London Muse '04

Distinguished Young Alumna
Dr. Muse participated in cross country and track at DCHS. Her love of teaching and passion for service were also fueled during this time through tutoring and volunteering. As a competitive speed skater, she was fortunate to travel the world, including a visit to France her senior year where she used the French she learned during her four years of foreign language classes, sparking her interest in exploring other cultures and learning new languages.

She attended the University of Notre Dame and New York Medical College (NYMC). She was one of six residents in the inaugural class of 2015 at the NYMC Phelps Family Medicine Residency Program where she served as MedicalStudent Clerkship Director, was one of their first elected Chief Residents, and the first to join as faculty after graduation. She completed a yearlong EmergingLeaders Fellowship while continuing her faculty career, and continues to teach at NYMC and serve on the medical school admissions team.

In January 2017 she became Medical Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program, supervising more than 30 doctors and a variety of staff. In February they relocated to an expanded building created for the residency program, allowing them to provide dental, mental health counseling, WIC/nutrition, patient advocacy, laboratory, and medical services for the community, all in one Patient-Centered Medical Home.

She continues to volunteer, run races, travel, mentor future leaders, play theukulele, attend Broadway musicals, and fly home frequently to visit family. Shecredits her many accomplishments to her education, faith, support from family and friends, and perseverance, much of which was strengthened during her time at DCHS. She feels blessed to be a part of the DCHS community.

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