BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Kevin Tin MD, MBA
Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and, Obesity Medicine
Dr. Tin is proud of his Chinese heritage and for his New York education and training; he hopes to bridge communication and cultural barriers to bettering the health of our community. He believes that there is a disconnect between western and eastern medical philosophies as well as a gap in awareness and knowledge amongst the Chinese American population. This especially comes true to preventative medicine. We founded the Fujianese Medical Association to help restore those gaps and help an undereducated population. Growing up in Chinatown, New York, he aims to extend our efforts to not only the American population, but also eventually to our native land in Fujian, China. Creating the Fujianese Medical Association, we intend and hope to assist and work in collaboration with other societies and ethnic groups.
Dr. Tin completed his undergraduate studies at Stony Brook University. He later completed his medical education at the American University of Antigua College of Medicine as well as a Master’s in Healthcare Administration at Plymouth State University. He is also an active member of the American Medical Association, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American Gastroenterological Association and the American College of Gastroenterology. He had the honor of becoming a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. He completed his internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship at Maimonides Medical Center and completed a clinical transplant hepatology training at New York University Langone Medical Center. He was selected as Chief Fellow during his gastroenterology training and hold affiliations with Maimonides Medical Center and New York Presbyterian-Brooklyn Methodist. He have been active in research and have presented at multiple national conferences. He have also published multiple papers in globally recognized journals.
Howard Wang DDS, MBA, MPH, MS
Board-Eligible Endodontist and Periodontist
Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology
Dr. Wang attended the Stony Brook University for most of his educational training (BS, MBA, MPH, MS, DDS) as well as a 3-year residency in Periodontology & Implant Dentistry. Subsequently, he pursued a second residency in Endodontics at University at Buffalo where he served as the chief resident. He is currently a Board-Certified Periodontist and obtained the title of Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He is also in the process of attaining his board certification in Endodontics with the American Board of Endodontics.
When he is not practicing dentistry, Dr. Wang is actively conducting scientific research and has published many articles in the Journal of Periodontology, Journal of Endodontics, American Journal of Dentistry among others. He has presented his research in novel drug treatments for periodontitis, dental implants and endodontic techniques in national meetings. In addition, Dr. Wang has co-authored a chapter on maxillary sinus augmentation in the “Sinus Bone Graft” textbook.
Dr. Wang is one of a few dual specialists in both periodontics and endodontics in the world. It is his goal to bring oral health awareness and provide dental treatments at the highest level to his patients and community. He hopes to realize his goals through the Fujianese Medical Association of America by working with other like-minded healthcare professionals create a better future for our community. Dr. Wang is affiliated with the American Dental Association, American Academy of Periodontology and American Association of Endodontists
Qiao (Simon) Guo MD
Board Certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Dr. Guo was born in Fuzhou, China, and emigrated to USA at the age of 12. Like many fellow FuJianese, he used to work in his father's restaurant in Maryland throughout his middle school and high school. From there, he received my BA in Economics from Cornell University. After his undergraduate, he attended Saint Louis University School of Medicine and completed his Anesthesiology residency at Stony Brook Medical Center. During his residency, he developed a strong interest in the field of pain medicine and subsequently completed his fellowship training in pain medicine at Weill Cornell Tri-Institutional. There, he worked with leaders in the field of pain medicine at three world-renowned hospitals: New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and Hospital for Special Surgery.
As population of Fujianese continues to expand, he believes that it is important for us to collaborate and grow together as a group. Through FJMAA, we will be able to learn from each other’s experiences, and grow in both personal and professional perspectives. Ultimately, he wants FJMA to be able to provide important medical education to the local communities that cater beyond the FuJianese communities. At the same time, FJMA can be available for inquiries or mentorship for any future generation that is thinking about a career in the medical field.
Chong Gui Zhao, PharmD
Chong Gui Zhao is a Fujianese American who graduated from St. John’s University with PharmD. He understands that our core intentions of supporting the future generations, and our fealty towards the previous generations, often lead us to sacrifice our health to attain our goals. He hopes to raise awareness and develop means to promote wellness throughout his community.
He envisions that, through the Fujianese Medical Association of America, healthcare professions and community members can unite to achieve their own goals while elevating the wellbeing of the community. Regardless of age, experience, or background, everyone has the ability to contribute. He urges anyone that wishes to be a member of FJMAA to reach out to us through our contact form.
Xiao Fen (Samantha) Zhao, PharmD
Originally from the Fujian province, her family immigrated to the United States in the early 90’s. Samantha grew up in Queens, New York and where she still resides today. Samantha attended Stony Brook University where she received her Bachelors of Science degree in Health Science along with a Radiology Tech license. After two years as a radiology technician at South Nassau Community Hospital, she went onto the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy where she received her Doctor of Pharmacy. Samantha has been a practicing pharmacist since 2013. She is able to provide the community with guidance on medication management therapy, basic health screening, and Flu shots.
Her vision for the Fujianese Medical Association is to help provide accessible health care for the community. Her goal is to give back and support the Fujianese community and to be able to provide leadership to the youth who are interested in the health care field.