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Association of Yale Alumni in Medicine (AYAM)

The Association of Yale Alumni in Medicine (AYAM) is comprised of all graduates from the Yale University School of Medicine, and those trained as interns, residents, and fellows in Yale’s postgraduate program. It serves as a link between the School of Medicine and its graduates and helps alumni stay in touch with Yale while providing opportunities for social interaction, networking and volunteer services.

If you have interest in being involved in alumni activities, or suggest a fellow alum who would be great to get involved, please complete our alumni volunteer webform. The Alumni Association also has several working committees you may join. With the exception of the Executive Committee, committee membership is open to any member of the alumni association. For additional questions or more information, please be in touch with us at or (203) 436-8551.

AYAM Executive Committee

Executive Committee

The executive committee has primary responsibility for the activities and representing the interests of the alumni to the school and university. Elections are held each spring and results are announced at the Annual Meeting of the Association during reunion weekend.


President               Lillian A. Oshva, M.D. '96 of New York, NY 
Vice President   Amy Liebeskind, M.D. '98 of New York, NY
Secretary               Douglas A. Berv, '70, M.D. '74 of Bethany, CT   
Past President    Harold R. Mancusi-Ungaro, Jr., '69, M.D. '73 of Aptos, CA

At-Large Members

Donald Kent, M.D. '72 of Belleair, FL
Melissa Glassman, '96, M.D. '00 of New York, NY
J. McLeod Griffiss, M.D. '66 of San Francisco, CA
Lisa Ragen Ide M.D. '89 of Minneapolis, MN
Harold P. Kaplan, M.D. '63, of North Haven, CT
George Lister, M.D. '73 of New Haven
Mark Meyer, M.D. '94, J.D. '98 of New York, NY
Carole A. Smarth, '92, M.D. '97, of Leesburg, VA
Eric P. Suan, '82, M.D. '86 of Baltimore, MD
Dora L. Wang, M.D. '90 of Los Ranchos, NM

Delegates to the Yale Alumni Association (YAA)

Argo P. Caminis, '00, M.D. '08, of Somerville, MA
Fred Cantor, '58, M.D. '62 of Bethesda, MD
Paul Leong, M.D. '99 of Pittsburg, PA 
Donald Moore, M.D. '80, M.P.H of Brooklyn, NY 
Rachel Villanueva, '92, M.D. '97 of New York, NY
Susan Wolf, M.D. '97, of San Carlos, CA

Ex Officio 

Dean Robert J. Alpern, M.D.
Ensign Professor of Medicine, Dean of Medicine

Philip W. Lebowitz, M.D. '72 of New York, NY
Co-Chair, Alumni Fund

Mark Meyer, M.D. '94, J.D. '98 of New York, NY
Co-Chair, Alumni Fund

Deborah Jagielow
Director, Alumni Affairs

Ex Officio Student Representatives 

Sijan Zheng, MED '26
President, Medical Student Council 

Kunal Potnis, MED '22
1st year liaison

Lina Vadlamani, MED '21
2nd year liaison

Juliana Lawrence, MED '20
3rd year liaison

Tafadzwa Chaunzwa, MED '19 
4th year liaison

Mytien Nguyen, MED '21
MD/PhD & 5th year liaison