About Us 2017-10-04T21:13:57+00:00

The Med Writers Team

CEO & Founder

Dr. Karen Vieira

  • PhD in Biomedical Sciences – Biochemistry/Molecular Biology (University of Florida College of Medicine)
  • MS in Management from MBA program (University of Florida College of Business)
  • BS in Biological Sciences – Molecular Biology (Florida Institute of Technology)
  • Previously a research scientist at Kraft Foods in Long Term Research and Nutrition Research departments
  • Trained in science writing, technical writing, copywriting, NLP writing and other areas of writing
  • Passionate about a living a healthy lifestyle and helping others do the same

The Doctors

Dr. Emilie Croisier

  • PhD in Neuroscience and Mental Health (University of London)
  • BS in Biochemistry, minor in Brain and Cognitive Science (MIT)
  • Experienced medical and scientific writer

Dr. Stephen Phipps

  • ND/Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine (Bastyr University)
  • PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences working with herbal supplements (University of Florida College of Medicine)
  • BS in Botany (University of Florida)

Dr. David Hutto

  • PhD in Rhetoric; focus Science Writing (Georgia State University & CDC)
  • MA in English
  • Professor of English, teaching medical/science writing, Juniata College
  • Experienced medical and scientific writer

Dr. Sarah Williams

  • PhD in Clinical Psychology (University of Louisville)
  • Experienced in grant writing

Dr. Jamie Weiss

  • PhD in Neuroscience (Iowa State University of Science and Technology)
  • BA in Biological Science (Rutgers College)

Dr. Shaina McQuilkie

  • DC/Doctor of Chiropractic (D’Youville College)
  • BS in Kinesiology (Brock University)

Dr. Aimee Kendall

  • PhD in English with concentration on Science Writing

     Dr. Marcus Martin

  • PhD in Microbiology working on HIV/FIV research (University of Florida)
  • BS in Biology, minor in Chemistry (Morgan State University)
  • Experienced in grant and marketing writing

     Dr. Lindsay Phipps

  • ND/Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine (Bastyr University)
  • Post Baccalaureate Pre-Med Program (University of Oregon)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and English (University of Portland)

     Dr. Ruth Hickman

  • MD with honors (Indiana University Purdue University School of Medicine)
  • Graduate Program (Ohio State University)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy (Kenyon College)

     Dr. Kathryn Ko

  • MD (University of Hawaii School of Medicine)
  • Bachelor of Arts (University of Hawaii)
  • Master of Fine Arts (Academy Art University)
  • Neurosurgery residency (Mount Sinai Medical Center)
  • Neurosurgeon and medical illustrator

     Dr. Gerald Morris

  • MD/Doctor of Medicine (Dartmouth Medical School)
  • Bachelor of Science in Anthropology (Tulane University)
  • Previous Primary Care Physician

     Dr. Anna Pickering

  • PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology (University of Hawaii)
  • Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Biophysics (Oregon State University)
  • Post-doctoral research at Oregon Health and Science University

     Dr. Heidi Lightfoot

  • MD/Doctor of Medicine (University of London)
  • Master’s in Clinical Research (Imperial College London)
  • Anesthesiology trainee

More Great Team Members

Takeesha Roland Jenkins

  • PhD student in Psychology (Grand Canyon University)
  • MS in Psychology (Capella University)
  • MS in Neurology (Humboldt University)
  • BS in Biology (University of South Florida)

Deirdre O’Donnell

  • MS in Neuropharmacology (National University of Ireland)
  • BS in Science (National University of Ireland)

Anna Schoenbach

  • MS in Science Writing student (Johns Hopkins University)
  • BA in Biological Sciences (Mount Holyoke College)

Jane Welch

  • PhD in Human Genetics and Molecular Biology student (Johns Hopkins University)
  • BS in Genetics and Biochemistry (Clemson University)


Andrea Caravan

  • Previously an award-winning sales person at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)
  • Provides quotes and explanations of how we can help with your project
  • Organizes projects, tasks, deadlines and billing
  • Manages writers and consultants
  • Executes marketing and sales initiatives

Administrative Staff

Jonié Culbreath

  • Certified Pharmacy Technician (Chi Institute)
  • Medical Transcriptionist

Daryl Homier

Mia Homier