Each year, the students selected for induction are dedicated to serving Baylor College of Medicine and our local Houston community. Current projects include:
Elected students organize tutorial services for underclassmen in academic need, lead pre-clinical and clinical exam content reviews, and compile academic guides for successful study practices.
Student Service Leadership Project
In 2018, the Texas Beta chapter’s student service leadership project was recognized and grant-funded by the national AΩA organization.
Title: Baylor College of Medicine Refugee Health Education Initiative: Leadership Development through Service
Student Awardees: Geneva White, Grace St. Cyr, Elizabeth Adams, Abigail Garbarino
Mentors: Dr. Jill D’Souza, Dr. Daniel Chelius, Dr. Ellis Arjmand, Dr. Ellen Friedman, Dr. Larry Hollier, Dr. Jean Raphael, and Dr. Teri Turner
All Baylor College of Medicine students in good standing are eligible and encouraged to apply for the Medical Student Service Leadership Project Grant. Please contact the chapter chairs for further information and assistance in the application process.
Our chapter supports and encourages research by medical students and physicians. Each year, we nominate scholarly projects for grant funding by the national AΩA organization. Recipients of the Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship include:
Title: Longitudinal analysis of teleretinal imaging: applying machine learning to identify predictive factors for retinopathy and treatment response
Student: Weijie Violet Lin
Mentor: Christina Weng, M.D., MBA
Title of Project: Biocompatible Scaffold-based Delivery of Therapeutic Stem Cells following Surgical Resection for the Treatment of Glioblastoma Multiforme in a Murine Model
Student: Sricharan Gopakumar
Mentor: Frederick Lang, M.D.
All Baylor College of Medicine students in good standing are eligible and encouraged to apply for the Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship. Please contact the chapter chairs and Associate Councilor for Research Affairs, Dr. Christina Weng at Christina.Weng@bcm.edu for further information and assistance in the application process.
2020 Spring Induction Celebration and Colloquium
The Baylor College of Medicine Chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha Executive Committee and Senior Class Officers are pleased to announce the 2020 BCM Alpha Omega Alpha Inductees. Unfortunately, due to restrictions on large gatherings it is not possible to have an Induction Banquet in 2020. All 2020 inductees will be honored alongside 2021 inductees at next year’s celebration. For further details and to RSVP, please contact Ms. Yvette Pinales in the Office of Student Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Medical Student Initiates:
Junior Medical Student Initiates:
Resident and Fellow Initiates:
Ahmed S. Ansari, M.D.
Lily Cheng, M.D.
Auda Plaud Gonzalez, M.D.
Hassan Kamran, M.D.
Holland Kaplan, M.D.
Marina Masciale, M.D.
Komal Muradali, M.D.
Sayna Norouzi, M.D.
Aniket Rali, M.D.
Mahmoud Al Rifai, M.D.
Arindam Sarkar, M.D.
Fabio Nascimento Silva, M.D.
Visish Srinivasan, M.D.
Kevin Wang, M.D.
Peter Yeh, M.D.
Mahboob Alam, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
Benjamin Frankfort, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Neuroscience
Catherine Mary Gannon, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Neonatology
Ruben Hernaez, M.D., MPH, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology
Waleed Kayani, MBBS
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
Michelle Lopez, M.D., MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Hospital Medicine
Michelle Ludwig, M.D., MPH, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology
David Netscher, MBBCh
Professor of Surgery, Divisions of Plastic Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
Timothy Porea, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology and Oncology
Alireza A. Shamshirsaz, M.D.
Associate Professor of Surgery and Obstetrics/Gynecology; Division of Fetal Therapy and Surgery
Daniel Epner, M.D.
Baylor College of Medicine Class of 1986
Professor, Department of Palliative, Rehabilitation, and Integrative Medicine
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center