Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) - Heart Health: Science and Treatment
Leaders: Alec Fisher and Kevin Dore
This course is the second in series by the Geisel Health Alliance* to learn about and discuss treatment options on a single disease topic in a 2-hour class.
During this session on Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), the third-year medical students will discuss the background of the disease, a basic science overview, potential treatments, and takeaway questions to ask healthcare providers. After leaving the class, they hope participants will have a stronger understanding of the medical condition of CAD and confidence in talking with their doctors.
*The Geisel Health Alliance is a teaching organization run entirely by Dartmouth medical students. Their mission is to educate the community about the science behind common diseases and disorders. They hope to improve healthcare literacy, educate patients and answer questions about medical conditions.
Alec Fisher is a third-year medical student from Los Angeles, California. He received his Bachelors of Arts from Johns Hopkins University in Neuroscience. He then joined Teach For America to teach 9th grade physics in Compton, CA. As a medical student, he is invested in teaching, surgery and medical technologies. Alec hopes to one day become a professor of surgery and work on novel surgical instrument designs at his hometown institution, UCLA. Outside of school, Alec is an avid surfer, snowboarder, soccer player, guitar enthusiast and golden retriever owner.
Kevin Dore is a third-year medical student from Chicago, IL. He received a Bachelors of Science in Biology and a Bachelors of Arts in History from The George Washington University. He then joined Teach For America to teach 7th and 8th grade science in Chicago, IL. As a medical student, he is invested in education, surgery, and healthcare policy. Kevin hopes to work at the intersection of medicine, education, and business policy through the creation of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) at a Federal Level. Outside of school, Kevin loves to participate in CrossFit, read history books, indulge in Chipotle, and cheer on the Chicago Blackhawks.