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The Center for Future Health Professionals
Dedicated to guiding future health professionals

Oversight Committee

Behnoosh Afghani, MD is the Founder and Director of the Center for Future Health Professionals. She is a clinical professor of pediatrics. Dr. Afghani is a pediatric hospitalist at CHOC Children's Hospitalist of Orange County. She has a subspecialty in pediatric infectious diseases and her interests include performance improvement, research, education and community outreach. She has had several publications in prestigious journals. She has received several teaching awards. She was selected as one of the Physicians of Excellence in Orange County in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2011.
Johanna Shapiro, PhD is a professor in the Department of Family Medicine; and director of the Program in Medical Humanities & Arts, University of California Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Shapiro is feature editor of the Family Medicine column, “Literature and the Arts in Medical Education,” poetry editor for Families, Systems, & Health, and poetry co-editor for the e-journal Pulse. Her scholarly interests focus on the doctor-patient relationship and how best to educate students to be humane and compassionate physicians. She has published more than 120 peer-reviewed articles well-known academic journals.
Lynn Hunt, MD, is Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at UC Irvine. She is a general pediatrician and practices at the UC Irvine affiliated clinics. She is also the President of Chapter 4 American Academy of Pediatrics. She has been involved in several community outreach activities. Dr. Hunt's special interests include Early Literacy, Family Diversity Advocacy to assure quality care for all children and to eliminate healthcare disparities Pediatric education.
Martha Sosa-Johnson, MD is an associate clinical professor in Department of Medicine. She is the faculty director of the Offcie of Diversity and and Community Engagement (ODCE) that was created within Medical Education. In addition to supporting the core value of excellence through diversity, the ODCE supports and facilitates medical student community outreach activities. ODCE not only has a strong commitment to provide care to underserved populations but also to serve as mentors to local elementary, junior high and high schools.  
Marco Angulo, MD, MA is a first year family practice resident at UC Irvine. His main interest is to promote diversity in healthcare fields. He has mentored several undergraduate and postgraduate students throughout his college, postgraduate and medical school training. He has coordinated several activities for the Latino Medical Student Association and has held leadership positions in several associations to promote interest of minority youth in healthcare careers. Marco
Alex Alexander Fogel, B.S., is the One-on-One Mentorship Program Coordinator and co-founder of the Healthy Hearts Education Program at the Center for Future Health Professionals. Alex graduated with honors from the California Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Business Economics and Management. Alex is also the founder and CEO of First Aid WorldWide, an international medical air non-profit, and he has served as a mentor at the Boys and Girls Club of Chicago. Alex has received the Presidential Volunteer Service Award for his dedicated volunteerism.




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