Graduate Trustee


Aliye Runyan, MD

2014AliyeRunyanAliye Runyan is a 2012 graduate of the University of Miami-Miller School of Medicine, and is a current obgyn resident at Wayne State/Detroit Medical Center. Originally from St. Petersburg, Florida, Aliye most recently lived in Sterling VA where she spent two years as the Education and Research Fellow for AMSA.

Aliye has been an AMSA national leader since 2008. She is the founder, and director from 2008-2011, of the AMSA Medical Humanities Scholars Program. With guidance and inspiration from her leadership roles, she successfully implemented the Ethics and Humanities Pathway at the University of Miami with students and faculty. She was her class president for two years in medical school, and sat on the Board of Trustees for the University of Miami as a student representative.

From 2010-2011, she was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute –NIH research fellow, studying the role of osmotic transport pathways in uterine fibroid growth. Her career interests include family planning, international maternal-fetal health, and of course, medical education.

Aliye’s ideal career includes clinical practice, international health sustainability, teaching medical students and residents, writing, and promoting wellness in medical training. Aliye loves to discover new music, invent vegetarian recipes, do yoga and meditation, and read something non-medical when given a chance.