Student Leaders and Staff
Brian Bamberger is a fourth year medical student at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, where he is pursuing a joint M.D./M.P.H. He is an Illinois native who completed his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to entering medical school, Brian served the homeless as a full-time lay volunteer with the Capuchin Franciscans in Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC and ministered to college students at Illinois State University as the Director of Apostolic Formation at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Newman Center. He looks forward to building up the CMA-SS, and providing support to Catholic medical students throughout the nation.
Amber Beery is a fourth year medical student at the Ohio State University in Columbus Ohio. She is a native of northeast Ohio and completed her undergraduate degree at Xavier University in Cincinnati where she became involved in the Life After Sunday Catholic group on campus. At the OSU College of Medicine, she leads the Catholic medical student group and plans ethics and social events with Catholic doctors in the Columbus area. Amber is excited to be a part of the CMA-SS to not only increase awareness of medical ethical issues, but also to foster spiritual growth in medical students and balance between work and family. She has not yet chosen a specialty, but hopes to pursue one that involves longitudinal patient care or pediatrics. Amber has always felt a calling to go into medicine and looks forward to the opportunity to minister and share the love of Christ with her patients.
Kristopher Yoon is a fourth year medical student at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He is a life-long Illinoisan and received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology and chemistry from Loyola University Chicago and his Master of Science degree in biological sciences from Eastern Illinois University. After graduate school, Kris worked in a neuroscience laboratory for two years at the National Institutes of Health before returning to Illinois for medical school. He is interested in family medicine, and in his spare time he is active with youth and young adult ministry.
Charles Armstrong is a fourth year osteopathic medical student at AT Still University in Mesa, Az. Charles is originally from Tempe, Az and graduated from ASU with a degree in Biology. After college he spent a year volunteering at Andre House, a Catholic homeless hospitality center in downtown Phoenix. He joined the CMA during his first year of medical school and found great support and encouragement from the Christ-like witness of the Catholic physicians in Phoenix. In the future he intends to devote his profession to serving those without access to adequate medical care.
Paul Day is a fourth year medical student at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. He is originally from Owensboro, Kentucky, and received a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology at the University of Louisville. He has a passion for serving Christ in others on mission trips, and hopes to use his medical skills both at home and abroad. His specialty is currently undecided but he is interested in Family medicine. He feels truly blessed to be part of the CMA-SS leadership team, and hopes to be an instrument in helping other students live out and develop their faith as they train to become physicians.