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Photo of Surabhi Batra MD Surabhi Batra MD Pediatric Hematology,Oncology and Stem Cell Transplant

Surabhi Batra, MD, is a pediatric hematologist-oncologist at Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas health system and Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in New Jersey. Born and brought up in Delhi, India, she moved to the United States of America in 2008 after completing her medical school degree from the prestigious Maulana Azad Medical College in Delhi, India.…

Photo of Mia S. Ben MD Mia S. Ben MD Pediatrics

Dr. Mia Singleton Ben is a native of Napoleonville, Louisiana. She is the daughter of Joseph and Lorraine Singleton, retired educators of Assumption Parish. After graduating in 1990 from Southern University and A & M College, she then attended medical school at Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, and graduated in 1995. Following medical school, Dr.…

Photo of Alana Biggers MD Alana Biggers MD Internal Medicine

Alana Biggers, MD, MPH, FACP, is an assistant professor of clinical medicine at the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC), College of Medicine where she received her medical degree.

She completed residency training at the Medical College of Wisconsin in internal medicine, obtained her Master of Public Health in chronic disease epidemiology from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and completed a research fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).…

Photo of Angela Freehill MD Angela Freehill MD Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Angela Freehill (or Mrs. Brown at the grade school) is a woman of many hats. She is an orthopedic surgeon, a wife, a mother to three beautiful girls, a wine and cheese connoisseur, a co-author of “The Chronicles of Women in White Coats”, and a breast cancer survivor. She is passionate about writing and watching movies on the couch with a giant bucket of popcorn.…

Photo of Dena George MD Dena George MD Family Medicine

Dena George, MD, is a lover of learning, a life and weight loss coach, and a family medicine doctor.  She believes in empowering people to lead a phenomenal life.

She is the host of ‘Creating Phenomenal For Your Life’ podcast, and coaches on mindset to improve any area of life. She also serves patients in the clinic and hospital as a board-certified Family Medicine doctor, and has earned the status of Fellow in the American Academy of Family Physicians.…

Photo of Charmaine R Gregory MD Charmaine R Gregory MD Emergency Medicine

Charmaine R. Gregory, MD, was born in Jamaica, West Indies, and moved to New York. There she pursued her childhood dream of becoming a doctor at SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine where she earned her medical degree. After graduating, she then went to residency at Duke University Medical Center in emergency medicine. Dr. Gregory is currently a full-time nocturnist emergency physician at St.…

Photo of Peaesha L Houston DO, MS Peaesha L Houston DO, MS Family Medicine

A native of Louisiana, Dr. Peaesha Houston works as a family medicine and urgent care physician serving her surrounding community. She received her bachelor’s degree from Xavier University of Louisiana in biology pre-medicine with a minor in chemistry and a master’s degree in biology from Georgia State University. She went on to earn a doctorate from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Georgia campus.…

Photo of Danielle J Johnson MD Danielle J Johnson MD Psychiatry

Dr. Danielle Johnson is a native of Erie, PA. She attended the University of Toledo for undergraduate and Drexel University College of Medicine where she graduated with her medical degree. She completed psychiatry residency and was chief resident of psychiatric emergency services at the University of Cincinnati. She has remained in the Cincinnati area as a board certified psychiatrist. …

Photo of Yulia Johnson DO Yulia Johnson DO Family Medicine

Yulia Johnson, DO, was born in Ukraine (former Soviet Union), where she received a degree in classical piano. She immigrated to the United States in 1992 to Denver, Colorado.
She graduated Metro State College of Denver with a Bachelor of Science in biology and chemistry and then moved to Iowa in 2001 to attend Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery where she graduated in 2005.…

Photo of Julia Dry Knarreborg MD Julia Dry Knarreborg MD Radiology

Julia Dry Knarreborg, MD, is a native Texan and resident of Edmond, Oklahoma, currently practicing diagnostic radiology from home – the place she does her favorite and most important job as a wife and mom. She graduated fluent in Spanish and with a Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin in 2001.…

Photo of Danielle Lombardi DDS Danielle Lombardi DDS Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Danielle Lombardi (or Dr. D as her patients like to call her) strives to create only happy memories of visiting the dentist! A native New Yorker, Dr. Danielle Lombardi was born and raised in the Bronx. She earned her BA with honors in biology and psychology from Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY. Dr. Lombardi was granted the Dean’s Merit Scholarship at New York University College of Dentistry, where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.…

Photo of Nina Lum MD Nina Lum MD Family & Hospital Medicine

Dr. Nina Lum is board-certified in family medicine and currently practices hospital medicine in Kentucky. She completed residency training at the University of Kentucky Rural Program where she graduated as chief resident in 2015. She is a health and wellness columnist, lifestyle blogger, and a health media enthusiast who also is passionate about continuing to serve on short-term medical mission trips to Africa and the Caribbean.…

Photo of Maria Perez-Johnson DO Maria Perez-Johnson DO Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Dr. Maria Perez-Johnson is a board certified pediatrician.  She was born in Kingsville, Texas, and graduated from Bishop High School in Bishop, Texas (a small town with a population of around 3000).  She graduated from Texas A&M University-Kingsville, with a major in biology and a minor in chemistry. She joined the Ronald E. McNair Scholars program as an undergraduate student and conducted research at the National Natural Toxins Research Center.  …

Photo of Alexandra Piñon MD Alexandra Piñon MD Pediatrics

Dr. Alexandra Pinon draws from a wealth of experiences both in her professional and personal life. She moved many times as a child, and ultimately graduated from Smith College with a BA in biology. She went to the Miller School of Medicine in Miami, Florida, on the Health Professions Scholarship Program for the United States Navy and completed her pediatrics residency at the Naval Medical Center San Diego.…

Photo of Liliana E Rios Rojas MD Liliana E Rios Rojas MD Nephrology

Dr. Liliana Rios is a nephrologist in the state of Texas. Born and raised in Colombia, South America, Dr. Rios graduated from the National University of Colombia as a physician specializing in general surgery. She worked a few years in her home country, mainly in the emergency room and hospitalist areas. She also managed an outpatient program for patients with diabetes and hypertension in her home city.…

Photo of Amber L Robins MD, MBA Amber L Robins MD, MBA Family Medicine

Amber Robins, MD, MBA, is a board certified family medicine doctor and was the 2017-2018 Health and Media fellow at Georgetown University School and Medicine/PBS NewsHour. She is the creator of “The Chronicles of Women in White Coats” and the co-founder of the Women in White Coats Blog. Dr. Robins also is a medical journalist who produces patient friendly medical resources and has written for various media outlets including PBS NewsHour, HuffingtonPost, ABC News, BlackDoctor.org, KevinMD, The Journal for Minority Medical Students in her own column entitled “Diary of a Medical Student”, and 40z Rock Magazine.…

Photo of Kendra L Segura MD Kendra L Segura MD Obstetrics/Gynecology

Kendra Segura, MD, MPH, FACOG, is an obstetrician-gynecologist who is known as Dr. Kendra: Your Ob/Gyn Next Door®. She currently works at Kaiser Permanente in southern California. A native of Los Angeles, California, she attended Ross University School of Medicine, and completed her residency training at Rochester Regional Medical Center in Rochester, New York. She also has a Masters of Public Health from Loma Linda University, in Southern California.…

Photo of Kena Shah DO Kena Shah DO Adult & Pediatric Allergy & Immunology

Dr. Kena Shah is a board-certified physician dually accredited in allergy & immunology as well as internal medicine. She completed her undergraduate degree in biology with a pre-medical concentration from University of North Carolina at Charlotte. While she was getting her undergraduate degree, she was commended to the Dean’s list and graduated with university honors. She was also recognized in Beta Beta Beta, a national biological honors society.…

Photo of Archana R Shrestha MD, MS Archana R Shrestha MD, MS Emergency Medicine

Archana Reddy Shrestha, MD, MS, FACEP, is a board-certified emergency medicine physician who practices in Chicago. She is the co-founder of Women in White Coats Blog and a co-author in “The Chronicles of Women in White Coats”. She obtained her medical degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2004 and completed emergency medicine residency at George Washington University in 2008.…

Photo of Natasha K. Sriraman MD, MPH Natasha K. Sriraman MD, MPH Pediatrics

Natasha K. Sriraman, MD, MPH, FAAP, FABM, completed her education and training in Pennsylvania and New York. Prior to getting her MD, she attained her MPH in health policy and maternal/child health.

Currently, Dr. Sriraman works at The Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters/Eastern Virginia Medical School (CHKD/EVMS) in Norfolk, Virginia, as an associate professor of pediatrics.…

Photo of Bande Virgil MD Bande Virgil MD Pediatric Hospitalist

Dr. Bande Virgil is an author with publications and interviews on several well known websites including The Bump, Romper, and KevinMD. She recently was published as a co-author in “The Chronicles of Women in White Coats”. She also writes regularly on her own blog ‘The Mommy Doc’ where she shares the journey of motherhood and gives practical advice on children’s  health and parenting.…