About Us

MDR is unique as it encourages people to look at aspects of medicine that are often overlooked by both aspiring healthcare professionals and the general public.

What We Do

As the forerunner of dialogue between the humanities and natural sciences at New York University, the Medical Dialogue Review is an ambitious student publication established to bridge conventional boundaries between diverse disciplines and achieve a profound understanding of medicine and humanity. If you are interested in contributing to or getting published in our journal, contact us!

Why We Do It

Every semester, students bridge gaps among fields. Every semester, students participate as Writers, Reviewers, and Artists. In the past, our diverse array of contributors have included student entrepreneurs, social activists, urban farmers, budding researchers, spiritual seekers, athletes, medical volunteers, business colleagues, culinary whizzes, poets, dental scholars, visionaries, and others with the same promise and potential as YOU!

The content of the Journal of Medical Dialogue Review represents perspectives of students, professionals, or patients on issues in healthcare.

We facilitate the dialogue of medicine not only through biology or chemistry, but also through fields such as poetry and community health. In recent years, there has been an increasing demand in the medical community to train “physician-scholars”, or health care professionals who are not just well-versed in the science of medicine, but also understand the role of medicine in the larger societal context.

We bring to campus exceptional professionals of healthcare or related fields who have expanded the minds of dozens of students. We capture the interest of students ranging from nursing majors, pre-health students, public policy students, medical students, and to students studying law. In the future, we plan to have even more discussions, and more opportunities for students to express themselves and expand their horizons. We hope you will grow, journey, and achieve with us through this modern intellectual renaissance!


Ethics and Medicine
History and Medicine
Religion and Medicine
Arts and Medicine
Poetry and Medicine
Interview with Medical Humanity Experts

Medicine and Politics
Medicine and Economics
Anthropology and Medicine
Psychology and Medicine
Undergraduate Research Highlights
Email and CRM

Community Health
International Health
Health Education
Brand Experience Design
Health Policy
Health Administration

Executive Board 2020-2021

President: Trisha Gupta – [email protected]

Hello hello!! I am a senior in CAS majoring in English and American literature, double-minoring in Medieval and Renaissance studies and chemistry, and pursuing the pre-medicine track. My experience at NYU has been deeply informed by the intersection of the humanities and sciences, and after having written, reviewed, and edited for MDR, I am incredibly honored and excited to serve as president this year! Currently, when not enjoying a cup of chai, taking walks (only to stop and smell the flowers every five minutes), and staying in touch with my truly wonderful friends, I can be found working on my thesis, squeezing red scribbles in the margins of Oscar Wilde’s brilliant texts, and finding myself perpetually in awe of how words engender so much beauty.

Creative Director of Art and Layout: Amodhya Samarakoon – [email protected] 

Hi! My name is Amodhya and I’m from St. Paul, Minnesota. I’m currently a senior studying Biology, minoring in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and on the Pre-Health Track. I have a huge passion for the sciences but I also love digital art and graphic design. Outside of schoolwork, I also play tennis and enjoy reading and writing.

Secretary, Co-Editor-In-Chief: Ally Kim – [email protected] 

Hi everyone I’m Ally! : ) I’m a junior from Lancaster, PA (all hail the Amish!) studying pre-med with majors in psychology and art history.  Specifically, I’m interested in the intersectionality between the arts and medicine, and am passionate about nonconventional and/or nonverbal forms of communication! In my free time I enjoy visiting art museums, thrifting, and watching animations (some of my favorites are Avatar and anything Studio Ghibli). I’m also an avid tea consumer and a proud plant mom!

Treasurer, Co-Editor-In-Chief: Richa Patel – [email protected] 

Hello! I’m Richa, and I’m a junior studying Global Public Health and Biology. I am interested in the intersection between the sciences and the humanities and its applications. In my free time, I enjoy doing artwork, reading and writing, and exploring nature. I am also a big fan of matcha green tea!

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