Dr. Platt is Rosh Review’s Family Medicine content support specialist. Her adventurous spirit has taken her couch surfing and hitch hiking in over 30 countries around the world. She thrives on outdoor activities and sunshine, reads cookbooks at night, and practices yoga daily. She is committed to helping others improve their lives by discovering what they are passionate about and brainstorming how to creatively think outside of the box in order to turn their dreams into reality.
Lisa D’Angelo M.S., CMI, is Rosh Review’s medical illustrator. She is a board Certified Medical Illustrator – 1 of 291 active CMIs in the world. She equips Rosh users with images to deepen their understanding and confidence in their study objectives. Her goal is to create accurate and inspiring visuals that spark learning. Intersecting art and science has taught Lisa how to become a visual problem solver. In her spare time, she paints, plays volleyball, golfs, and is a fitness enthusiast. Lisa’s advice is to be curious, be bold, chase after good momentum, and support your peers.
Grace is the educational sales specialist at Rosh Review. In this role, she has the opportunity to make connections with medical professionals across the country. Traveling is a top priority in her life and that passion is coupled with the continuous study and practice of different languages. When she is home, there is nothing she enjoys more than attending concerts, dining with friends, and practicing her fiddle. Currently, Grace is resorting her 120-year-old house and is looking forward to finishing projects and learning new skills.
Taylor Lauzon is the Executive Administrator for Rosh Review. She was one of the first hires at Rosh Review three years ago and has a hand in many aspects of the company. Her day-to-day revolves around providing stellar customer support and improving the user experience. Taylor loves tennis, reading, and travel. She has also attended two of the four Grand Slam tournaments and her current favorite author is the incomparable Elena Ferrante. Taylor recently moved from Bend, OR back to her home state Wisconsin to reconnect with friends and family, and to enjoy some delicious cheese curds. This winter she’ll follow through on the bold decision to live a nomadic lifestyle with a one-way ticket to England.
Sarah Mountain is the Manager of Human Resources at Rosh Review. With her background in program evaluation, she takes great pride in working to make systems more effective, efficient and impactful. When she’s not handling things behind the scenes and running payroll, she’s finishing her Ph.D. in Social Work and volunteering as PTA President at her children’s elementary school. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys cooking, reading, cycling and stand up paddle boarding. Despite her many roles, the most important one is mom to her three children and three rescue dogs.
Dr. Shari Weisenfeld is the Rosh Review Champion of Internal Medicine. A double board certified practicing physician, she oversees the creation and editing of internal medicine content with a balance of intelligence, kindness, and humor. She is a life-long learner and is always looking for challenges and new ways to grow. She enjoys being out in nature and a good cup of coffee. Shari considers her greatest work to be raising her two young girls to be confident and kind.
Laura Wilkinson is a copy editor at Rosh Review. She transitioned into medical content after leaving a comfortable ten-year career as a biologist, which meant swapping field gear, blood and guts, and natural history museum collections for her computer and home office. Now, she polishes our written content and helps bring out the inner writer in our blog post authors. When Laura’s not typing away, she’s hiking, cooking, crafting, and teaching her energetic young daughter to be strong and confident.
Nadya Tsytsyna is a Rosh Review Physician Assistant Champion and a practicing General Surgery Physician Assistant at NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn. Her path to medicine started 12 years ago when she moved to New York from Belarus. During undergraduate school, she worked as a Program Coordinator at Health Leads to serve disadvantaged communities, went on a medical mission to Haiti, and volunteered at her community hospital. These experiences reinforced her decision to pursue a career in medicine. Thus, she decided to attend the Physician Assistant Program at Pace University – Lenox Hill Hospital PA Program. During PA school, Nadya became interested in PA education and worked closely with a clinical associate professor on a grant supported project which allowed didactic students to use concept mapping as an innovative teaching strategy in a graduate medical pharmacology course. A year later during her clinical year of PA school she joined the Rosh Review team as a Physician Assistant Champion, where she works closely with PA educators on developing medical content for PA students. Nadya’s past experiences and dedication allow her to be a highly functional member of the surgery team. She is greatly honored to serve the Brooklyn community and to also be a part of a dedicated and compassionate team at the NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn General Surgery Department.
Dawn Miller is Rosh Review’s physician assistant content support specialist and editor. In her spare time, she juggles four active children and is an avid reader and fitness enthusiast. She is up for any adventure, especially if it involves the outdoors. Her favorite pastimes are camping and hiking with her family. She spent sixty nights in the wilderness this past summer and plans to camp all of the Great Lakes by next year. She hopes to equip the customers with the confidence they need to ACE their exam.
Dr. Amy Rontal is the Emergency Medicine Champion for Rosh Review. After almost twenty years of working the night shift in busy trauma centers, she decided to broaden her vision of what a career in medicine could encompass. While still practicing clinically, she started as a content support specialist and question writer. Over the next last three years, her role expanded and she now manages all of the emergency medicine content on the site. On her to-do list? Learning French in preparation for a year of living abroad after her kids graduate high school, taking at least one international trip a year with her family, and keeping up with her three kids on black diamond ski runs (which might prove to be the toughest challenge of the three!).
Dr. Penezic is Rosh Review’s OB/Gyn Champion. She is a full-time practicing general OB/Gyn in her hometown, delivering babies at the same hospital where both she and her daughter were born! She loves using her “good test-taking” skills to help others succeed. In her free time, she enjoys reading, swimming, cooking, and family walks with her husband, four-year-old daughter, and black lab.
Dr. Jennifer Conroy is Rosh Review’s Family Medicine Champion and author. She has roots in three diverse places: she hails from the Midwest and received her biology degree at the University of Michigan; she received her medical degree at Sackler School of Medicine in Tel Aviv University, Israel, her home for eight years; and she has been living for the past year in Taipei, Taiwan, where she is raising her young brood of three with her husband and extended family. She has learned more Hebrew, Arabic, Russian, and quite frankly, Chinese, than she ever thought she would learn. She has had the privilege of making lifelong connections with friends and toiling alongside colleagues from all over the world. She still believes that entering the medical field was one of the best decisions she’s ever made, and that medicine is the greatest profession there is.
Dr. Huntimer is a Rosh Review Psychiatry author and editor. Dr. Huntimer has provided child psychiatry services in diverse settings across Minnesota and South Dakota including community mental health centers, state psychiatric hospitals, residential treatment centers, and Indian Health Services. Dr. Huntimer has a lifelong dedication to the prevention of child maltreatment. Late in her career, Rosh Review’s Quiz for a Cause and serendipity have given her the opportunity to contribute to the free education of thousands of medical professionals about human trafficking, interpersonal violence, and sexual assault. Dr. Huntimer currently provides tele-psychiatry consultations to a specialty hospital for children with traumatic brain injuries and rare medical conditions. Dr. Huntimer enjoys time with family, being adopted by kittens from shelters, sunsets across from her lake home, hiking across various landscapes, growing her gardens, surprising competitors with her left-handed sharp-shooting in billiards, and photographically memorializing her various travels in awe-inspiring settings such as Alaska, Ireland, Denmark, and Norway.
Erica Parrish is the Content Manager for Rosh Review and has a hand in many aspects of the company. With her love for all things science related, commitment to lifelong learning, and attention to the smallest detail, she is the first in contact with prospective authors for Rosh Review and single handedly responsible for the transfer of edited content into our system to be utilized by medical professionals worldwide. In her spare time, she is a mother of three young children and can often be found getting a workout in, reading a good book, or enjoying a cup of coffee.
Dr. Chrissy Zink is a Rosh Review Emergency Medicine author. She is passionate about experiencing the diverse world, its rich cultures, and fascinating environments and sharing learned experience with others. She has moved from a small Midwestern town to New York City for medical school and residency and now lives in the Southwest. She grew as an emergency medicine educator, assistant program director, and fellow of wilderness medicine, but now spends her time working in community emergency departments. She still focuses on engaging emergency medicine residents and mid level providers, but spends more time instilling global values and enrichment to her children. She has worked as a physician in Kenya, Ghana, Ethiopia, India and Nepal. She has also enjoyed experiencing the environments of Peru, Brazil, Belize, Ireland, and Iceland with her husband and children. Lately she has started new endeavors, learning how to maintain rental properties for fun and supports her emergency physician husband who recently started a financial planning firm. She enjoys cooking, exercising, socializing with friends, and playing with her two dogs, Thunder and Bolt.
Marina Boushra is a Rosh Review author in Emergency medicine. She is a third year and current chief resident of East Carolina University’s emergency medicine program in Greenville, NC. She was born in Cairo, Egypt and has since followed her wanderlust all over the world, bolstered by the support of her incredible parents, Nader and Soad, and her beautiful sister, Mirette. Her passions include critical care medicine and medical education. In her free time (when she is not napping), Marina enjoys binge-watching television with her husband, Michael, and cats, Cat and Cricket, and being overly competitive at board games with her co-residents (prepare to be demolished, Potter!). She is also currently dabbling in writing to find meaning in death in the intensive care unit and emergency department; it’s harder than she thought.
Maureen Canellas is one of Rosh Review’s Emergency Medicine authors. Writing for Rosh Review was an easy choice because she was raised by strong women role models who made their careers in teaching and medicine. An avid adventurer, this year she is completing her goal to visit all 50 states; next up: every country in Europe. In her time off, she swaps her scrubs for boots on the family ranch in Colorado where she rides horses, repairs fences, and listens to coyotes – all with her Siberian Husky, Hawkeye, at her side.
Carrie-Ann Begnaud is one of Rosh Review’s Emergency Medicine authors. Born and raised in Philadelphia, she practices emergency medicine at a community hospital local to the neighborhood where she grew up. She is board certified in both emergency medicine and internal medicine, and enjoys learning and new challenges. Her current projects are to learn to speak Spanish and crochet. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and her cat, cooking and baking, and crafting.
Dr. Sbar is a Rosh Review Family Medicine author. She is the Vice Chair and Curriculum Director for the Texas Tech Family Medicine Residency Program in Amarillo, TX and also serves as the Assistant Dean of Clinical Quality and Healthcare Transformation for the Amarillo campus. She continues to practice primary care in the office/urgent care setting, hospice, and for their busy hospitalist service. She is additionally active in one of the regional accountable care organizations as the elected board chair. She serves on the education committee of the Texas Medical Association where she is further able to promote her passion for lifelong learning. She is resilient, steadfast, and driven. In her spare time, she plays USTA tennis, enjoys cooking and baking, and travels the country with her husband in an Airstream. Her greatest accomplishments are teaching her children kindness, inclusivity, and the importance of a great work ethic.
Dr. Mary MacLeod is an author of pediatric content for Rosh Review. Taking on various leadership roles throughout her life has been the norm, most recently as an active duty officer and pediatrician in the U.S. Air Force. She has served in various volunteer capacities both in and out of the medical field. A teacher at heart, she greatly enjoys instructing medical students and residents in clinical pediatrics. Outside of medicine, she relishes quality time with her family and friends, and follows the call of the great outdoors leading her to hike, camp and distance run whenever possible.
Dr. Chen is a Rosh Review internal medicine editor and author. She is also a physician, medical educator, and health services researcher. She believes that success in any situation is defined by giving one’s best effort, working for a greater good, and, above all, being kind. When not working, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, the sport of discovering new eats, and lounging with her puppy.
Dr. Liz Wilson is a Rosh Review internal medicine author. A board certified physician in addiction medicine and internal medicine, Liz enjoys teaching and sharing knowledge with others. She likes precepting and instructing medical students as well as educating her community about public health initiatives, such as increasing people’s awareness about mental health and substance use problems. She is former junior faculty at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Liz and her family returned to New York City last month after living in rural western Nebraska and, most recently, in Hong Kong. In her time away from New York City, she proved herself to be adaptable and resilient, and she gained tremendous appreciation and admiration for people and places around the globe. Beyond medicine, Liz loves to run long distances, take hikes, read biographies, bake sweets, travel internationally, and be an awesome wife and mother to her wonderful husband and energetic five-year-old daughter.
Emily is a co-author and editor for Rosh Review. She works as an urgent care physician assistant at Duke after graduating from their PA program. She helped to forge the way into the Rosh Review study guide domain by turning her study habits into a medium that can be shared with future PA students. In her spare time she enjoys playing volleyball and traveling as much as possible to visit friends and explore new cities.
Grace Satterfield, M.Sc., works as a copy editor with Rosh Review. She began her science career researching and writing papers while traveling around the world, including studying Natural British History in the UK and medicinal plants in the Amazon Rainforest. Along the way, she picked up essential skills such as how to catch piranhas for dinner and keep all of your fingers. Grace finally settled down to study genomics at Oak Ridge National Lab. After three years of manipulating DNA and “brewing” cultures of bacteria, she decided to return to her true passions of writing and editing while working on her own schedule and cuddling her cat. When she is not editing, Grace carries on the family tradition of creating stained glass art with her 87-year-old grandmother, does woodworking with her husband, and plans her future (preferably piranha-free) travels.
Dr. van Dis is Rosh Review’s OB/GYN content support specialist. She currently works clinically as an OB Hospitalist on nights and weekends and during the day serves as Medical Director for Maven Clinic, a telehealth platform for women and family’s health where she thinks about how to deliver amazing pracitioners and care into the hands of women. She enjoys working for the California Medical Board and advising companies like FLEX, Bobbi and Modern Fertility. She Co-Founded the gender and race equity analytics company, Equity Quotient and is a Founder of TIMES UP Healthcare. She is a single mom to 11-year-old boy/girl twins and loves the recent addition of their kitten, Pebbles who joins her on frequent Zoom calls.
Dr. Jolanta Jozefara is an editor of Internal Medicine content at RoshReview. She is passionate about preventative medicine and practiced primary care after residency. As an undergraduate she worked in a laboratory studying brain pathways central to appetite and energy balance and has recently come full circle by obtaining board certification in Obesity Medicine. She loves experiencing the world through the eyes of her three year old son and newborn daughter, baking and decorating elaborate birthday cakes, cooking low carb and Mediterranean inspired meals, designing Pinterest-worthy spaces and photographing everything along the way.
Dr. Karen Chiu is an internal medicine editor for Rosh Review. For almost 10 years, she has worked as a nocturnist (overnight hospitalist). She is always looking for opportunities to make a bigger impact with her medical training, so Rosh review is a natural fit. Outside of the medical world, she devotes much of her “free” time to running a grassroots nonprofit organization she founded while in medical school. Today, the program provides over 250 underserved, at-risk middle school and high youth in Chicago’s south side with free after school programs including tutoring, mentoring, college and career readiness, and service learning, and leadership training every school year.
Lisa Alchier is a copy editor with Rosh Review. She has always had a passion and talent for grammar and language. When she realized she could not adequately exercise and share her passions in the corporate world, she broke out of the mold and forged her own path. Her goal in her work is to ensure content is easy to read and free of errors, so the reader can focus on and quickly understand the meaning. When she is not wielding her digital red pen, she enjoys hiking and camping with her husband and spoiled dog, watching hockey, and learning to sew.
Melinda Campbell, M.S., M.A.T., is a copy editor at Rosh Review. After years of teaching science in public schools across the country, she decided to forge her own path by starting a business as a freelance editor. This allows her to explore the world through slow travel with her dog as her copilot. When Melinda is home, she can probably be found in one of the D.C. area’s National Parks, indulging her side passion: teaching students about the ecology of their watershed.
Dr. Michelle Romeo is a third year Emergency Medicine resident at NYU/Bellevue serving as our Global Foundation advocate. This role allows her to connect with residency programs abroad in order to facilitate free access to medical education. She has spent the past few years working under incredible mentors serving the diverse population that inhabits New York City; finding a powerful voice in standing up for the underserved, the underrepresented and in general for women in the medical field. Outside of medicine, she enjoys exploring the fruits of NYC along with planning her next trip abroad. She looks forward to seeing where this unique path will take her and can’t imagine any other career.
Debbie Orr is an adult gerontology nurse practitioner who loves providing care to the residents of a continued care community in Raleigh, NC. In the past decade, she has gone from full time mother of four (Will, Matt, Jules, and Natalie) to nurse practitioner grabbing wound/ostomy nurse certification along the way. She is an extremely proud member of the initial cohort of BSN to DNP at East Carolina University. She lives in Garner with her husband, Bill, two of her children, two dogs, and two cats. Her two older sons, one married, also live nearby. Her hobbies include sewing clothing, cooking, exercise, gardening, and volunteering in the children’s program at her church.
Cheryl Sturgis is one of Rosh Review’s PA authors and has been writing questions since 2015. She works as a primary care provider at a Federally Qualified Health Center in Salem, Oregon. One of the professional accomplishments that she’s most proud of is advocating for and starting a transgender health program at her clinic that provides gender-affirming hormone therapy. In her spare time she loves to travel, exercise, read, garden, and spend time with her wife and dog. Cheryl recently ran her first half-marathon and is already planning her second!
Jennifer Sample is one of Rosh Review’s Physician Assistant authors. She primarily works clinically in Emergency Medicine while educating others to become Physician Assistants as a college professor. A passionate teacher, Jennifer’s favorite part of her job is the “light bulb moment” that happens when her students apply and understand concepts she’s taught them. When she’s not in the clinic, the classroom, or the emergency department, you can find her spending time with her four amazing children and her equally amazing husband of 23 years. In the abundant amount of spare time that she has, she enjoys refinishing old furniture, boating, gardening, and traveling as much as possible.
Corinne is a contributor to physician assistant content for Rosh Review. A physician assistant since 2005, she has practiced in internal medicine, HIV medicine, trauma and general surgery. Her passion is homeless medicine and she has co-founded multiple homeless shelter based primary care clinics as well as a clinic to care for women recovering from human trafficking. Currently, she is working to help establish a Street Medicine service in Los Angeles that will provide continuity of care to the unsheltered of LA both in and out of the hospital. She has spoken nationally and internationally about social justice in medicine and social determinants of health. She is also a faculty member at the Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California. She has one incredible husband and three incredible kids who remind her that remind her that many problems can be solved with a box of crayons, a tire swing and some sunshine.
Jenn Griffith is a physician assistant author with Rosh Review. She is a self-proclaimed “neuro nerd” whose love for neuroscience began at an early age. After graduating from the Pace University – Lenox Hill Hospital physician assistant program as valedictorian, she quickly settled into her home in general neurology. Jenn has a particular interest in neuroimmunology, dementia, and mental health advocacy. Throughout her time in PA school and as a clinically working PA, she gained a strong desire to share her knowledge with others. After using Rosh Review to help study for her PANCE, she jumped at the opportunity to become a question author for the team to help students (and practicing clinicians!) understand complex concepts rather than solely memorize material. She has since moved across the country with her fiancé and rescue dog to take on a new role as an assistant professor at a physician assistant program in Los Angeles. When she’s not crafting questions or seeing patients, you can find Jenn outdoors with her family or on her yoga mat.
Lisa Shallenberger is one of Rosh Review’s Physician Assistant authors. After 20 plus years as a dental hygienist and dental hygiene instructor, she decided to set an example of lifelong learning for her two teenage sons. She went back to school with her eye on becoming a physician assistant and earning her Master’s degree. Rosh Review played a large role in her success in that endeavor. She is currently working in internal medicine and pain management and enjoys the daily routine of making a difference. Outside of medicine she enjoys Miami’s watersports, volunteering for local community organizations, and traveling with her sons to various national parks and museums across the country.
Dr. Sue Zimmermann is a Rosh Review author and orthopedic surgeon. Since leaving full-time surgical practice in 2017, in addition to making up for 30+ years of sleep deprivation, she has been working at a university health center, teaching at a physician assistant school, and writing for Rosh Review. Her particular areas of interest are pediatric orthopedics and bone health; she is dedicated to educating women about osteoporosis and lowering the risk of fractures through lifestyle changes as well as medical interventions. She has been involved in various volunteer activities, including facilitating case-based learning sessions for medical students, teaching English to refugees, and working with homeless children. Sue also mentors medical students, especially women, who are interested in orthopedic surgery and physicians who are seeking a career transition. She lives in the Boston area and enjoys visiting her daughter who attends college in Vermont, spending time with her dog Nora, art museums, live music, travel, and sports (running, soccer, hockey, cycling, tennis, and snow sports).
Jennifer Hyams is a Rosh Review author and a physician assistant. She graduated from Lewis Katz School of Medicine’s physician assistant program in 2018 and currently works in a cardiothoracic surgical intensive care unit. She is passionate about cardiology and enjoys using her experience to teach future physician assistants. Outside of work, she likes to spend time volunteering at an animal shelter, cuddling with her two cats, exercising, and trying new types of food.
Dr. Danya Khoujah is a RoshCaster of the “How We Learn Better” series. Although her “official” job is an emergency physician, another hat that she proudly wears is that of a medical educator. Not only does she love to teach about clinical topics (such as geriatric emergencies), she is also fascinated by the science of teaching and learning, with all the nerdy details. In fact, her passion has led her to pursue a Master’s degree in Education in Health Professions, and she can’t wait to graduate. She is currently taking a 6 months break from full-time clinical work to explore a new country – Japan! – and focus on her personal and professional growth – traveling, eating, reading, and learning.
Dr. Sarah Michael is Rosh Review’s executive advisor for medical education and Champion of Quiz for a Cause. By day (and sometimes overnight), she’s a practicing academic emergency physician and fellowship-trained medical education scientist. When she’s not hard at work caring for patients or trying to reinvent medical education from the ground up, she can be found in the saddle of her distance road bike or tending to her hundreds of thousands of honey bees. Sarah loves bold ideas, big adventures, and rejections of the status quo.
Lydia Lu is a physician assistant author with Rosh Review. As the oldest of four children, she has basically been a teacher all her life. She started teaching violin lessons when she was a teen, and taught middle and high school science for six years in Illinois and China before venturing into public health. After earning her MPH, she worked with the CDC on responding to the global AIDS epidemic while also training as a physician assistant and starting a path into acute care medicine, working in hospital pediatrics and emergency medicine. After spending a few years teaching at the University of Hong Kong in public health and medicine, she is now back in Atlanta as an urgent care provider with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. When she is not enjoying all the good friends and food to be found in Atlanta, Lydia loves to visit her widespread family and friends and leave footprints in other parts of the world. So far, the number of countries she has visited is staying ahead of her age. Most recently, she has been a part of humanitarian aid efforts in Bangladesh and Iraq as a way to act on her passion to understand and address health disparities and empower communities and individuals to live healthy, joyful lives.
Dr. Elana Pearl Ben-Joseph is a Rosh Review pediatrics author. She studied medicine in her hometown of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She then lived in Israel for 10 years, where she trained as a pediatrician. Her next move was to Boston where she specialized in Health Communication and became a medical editor with KidsHealth.org. Her passion for consumer health education brought her to pursue a Master’s of Public Health degree at Brown University. She is particularly interested in the impact of electronics and social media on the health and wellbeing of children and adolescents. She is also a proud mom of 3 girls, a labradoodle and 2 guinea pigs. Outside of health and medicine, she loves dancing, nature, photography and travelling.
Dr. Stanford is a Rosh Review Family Medicine author. She wears many hats in the field of Family Medicine, including patient care in primary and urgent care settings, leading her peers, and authoring content for Rosh Review. Her drive and committed attitude helps her juggle her roles well. She is a long-time ascribed “grammar nerd,” which helped her earn a few extra dollars in high school and college. Her priorities are faith, family, friends, and medicine. One special way she connects with patients is through her background in nutrition and dietetics, helping use healthy lifestyles to both treat and prevent diseases. When she is not working, she enjoys running and outdoor exercise, baking, spending time with her husband and family, and interior decorating and renovations.
Dr. Zeidan is Rosh Review’s Quiz for Cause Champion. She is an emergency medicine physician in Atlanta, GA. She is passionate about healthcare delivery and outcomes for refugee, immigrant, and asylum populations and regularly assists with medical evaluations for asylum seekers. Additionally, she is committed to addressing gender disparities in medicine and an active participant in organizations that advocate for gender equity (AWAEM and FemInEM).