Lynn Wang (B.A. ’02) received her medical degree from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Thereafter, she received fellowship training at Beth Israel Hospital in lower Manhattan.
She currently practices gastroenterology and hepatology at MD Anderson in the Houston medical center. She speaks Mandarin Chinese fluently and is conversant in medical Spanish.
Wang said her CS training has been beneficial to her career as a doctor, but her first two years in medical school were rough because she had focused on solving complex problems rather than practicing large volume knowledge acquisition.
She drew a parallel between solving software and patient problems. Wang said both start with broad and abstract problems. Software is usually designed in broad strokes and finalized with minutiae. Wang feels a good engineer can see all the levels of detail at the same time and is adept at going back and forth between the perspectives.
Read her Rice CS Alumni Profile: https://www.cs.rice.edu/lynnwang.