- The President’s Commission on White House Fellowships has announced the 2015-2016 class of White House Fellows.
- Out of 16 appointees, seven are healthcare and medical professionals.
- Created in 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson, the Fellows program is an education program designed to broaden leadership, policy, and current affairs knowledge.
The highly competitive fellowship has led to leadership posts across a number of fields, including healthcare. This year's fellows from healthclare are:
- Dr. Teeb Al-Samarrai, a physician and epidemiologist from Oakland, CA
- Dr. Alexander Billioux, an internist from Simpsonville, SC
- Sara Bleich of Baltimore, a former associate professor of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
- Dr. Shereef Elnahal, on leave from residency in radiation oncology at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
- Rayden Llano of Miami, a former program director of Health Policy and Economics at LSE Enterprise.
- Dr. Jennifer Macdonald, a family medical physician at UCLA who served for 11 years in the Minnesota Army National Guard, including a tour abroad in Iraq.
- Dr. Kamillah Wood of Washington, who served as the associate medical director of Mobile Health Programs at Children’s National Health System.