Shazia M. Siddique, MD is a gastroenterology fellow at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She has 10 years of experience in advocacy, as the former National Policy Chair, National Legislative Director, and National Vice President for Leadership Development for the American Medical Student Association. She also previously interned with the Patient Safety Programme at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, and at ABC News Medical Unit in NY, where she explored the intersections of global health and journalism with policy. She completed her internal medicine residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2012. Her current research focus is on health policy within gastroenterology, with a long-term goal to study quality metrics, and the impact of payment models and policies on patient outcomes. She remains active in policy efforts through the American Gastroenterological Association, and continues to advocate on Capitol Hill, lead legislative campaigns, and teach advocacy techniques to fellow members.