OB/GYN

Jafar Al-Mondhiry, MD, MA Jafar Al-Mondhiry, MD, MA (1 Posts)

Resident Physician Contributing Writer

New York University School of Medicine


Jafar Al-Mondhiry, MD, MA, is a second year internal medicine resident with the New York University School of Medicine. Originally pursuing graduate training in Continental Philosophy and Medical Ethics at Pennsylvania State University, he has maintained a thriving interest in the medical humanities throughout his time as a medical student and resident with NYU. Particularly areas of interest include issues in medical education/training, medical history, and drug and alcohol recovery.




24 Weeks

Back in that operating room, I am dutifully holding onto the basin just beyond and under the table edge. What I see is what the mother would never wish to see; being a part of her care, we accept that burden for her, and in a much different way that she ever could from her intimate connection with it. It is our service to her, to alleviate that pain, to be an open support to her health and well-being. It is an acceptable cost, but a cost all the same.

Klimt, Modernism, and Art’s Relationship with Medicine

In 1894, the State Ministry of Culture, Religion, and Education in Vienna commissioned three paintings for the ceiling of the Great Hall of the University of Vienna to celebrate the institutions accomplishments of Philosophy, Medicine, and Jurisprudence. When the artist who painted these works chose to make a bold stylistic statement, all three were heavily criticized for their eroticism, obscenity, and “ugliness.”

Reproductive Justice: Physician Voices Can Make a Difference

As I contemplate the future of our country, the future of medicine and the future of reproductive health and justice, I am truly frightened of what is to come. Since our president appears to base his desires on what makes him popular, I fear that he will gut Planned Parenthood, turn over Roe v Wade, and make it even more difficult for women to afford and access care, all in the name of ego.

Veronica Alvarez, MD, MSEd Veronica Alvarez, MD, MSEd (1 Posts)

Resident Physician Contributing Writer

Emory School of Medicine


Veronica Alvarez is a resident in obstetrics and gynecology at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. She is originally from Miami, FL and is proud of her Cuban and Latin roots.