Medical Writers

Jaimie Meyer, MD, MS

Jaimie Meyer, MD, MS, is an infectious diseases specialist at Yale Medicine and an assistant professor of medicine at Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn. She is board certified in internal medicine, infectious diseases, and addiction medicine.

She received her medical degree at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and a masters in biostatistics and epidemiology from the Yale School of Public Health. "I went into this field because it is where medicine and public health intersect," says Dr. Meyer.

In addition to seeing patients, Dr. Meyer also conducts research on HIV prevention and treatment among women in diverse criminal justice settings, especially in situations that also involve substance use disorders and intimate partner violence.

Kenneth Perry, MD FACEP

Dr. Perry is an active practicing physician and Medical Director of an Emergency Department in Charleston, South Carolina. After intern year at LSU in Baton Rouge he completed his residency at NewYork-Presbyterian in NYC where he was Chief Resident in his final year. He has a passion for translating medicine and difficult medical topics to help people be better advocates for their own health. Learn more here (

Sharon Chekijian, MD

Sharon Chekijian, MD, is a Yale Medicine emergency medicine doctor and medical director of patient experience for the Emergency Medicine Department. She's also an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn.

Dr. Chekijia is a faculty member in the Section of Global Health and International Emergency Medicine as well as in the Section of Administration.

Her research interests lie in global emergency medicine and include emergency care systems' development in low and middle-income countries, unintentional injury prevention in low and middle-income countries, as well as stroke and cardiac care in low and middle-income countries.

Dr. Chekijian has led and participated in projects in the Republic of Armenia, Uganda, and Iraq. She has consulted for the World Bank and the US Department of State. She is an active member of the Stroke Initiative Advisory Task-Force for Armenia (SIATA). Dr. Chekijian was awarded a Fulbright in 2020 for her work to improve emergency care in Armenia by the establishment of a new emergency medicine residency program in cooperation with the National Institutes of Health of Armenia and supported from a research standpoint by the School of Public Health at the American University of Armenia.

She is deeply committed to patient experience, communication and humanism in medicine. Dr. Chekijian co-produced a film that addresses human rights as it relates to the Armenian Genocide of 1915 under the working title "The Hidden Map" that premiered at the Toronto Pomegranate Film Festival in 2019.

Darren P. Mareiniss, MD, FACEP

Dr. Mareiniss received his AB from Dartmouth College, his MD from the NYU School of Medicine and completed residency training in Emergency Medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine and has additional training in critical care. He has published multiple peer review articles on pandemic response, critical care, ventilator allocation, bioethics and disaster response. He is currently Clinical Faculty in Department of Emergency Medicine at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. In addition to his medical training, Dr. Mareiniss holds both a Masters of Bioethics and a JD from the University of Pennsylvania.

Mary Tinetti, MD

Dr. Tinetti, a geriatrician, is the section chief of Geriatrics at Yale Medicine in New Haven, Conn. She is a leading expert in the area of falls and fall injury risk factors identification and prevention. Dr. Tinetti is also a professor of medicine and public health at Yale School of Medicine. Her current research focus is on clinical decision-making for older adults in the face of multiple health conditions. She is leading a national effort to develop and test an approach to health care that aligns primary and specialty care to focus on the health priorities of older adults with multiple conditions. She also chairs a group of advisors helping large health systems be Age-Friendly. Dr. Tinetti's work is funded by the NIH and several foundations. She has published over 250 original peer reviewed articles. She has served on several national advisory committees including the FDA, NCQA, NQF. Dr. Tinetti has received numerous awards and is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and is the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation fellowship.

Leo Nissola, MD

Leo Nissola, MD, is a medical expert, physician and scientist whose work focuses on understanding and fighting advanced-stage cancers with the immune system by designing innovative clinical trials. He is known for working relentlessly to develop data-driven models and provide guidance to Health Authorities and Elected Officials in the United States to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Leo Nissola has developed epidemiological models and advised COVID Act Now. He is a COVID-19 researcher at the National Convalescence Plasma Project. Leo Nissola, MD, is an international Medical Expert and Immunology Author. He is a former Medical Oncology Fellow at the Genitourinary Department at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Follow Dr. Leo Nissola on Twitter @LeoNissola

Deborah Lee, MD

Having worked for many years in the NHS, mostly as Lead Clinician within an integrated Community Sexual Health Service, Dr. Deborah Lee now works as a health and medical writer, with an emphasis on women's health, including medical content for Dr Fox. She has published several books and remains passionate about all aspects of medicine and sexual health. For more information, click here.

Jonas Nilsen, MD

Jonas Nilsen is a medical doctor and an expert in digital health. He has a medical degree from University of Copenhagen and a degree in Innovation Management from Harvard Business School. Dr. Nilsen is the co-founder of Practio.

Janet Hilbert, MD

Janet Hilbert, MD, is a sleep specialist at Yale Medicine and an assistant professor of clinical medicine at Yale School of Medicine's Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine section. She is board-certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, critical care medicine, and sleep medicine and sees patients at the Yale Center for Sleep Medicine.

She serves as medical director for the Yale Noninvasive Ventilation Program. This program incorporates a team-based approach in to help initiate and optimize nocturnal noninvasive ventilation in patients with chronic hypoventilation due to a wide variety of disorders including neuromuscular disorders, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and restrictive thoracic disorders.

Throughout her career, Dr. Hilbert has been privileged to educate medical students, residents, fellows, clinical team members, and senior physicians. She is committed to community and patient education and is an advocate for patient-centered health care.

Dr. Hilbert feels most fortunate to be able to care for patients. Her clinical focus is in sleep medicine, with particular interests in raising awareness of sleep issues and in treating complex sleep breathing disorders.

Julia Fiol, MSW, BSN, RN, MSCN

Julie Fiol is an RN and Director of MS Information for the National MS Society.

Monika Stuczen, MD

Dr. Monika Stuczen is R&D and QC Laboratory Manager at Medical Wire & Equipment Ltd.