The Hippocratic Foundation
The Hippocratic Foundation was founded on the understanding that the health of our communities is inextricably tied to the well-being of our physicians. Even prior to outbreak of COVID-19, the United States faced a severe and sharply growing shortage of these essential public servants. Thousands of our communities are underserved, lacking adequate access to physicians and quality medical care. The growing physical, economic, and societal consequences of this deficiency will be exponentially worsened by the direct toll on medical workers inflicted by this outbreak.

Growing the pool of available physicians is profoundly difficult under the best of circumstances. The average new physician requires 12 to 17 years of intensely focused training, which is incredibly costly, both to themselves and taxpayers. These Navy SEALs of our healthcare system must be cultivated, protected, and retained, both those in practice and those still in training. Our non-profit is dedicated to achieving these goals through four key initiatives:
  1. Frontline Physicians Fund™
  2. Essential Legal Documents For High-risk Physicians Program
  3. The Wounded Healers Project™
  4. Educational & Counseling Services

Board of Directors

Allison S. Luu, MD MS
Board Member
Dr. Luu is the Patient Safety Officer at Los Angeles County + University of Southern California (LAC+USC) Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Luu completed a Quality Improvement and Leadership Fellowship at LAC+USC after graduating from their Emergency Medicine residency program. She attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine where she was involved in leading student wellness activities. Prior to that she completed a Masters Degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of California, Irvine where she received her undergraduate degree in the same field. Dr. Luu runs the hospital second victim program at LAC+USC called “Helping Healers Heal” or “H3” where peers are deployed to support other peers through traumatizing events in the workplace. Dr. Luu also lectures to the staff, residents, and medical students on topics such as second victim, patient safety, and quality improvement.
Christopher R. Peabody, MD, MPH
Board Member
Dr. Peabody is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Francisco and a practicing Emergency Physician at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, the only level one Trauma Center in San Francisco. He has a strong commitment to public service and healthcare delivery to vulnerable populations. Dr. Peabody completed his residency at one of the busiest safety-net hospitals in the country, Los Angeles County Hospital and was the Chief Resident in Emergency Medicine at the University of Southern California. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, and completed an MPH at Harvard School of Public Health on a Zuckerman Fellowship. Dr. Peabody recently developed the Dream Team Program, a facilitated network of peer-to-peer mentorship groups for physicians in training and pre-health students. He has a particular interest in preventing physician burnout and developing a culture of patient safety on the frontlines of clinical practice.
Dipesh Patel, MD, MS
Board Member
Dr. Patel is a practicing Emergency Physician in Los Angeles who specialises in Emergency Medical Systems (EMS). He has a passion for clinical education, health systems innovation and the restoration of healing and wellness in medicine. He is also a physician for the Los Angeles County Urban Search and Rescue Team, one of only two FEMA teams in the country that embarks on international search and rescue aid operations on behalf of the US Government. He completed his residency and fellowship training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he was also chief resident, prior to obtaining advanced training from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Dr Patel grew up in Kenya, where he was involved in rescue efforts during the US Embassy Bombing in 1998, before going on to obtain his undergraduate and masters degree from Oxford University in the UK.
Ryan Pedigo, MD
Board Member
Ryan graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of California, Riverside, and went on to receive his MD from the University of California, Los Angeles. After graduation, he began his postgraduate residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, specializing in Emergency Medicine, where he received a national award from the Emergency Medicine Resident’s Association for clinical excellence in his field and was one of the program’s chief residents. Currently, he works for the center as an emergency medicine physician and as the Director of Medical Student Education. Dr. Pedigo is an avid educator, has authored or co-authored numerous books and articles, and been the recipient of multiple awards, including the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Best Diagnostician Award (2019). When not teaching or working, he enjoys running, cycling, craft beer, good food, and spending time with his wife and daughter.
Leo Treyzon, MD, MS
Board Member
Dr. Treyzon, MD, MS is an attending physician and previous Clinical Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He is a board certified specialist in clinical nutrition and gastroenterology. Dr. Treyzon lectures on subjects related to the field of gastroenterology, nutrition and functional abdominal pain. He is an assistant professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). As an educator he teaches the medical students, residents, and fellows who are training in gastroenterology. He has written many peer reviewed articles and textbook chapters on various gastrointestinal subjects.
Peter Kim, MD, MPH
Board Member
Dr. Kim, MD is a staff anesthesiologist and attending professor at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Previously he was a clinical physician and staff surgeon at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Kim has deep ties to the city having earned degrees there from Johns Hopkins University (B.A.), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public health (M.H.S.), and University of Maryland School of Medicine (M.D.). His highly successful website, PassiveIncomeMD.com, features his winning advice on achieving financial freedom through passive income.
Michelle Lin, MD
Board Member
Dr. Lin is the Founder and CEO of Academic Life in Emergency Medicine (ALiEM) http://ALiEM.com. ALiEM began in 2009 as her solo educational blog and has blossomed organically into a virtual, not-for-profit medical education startup focused on using technologies to advance (1) health professions education, (2) career development, and (3) community building. By day she leads the ALiEM team. By night she is a UCSF Professor in Emergency Medicine working as an emergency physician at Zuckerberg San Francisco General.
Ravi Davis, CFP
Board Member
Ravi is the owner-founder of Hippocratic Family Offices, which provides comprehensive financial care for physicians including tax preparation, financial planning, wealth management, estate planning, legal and insurance brokerage (disability, life, malpractice, homeowners/auto/umbrella) services. Over his decade+ serving the medical community, Ravi’s financial advice has always been predicated on the question, “How would I advise a family member here?” Earlier in his career, Ravi partnered in real estate development, apartment building syndications, and tax credit consulting. A graduate of Vassar College, he lives in Los Angeles with his wife, a physician, and their three children.
Officers
Aleyna Stroud
Secretary
In her work in operations and communications at Hippocratic Family Offices, Aleyna helps to insure the proper flow of communication and information between Members and their team handling their taxes, investments, insurance, planning and etc. on an integrated basis. After successful careers in entertainment and real estate, she discovered a deep passion for work in the health and wellness sectors, leading her to earn both her Yoga Teacher and Holistic Health Coach certifications. A graduate of UCLA, she currently lives in Sherman Oaks with her cat Casanova. When she isn’t at her desk or on her yoga mat, Aleyna enjoys volunteering at animal shelters, cooking, and (under normal circumstances) traveling the world.
Maria Albrecht
Treasurer
Maria is a CPA and has over 15 years of combined accounting and tax experience. She specializes in individual, partnership and corporate tax returns and tax planning. Admitted to practice as a Certified Public Accountant in 2005, Maria received her Master’s Degree from the University of New Mexico and a B.A. in International Business Administration. She speaks fluent Spanish and Italian.