Dermetel is managed by a group of talented and passionate volunteers.
M. S. KAURA, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
M. S. founded Dermetel in 2011, while she was a freshman in college. She will earn her MD in the class of 2022, and intends to pursue residency training after that. Responsible for strategy, dermatologic film production, overseeing all event ideation, creating products, and leading service innovation efforts, M.S. executes her visions flawlessly. Some of her accomplishments include developing the DTS out of her 2016 TEDx talk "Love and Fear the Sun," writing and starring in 3 documentaries, and writing many well-received books. She is also an 11-year volunteer for the American Academy of Dermatology and an avid mountaineer since childhood, who loves empowering young people to love the skin they're in.
SHAWN KAURA, CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER
Shawn is an undergraduate student earning his BS degree where he maintains a 3.95 GPA and tutors in organic chemistry. His unique insight into web design and press relations at the college level has helped build the Dermetel brand. He graduates a year early, and will be pursuing his MD/MPH dual degrees at Dartmouth. He intends to pursue a dermatology residency after graduation and pursue a career at the intersection of public health and patient care. Outside of his studies, he is passionate about academic medical research in genetics, spending time with his best friends, and preserving his Indian heritage through bhangra dance where he is on a nationally ranked team. He has been a mentor to Camp Groovy campers for 1 year.
ZIVIT FESLER, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Zivit is a MS student at the University of Toronto, studying molecular genomics. She is passionate about promoting access to dermatologic care and starts an MD/PhD program in 2018. She intends to train in internal medicine and is passionate about Latin dance.
DR. HORST GRIESSER, CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER
Dr. Griesser is a board-certified internal medicine physician who advises Dermetel and provides guidance to our dermatologist volunteers. He is passionate about mentoring young people and promoting a culture of health equality.
IDA ZHANG, CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER
Ida is a 2L at the Wake Forest University School of Law. She has overseen the medical-legal issues at Dermetel since 2011 as one of the original founding members. She is passionate about healthcare law, particularly on the corporate pharmaceutical side.