Faculty Advisors: Alexander Norbash MD MPH, Andrew Yen MD, Alice Chong MD MHCI
Founding Members, Local projects leadership: Edward Smitaman MD, Dorathay Tamayo-Murillo MD, Kang Wang MD, Paul Manning MD
Founding Members, Global projects leadership: Adam Robinson MD MS MUEP, Alice Chong MD MHCI
Adam Robinson, MD, MS, MUEP is a diagnostic radiology resident at the University of California San Diego. He is a founding member of the UCSD RAD-AID chapter, where he currently serves as a global projects leader, and is actively involved with a breast imaging program in Grenada. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, where he was a member of the Board of Directors for HOMBRE (Honduras Outreach Medical Brigada Relief Effort), a global health organization working in Central and South America. Through HOMBRE, he served as the student team leader for two medical trips to the Dominican Republic, working to coordinate a primary care clinic in a medically underserved neighborhood in Santo Domingo. Prior to entering medical school, he earned his Master of Urban and Environmental Planning and M.S. in Environmental Sciences from the University of Virginia.
Alice Chong, MD, MHCI supports and mentors fellow colleagues at UCSD as well as other institutions on various RAD-AID global projects. As RAD-AID Breast Imaging Operations Team associate director, her countries of involvement include India, Ghana, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Peru, Grenada, Rwanda and Indonesia.
Andrew Yen, MD is an associate clinical professor in chest imaging. In his current role as radiology residency program director, he is enthusiastic about the global health initiative and a staunch supporter.
Edward Smitaman MD: “As a member of the local community, I enjoy finding ways to make a difference. My son and I volunteer each Sunday for two hours at the North University Community Library Bookstore where we help process and sell books that have been donated. The proceeds of these sales average around $1000 monthly, and support improvements that make a difference for the library, its patrons, and select charities throughout San Diego. On these afternoons, I also provide free math and basic sciences tutoring services for library patrons. I’ve donated my time to local schools in the La Jolla area, including my son’s former school, Torrey Pines Elementary, where I participated in campus beautification efforts and fundraising events like the La Jolla Arts and Wine Festival. I’ve become a faculty advisor for Salk Institute Partners, as well as for the UCSD Free Clinic in Pacific Beach, where I will be working with others on staff to provide point-of-care diagnostic ultrasounds to medically underserved San Diegans. I’ve also had the honor to serve as the faculty mentor for the UCSD Radiology Community Service Committee, with whom I have arranged an Encinitas beach cleanup, served meals at Father Joe’s Village, and participated in various 5K runs in San Diego. Finally, I am working as a faculty advisor at La Jolla High Biomedical Innovations Pathway teaching and cultivating local high school students’ interest in healthcare and biomedicine careers.”
Dorathay Tamayo-Murillo MD is a diagnostic radiologist at the University of California San Diego. She is a founding member of the UCSD RAD-AID chapter, where she currently serves as a local project leader. She was actively involved in implementing the first free ultrasound services at the UCSD free clinic. She remains engaged in community outreach, with a particular interest in promoting the educational development of first generation and low income high school, college and medical students. She has lead education opportunities both at Chula Vista High School, her alma mater, and addition schools in the South Bay. With the help of the radiology residents they have provided opportunities including anatomy workshops, ultrasound workshops and early education advice and mentorship. She graduated from Harvard Medical School, where she was an active leader of the Latino Medical Student Association, and engaged in mentorship and community outreach. During her medical training Dr. Tamayo-Murillo has volunteered her time at medical clinics in Costa Rica, Mexico, and Guatemala, providing basic medical care to communities with limited access. During her radiology training at Boston University she served as the radiology liaison for the Committee for the Social Determinants of Health, inviting socially active speakers and researchers to give lectures to the radiology residency. Dr. Tamayo-Murillo is currently involved in research aimed at a better understanding of Latino health and is an affiliated investigator for the largest US epidemiologic study of Latinos, Project SOL.
Paul Manning, MD is a diagnostic radiology resident at University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is a former UCSD medical student and served as general manager at the UCSD free clinic during medical school. He helped create the first free radiology specialty clinic, which now offers free ultrasound services for an underserved population in San Diego. He and his wife (Natalie Ferraiolo, MD) have been volunteering locally and in Mexico since medical school, including active involvement in the Viaje Interinstutucional de Integracion, Docente, Asstencial y de Investigacion (VIIDAI) program, a collaboration between San Diego and Tijuana medical students, residents, and attendings which provides care for a migrant farm worker community in San Quintin, Mexico.
For questions about the UCSD RAD-AID Chapter, please contact Alice Chong [email protected]