Ken Dodd


Ken founded MML in 2006 with the intent of creating a group of motivated and talented pre-medical students who would work together to benefit the community as they develop themselves as future physicians (thus the group's motto, "Developing values-based healthcare leaders by bridging the gap from ambition to action"). Ken graduated summa cum laude with distinction from the University of Minnesota in 2008 with majors in Neuroscience and Physiology as well as a minor in Chemistry. He decided to remain at the University of Minnesota for medical school and graduated in 2012 as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and Gold Humanism Honor Society. He is currently a resident physician in the combined Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine residency training program at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN. He hopes to work in academic medicine, training residents and medical students while balancing research as well as clinical duties in both emergency medicine and internal medicine. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with friends and family, fostering dogs for Secondhand Hounds animal rescue, enjoying the outdoors, volunteering, mentoring, and traveling. He also continues to act as an advisor to MML and enjoys attending meetings as able.


Thomas Walsh

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Thomas graduated in 2014 with a major in biochemistry as a three year veteran of MML. A Golden Gopher through and through, he stuck around the U of M for medical school and is currently in his first year. Still officially undecided, Thomas is thinking about pursuing a specialty that will allow him to focus on the musculoskeletal system. In the sparing moments when he is not occupied by studying or sleeping, Thomas's time is occupied by sports, good novels, medieval history, and bar trivia.

Amanda Wanous

Amanda graduated in May 2014 with dual degrees in Biochemistry and Physiology with a minor in Child Psychology. She is currently a first year at Mayo Medical School in Rochester, MN. Amanda is primarily interested in pediatric medicine, specifically intensive care (NICU or PICU). She also has interests in clinical and quality research.

Kevin O'Donnell

Kevin graduated in May 2014 with a major in Biology and a minor in Public Health. He worked as a hospitalist medical scribe during a gap year while applying to medical school. He will be attending the University of Minnesota in 2015. While not set on any specific field of medicine, he is interested public health and infectious disease.

Sneha Somani

Sneha graduated in May 2014 with a degree in Biomedical Engineering, and is a two year veteran of MML. While currently working at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Minneapolis, ACR Homes, and the University of Minnesota Center for Research in Education and Simulation Technologies, she will be attending medical school in the fall. While still undecided, she hopes to work with both medical device companies and clinical trials in the future.