Leading Experts Join Atlantis Advisory Board

Atlantis has recently finalized the addition of nine leading experts onto our Advisory Board, ensuring that our programs are backed by informed experts in the medical and study abroad fields.



September 20, 2019

Contact: Brian Whalen, Chief Academic Officer

ARLINGTON, Virginia —

Nine leading experts in the fields of medicine, medical education and international education will advise Atlantis and help it to continuously improve its physician shadowing programs. According to Chief Academic Officer and Dean of Education, Brian Whalen, who chairs the group, “the purpose of the Atlantis Education Advisors (AEA) is to advise Atlantis on its education program, including advice on curricular and program design, teaching and mentoring of students, assessment of learning outcomes and professional competencies, and program quality improvement.” He added, “we are extremely proud and pleased to have such a distinguished group of experts to advise us on the best ways to advance student learning.”

Atlantis Physician Shadowing programs attract students from over 400 U.S. colleges and universities annually, and are offered in 30+ locations, in ten countries. Students complete over 20 hours of clinical shadowing of a host physician each week, in which they observe patient care and procedures in a wide variety of medical specialties.

Approximately 85% of Atlantis students are pre-med; 15% are nursing and other pre-health professions students. Atlantis programs are in accordance with the Physician Shadowing Guidelines published by the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Joon Kim, Instructor and Director of the Post-baccalaureate Premedical Certificate Program at the Keck Graduate Institute, summed up the important work of the AEA: “I am excited to join a community of committed educators preparing future leaders in medicine with an international approach. Anytime we look beyond ourselves, it is always good for medicine.”

Atlantis Education Advisors

Bill Clabby

Deputy Chief Global Affairs Officer

University of California, Irvine

Irvine, California

Prof. Lorenzo Dagna, MD, FACP, FEFIM (Hon)

Head, Unit of Immunology, Rheumatology, Allergy and Rare Diseases,

IRCCS San Raffaele Scientific Institute

Associate Professor of Medicine, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University

Milan, Italy

William T. Hyndman III, Ph.D.

Assistant Vice President, Office of International Education and Development

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Tallahassee, Florida

Joon Kim, Ed.D.

Instructor and Director of the Postbaccalaureate Premedical Certificate Program

Keck Graduate Institute

Claremont, California

Daniel Lage, MD

Resident Physician

Department of Medicine

Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Boston, Massachusetts

Randy M. Page, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Public Health

Director, Global Health Internship Program

Coordinator, International Development Minor

Brigham Young University

Provo, Utah

Amy Suelzer, Ph.D.

Director, Overseas Programs

Washington University in Saint Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri

John Tansey

Executive Director

The Frank J. Guarini Institute for International Education

Dartmouth College

Hanover, New Hampshire

Margaret Wiedenhoeft, Ph.D.

Executive Director

Center for International Programs

Kalamazoo College

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Brian Whalen, Ph.D. (Chair)

Chief Academic Officer and Dean of Education


Arlington, Virginia


We are extremely proud and pleased to have such a distinguished group of experts to advise us on the best ways to advance student learning.