Advisor: Dr. Tzung Hsiai
Dr. Hsiai received his undergraduate education from Columbia University, and MD from the University of Chicago. Dr. Hsiai completed his cardiology fellowship at UCLA School of Medicine, during which he also obtained a PhD in Biomedical Engineering in 2001. Dr. Hsiai is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease. He holds a joint appointment with the School of Medicine as an attending physician at the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. His research program is funded by the National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association, National Heart Foundation/American Health Assist Foundation. He is the Fellow of American College of Cardiology, recipient of NIH Physician Scientist Career Development Award, and American Heart Association John J. Simpson Outstanding Research Achievement Award.
President: Raj Khalsa
Raj is currently a senior majoring in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California. After graduating in May, 2008, he plans to attend medical school and pursue a career as a physician/scientist. His primary clinical interests are Neurology, Cardiology, and Ophthalmology. He is also very interested in research and has been involved in a few research projects as an undergraduate at USC. He has lived in India for twelve years and in the United States for nine and looks forward to spending some time in another country. He loves playing sports, especially tennis, for fun.
Co-Vice President: Adam Sutton
Adam grew up in Omaha, Nebraska. For college, he was interested in warm weather, a fun city and strong academics. It was for these reasons that he chose to attend USC. He is currently majoring in Biology and minoring in Business. His goal is to attend medical school after he graduates in the spring. His interest in medicine was sparked early when he saw how satisfied family and friends were in the field and the fulfillment they received from being able to help others. He looks at medicine as a great way to have a meaningful career where he also has the opportunity to benefit society.
Co-Vice President: Kay Khine
Kay is currently a senior, majoring in Biological Science at University of Southern California. Kay plans to pursue medical school upon graduation. Kay is a native of Minnesota, who now enjoys California sunshine. She has lived everywhere from Asia, the East Coast, the Midwest, and the South to the West Coast. She loves to run and listens to music during her free time. Kay is a die-hard USC Trojans fan!!!
Programming Chair: Shirley Jin
Shirley Jin is currently studying biomedical engineering in the University of Southern California. She is currently working for Kansas University Medical Center as a researcher in the field of deep brain stimulations for Parkinson's patients and also as the Assistant Director of Public Relations and Communications for IBMISPS. She has previously been involved in biomedical engineering projects such as the Pulse Oxygen system for Boeing 787 Dreamliner. As for goals, she seeks balance in both the research aspect and also the people aspect of biomedical engineering in order to further scientific progress and wellness for communities around the world.
Finance Chair: Holly Farag
Holly, the Finance Chair of IBMISPS-USC, is a sophomore majoring in Psychology and Pre-medicine at the University of Southern California. When she is not studying, she spends her time in other campus organizations like AED (pre-med) honor society, AMSA, and Coptic Club. She is also very involved with her church and religious community. After she graduates from USC, she hopes to attend either medical or dental school. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, reading, watching movies, and shopping!