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 2023-2024

President: Alyssa Khoo[email protected]

Hi everyone! I’m Alyssa, a junior in CAS majoring in Biology and pursuing the pre-med track. I’ve been lucky enough to be a part of MDR for the past two years as a writer and editor and I absolutely love seeing the publication come together during the semester. When I’m not studying for my biology exams, I love walking around New York, trying new restaurants with my friends, and watching films. Please feel free to email me with questions about MDR and our journals!

Vice President: Maimunah Virk[email protected] 

Bio coming soon!

Editor-in-Chief: Diya Cherian – [email protected]

Hi, I’m Diya! I’m a fourth-year student at NYU studying global public health and biology on the honors track. MDR immediately drew me in as a freshman because it combines medicine and the arts. After serving as a Reviewer, Senior Editor, and now as Editor-in-Chief, my favorite part of the process remains working with interdisciplinary staffers to produce an issue that speaks to the hard work put in each semester — MDR continues to help me hone my decade of editorial experience and apply it to share with the NYU community and beyond. In spare moments, I’m either assembling 1000-piece puzzles with the “help” of my tabby kitten, catching up with friends, or scouring the city for the next best cappuccino.

Treasurer: Natalie Hohler[email protected] 

Hi everyone! I’m Natalie and I’m the treasurer of MDR! I’m a senior at Stern studying Marketing and Management with a minor in Art History. I love fashion and art and in my free time I sew, read, bake, travel, and snowboard in the winter!



Director of Creative Design: Ashley Kim[email protected] 

Hi, I’m Ashley! I’m a senior at CAS majoring in Psychology and on the pre-health track. I’ve been a part of MDR as a creative staffer since my freshman year. I love matcha lattes, planning my outfits, and of course, art!



Secretary: Bindu Koyi [email protected]

Hi everyone! My name is Bindu and I’m currently a senior majoring in biology. I’ve been a part of MDR for 3 years now and joined since I love to write/read in my free time. I am also  a big fan of crime shows and am just looking forward to working with all of you!
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