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Raymond Fong, MD is an ophthalmologist practicing in the Asian community for more than 21 years, specializing in cataract surgery and laser vision correction. A graduate of Stuyvesant, Harvard College, Cornell Medical School, and the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat residency program, Dr. Fong has volunteered at the Chinatown Health Clinic since his college years. He is also a past President of the Chinese American Medical Society. Dr. Fong grew up in NYCís Chinatown, and strongly feels that people should remember their roots and give back to their communities.
Samuel D.J. Yeh, MD, ScD graduated from the National Defense Medical Center and received a ScD. in biochemistry at Johns Hopkins University in 1960. Dr. Yeh was an attending physician of Nuclear Medicine, Endocrinology and Clinical Chemistry at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center where he is now an Emeritus Member. He is also an Associate Professor of Medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Dr. Yeh is a past President of the Chinese American Medical Society and was also the secretary of the US-China Medical Exchange Committee of the China Institute. From 1980 to 1990, Dr. Yeh was able to assist nearly 30 medical schools in China by bringing more than 30 physicians to the US for advanced training. Dr. Yeh was one of the three founding physicians of the Chinatown Health Clinic and has donated his professional services to the community for more than 45 years.
Pak H. Chung, MD, FACOG A Board certified reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist at the Center for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility, Dr. Chung treats couples seeking infertility treatment or surgery. As a Director of the Chinese American Medical Society and a supporter of infertility patient groups in the U.S. and Hong Kong, he has lectured worldwide and is involved in health care issues locally and nationally. Dr. Chung graduated from the University of Hong Kong School of Medicine with specialties in Reproductive Endocrinology, Obstetrics and Gynecology. His residencies included Sinai Samaritan Medical Center and Strong Memorial Hospital. He is affiliated with New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell.
Sandra Lee Kawano, RN was a nurse at Bellevue Hospital when she started to volunteer at the Chinatown Health Clinic. Ms. Lee Kawano currently runs a business in Chinatown, Harold L. Lee & Sons Insurance Services, which was started by her great grandfather in 1888. She has been an active advocate for small businesses, and was an appointee to the U.S. Small Business Administration.
|Donald Armstrong, MD was the first volunteer medical director at the Chinatown Health Clinic. Dr. Armstrong served as the Chief of the Infectious Disease Service and Director of the Microbiology Laboratory at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He was also a co-founder of the Intercity Infectious Disease Rounds where AIDS was first recognized in New York along with many other common problems in infectious disease. Dr. Armstrong is a Professor of Medicine at Cornell University Medical College and an Emeritus Member at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.|
|Robert Chang is Chief Strategy Officer at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, and co-founder and CEO of htpt a startup studio that currently operates several early-stage ventures, including Piggybackr, Sidetime, and Cupidum. Robert is also a board director with Zero to Three and the Mental Health Association of NYC. He has prior experience in venture capital, Fortune 50 companies, and leading institutions including the Harvard School of Public Health and The Rockefeller Foundation. Robert graduated from the University of Chicago and received his MBA from the Yale School of Management.|
|Susan P. Cole is an accomplished social worker who devoted her career to establishing high-quality, affordable housing and building strong and economically diverse neighborhoods throughout New York City. A graduate of the Columbia School of Social Work, Ms. Cole dedicated 36 years to the Settlement Housing Fund, 27 of which she served as the associate director. She is a long-time member of NYC Manhattan Community Board 1, where she co-chairs the Personnel Committee and Licensing and Permits Committee, and is a board member of the Isaac H. Tuttle Fund.|
|Jane T. Eng, Esq. is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center. She oversees the operations of a federally qualified community health center which provides affordable and culturally competent primary health care to underserved Asian Americans. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Ms. Eng is vice president of the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations and a board member of the Community Health Care Association of New York State.|
|Marie Lam is one of the founders of the Chinatown Health Clinic. A social worker by training, Ms. Lam has been a tireless fundraiser on behalf of community based health services. She has chaired the foundationís fundraising committee for more than 10 years. She is frequently cited as a role model for Asian American philanthropy. She is also a recipient of the United Hospital Fundís Distinguished Community Service Award. Ms. Lam has personally helped patients by escorting them to hospitals and social welfare agencies and providing Chinese interpretation for them.|
|Joanne M.J. Quan is currently the Chief Financial Officer at Columbia University Medical Center. She oversees financial operations for Columbiaís entire health sciences campus, which encompasses the College of Physicians & Surgeons, the College of Dental Medicine, the School of Nursing, and the Mailman School of Public Health. Ms. Quan previously spent three years as vice dean for finance and administration at the Mailman School of Public Health, where she was credited with streamlining budget planning. A graduate of Stanford and Yale, Quan was previously vice president for finance at New York University Medical Center.|
|Miranda Wong Tang is a dedicated philanthropist. A longtime supporter of the Chinatown Health Clinic Foundation and the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, she is also a trustee at the China Institute, a member of the advisory board of the Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute at Columbia University Medical Center, and a member of the Noble Deeds Society at Mount Sinai Health System. She previously served on The President's Council at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Institute and as a trustee at the Asia Society.|
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