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Web Editor 

Neil Mehta, MBBS, MS, FACP 

NEIL MEHTA is a Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Curricular Affairs  at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of  Case Western Reserve University.  He holds the Jones Day Endowed Chair in Medical Education at the Cleveland Clinic. 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.  

Deputy Web Editors

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Eli Simsolo MD (Clinical Images)

Eli Simsolo is an Internal Medicine Resident at the Cleveland Clinic Internal Medicine Residency Program in Cleveland, Ohio. He also holds the title of Clinical Instructor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. He completed his undergraduate training in Biology at University of California, San Diego and medical school at Tel Aviv University in Israel. Prior to medical school, he pursued a career in marine biology and photography while living in Brisbane, Australia. He is interested in patient safety as well as resident and medical student education. When time permits, Eli enjoys backpacking, collecting vinyl records, and partaking in water sports.

 Ji Yoon Yoon

Ji Yoon Yoon MD (Clinical Images)

Ji Yoon is from Seoul, South Korea, and is currently a resident in the Cleveland Clinic Internal Medicine Residency Program in Cleveland, Ohio. She completed both her undergraduate Degree in Medical Sciences and training in Clinical Medicine at the University of Oxford, UK. She is interested in resident education and clinical research. In her free time, she likes to practice yoga and cook.

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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.

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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.


Phoebe Prioleau, MD

Phoebe Prioleau is a second-year pediatrics resident at UH Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, OH. Originally from New York City, she took a circuitous path to medicine. She majored in German Studies and French Literature at Stanford University and returned to her hometown to pursue graduate studies in art history at Columbia University. After a lot of deliberation, she made the transition to medicine and studied at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She is passionate about poetry in particular and has published creative work in Doximity, The Living Hand, Annals of Internal Medicine, The Journal of Medical Humanities, and The New York Times. Other interests include travel, learning languages, and spending time at the Cleveland Museum of Art.


Sadaf Qureshi, MD

Sadaf Qureshi is a native of New Jersey. She moved to Washington D.C. to study English Literature as an undergraduate at Georgetown University. She stayed on at Georgetown for medical school, and for her residency training in internal medicine. She will be pursuing fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Her writing has appeared in Intima, The Examined Life Journal, The Doctor Weighs In,, The London Magazine, and JGIM. In addition to her passion for literature, she has an interest in global health, and enjoys practicing yoga in her free time.

Seysha Mehta

Seysha Mehta (Undergraduate Assistant Deputy Web Editor)

Seysha Mehta is a student at Darthmouth College (Class of 2021), majoring in Biology and Psychology with a minor in Spanish.  She is a tutor at the Student Center for Research, Writing and Information Technology (RWIT) coaching undergraduate students in writing skills. She also tutors other undergraduate students in Spanish through the Tutor Clearninghouse program for peer tutoring.  She is on the Leadership Board and a member of the Dartmouth Emergency Medical Technician service.  She is a mentor for underprivileged children in Hanover area through the Directing through Recreation, Education, Adventure and Mentoring (DREAM) program.  For JGIM Web, she provides an outsider's perspective on medical humanities submissions that have been accepted for publication.