Sourav Bose - President
Sourav is a 5th year MD/MBA student planning to pursue a career in pediatric general surgery. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 2011 with a BSc Economics and BA Biology. Sourav then attended the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and graduated in 2012 with a Masters in Public Health. Sourav is completing his Masters of Business Administration at the Wharton School and plans be involved in health system design and rural healthcare delivery in the future. He has been involved in health policy research related to pediatric surgical care delivery with Dr. Nance. In addition to his involvement with Agnew, he is Captain of the Wharton Crew team and a Wharton Venture Fellow.
Christy Marcaccio - Vice President
Christy is a 4th year medical student planning to pursue a career in academic general or vascular surgery. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 2012 with a BA in neurobiology and philosophy. She worked as a research assistant and manager in a neuroscience laboratory for one year prior to attending medical school. During medical school, she has helped to establish the Vascular Surgery Interest Group and has served on the board of the UCHC medical clinic based in underserved West Philadelphia and on the board of the Elizabeth Blackwell Society, a group dedicated to supporting and advancing women in medicine. She has been involved with research projects investigating serum biomarkers in vascular disease and is currently pursuing outcomes research in patients with vascular trauma. She would be happy to connect with students interested in surgery, research, or life at Penn Med.
John Riley - President Elect
John is a 4th year MD/MTR student planning to pursue a career in pediatric surgery. He graduated from Harvard University in 2010 magna cum laude with highest honors in history, also playing for the men’s ice hockey team. John later attended Oxford University, where he earned a Masters in Roman History in 2013. John spent his first summer in medical school as an Agnew Summer Research Fellow working on peripheral tolerance in in utero hematopoietic cell transplantation in the Center for Fetal Research at CHOP. He will continue his research as an MTR student starting in July 2016. John has also completed clinical research projects on the management of congenital diaphragmatic hernia for the Pulmonary Hypoplasia Program. He is more than happy to meet with interested students about translational research, navigating the clinical clerkships, and ways to become more involved with the Agnew Society.
Greg Kennedy - Community Outreach Chair
Gregory Kennedy is a fourth year medical student planning to pursue a career in academic surgery. He graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University and received an M.Phil. in the History of Medicine from the University of Cambridge, where he was a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar. While in medical school, he has served on the School of Medicine Admissions Committee, worked as a coordinator of the student-run United Community Clinic, and helped found a coalition of community clinic leaders under the Program for Diversity and Inclusion. As an Agnew Research Fellow in his first year, he conducted research on intraoperative imaging of pulmonary adenocarcinoma under the direction of Dr. Sunil Singhal. He has continued to work in the Thoracic Surgery Research Laboratory during his time at Penn and has also conducted research in hepatopancreaticobiliary and pediatric surgery. He would be happy to connect with students interested in surgery, research, or community engagement at Penn.
Mark Barry - Medical Education Chair
Mark Barry is a fourth year MD student who plans to pursue a career in general surgery. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 2013 with a BA in Biological Basis of Behavior. During medical school he has served on the board of LGBTPM+ and has volunteered through UCHC and the Washington West Project. He is a member of Penn’s medical fraternity, Nu Sigma Nu. He has also been involved in quality improvement research on patient handoffs with Dr. Jose Pascual in the division of trauma and critical care. He would be happy to discuss medical education, research, or other questions about Penn Med or choosing surgery.
Jason Tong - Research Chair
Jason Tong is a 4th year MD student planning to pursue a career in general surgery. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Dartmouth College in 2012 with degrees in Human Biology and Religion. Before entering medical school, Jason worked as a counselor for the Young Adults Institute(YAI) in New York in group homes for intellectually disabled adults. In medical school, he led the Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association(APAMSA) as co-chair and helped organize a regional conference between fellow APAMSA chapters in the Atlantic Region as a regional director. In addition, he has also worked with Dr. Rachel Kelz in the Center for Surgery and Health Economics on health policy and resource utilization research. He would be delighted to answer any questions about surgery or life at Penn Med.