Alexa Kacin, MD
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Undergraduate Education: Northeastern University
Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Professional Interests: Medical education, clinical and surgical outcomes
Hobbies: Skiing, running, hiking, camping, cycling, restaurant enthusiast
Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Dr. Alexa Kacin graduated summa cum laude from Northeastern University in Boston, MA where she received a bachelor’s degree in Health Science and a minor in Psychology. There, she worked as an Otolaryngology nursing assistant and conducted research to improve outcomes of patients with TB and HIV in Tugela Ferry, South Africa. She subsequently matriculated at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine where she was the recipient of the Dean’s Summer Research Project Certificate of Merit Award. Dr. Kacin’s interest in medical education and mentorship led her to tutor all MS1 and MS2 courses and become a member of two student run mentorship programs, Women in Healthcare Medical Mentorship Program and Pitt Med Student Mentorship Alliance. She authored a manuscript on the impact of COVID-19 precautions on tympanostomy tube placement in children with cleft palate. Dr. Kacin is a two-time Boston Marathon runner raising funds and awareness for Operation Airway and during her last year of medical school, she ran her third marathon in Chicago as a member of Team Empower for Smile Train.
Regan Manayan, MD
Hometown: Hendersonville, Tennessee
Undergraduate Education: Tulane University
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
Professional Interests: Neurotology, patient outcomes, technology in clinical decision making
Hobbies: Running, cycling, soccer, yoga, reading, traveling, cooking
Originally from Hendersonville, Tennessee, Dr. Regan Manayan attended Tulane University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Italian and graduated summa cum laude as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. There, he conducted research in the lab of Bruce A. Bunnell, PhD, studying the use of adipose-derived stem cells in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. Dr. Manayan subsequently matriculated to Tufts University School of Medicine, where he conducted clinical research under the mentorship of Andrew R. Scott, MD, concerning the improvement of patient outcomes and the utilization of technology in pediatric otolaryngology.
Brett Campbell, MD
Hometown: Centreville, Virginia
Undergraduate Education: University of Virginia
Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine
Professional Interests: Outcomes in head and neck cancer, regenerative medicine, medical education
Hobbies: Camping, hiking, kayaking, cycling, cooking Cajun and Indian cuisine, watching football
Dr. Brett Campbell grew up in Centreville, Virginia and graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in biology. There, he led a student-run organization that offered annual mission trips to the favelas of São Paulo, Brazil. He subsequently matriculated at Tulane University School of Medicine, where he conducted several basic science research projects in the Center for Stem Cell Research related to adipose stem cells, bioscaffolding, and regenerative medicine under the guidance of Dr. Jeffrey Gimble. Dr. Campbell is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society, recipient of the Dean's Award presented to the valedictorian of the graduating class, and recipient of the James W. McLaurin Award for a distinguished otolaryngology thesis.
Kevin Tie, MD
Hometown: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Undergraduate Education: Duke University
Medical School: University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Professional Interests: Clinical and surgical outcomes, improving management algorithms, technology in otolaryngology, medical ethics
Hobbies: Chess, board games, tennis, basketball, rock climbing, cooking
Originally from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Dr. Kevin Tie attended Duke University, where he received bachelor of science degrees in chemistry and computer science and graduated summa cum laude as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He then spent a year at Epic Systems Corporation as a lead software developer for Social Care before matriculating at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. In medical school, Dr. Tie conducted research investigating allergen immunotherapy and subglottic stenosis management. He is also interested in medical ethics and is a member of Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting.
Victoria Huang, MD
Hometown: Cupertino, California
Undergraduate Education: University of Chicago
Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Professional Interests: Clinical outcomes, mentorship, medical education
Hobbies: Aspiring horticulturist, backcountry camping, playing piano, biking through Boston, recreating restaurant dishes, reading short story collections
Originally from Cupertino, California, Dr. Victoria Weyu Huang graduated from the University of Chicago with honors in biology. She subsequently matriculated at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, where she received an NIH training grant to investigate trends in pediatric nephrology. Pursuing her interest in medical education, she worked in an interdisciplinary team under the direction of Dr. Sarah Mowry to optimize 3D-printed temporal bone models for resident surgical dissection education.
Peter Nagy, MD
Hometown: Knoxville, Tennessee
Undergraduate Education: Duke University
Medical School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine
Professional Interests: Medical education and mentorship, healthcare economics, quality of life measures
Hobbies: Soccer, board games, travelling, trying new restaurants
Dr. Peter Nagy grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee and went to Duke University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and economics. He then received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine, where he participated in an NIH program for basic science research studying endoplasmic reticulum stress in a mouse model for diabetic retinopathy.