Shazia M. Siddique, MD MSHP is a gastroenterologist and health services researcher at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. 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 graduated from Robert Wood Johnson Medical school, completed her internal medicine residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, gastroenterology fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and Masters in Health Policy Research at the University of Pennsylvania. 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, in conjunction with spearheading her research agenda. Clinically, she specializes in inpatient gastroenterology care, as current co-Director of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania GI Gut Service, leading Quality & Safety inpatient efforts.