President - Jon Quatromoni
Jon is a fourth-year MD/MTR student planning to pursue a career in vascular surgery/general surgery. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 2008 with a degree in Biology. Jon is currently completing his Masters Degree in Translational Research with Dr. Sunil Singhal in the Division of Thoracic Surgery and Dr. Steven Albelda in the Thoracic Oncology Research Laboratory. His research focuses on the optimization of immunotherapy strategies as surgical adjuvants in the treatment of lung cancer. In addition to coursework, he is a past medical coordinator of the student-run UCC Clinic with an interest in delivery of healthcare to the underserved population. He is more than willing to discuss the field of surgery or any questions regarding life at PennMed.
Vice-Presidents - Liza Sonnenberg
Liza is a fourth year MD student planning to pursue a career in general surgery. She graduated with highest distinction from the University of Virginia in 2010 with a degree in Human Biology. She is interested in surgical outcomes and cost research as well as surgical education. She has worked with Dr. Rachel Kelz in the Division of Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery since her summer as an Agnew Scholar. Additionally, she is involved in developing multimedia virtual surgical patient cases for medical student education and planning multiple of the annual Philadelphia Surgical Symposiums, a collaboration between Philadelphia medical schools focusing on careers in surgery. She more than happy to discuss the field of surgery, academic issues, or any questions regarding life at Penn Med.
Vice-Presidents - Oren Shaked
Oren is a fourth year MD student planning to pursue a career in general surgery. He graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 2009 with a degree in History. Throughout his undergraduate career, he was involved in basic science research on immunology in Dr. Wayne Hancocks lab. He took a year after college to work with Dr. Rajender Reddy in the department of hepatology doing clinical research before starting medical school. He then worked with Dr. Brendan Keating under an NIDDK scholarship studying the genetics of transplantation, and continued his research since then by constructing a prospective database using REDCap software to capture the clinical outcomes in transplant patients. He is always happy to discuss the field of surgery, academic issues, or any questions regarding life as a medical student.