Steph found her way to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai via the FlexMed program. Prior to medical school, she graduated cum laude from Brown University where she concentrated in biology with a focus on biotechnology and physiology.
Whether as an executive board member of the Medical Discovery of Careers (MedDOCs), which teaches basic physiology to high school students, a Teaching Assistant for multiple courses, a four-time course representative, or a substitute Art and Science of Medicine small group preceptor, Steph was always looking for ways to participate in medical education during her time at Icahn. While she struggled to choose a specialty to pursue, she knew something was different about anesthesiology the first time she squeezed that green balloon on the anesthesia machine. She took a scholarly year to further explore the specialty and was immersed in the vast and rapidly growing world of simulation, where she honed her education and research skills and found her passion.
Steph would like to thank her parents for their good genetics, her friends for their constant support, Dr. Rainier Soriano for teaching her how to talk to patients, and, most importantly, Dr. Dan Katz, Dr. Garrett Burnett, Dr. Zevy Hamburger, and the entire anesthesiology department for accepting and treating her like one of their own despite being just a medical student. She would also like to thank the simulation mannequins for being great listeners.
Steph will graduate with her MD and is excited to continue her anesthesiology training and simulation mannequin friendship as part of Mount Sinai’s Department of Anesthesiology!