He stayed in Lexington to cheer on the Wildcats at the University of Kentucky, while studying chemistry, biology, and cello performance. After graduating, he took a short drive to their rival at the University of Louisville for medical school. During his 4 years there, he not only developed a passion for pediatrics and internal medicine, but a special love for those patients with chronic illnesses that transition their care from the former to the latter. He found fun ways to express this love by advocating at the state capitol, working with the AAP, and running a student-led free clinic. He is excited to continue to pursue this passion in Cincinnati, Ohio, and help others find their way to Med-Peds as the NMPRA treasurer.

Ashley Bowes

NMPRA Coordinator

Ashley Bowes

NMPRA Coordinator

Ashley Bowes

NMPRA Coordinator

Ashley grew up in a small town in North Carolina. She attended the University of Mount Olive where she got her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Human Resources. Ashley has been at Duke University since 2011. She is currently the Program Coordinator for the Combined Internal-Medicine Pediatrics Residency Training Program. Ashley joined NMPRA as the Program Coordinator in October 2022. She is also the MPPDA/AMPPA President for 2023-2024. Ashley lives on a farm by the lake in Virginia with her fiance and two dogs. She owns a winery with her fiance and spends most of her free time there managing the winery and events. Ashley looks forward to continuing to serve NMPRA in the upcoming year(s).

Hayley Malkin

Secretary (Traditional)

Hayley Malkin

Secretary (Traditional)

Hayley Malkin

Secretary (Traditional)

Hayley Malkin grew up in Chapel Hill NC. After completing undergraduate at Wellesley College, she worked in clinical research at Dana-Farber and Boston Children's Cancer Center as a part of a multi-disciplinary group caring for young people with brain tumors- this experience shaped her understanding of the importance and power of relationships between providers and families dealing with complex medical conditions. She returned to Chapel Hill for medical school at the University of North Carolina, where she participated in the dual degree MD/MPH program and found the med-peds community. She is constantly inspired and impressed by all the ways her med-peds peers find ways to apply our perspective to communities in need. After training, she aspires to build a practice in complex and palliative care to create a comprehensive medical home for adolescents and young adults with special health care needs. Outside of the hospital, you can find her eating ice cream with friends, stitching her next hand embroidery project, or reading fiction.

Diane Choi

Public Relations Secretary

Diane Choi

Public Relations Secretary

Diane Choi

Public Relations Secretary

Diane was born in Seoul, Korea but spent most of her life in New York. She graduated from NYU with a degree in Biochemistry. After a gap year doing clinical research, she attended NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine and there, she developed a passion in treating complex care patients and consequently, an interest in transitional care leading her to choose Med/Peds! She is currently a resident at UMass Chan Baystate program. She is very excited to serve as NMPRA’s Public Relations Secretary this year, and through her role, she hopes to connect as many medical students interested in Med/Peds to the best resources and community. Outside of work, you can find Diane eating ice cream, exploring new restaurants, binge-watching shows, and playing guitar!

Arlene Ho

Director of Medical Students/Recruitment

Arlene Ho

Director of Medical Students/Recruitment

Arlene Ho

Director of Medical Students/Recruitment

Arlene was born and raised in Orange County, CA, specifically Little Saigon, raised by ornery Vietnamese immigrants, and still came out a pretty okay person. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine with dual degrees in Human Biology and Psychology. After 2 gap years working as a GI medical assistant and as an executive assistant for UCI Alumni Association, Arlene went to Michigan and experienced what cold actually meant, graduating from Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed) with a dual MD/MBA degree. Now she is a Med-Peds resident at Loma Linda University and continues to be a serial hobbyist and committee-ist, not the least of being LLU Med-Peds’ social media master. She was heavily influenced by the Med-Peds faculty and interest group at WMed and is very intent on giving back at least as much as she received. Arlene is excited to expand the national Med-Peds mentorship network to help others to find their joy for both adult and pediatric care in the best specialty!

Elizabeth Batista

Webmaster

Elizabeth Batista

Webmaster

Elizabeth Batista

Webmaster

Elizabeth was born in Queens, NY and raised by Dominican immigrants in what she considers to be the best borough. She graduated from Barnard College with a major in Biology. After college she left NY for the first time to attend Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS). It was at NJMS that she was exposed to the field of Med-Peds and she very quickly realized that she had to join the community of amazing Med-Peds residents and attendings she was so fortunate to meet. She returned to NYC to train at Mount Sinai for Med-Peds Residency. She has remained engaged in her passion for helping underserved communities and aims to continue doing that work as a future primary care physician.

Kelly Spence

Director of Community Service and Outreach

Kelly Spence

Director of Community Service and Outreach

Kelly Spence

Director of Community Service and Outreach

Kelly was born in Fort Worth, Texas, but she has spent the last several years in South Carolina. She attended the University of South Carolina (USC)  where she majored in Public Health and minored in Spanish before heading up to USC School of Medicine Greenville where she remains for Med-Peds residency. She has been involved in many service opportunities including the local food bank, a mentorship program for elementary students, House Staff Senate,  church small group leader and volunteer,  and the planning committee for a pediatrics pipeline program for high school students from under-represented minorities. She is eager to help encourage and facilitate opportunities like this for fellow residents. She hopes to practice Med-Peds primary care. When not at work, you can find Kelly hiking, traveling, seeing a show, or trying new restaurants/coffee shops with her husband!

Amara Davidson

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Subcommittee

Amara Davidson

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Subcommittee

Amara Davidson

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Subcommittee

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Michelle Munyikwa

Director-Elect of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Subcommittee

Michelle Munyikwa

Director-Elect of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Subcommittee

Michelle Munyikwa

Director-Elect of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Subcommittee

Michelle was born in Harare, Zimbabwe, and spent her childhood moving around, starting in Flushing, Queens, then with stints in Knoxville, TN and southern Delaware. She graduated from the College of William and Mary with a self-designed major in biochemistry & molecular biology and double-majored in anthropology. Initially, she thought she would be a cancer biologist, but anthropology captured her imagination. She completed an MD/PhD in cultural/medical anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. After 10 years in Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love felt like home, so she stayed for her Med-Peds residency at Penn-CHOP.  She hopes to pursue combined infectious disease fellowship and embark on a career in public health, teaching, and scholarship. When not at work you can find her cooking or trying new restaurants, traveling to new places, or scribbling in one of her many notebooks, cup of coffee or tea in hand.

Jaimie Rogner

Director of Professional Advancement

Jaimie Rogner

Director of Professional Advancement

Jaimie Rogner

Director of Professional Advancement

Jaimie grew up in Highland, New York (roughly 50/50 split on whether New Yorkers consider this “upstate” or “downstate”, but they will go to bat over it 9 times out of 10), before making her way to Northeastern University for undergrad. Her initial plans were to major in French and journalism while completing her pre-med requirements, but she made the first of many swerves and pursued chemical engineering instead. She then worked in a biotechnology lab at MIT before completing her MPH at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn. Next came SUNY Upstate for medical school, where she enjoyed all her rotations (classic) and cultivated a passion for immigrant/refugee care as well as treatment of individuals involved in the criminal justice system. She is looking forward to leveraging this role to cultivate relationships between trainees and practicing physicians and to help residents become what they want to be when they grow up.

Max Deng

Director of Health Policy/Advocacy

Max Deng

Director of Health Policy/Advocacy

Max Deng

Director of Health Policy/Advocacy

Max was born and raised in Los Angeles and took a little detour working as a programmer before moving out east to pursue an MPH and MD in Massachusetts. He's now working as a resident at Albany Medical Center and think he's finally getting the hang of living somewhere with seasons. Aside from his love of health systems reform and improvement, he's always more than happy to geek out about comic books, sci-fi and fantasy books, board games, and video games.

Juhi Ramchandani

MPAC Liaison

Juhi Ramchandani

MPAC Liaison

Juhi Ramchandani

MPAC Liaison

Juhi was born in Mumbai, India but spent most of her life in the beautiful sunny beaches of Virginia Beach, VA. She went to Old Dominion University for undergraduate and Eastern Virginia Medical School for postbac and medical training before coming to Indiana University for Med-Peds Residency. Through her immigrant experience and educational journey, she fostered a strong passion for global health and providing equitable care to all populations, and she continues to be involved in similar efforts as a resident in the Global Health track at Indiana University. Aside from this, she’s been involved in several research projects over the years and wants to make research a more fun and less daunting experience for everyone. This, in addition to wanting to foster interest in Med-Peds for future candidates and support current residents in their academic endeavors, were some of the reasons that led her to apply for the MPAC liaison position. Outside of medicine, you can catch her exploring nature, visiting new cities, trying new restaurants and cuisines, and spending time with her human and furry family. She’s super excited to be a part of NMPRA and is looking forward to all the fun things it holds!