Meet the First Aid Web Team


Walter Wiggins – Editor

MD/PhD Student Wake Forest School of Medicine

Walter is looking to finish his PhD in neuroscience in time to return to medical school next summer. He recently co-authored the Endocrine chapter in First Aid for the Basic Sciences: Organ Systems , 2nd Ed., and is excited to be as editor of the USMLE-Rx web team. He loves technology, research, and education in any combination. In his free time, he is most often found running on local greenways/trails or preparing any number of spicy dishes for his wife in the kitchen, but longs for those serene moments found at the top of a powdery slope in the Rockies.


Jaysson Brooks, MD – Video Reviews

Resident Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Johns Hopkins Hospital

Jaysson has always loved technology and science, and has enjoyed working with USMLE-Rx to improve online medical education. He earned his medical degree at the Loma Linda University School of Medicine and is currently a resident in orthopaedic surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital.


Ravish A. Amin

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

Ravish enjoys working with the USMLE-Rx technology team to develop the next generation of software applications for enhancing medical education. He is passionate about QMax, Flash Facts, FIRST AID, and all things USMLE-Rx. His favorite medical subjects are cardiology, rheumatology, gastroenterology, and neurology. He is thankful to Dr. Tao Le and the USMLE-Rx team for the amazing opportunity to imagine and implement new ways to enhance medical education via technology. Ravish is a graduate of Rutgers University.


Vamsi K. Kancherla, MD Resident Department of Orthopaedic Surgery St. Luke’s Health Network

Vamsi is originally from Chicago and is a recent graduate of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He has enjoyed working with USMLE-Rx throughout medical school and looks forward to completing his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery. Beyond education and research, he has an interest in further understanding the involvement of business and technology in spreading information and resources to remote parts of the world. During his free time, he enjoys skiing, working out, reading about financial markets, and listening to jazz music.


Sarah Wesley, MD MPH Neurology Resident, PGY1 Beth Israel Medical Center, Manhattan NY

“SG” graduated medical school in 2012 from the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland.  She is President Emeritus of the Royal College of Surgeons Society of Neuroscience, and she has a Masters of Public Health from Dartmouth Medical School/Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. As an undergrad, SG studied English Lit at Davidson College, and her research interests are in neurooncology and neuro-interventional therapy.  In her free time, she enjoys tennis and skiing, studio art, and political banter of all sorts.