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HPP Staff

The Health Professions Program team includes our permanent staff members and professionals who serve as important adjunct consultants to the staff and students. Appointments and walk-in hours are available, and you may also contact HPP via email or phone (603-646-3377).


Sarah BergerSarah Berger is the Pre-Health Advisor. Sarah is available during weekly walk in hours and by appointment. She addresses a range of topics from course planning, academic advising, extra-curriculars, and personal development, and walks students/alumni through the actual application process to medical professions graduate programs. She oversees the Pre-Health Mentor Corps and The Pathways to Medicine Program among other things. Contact the HPP office at 603-646-3377 to connect with Sarah.


Annette HamiltonAnnette Hamilton, an 18-year HPP veteran, is the Program Coordinator. She is typically the initial contact point for students and alumni who wish to meet an advisor. Annette maintains the advisors' calendars both for individual appointments and walk-in sessions. She works closely with applicants, staff and faculty to complete the application process and navigate the Interfolio credential service. Contact Annette by email or at 603-646-3377.


DirectorDr. Michael Zegans is the HPP Faculty Director and has been on the faculty at Geisel Medical School since 1998, where he is a Professor of Surgery and of Microbiology and Immunology. He is currently the section Chief of Ophthalmology at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. He is both an active clinician and engaged in clinical and laboratory investigations of ocular infectious diseases. Contact Dr. Zegans by emailing Annette Hamilton.


Valerie OrellanaValerie Orellana, '15, is the Health Professions Program Fellow. She plays a major role in generating our online presence, including managing the contents of the HPP website. She is also involved in organizing HPP events and workshops, and working with other college offices and groups to develop outreach programs for Pre-Health students. Contact Valerie at 603-646-3358.



Additional Health Professions Contacts

Pre-Dental: Dr. Robert Keene, faculty adviser


The Health Professions Program was founded by and for many years run by Lee Witters, MD. An endocrinologist and award-winning educator, Dr. Witters remains the faculty advisor for the Nathan Smith Society.

Last Updated: 10/9/17