Alyssa Ren, MD
Dr. Alyssa Ren grew up in Atlanta and majored in biology at Emory. She was an Emerging Infectious Disease Fellow with the CDC and conducted HIV research in San Francisco. After graduating from the Morehouse School of Medicine, she completed a year of residency in obstetrics and gynecology in New York City where she developed a special interest in women’s health. She enjoys skating, horseback riding, and taking her dog to the park. She loves taking walks with friends and family. She loves exploring the city and the various shops and restaurants this wonderful city has to offer. Most of all she is excited to work alongside the brilliant doctors that serve Harlem and the Bronx. She is thrilled to be a part of this family.
Alyssa Ren, MD moved from Atlanta, Georgia to start her career in medicine. An only child of immigrant parents, she was encouraged to dream big and work hard to achieve her goals. She reached a crossroads in her medical training after completing a year of residency in obstetrics and gynecology, and realized that family medicine would allow her to make the greatest impact in health care.
Q: Why did you make the switch from residency in obstetrics and gynecology to family medicine?
Healthy people lead to healthy families and healthy families lead to a healthy society. Family medicine allows me to continue my interest in women’s health while treating patients on a larger scale. Also, family medicine is unique because you can care for a patient for literally a lifetime!
Q: What do you enjoy most about residency?
I really enjoy this program because residents have a great deal of autonomy. I’m able to make medical decisions and treat patients with strong support from attendings and other faculty. It’s comforting to know that attendings trust my capabilities, but they’re never far away if I need help.
Q: What’s your relationship like with other residents?
I’m close to my fellow residents. We’re all here to learn. We brainstorm and solve problems together and lean on each other for support.
Q: What “pearls of wisdom” would you share with future residents?
Residency isn’t easy, but the reward is invaluable. This training lays that groundwork for a career in medicine that empowers communities through education and prevention.