The New Physician‘s Editorial Advisory Board members and Student Editor help staff plan strong magazine stories for our readers. The members of the advisory board serve one year terms beginning in May. The Student Editor serves for two years, and is a voting member of AMSA’s Board of Trustees.
Pavitra Krishnamani is an MD Candidate at Thomas Jefferson University. Pavitra graduated with a BA in Psychology from the University of Southern California and an MS in Global Medicine from USC’s Keck School of Medicine in 2014. While at USC, she held fellowships at both the Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study and the Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics. She joined AMSA’s national leadership as a member of The New Physician’s Editorial Advisory Board last year and is excited to be working with the publication again this year as its Student Editor. With over five years of editorial experience, Pavitra looks forward to leading the publication’s team in the coming year.
- Ton La, Jr. is a first-year MD/JD student at Baylor College of Medicine and a Summa cum laude honors graduate of the University of Houston (UH). Ton has been a volunteer at Texas Children’s Hospital and the Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center since high school. Previously, he represented the U.S. during the 70th Anniversary of D-Day in Caen, France; was the student editor of the UH Scholar Enrichment Program; competed in the 8th Annual Clinton Global Initiative University at the University of Miami; and helped launch the first Texas public Campus Kitchen chapter at UH as an affiliate of the Bonner Leaders Program. Ton is also a pianist and a 3rd degree black belt in Taekwondo and Hapkido.
- Caitlin Bevvino-Ring is a second-year MD/MPH student at The Commonwealth Medical College. She is a graduate of Barnard College, where she majored in English and Women’s Studies. As an undergraduate student, Caitlin spent a summer working as an editorial intern for Ms. magazine. Following graduation, Caitlin joined the 2008 Teach For America Corps in Chicago, IL where she taught middle school and high school English for several years. She later moved to the Bay Area where she worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator in the Tobacco Research Center at the University of California, San Francisco. Prior to attending medical school, Caitlin also spent time in Haiti learning about international medical relief work and disaster area care delivery in and around Port-Au-Prince. She is passionate about primary care, social justice in medicine, and the power of the written word for social change.
- Abhinav Seetharaman is a second-year undergraduate student at Columbia University in the City of New York, majoring in Economics and Political Science. Currently on the pre-medical track, he has conducted research at institutions such as the National Institutes of Health, Indian Institute of Technology, and Columbia University Medical Center. Abhinav’s passion for spreading knowledge has allowed him to write for several publications, including The New Physician and The Undergraduate Times. He intends to pursue a career in medical journalism or health policy, and serve and educate populations locally, nationally, and internationally. On the side, Abhinav is a professional South-Indian Classical Drummer, as well as fluent in the Sanskrit language.
- Kali Xu is a second-year medical student at UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine. In addition to medicine, she has strong interests in journalism, education, and international development. Kali wrote, edited, and cartooned for a variety of publications as an undergraduate and led the MIT chapter of Engineers Without Borders. She hopes to encourage large-scale dialogue among students about social issues in medicine through The New Physician’s publications.