MAA QUARTERLY, Spring 2015

Prescription for Good Health
For me, deciding on a medical specialty was easy. I have always enjoyed a good challenge. My interest in technology steered me towards radiology and everyday I am a part of the incredible information technology that improves medical outcomes. Art and science collide in radiology to deliver the advanced technology that supports UCLA’s patients and medical staff. Read More »


The Business of Medical Innovation
I was one of seven students from the class of 2008 to join the M.D./M.B.A. joint degree program at UCLA. Of those seven, I am the only one who has pursued a career outside of medicine. Following an intern year in Boston, I joined Monitor Group, a management consulting firm focused on strategy projects for Fortune 500 biopharmaceutical companies. Read More »

Postcard from Malawi
“Why do you go?” It is a question I hear frequently from coworkers, friends and family when they learn that I will be traveling to work in Malawi. At first, it may not make much sense: I am a resident physician training in the United States—how does Malawi fit into that? Read More »


The MAVEN Project
Short for Medical Alumni Volunteer Expert Network, it is an independent 501(c)(3) California nonprofit with a mission to create a national corps of volunteer physicians to fill the unmet healthcare needs of underserved populations by tapping two resources: volunteer physician-alumni from United States-accredited medical schools and HIPPA-secure telemedicine technologyRead More »


On March 20, members of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Class of 2015 participated in Match Day – a significant and emotional time for medical students and their families, and a true milestone in their medical careers. Of the 2015 graduates, half will train in primary care, and 23 percent will pursue a residency in one of the ROADE specialties (Radiology, Opthalmology, Anesthesiology, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine). Eighty-five percent of graduates will stay in California and one third of those will stay in the UC system, including 38 at UCLA. Read More »


MAA Regional Event
Home of Felena and Karl Finley, M.D. '99
Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas
Aug. 18
6:30-8:30 p.m.

MAA Regional Event
BBQ and Fish Fry at the Ranch of Richard Gillett, M.D. '79

McAllen, Texas
Aug. 23

5-8 p.m.

Physicians Luncheon and Specialties Fair
Center for Health Sciences Courtyard, UCLA
Sept. 12

12-2 p.m.

For questions or to RSVP: please contact Valerie Walker at