Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Medical Alumni Association

Participate in an Alumni Committee

Volunteer on one of our MAA committees, which include:
Mentoring | Philanthropy | Engagement | Strategic Initiatives*

*Charged with exploring new opportunities for engaging our alumni, the Strategic Initiatives subcommittees currently include: Global Health, Primary Care, MDs in Business, and Women in Medicine.

 Mentoring Committee

The Mentoring Committee focuses on the mentoring of current students—medical and premedical—as well as alumni. This is accomplished through the creation and implementation of new opportunities for alumni and students to engage in mentoring and networking through larger events, small groups, and one-on-one interaction.

Participate in the Medical School Mentoring Program

An annual Alumni Mentoring and Career Planning Session is held during Alumni Weekend. Alumni from a variety of specialties and geographic locations are invited to participate and speak about their career choices and answer questions from students.

Participate in the HOST (Help Our Students Travel) Program

The HOST (Help Our Students Travel) Program is a service provided by alumni to senior medical students and physicians completing their residencies at Northwestern. Alumni from around the country provide assistance and advice as these students travel to a clinical rotation out of the area or interview for residencies, as well as for residents who are interviewing for positions.

Participate in "Real Physicians of Feinberg"

These casual evening gatherings are organized by the MAA in partnership with current Feinberg students, wherein a small group of students joins with a chosen alumnus/a to discuss topics including choosing specialties, maintaining work/life balance, and working outside of academic medicine. The program aims to give students a wider array of perspectives on being a physician than they receive in the classroom.

Chair, Mentoring Committee


Rishindra Reddy '96, '00 MD

Identify yourself as a willing mentor and/or resource to current students and fellow alumni through your profile in Our Northwestern.

 Philanthropy Committee

The Philanthropy Committee encourages alumni philanthropic partnership and participation through contributions to the medical school. The committee hopes to increase giving participation at all fiscal levels and by all alumni groups. The committee will also work to identify alumni with potential to make major gifts and assist in the cultivation and stewardship of existing prospects and donors.

Chair, Philanthropy Committee


Gary Rusk, '65, '69 MD

 Engagement Committee

The Engagement Committee fosters communication and engagement between alumni, students, the Alumni Board, and the medical school. This includes contact between Feinberg faculty and staff, alumni leadership, and all alumni through events, online interaction, social networking, and publications. The committee hopes to increase attendance of medical alumni at both Northwestern and Feinberg-specific events, encourage the sharing of contact information and personal and professional updates through all available channels, and facilitate a broadening of the medical alumni conversation across the board.

Chair, Engagement Committee


James P. Kelly, '73 MD, '07 MBA

 Strategic Initiatives Committee

The Strategic Initiatives Committee explores new projects and opportunities that are aligned with the mission of the Medical Alumni Board, with the ongoing goal of allowing the Board to grow and evolve over time alongside and in alignment with the medical school.

Current Strategic Initiative Subcommittees

  • Global Health
  • Physicians in Business and Industry

Chair, Strategic Initiatives Committee


Jeffrey Sherman, '84 GME