Alumni Relations

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 alumni@apamsa.org

Dr. JHEMON LEE, M.D.
Partner, Los Alamitos Radiology Group

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."

DR. NOLAN KAGETSU

Nolan Kagetsu has recently become the faculty adviser for the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai APAMSA chapter. 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 and serves as the Vice Chair, Quality 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 and microaggression. He is an Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology. He is also an ombuds for Mount Sinai. He has mentored many trainees with research presentations and publications. A recent medical student mentee, was awarded the 1st place American University Radiologists trainee prize.

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

DR. RUEY HU

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. SEAN WU

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.

DR. STEPHEN CHAO

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. LINDA ZHANG

Lindy Zhang is currently a fellow in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology program at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center. She completed her bachelor's of science 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. Beyond her professional aspirations, she has an insatiable appetite for brunch, loves reading coming-of-age novels in quiet cafes, and practicing barré.

DR. NANCY DONG

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.