Neil Vallabh is a third-year medical student enrolled in Northeast Ohio Medical University’s (NEOMED) accelerated BS/MD program. He completed his undergraduate education at Kent State University in just two years, graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science. Upon earning his bachelor’s degree, he began his formal medical training at NEOMED. Neil began his journey with AMSA national leadership on AMSA’s Health Policy Team, having served as your Global Health Policy Coordinator (2014-2015). Neil then served on AMSA’s Board of Regional Directors as Regional Director for Region II (2015-2016). Neil joined AMSA’s Board of Trustees as National Secretary (2016-2017), and he is thrilled to undertake his second term on the Board of Trustees as your Vice President for Internal Affairs (2017-2018).
Neil’s passion for transforming medical education was most recently recognized when he was awarded the Arnold P. Gold Foundation’s prestigious Service Fellowship to develop and implement novel HIV education curricula for adolescents and health care providers in the rural village of Masara in the Nyanza province of Kisumu County, Kenya. Neil is an aspiring primary care physician and hopes to further strengthen the linkages between public health initiatives, health policy, and community medicine to address national health priorities at a systemic level.
Neil enjoys chess, tuba, dance, running, eating, sleeping, professional sports, and philosophical discussion.