Tyler graduated from Duke University in 2015. He spent a year as an emergency room medical scribe before returning to the wet lab at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. After completing a research year within the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Tyler began at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, where he has directs his extracurricular energy to uniting his two professional passions: discovery and policy. Tyler is also President of RWJMS's chapter of the American Medical Association, and in his free time enjoys making music with friends.
Kaavya is an MD candidate at RWJMS, with interests in dismantling systemic inequalities in the healthcare system through innovative technologically-driven solutions. She is a recent graduate from Barnard College, Columbia University and spent her gap year working at IBM, as a Management Consultant. During her time at IBM, she had the unique opportunity to collaborate with senior executives and perform and publish a competitive assessment of market opportunities to grow Watson Health offerings and a white paper on the current state of data analytics management in the nonprofit sector.
Varun is an MD candidate at RWJMS aspiring to make an impactful mark on the dynamic healthcare paradigm. As an undergraduate at Rutgers, Varun helped educate peers on changing healthcare policy and its impact on patients, providers and hospitals. He is interested in developing new models of care that focus on preventative, personalized medicine with the use of new technology.
Michael is an MD/PhD candidate at RWJMS with a passion for neuroscience, particularly neurotrauma and critical care. Having long aspired to a career in neurosurgery, Michael's interests in innovation and entrepreneurship lie in the development and use of new technologies in surgical practice and education. Additionally, he intends to merge these interests with his background in emergency services and tactical medicine to improve the care and management of patients at the point of injury. As a future physician-scientist Michael hopes to spend his career bringing therapeutics from the bench to the bedside while working to train the next generation of healthcare innovators.
Emily Jarnagin graduated from the College of William and Mary with a degree in Neuroscience and is thrilled to be working with other 'doctorpreneurs' on the BEN exec team. She is interested in medical innovation, especially in the field of primary care, which she believes will change rapidly with technological advances in the coming years.
Parth graduated from The College of New Jersey in 2015 with a degree in biology and minors in economics and health communication. He spent the following year working at a high school in Queens through an Americorps program, City Year, where he built meaningful relationships and gained valuable experience using a data-based approach to tackle issues affecting the students. The following year was spent in the masters program at RWJ. Parth believes in an interdisciplinary approach to solving human problems and is especially interested in technological approaches to personalize healthcare
Slavamir is an MD candidate at RWJMS who is passionate about synergizing innovation and medicine. He believes an entrepreneurial mindset is necessary for advancing healthcare in the modern era.
Tess is an MD/PhD candidate at RWJMS. She graduated from Barnard College with a degree in biochemistry and spent the following year investigating the geogenic arsenic contamination of Bangladeshi well water. This work resulted in elucidation of a likely cause of subsurface arsenic release and an enduring interest in molecular biology which will fuel her future PhD research. Tess has had a lifelong passion for entrepreneurship and is inspired by the role startups are playing in changing the global health landscape. She hopes to bridge the gap between physicians and underserved populations with creative utilization of technological advances. In her free time she enjoys traveling, particularly bad puns, and curling up with a good book.
Shane graduated Duke University with a degree in Biomedical Engineering in 2016. He then went on to work at NYU Langone Medical Center as a Research Technician investigating bone biology and regenerative medicine. He received the Chancellor's Global Health Scholarship at Robert Wood to promote capacity building around cervical cancer screening programs in low and middle-income countries. Shane hopes to pair his experience in engineering and entrepreneurship with his global health background to build sustainable health systems in resource constrained environments. When he is not working, you can find Shane fly fishing or snowboarding.
Eric’s interests in medicine involve innovating the delivery of preventative care. He believes that utilization of highly integrated interdisciplinary teams can serve to educate patients and reduce healthcare costs.