Austin Morgan, M.D.
Dr. Morgan is from Conway, AR and attended the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, graduating in 2021 as a member of AOA and recipient of the Barton Foundation scholarship. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Arkansas, where he graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in biology.
Hera Wu, M.D.
Dr. Wu is from Manhattan, Kansas and received her medical degree from California Northstate University. She also completed a year-long integrative dermatology research fellowship. Her undergraduate years were spent at University of California, Berkeley where she majored in Molecular and Cell Biology and minored in both Ethnic Studies and Creative Writing.
Joshua Hekmatjah, M.D.
Dr. Hekmatjah is from Los Angeles, California, and graduated from the Western Michigan University, Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine. He earned his bachelor's degree in Psychobiology from the University of California, Los Angeles. During medical school, Dr. Hekmatjah completed a research year in dermatology with the mentorship of April W. Armstrong, M.D., MPH at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine.
Khiem Tran, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Tran received his medical degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine, and his doctorate in Molecular Biology from the University of California in Los Angeles. He received a Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry and Chemistry from the University of California in San Diego.
Mavinder (Mavina) Guram, M.D.
Dr. Guram graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. Her undergraduate degree is from South Carolina Honors College. She graduated summa cum laude and was a recipient of the South Carolina Alumni Scholars Scholarship and Palmetto Fellows Scholarship.
Patrick Phelan, M.D.
Dr. Phelan got his medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis. He also has a Master of Science degree in Population Health Sciences. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Arkansas.
Joshua Chang, M.D.
Dr. Joshua Chang is from Duluth, Georgia and graduated from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in 2019 as a 21st Century Scholar. In 2015, he earned bachelor’s degrees in Biology, Genetics, and Microbiology as a Stamps Scholar and Foundation Fellow at the University of Georgia.
Jonathan Rick, M.D.
Dr. Jonathan Rick is from Solvang, California. He completed medical school in 2019 from the University of California, San Francisco, where he graduated with distinction in research. His undergraduate education is from the University of California, Los Angeles and he holds a B.S. in Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics. In medical school, Dr. Rick was selected as a Howard Hughes Medical Fellow and spent a year studying the molecular framework of cancer.
Blake St. Clair, M.D.
Dr. Blake St. Clair is from Fayetteville, Arkansas and is a 2019 graduate from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences where he was awarded the Barton Foundation Scholarship and the Fred T. Caldwell, M.D. Scholarship. In 2015, he graduated summa cum laude with his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Missouri.
Tara Akunna, M.D.
Dr. Akunna is from Houston, Texas and is a 2018 graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. In 2013, she earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. She is a recipient of the Carl J. Herzog Foundation Scholarship.
Edita Klimyte, M.D., PhD
Dr. Klimyte is from Chicago, Illinois, and is a 2018 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine where she completed the combined MD/PhD program. Dr. Klimyte's PhD work was completed in Rebecca Dutch's lab in the Department of Biochemistry where she characterized early events of viral infection in respiratory epithelium. She graduated with honors from Michigan State University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish Language & Literature. Dr. Klimyte was a recipient of an NIH F30 MD/PhD Fellowship from the NIAID.
Stephen Matlock, M.D.
Dr. Matlock is a native of Joplin, Missouri. He attended the University of Arkansas where he received the Outstanding graduating senior award and graduated summa cum laude with a bachelors of science in biology. Following undergraduate, he moved to Oklahoma city to obtain his medical degree through the University of Oklahoma Health Science center and graduated as a member of AOA and recipient of the David Pyle and Olson Endowment scholarships before returning to Arkansas to complete his training in dermatology.