HEART-IM 2015 Planning Team



Kathryn is a 4th year medical student at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She grew up in Park Ridge, IL, and studied ethics, with a focus on empathy, as an undergraduate at Harvard University. She completed her Master of Health Science at Johns Hopkins, and worked in global and domestic public health while completing her med school pre-requisites. Since becoming a registered yoga teacher in 2009, she has taught hundreds of free classes at hospitals, homeless shelters, and schools in DC, Palo Alto, CA, and Madison, WI. At UW, she has served in leadership roles at the student-run free clinic program and Integrative Medicine Interest Group. Mindfulness and yoga have been integral to helping her survive some of the more intense aspects of medical training, and she loves sharing those practices with patients and colleagues. In her free time, she enjoys being upside down, growing vegetables, and applying birthday party face paint to wild animals. She is thrilled to be going into pediatric primary care. And she can’t wait to spend a month in the Redwoods with inspiring peers and mentors!



Irina is a 4th year medical student at Boston University School of Medicine. She was born in Moscow, Russia; grew up in Toronto, Canada; and moved to Boston, MA to follow her dream to study medicine. Irina’s long-standing passion for nutrition has prompted her to serve a leadership role in SNAAC (Student Nutrition Awareness & Action Council), which is a student interest group at BUSM that organizes events that allow medical students, as well as the community, to learn more about healthy eating and obesity prevention.  As a first year medical student, Irina also founded Integrative Medicine Interest Group (IMIG) at BUSM with the hope of raising awareness about different treatment modalities and Integrative Medicine amongst BUSM medical students. In her free time, she enjoys practicing yoga, jogging, traveling, learning foreign languages, cooking recipes from all over the world, and hiking.



Stephanie is a fourth year student at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA who is pursuing a residency in Pediatrics in order to become an Allergist. Stephanie first became interested in integrative medicine while studying environmental science abroad at the Tiputini Biodiversity Station in Amazonian Ecuador. Back at Boston University, she decided to delve into an integrative medicine research project studying if the underserved would welcome acupuncture into their medical care, which resulted in positive results from almost all of their participants. She was also actively involved as one of the founding members and Student Health Coordinator of BU’s Women’s Resource Center (now called the Center for Gender, Sexuality, and Activism). After college, Stephanie worked on allergy and immunology research at the Massachusetts General Hospital which strengthened her passion to become a pediatric allergist. Realizing that having a support system is one of the most important aspects of life, Stephanie chose a medical school close to her hometown and her significant other. She discovered Temple’s newly formed Integrative Medicine Interest Group the first week of school and had to become involved.  In her free time, Stephanie spends ample time with her friends and loved ones, enjoys hikes and adventures, lays on the beach, peruses farmers markets and cooks with her bounty, and tours local wineries and breweries. Stephanie is so excited to cultivate a part of HEART-IM 2016 and can’t wait to meet all of you!



Erica is a fourth osteopathic medical student at Des Moines University in Iowa, where she is also pursuing her Masters of Public Health degree and planning to go into psychiatry.  She spent her childhood in Oostburg, Wisconsin and completed her undergraduate degree in Sustainable Agriculture from Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan.  She participated in organic farm apprenticeships in the Upper Peninsula and on a blueberry farm in rural Maine.  After graduation, she went back to complete her pre-medical studies while continuing to work as a home health care aide.  While at Des Moines University, she held leadership roles with the Preventive Medicine Club and Family Medicine club and was active in the community by volunteering at various running and wellness events and with helping lead a Food is Medicine booth at the farmer’s market.  She has a longstanding interest in integrative medicine, humanism in medicine and has continued to nurture and sustain her passion in these realms throughout medical school.  In her spare time, she enjoys vegetable gardening, cooking for others, meditation, exploring small towns in Iowa, and training for ultramarathons.



Lauren is a 4th year medical student at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (UWSMPH). She grew up in Holly Springs, NC and studied Biology and Spanish at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After undergrad, she did a volunteer year with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, living and working in Camden, NJ. She finished her Masters of Public Health at UWSMPH last year. At UWSMPH, she has had leadership roles in the student-run free clinics and underserved community initiatives to strengthen healthcare in Madison’s Allied Drive Neighborhood. She is part of the urban, underserved track of UWSMPH and lives and studies in Milwaukee, WI, with her community project in evaluating patients’ mental health outcomes. In her free time she enjoys buying $1 bus tickets to anywhere she can go, making mosaics, practicing yoga, and doing anything by or in the water. She is interested in practicing family medicine.


2016 HEART-IM Faculty Advisors


Dr. Kohatsu, a graduate of the inaugural class of Fellows from the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, is a family medicine faculty member at Oregon Health Science University. Dr. Kohatsu is certified in shiatsu massage, a clinical researcher and lecturer locally and nationally, with the goal of promoting integrative medicine in the academic environment. She has worked to increase utilization of integrative medicine in underserved populations, and is the editor of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Secrets, (June 2002) and co-author of chapters on the History of CAM in the US, Nutrition, Supplements, Low Back Pain, and Integrative Medicine. Dr. Kohatsu will assist in HEART faculty selection and serve as lecturer.



Dr. Manahan is assistant professor of the Center for Spirituality and Healing and of Family Practice and Community Health at the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center in Minneapolis. He serves on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Holistic Medicine as well as the board of directors for the Northwestern School of Homeopathy. He is on the editorial board for Alternative Therapies in Health Journal, Integrative Medicine Access, and Integrative Medicine Consult Newsletter. He has published numerous articles on the scientific evidence regarding the use of complementary and alternative modalities as well as community based health care in light of managed health care. He has served as the program director of the MN Rural Family practice Residency program and has served on numerous boards, councils, and coalitions for community based programs addressing drug use, education, and reaching the underserved. He currently is a member of the American Holistic Medical Association’s Board of Trustees. Dr. Manahan will be a faculty advisor and a guest lecturer on integrative medicine in practice.



Ms. Stoyan-Rosenzweig is the Director of the Medical Humanities program at the University of Florida College of Medicine where she teaches a variety of electives and courses in narrative medicine, media and medicine, environmental health, history of medicine and international health issues, and creative expression. She runs the Thomas Maren Medical Student Reading Room and facilitates the development of projects and programs that reflect medical student interests and passions. She also is creating a Medical History Center at the University of Florida. She will serve as advisor and lecturer for the HEART elective.