GSSA Chapters

Baylor College of Medicine

BCM GSSA

Uma Parikh, MS2 (President)     [uparikh@bcm.edu]

Madhushree Zope, MS2 (Treasurer)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Rachel Davis (General Surgery resident)

If you want to start a global surgery student group at your school, or already have one, let us know!

Baylor University

GSSA at Baylor University

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Contact Info: [baylorgssa@gmail.com]

Cassidy Parshall (President)

Mary High (External VP)

Garrett Coleman (Internal VP)

Sanjana Kurapati (VP of Service)

Reed Ragsdale (VP of Finance)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Emily Smith (Epidemiology)

Boston University School of Medicine

Global Surgery Student Alliance at BUSM

Sainath Asokan (MS1)     [sasokan@bu.edu]

Kevin Staatz (MS1)
Avilash Das (MS1)
Pramod Kamalopathy (MS1)

Faculty Advisors: Dr. Sabrina Sanchez (Trauma and Acute Care Surgery),

Dr. Thurston Drake (Endocrine Surgery)

*click here for more information about this chapter

Dartmouth University - Geisel School of Medicine

Global Surgery Student Alliance at Dartmouth

Contact Info: [GSSADartmouth@gmail.com]

William Smith (Co-President)

Landis Walsh (Co-President)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Lisa Adams (Associate Dean for Global Health)

Florida International University - Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

FIU HWCOM Global Surgery Student Alliance

Contact Info: [hwcomglobalsurgery@gmail.com]

Tannice Fogarthy (Co-President)

Mackenzie Mayhew (Co-President)

Matthew Hey (Co-Founder)

Alexa Denton (MS1 Liaison)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Juan Calisto (Pediatric Surgery)

George Washington University School of Medicine

GWU Global Surgery Student Alliance

Contact Info: [gwsmhsgssa@gmail.com]

Betty Yibrehu (MS2), Chair

Other officers positions: VP Education, VP Promotions, VP Logistics, Senior Representatives, First Year Representatives

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mary Elizabeth Schroeder (Trauma and Acute Care Surgery)

Harvard Chan School of Public Health

Harvard Chan Students Surgical Society

Dr. Kee Park, President

Harvard Medical School &
School of Dental Medicine

HMS/HSDM Global Surgery Student Alliance

Megan Mishra (MS1), National Team Liaison     [meghana_mishra@hms.harvard.edu]

Sam Sadler (MS1), Faculty Outreach

Nikki Aflatooni (D1), External Affairs

Jared Alswang (MS1), Internal Affairs

Alice Wang (MS1), Operations

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Salim Afshar (Pediatric Plastic and Oral Surgery)

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Johns Hopkins GSSA

Harsha Malapati (MS1), President

Joshua Materi (MS1), External VP/Treasurer      [jmateri1@jhmi.edu]

Giorgio Caturegli (MS1), Internal VP

Mya Abousy (MS1), Faculty/Research Liaison

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Richard Redett (Plastic Surgery)

Northwestern University - Feinberg School of Medicine

Feinberg GSSA

Ana Reyes (MS2), Co-President     [ana.reyes@northwestern.edu]

Caroline Canning (MS2), Co-President

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mamta Swaroop (Trauma Surgery)

New York Medical College

Global Surgery NYMC

Ariel Figueroa (MS3), Co-President     [afiguero5@nymc.edu]

Diamond Clough (MS2), Co-President

Cody Reiber (MS1), Vice-President

Samantha Cothias (MS2), Secretary

Marjorie Diaz (MS2), Treasurer

Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine

PSUCoM Chapter of the GSSA

Anjana Sinha (MS2), President     [asinha1@pennstatehealth.psu.edu]

Daniela Medina (MS2), Vice President

Debbie Daoud (MS2), Treasurer

Nanjiba Nawaz (MS2), Secretary

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Anthony Tsai (Pediatric Surgery)

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

PCOM Global Surgery Group

Jamee Simone (MS2), President     [js252717@pcom.edu]

Alhussain Yasin (MS1), Vice President

Danielle Meir-Levi (MS1), Secretary

Jasmine Barbour (MS1), Treasurer

Olivia Bowles (Biomed Sci), Community Service Chair

Rosmi Thomas (MS1), Research Liaison

Bianca Lacay (Biomed Sci), Biomedical Sciences Liaison

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Thomas Geng  (Trauma Surgery)

*click here for their Facebook group

Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University

Stony Brook GSSA

Edward Ham (MS2), Chapter Coordinator    [edward.ham@stonybrookmedicine.edu]

Irene Tsai (MS2), National Chapter Liaison

Leah Ibrahim Puri (MS2), Projects Director

Yujie Jiang (MS2), Treasurer

Brady Quon (MS2), Secretary

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Rutgers RWJMS GSSA

Marlena Sabatino (MS1), Co-President     [mes436@rwjms.rutgers.edu]

Terence Darcy (MS1), Co-President

Jared Escobar (MS1), Treasurer

Halle Fitzgerald (MS1)

Joyce Lu (MS1)

Jaineel Kothari (MS1)

Sushuptha Balakrishna (MS1)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Gregory Peck (Trauma Surgery)

*click here for their Twitter

*click here for their Instagram

Rutgers University - New Brunswick

Global Surgery Student Alliance at Rutgers University

Contact Info: [gssarutgers@gmail.com]

Grace Chung, President

Kishan Mehta (Sophomore), Treasurer

Mariam Basta (Senior), VP Education

Bianca Pereira (Senior), VP Research

Nihir Parikh (Senior), VP Service

Yalmin Encarnacion (Sophomore), Secretary

Tiffany Calvache (Junior), Event Coordinator

Helen Gao (Sophomore), Research Coordinator

Rachel Patel (Sophomore), Outreach Coordinator

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Gregory Peck (Trauma Surgery)

Resident Advisor: Dr. Paul Truche (PGY3 General Surgery)

*click here for their Facebook group

*click here for their Instagram page

Sackler School of Medicine New York - 
American Program of Tel Aviv University School of Medicine

Sackler School of Medicine GSSA Chapter

Contact Info: [Sackler.GSSA@gmail.com]

Taylor Ibelli (MS1), President

Tomer Stadler-Lagziel (MS1), Speaker Coordinator

Hailey Adler (MS1), Writer and Content Strategist

Julia Katz (MS1), Digital Communications Specialist

David Goldmeier (MS1), International FundraisingCoordinator

Stav Leibou (MS1), Surgical Skills Coordinator 

Faculty Advisor: ---

Texas A&M Health Science Center

GSSA TAMHSC Chapter

Chika Anyanwu, co-President     [canyanwu@medicine.tamhsc.edu]

Ali Haider, co-President

Manuela Ochoa, Vice-President

Dean Leonard, Vice-President

Sarah Joseph, Vice-President

Rishi Suresh, Secretary

Amina Khimani, Treasurer

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Vincent Ohaju (Trauma Surgery)

Tufts University School of Medicine

Contact Info: [tuftsgssa@gmail.com]

Mike Mastroianni (MS1), President

Justin Soffer (MS1), Head of Advancement

Caroline Wright (MS1), Head of Research & Innovation

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Richard Rohrer (Transplant & General Surgery)

*click here for their Facebook group

*click here for their Twitter

Global Surgery Student Alliance at TUSM

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

UCCOM Global Surgery Student Alliance

Joseph Jeffrey (MS1), Communications     [jeffrejh@mail.uc.edu]

Katie Chang (MS1), Clinical Involvement

Alice Xu (MS1), Research

Kyle Singerman (MS1), Research

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mike Goodman (Trauma Surgery)

University of Florida College of Medicine

Global Medicine and Surgery Interest Group at UF COM

Kyung Woo Hong (MS1)     [ufgsmig@gmail.com]

Erica Braschi (MS1)

Erich Zellmer (MS1)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Robin Petroze (Pediatric Surgery)

*click here for their Facebook group

University of Illinois in Chicago College of Medicine

GSSA - UICCOM Chapter

Bani Medegan Fagla (MS2), President     [bmedegan@uic.edu]

Annik Lupieri, VP of Research & Implementation 

Brian Choi, VP of Student Education & Involvement

Maxine Garcia, VP of Outreach & Communication

Robert Haemmerle, VP of Operations & Treasurer

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Thomas L. Sims (Pediatric Surgery)

University of Maryland-Baltimore School of Medicine

Global Health and Surgery Interest Group

Isabelle Lock (MS1), President     [isabelle.lock@som.umaryland.edu]

Ashley Park (MS1), President

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Miriam Laufer (Pediatrics)

University of Massachusetts Medical School

Global Surgery Student Alliance at UMMS

Contact Info: [umass.gssa@gmail.com]

Terence Lee (MS2), President

Charles Ogagan (MS2), Vice-President

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Joyce McIntyre (Plastic Surgery)

University of Miami - Miller School of Medicine

Global Medicine and Surgery

Contact Info: [umglobalsurg@gmail.com]

Jenna Davis, Co-President

Alex Skelton, Co-President

Anthony Saxton, Research Coordinator

Yao Yang, Senior Advisor

Nicole Lin, Senior Advisor

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Tanya Zakrison (Trauma Surgery)

University of North Carolina School of Medicine

UNC Global Surgery Student Alliance

Contact Info: [UNCglobalsurgery@gmail.com]

Deen Garba (MS2), President

Jihane Jadi (MS2), Vice President

Malcolm Chapman (MS2), Treasurer

Kristen Westfall (MS4)

Faculty Advisors: Dr. Anthony Charles (Trauma Surgery) and Dr. Gita Mody (Thoracic Surgery)

*click here for their Twitter

University of Pennsylvania - Perelman School of Medicine

Penn Global Surgery Group

Contact Info: [pennglobalsurgery@gmail.com]

Sanjay Palat, Co-President

Christopher Wen, Co-President

Thaddeus Woodard, Event Chair

Monique Arnold, Event Chair

Tom Sommers, Communications Chair

Eleanor Layfield, Social Media Chair

Ariana Meltzer-Bruhn, Treasurer

Debanjan Haldar, Research Fellow

Louis-Xavier Barrette, Research Fellow

Rotem Kimia, Research Fellow
Faculty Advisors: Dr. David A. Spiegel, Dr. Jordan Swanson, Dr. Neil Sheth

*click here for their Facebook group

*click here for their Twitter

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

PittMed Global Surgery and Anesthesia (PGSA)

Marin Kheng, President     [Kheng.Marin@medstudent.pitt.edu]

Sangki Oak (MS4), Vice-President

Christian Morrill (MS2), Coordinator

Nathan Reinert (MS2), Coordinator

Ricardo Martinez (MS2), Coordinator

Faculty Advisors: Dr. Andrew Peitzman (Trauma Surgery), Dr. Juan Carlos Puyana (Trauma Surgery)​

University of Southern California - Keck School of Medicine

USC Global Surgery Student Alliance

Contact Info: [usc.gssa@gmail.com]

Arthi Rao (MS1), Co-President

Michael Repajic (MS1), Co-President

Jenny Wang (MS1), Events Coordinator

Sophie Mahoney (MS1), Finance Coordinator

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Cathy Shin (Pediatric Surgery)

University of Texas at Austin

Global Surgery Student Alliance at UT Austin

Contact Info: [gssaatut@gmail.com]

Andrew Chen (Senior), President

Ahila Arulmani (Junior), VP of External Affairs

An Khong (Senior), VP of Development

Meredith Francis (Junior), Internal Affairs Coordinator

Gurdev Dayal (Junior), Professional Relations Coordinator

Oanh Nguyen (Junior), Outreach Coordinator

*click here for their site

University of Texas McGovern Medical School (Houston)

Global Surgery Student Alliance at McGovern Medical School

Vanessa Hernandez (MS2), President     [vanessa.hernandez@uth.tmc.edu ]

John Placide (MS2), Vice-President

Emmett Kennady (MS2), Treasurer

Camille Le Gardeur (MS2), Secretary

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Anil Kulkarni (General Surgery)

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School (Dallas)

Global Health and Global Surgery Interest Group at UTSW

Taylore King, MS3 Chair   [taylore.king@utsouthwestern.edu]

Micah Newton, MS2 Chair

Judy Yang, VP External Affairs

Olatunde Badejo, VP Research

Virginia Wang, Treasurer/Logistics Coordinator

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Abier Abdelnaby (Colorectal Surgery)

University of Utah School of Medicine

Global Surgery & Anesthesia Student Interest Group

Sam Simister (MS2), Co-President     [sam.simister@hsc.utah.edu]

Brett Armstrong (MS2), Co-President

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mark Harris (Anesthesia)

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Vanderbilt Chapter of the Global Surgery Student Alliance

Catherine Zivanov (MS3), President     [catherine.n.zivanov@vanderbilt.edu]

Meredith Monsour (MS3), Vice-President

Kevin Neuzil (MS3), Vice-President

Sabina Dang (MS3), Secretary

Jaclyn Lee (MS2), Treasurer

Katie McKay (MS1), Treasurer

Kianna Jackson (MS3), Event Coordinator

Caroline Erickson (MS2), Service Coordinator

Simone Herzberg (MS1), Service Coordinator

Daniel Pereira (MS2), Research Coordinator

James Law (MS3), International Experience Coordinator

Didi Odinkemelu (MS3), International Experience Coordinator

Alice Liao (MS1), Social Media Coordinator

Shama Kanu (MS2), Compliance Coordinator

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Rondi Kauffmann (Surgical Oncology)

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Global Surgery Student Alliance at VCU

Contact Info: [VCUglobalsurgerystudents@gmail.com]

Anna Gibson, President

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Edgar Rodas (Trauma Surgery) and Dr. Sudha Jayaraman (Trauma Surgery)

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

WUSM Global Surgery Student Alliance

Jason Yang   [yangzhizhou@wustl.edu]

Ziheng Xu

Alex Shiang

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Paul E. Wise (General Surgery)

Wright State University - Boonshoft School of Medicine

Wright State BSOM Global Health Initiative

Musunga Mulenga (MS2), GSSA Liason     [mulenga.2@wright.edu]

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kate Conway (Family Medicine)

Yale School of Medicine

Global Surgery Student Alliance at Yale

Amar Sheth (MS1), Student Leader     [amar.sheth@yale.edu]

Alex Bourdillon (MS1), Student Leader 

Waleed Khan (MS1), Student Leader 

Faculty Advisors: Dr. Adrienne Socci (Orthopedics), Dr. Doruk Ozgediz (Pediatric Surgery), Dr. James Clune (Plastic Surgery) and Dr. Viji Kurup (Anesthesiology)

*Schools that are in the process of starting global surgery working groups:
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine

  • Brown University - Warren Alpert School of Medicine

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

  • Emory School of Medicine

  • Harvard College (undergraduate)

  • Hunter College at City University of New York (undergraduate)

  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

  • John A. Burns School of Medicine (Hawaii)

  • Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science

  • Medical College of Wisconsin

  • Oregon Health & Science University

  • SUNY Downstate Medical School

  • Texas Tech Paul L. Foster School of Medicine

  • Thomas Jefferson University - Sidney Kimmel Medical College

  • University of Arizona

  • University of California, Irvine

  • University of California, San Francisco

  • University of Colorado School of Medicine

  • University of Michigan (undergraduate)

  • University of Minnesota School of Medicine

  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center

  • University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio

  • University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston

  • University of Washington School of Medicine

  • Weill Cornell Medical College

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The website was developed by Parisa Fallah, Roya Edalatpour, Andrew Giles, and Prachi Patel, with help from Gavin Ovsak. Many sincere thanks to Ryoko Hamaguchi for creating our GSSA logo.