Where Are They Now?

The “Where Are They Now” section provides and update on some of the many students who have been supported by PMF thru various program participation, mentorship, received scholarships, stipends as program coordinators, leadership roles and other initiatives or events.

Congratulations to all on accomplishing their goals and wishing they the best as they pursue their careers as doctors.

Parris Diaz

Medical Student
CDU/UCLA at David Geffen School of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA

PMF Envolvement

  • Doctors On Board Pipeline Program
  • Community Health Ambassadors Internship
  • Brother 2 Brother Mentoring Luncheon

Marc Carmichael, M.D., PhD.

Neurosurgery Residency Program
Stanford Medical School / Palmer Lab
Palo Alto, CA

PMF Envolvement

  • Received Scholarships
  • Doctors On Board Pipeline Program
  • Mock Knot Tying and Suture Clinic
  • SNMA AMEC Exhibit and Workshops
  • Workshop speaker for pipeline programs
Shaina Lipa, MD

Shaina Lipa, M.D.

Residency – Orthopedic Surgery
Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Surgery Program
Massachusetts General Hospital

Shaina Lipa, MD is currently completing her Orthopaedic Residency in the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program in Boston, MA. She is also the Vice-Chair of the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Diversity Inclusion Resident and Fellow Committee. Dr. Lipa is dedicated to the improvement of health and healthcare disparities, with a particular need for advocacy in orthopedic surgery. She aspires to improve musculoskeletal health and the healthcare disparities that women, African Americans, and Hispanics face with regard to more severe arthritis and functional limitations. She has a long history of involvement with the Student National Medical Association, serving as University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) chapter president and several regional leadership positions.

She has mentored young men and women in pipeline programs, such as the Physicians Medical Form’s “Doctors On Board Program,” whose mission is to encourage more African American/Black students to become physicians. She was a recipient of the National Medical Fellowship Community Service-Learning Program, where she led an intervention program for women at high risk for violence. Dr. Lipa received her medical degree with distinction from the UCSF School of Medicine in 2014. During medical school, she participated in the Visiting Clerkship Program in the Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership at Harvard Medical School.

PMF Envolvement

  • Received Scholarships
  • Assistant Coordinator, Doctors On Board Pipeline Program
  • Mock Primary Care Clinic
  • Mock Knot Tying and Suture Clinic
  • SNMA AMEC Exhibit and Workshops
  • Workshop speaker for pipeline programs

Christopher R. Jones, M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgeon – Kaiser Permanente
Atlanta, GA

PMF Envolvement

  • SNMA Region 1 Workshop
  • SNMA AMEC Exhibit and Workshop
  • Pipeline Programs speaker
  • Mentoring
  • Received Scholarship
Kara Odom Walker, M.D.

Kara Odom Walker, M.D.

Secretary, Department of Health and Social Services
State of Delaware

PMF Envolvement

  • Scholarship
  • PMF research and publication
  • Mentoring
  • Physicians Directory
  • Received stipends/scholarships

Tene Cage, M.D.

Neurosurgery – UCSF
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital & Trauma Center
San Francisco, CA

PMF Envolvement

  • Received Scholarship
  • Mentoring

Crystal Babbs

Medical Student – Howard University College of Medicine
Washington, D.C.

PMF Envolvement

  • Doctors On Board Pipeline Program
  • Mentoring & Educational Support
  • SNMA Region 1 Workshop & Exhibit

Uchenna Okoye, M.D., M.P.H.

Psychiatry – Los Angeles, CA

PMF Envolvement

  • Coordinator, Doctors On Board Pipeline Program
  • Mock Primary Care Medical Clinic
  • Coordinator, Community Health Ambassadors Internship
  • Received Scholarships
  • Mentoring
  • Workshop Speaker for pipeline programs
  • SNMA AMEC Exhibits and Workshops

Randi N. Smith, M.D.

General Surgery – Trauma and Surgery Critical Care
Department of Surgery
Grady Memorial Hospital
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

PMF Envolvement

  • Doctors On Board Pipeline Program
  • Mock Knot Tying and Suture Clinic
  • Community Health Ambassadors Internship Coordinator
  • Received Scholarships
  • Mentoring
  • Workshop Speaker for pipeline programs
  • SNMA AMEC Exhibits and Workshops

Starr Knight, M.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital
San Francisco, CA

PMF Envolvement

  • Doctors On Board Pipeline Program
  • Mock Knot Tying and Suture Clinic
  • Received Scholarships
  • Mentoring
  • Workshop Speaker for pipeline programs
  • SNMA AMEC Exhibits and Workshops

Bethel Mieso

Medical Student – Ophthalmology
Case Western University School of Medicine
Cleveland, Ohio

PMF Envolvement

  • Doctors On Board Pipeline Program
  • Community Health Ambassadors Internship
  • Mentoring
  • Community Service Learning Project

Riona Booze

Medical Student – Emergency Medicine
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

PMF Envolvement

  • Doctors On Board Pipeline Program
  • Community Health Ambassadors Internship
  • Mentoring & Educational Workshop
  • Student National Medical Assoc. – AMEC
  • PMF Video on Doctors On Board
  • Other programs, Activities, Events

Malcolm DeBaun, M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery – Residency Program
Stanford University School of Medicine
Palo Alto, CA

PMF Envolvement

  • Received Scholarships
  • Doctors On Board Pipeline Program
  • Mock Knot Tying and Suture Clinic
  • SNMA AMEC Exhibit and Workshops
  • Workshop speaker for pipeline programs

Janeé Murray

Medical Student
UC Davis School of Medicine
Davis, CA

PMF Envolvement

  • Received Scholarships
  • Doctors On Board Pipeline Program
  • Mock Primary Care Clinic
  • Community Health Ambassadors Internship
  • Mentoring & Educational Workshop
  • Student National Medical Assoc. – AMEC
  • Workshop Speaker for pipeline programs
  • Other programs, Activities, Events