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Web Editor 

Neil Mehta, MBBS, MS, FACP 
NEIL MEHTA is a Professor of Medicine and Assistant Dean for Education Informatics and Technology at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of  Case Western Reserve University.  He is also Director of the Center for Technology-Enhanced Knowledge and Instruction (cTEKI) at the Cleveland Clinic.  He is interested in the appropriate use of technology in the education of medical students, house staff, patients and the continuing education of medical practitioners.  He is currently involved in the "Watson goes to medical school project" and the use of HoloLens and Surface Hubs in medical education.  

Deputy Web Editors


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Samuel P. Wiles, M.D. (Clinical Images)
Samuel Wiles is a Chief Medical Resident at the Cleveland Clinic Internal Medicine Residency Program in Cleveland, Ohio.  He completed his undergraduate training in Biology at Georgetown University in Washington, DC and medical school at the University of Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in his hometown of Buffalo, NY.  He completed his internal medicine residency at Cleveland Clinic.  He is interested in quality improvement and patient safety as well as resident and medical student education.

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Mara Feingold-Link (Medical Humanities)

Mara Feingold-Link, M.D., grew up with the covered bridges and well-fed raccoons of Yardley, Pennsylvania. She developed her love of language studying linguistics and gender as an undergraduate at Vassar College and followed that passion through a Medical Humanities concentration at Brown Medical School. She is currently an Internal Medicine resident a Brigham and Women's hospital in Boston, MA and hopes to find time to write when she's not on the wards. Her poems have been published in JGIM, JAMA, The Rhode Island Medical Journal, and Blood and Thunder. Her hobbies include cooperative board games, backpacking with her family, communal living, and eating salty foods. 


Assistant Deputy Web Editors

Irene Mathieu

Irène Mathieu, M.D. is a pediatrician and writer based in Philadelphia. She holds a B.A. in International Relations and was a Fulbright scholar in the Dominican Republic. Her interests include child and family health disparities, public policy, and community-engaged research. Irène is the winner of the Bob Kaufman Book Prize, the Yemassee Journal Poetry Prize, and has been a Callaloo fellow. She is the author of the poetry collections orogeny (Trembling Pillow Press, 2017) and the galaxy of origins (dancing girl press & studio, 2014), as well as poetry, essays, and photography in a variety of publications. She also serves as an editor for Muzzle Magazine, is a contributing author on the Global Health Hub blog, and is a member of Jack Jones Literary Arts speakers' bureau.



Stephen Raithel

Stephen Raithel is a medical student at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine (CCLCM) of Case Western Reserve University.  His interests include medical prediction models, medical education, and understanding the stories of the patients we serve. He has served on the editorial board of Stethos, the medical humanities journal of CCLCM, for three years. Prior to medical school he received his Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Kenyon College. Outside of studying, he enjoys visiting coffee shops, reading poetry, and making pasta.

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Michael Walters

Michael was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. He attended Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio where he graduated with a B.S. in Biology in 2014.  He is currently a third year medical student at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.  Michael was drawn to Cleveland Clinic for training because of the wonderful opportunities to learn from both patients and staff in a collaborative environment in addition to its numerous research opportunities.  In his personal time, he is an avid sports fan and enjoys cooking, traveling, and trying new restaurants.

Joshua Niforatos
Joshua Niforatos

Joshua Niforatos is a  medical student at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine (CCLCM) of Case Western Reserve University. He received his Bachelor’s degrees, separately, in both Anthropology (Ethnology/Linguistics) and Biology. He then earned his Masters of Theological Studies at Boston University School of Theology where he was greatly influenced by the teachings and writings of liberation theologians. Joshua fully agrees with the theologian/Renaissance scholar C.S. Lewis that, “You can never get a cup of [coffee] large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”

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Herbert Rosenbaum, MD

Herbert B. Rosenbaum, M.D., joined the editorial staff of The Living Hand in March 2017 and is a proud native of San Antonio, Texas, an alumnus of The George Washington University, and a graduate of The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is currently pursuing his family medicine residency at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix. In his own prose and poetry, Dr. Rosenbaum urges his readers, particularly in the medical community, to start meaningfully addressing what is perhaps American medical culture's biggest failure: death and dying. He also writes on other issues related to medical ethics, medical humanism, primary care, end-of-life management, and geriatric medicine. In addition to his narrative works, he is a fierce political advocate for healthcare equity and equality, patient and physician rights, and many other current and pressing issues in healthcare. Follow him on Twitter (@hbrosenbaum).

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Esther Y. Lee, MD

Esther Y Lee was born in South Korea, but spent most of her childhood wandering SE Asia, before pursuing college in NY. She's a recent MD graduate from Ben Gurion University, Medical School for International Health, and is taking a gap year educating community healthcare workers in the southern Philippines (Reach International Healthcare and Training Inc). She's an avid reader and writer, and is interested in narrative medicine and writing for physicians. She has published several pieces, including a narrative about an unexpected cross-cultural connection in the hospital ('Migrations', Intima Spring 2016 issue), a fiction piece about identity and culture ('Inbal: Ringer of the Bell', Transect Magazine), and reflective poetry in The Living Hand. She is eager to continue combining her passions in narrative medicine and cultural humility as a global physician.


Web Coordinator

  • Irissa Lu