Alumni Advisory Board

APAMSA has seen many members become alumni since its formation in 1995. Our Alumni Directors serve as a link between active members and not only alumni but other physicians as well. If you have any questions or would like to get involved, please reach out to

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Dr. Lee is a private practice radiologist in Los Alamitos, CA. He has been Chair of the Advisory Board for APAMSA for years, and was one of the original student organizers that helped lead to the formation of APAMSA in 1995. He is a board member of the National Council of Asian Pacific Islander Physicians (NCAPIP). He has been involved with the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) since 1994, serving in many roles including National President, President of its Chicago chapter, and co-chair of the 2008 National Convention. He is also a past president of the Orange County chapter of OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates, and is the Medical Advisor for the Diagnostic Medical Sonography programs at Platt College.

Dr. Lee received his bachelor’s degree in Engineering Sciences at Harvard University and obtained his medical degree from the University of Maryland. He completed his residency in diagnostic radiology at the University of Chicago, where he was chief resident, and a fellowship in abdominal imaging at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Boston.

On the side, he and his wife, Misa have been doing improv comedy for years with group such as Cold Tofu, Los Angeles' longest running APA improv troupe. Jhemon has also been writing and performing sketch comedy with a new APA comedy group, "No MSG Added."


Nolan Kagetsu is faculty co-adviser for the APAMSA chapter at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Nolan studied chemical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After graduating from Albany Medical College, he completed a residency in diagnostic radiology at Mount Sinai West and a fellowship in Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology at NYU. He currently is a diagnostic neuroradiologist for the Mount Sinai West Department of Radiology. He lives in Manhattan with his partner.

He serves on the American College of Radiology Committee for Diversity and Inclusion and has written about unconscious bias, microaggression, and being an upstander. He is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Diagnostic, Molecular and Interventional Radiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He was a diagnostic program director for 15 years and has spoken about interview preparation at the National APAMSA meeting.

While Nolan was born in Canada, he self identifies as sansei, since his grandparents immigrated from Japan to Canada.

You can follow him on Twitter @nkagetsu and Instagram @NYCneurorad


Ruey Hu, MD, MPH, who hails from Toronto, Canada, served as national president of APAMSA from 2016 to 2018. Ruey studied molecular biology at Princeton with certificates in computer science, neuroscience, and Chinese language and culture. He completed an MPH in epidemiology and biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and is now a resident in internal medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Ruey finds joy in motivating others to do what they are passionate about. Ruey enjoys taekwondo, composing music, and data visualization. His favorite language (at the moment) is R. He is very passionate about clinical research and is a member of the Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society. While on national board, Ruey’s favorite part of the job was getting to meet the spirited and hardworking members of APAMSA across our chapters. He enjoys continuing to advise medical students today.


Dr. Wu completed his undergraduate degrees in mechanical engineering and biology at Stanford University and his MD and PhD degrees in the MSTP program at Duke University School of Medicine. After internal medicine residency at the Duke Hospital, he completed his training in general cardiology at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School and a research fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital prior to becoming an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He move to Stanford University School of Medicine in 2012 where he is now the Endowed Faculty Scholar of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children, an Associate Professor of Medicine and, by courtesy, Pediatrics, and the Associate Director at the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute. He was previous the National President of APAMSA in 1995-1996.


Stephen Chao, MD is a family physician at Legacy Community Health Services, a federally qualified health center in Houston, Texas. He is currently also a clinical assistant professor of family medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and was previously on the faculty at Baylor College of Medicine as well. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, he attended Rice University, graduating with degrees in Biochemistry and Health Policy. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, is a past president of the Chinese American Doctors Association of Houston, is the current vice-president of Health Care For All Texas, and also presently serves on the board of Physicians for a National Health Program.

Dr. Chao completed his family medicine residency training at UT Health San Antonio and is committed to caring for the underserved residents of Houston and Harris County. His interests include care for immigrant and refugee populations, community health, and public policy. He believes in providing health care for all.

He also serves or has served on the boards of Refugee Services of Texas-Houston, OCAGreater Houston, Light and Salt Association, Eastside Promotoras de la Buena Salud, and the San Antonio Healthcare-NOW Coalition.


Dr. Lindy Zhang is currently a clinical and research fellow in the Johns Hopkins/NIH Pediatric Hematology/Oncology program. She completed her bachelor's of science in biochemistry at the University of Michigan and her medical degree at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She is a child of immigrants and the first in her family to pursue a post-bachelor's degree. She is passionate about diversity and inclusion, having done research and published on Asian American representation in academic medicine. She was a former conference co-chair for the 2013 APAMSA National Conference, a regional director, and a chapter president in APAMSA. Beyond her professional aspirations, Lindy has an insatiable appetite for brunch which is supported by her love to do pilates and yoga and loves reading coming-of-age novels in quiet cafes.


Nancy Dong is a proud alumni of the APAMSA organization. In her first year of medical school, she met the APAMSA family at the Las Vegas national conference and was hooked. From there, she picked up leadership positions as Northeast Regional Director (2014-2016), Local Chapter President (2015-2016), and Membership Co-Director (2017-2018). She is passionate about advocating for Asian and Asian-American communities, with a particular interest in teaching, professional development, and mental health. Nancy is currently a psychiatry resident at Northwell Zucker Hillside Hospital. She is curious about racial/ethnic disparities, schizophrenia, consult liaison psychiatry, medical education, and innovative QI.

Justin Nguyen, DO, MPH

Dr. Justin Nguyen is currently a psychiatry resident at Community Memorial Health System in Ventura County, California. He served as APAMSA's first Resolutions Director in 2017-2018 and then served as Advocacy Vice President from 2018-2020.

Justin received his bachelor's degree in psychobiology at UCLA. As an undergraduate student, he engaged in student activism as part of the Vietnamese Student Union and also oversaw programs that promoted recruitment of students of color into higher education as a member of the Student-Initiated Outreach Committee. He then completed both his medical degree and master's in public health at Touro University California, where in addition to being part of APAMSA, he was also deeply involved with the California Physicians Alliance (CaPA). After graduating from medical school, Justin completed a transitional year residency in Ocala, Florida before returning to California. He enjoys reading about history, politics, psychology, and personality theory, and in his free time also watches anime, plays video games, listens to music, and visits breweries/wineries.

Kevin Ho, DO

Kevin Hon is a current PGY-2 Emergency Medicine resident and New York-Presbyterian Queens. He hails from Southern California where he also completed his degree at Western University of Health Sciences COMP. He has been involved with APAMSA since his 3rd year of medical school where he served as both a Regional Director and as Pre-Medical Director. He concluded his medical student involvement as Membership Vice President up until his start of residency. Taking leadership and representation beyond APAMSA, he also serves on the SAEM membership and wellness committees. While EM is his passion, he takes pride in learning more about medical simulation, education, and mentoring. In his spare time, you can find him exploring New York City, training for or volunteering at races around NYC, or practicing his golf swing.

Robert Hsu, MD

Robert Hsu, MD is a hematology/oncology fellow at University of Southern California. He received his MD at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA and did Internal Medicine residency at University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. He served on APAMSA’s National Board for 4 years from 2012-2016 including serving as National Vice President and served as the local chapter president at Tulane. During his time at Tulane with APAMSA, he helped with running Hepatitis B/C health fairs and education events at the West Bank working with the Vietnamese community and organizing Be the Match bone marrow drives along with bringing speakers to discuss APIA issues in New Orleans. Since his time at Tulane, he has continued to work with immigrant and APIA community through his experiences in residency, medical school, and AmeriCorps (which he did for two years after college) and is focused on bringing awareness to many of the socioeconomic barriers faced in these communities in the context of the physician-patient relationship. Robert’s interests also include oncology research focusing on global cancer databases, cancer disparities, and targeted therapies, in particular he hopes to do further research on cancer disparities within the APIA community. During his free time, Robert enjoys marathon running; he has run 20 full marathons and nearly 100 half marathons.

Hilary Lin, MD

Hillary Lin, MD is an internal medicine physician and entrepreneur. She served on the APAMSA National Board for several years acting as Hepatitis B Conference Director, Cancer Director, Alumni Director, and Strategy Director before joining the Alumni Advisory Board. Hillary attended Stanford for her B.S in Biology, M.D., and her internal medicine residency. She is currently Co-Founder and CEO of Curio, a mental health startup. She is passionate about human behavior and helping people improve their performance as well as their mental wellbeing by building emotional skills and strength.

Tej Ganti, MD

Tej Ganti, MD is a Maryland native who completed an undergraduate degree at Johns Hopkins University and medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. As a medical student, Tej served on the national board and national executive board of APAMSA. Now an ob/gyn resident at Tower Health Reading Hospital, Tej continues to enjoy mentoring medical students and advocating for underrepresented communities.