Young Physician Society

Get to know YPS!
The Young Physician Society (YPS) seeks to strengthen the value of ISMA membership for young physicians by:
  • Enhancing young physicians’ practice of medicine by assisting with the transition to practice, legal resources, physician wellness and more.
  • Advocating for issues of importance to young physicians by facilitating young physicians’ participation in policy making and other activities of the ISMA.
  • Promoting young physician leadership by providing leadership education and opportunities, as well as other activities and resources relevant to young physicians.
  • Keeping YPS members informed on issues impacting physicians at the beginning of their professional practice though targeted communications, newsletters and meetings.

ISMA physician members younger than 40 or who have completed residency and fellowship training within the past five years are automatically members of YPS. YPS currently has more than 1,100 members.
YPS Leadership
Nicole Sonn, MD
President-elect Christina Jackson, MD
Immediate Past President Sivagami Ramasundaram, MD
ISMA Trustee Kristen Rush, MD
ISMA Alternate Trustee Melissa Schultz, MD
Commission on Legislation Chad Curtis, MD
VP of Advocacy Tayyab Khan, MD
VP of Membership Tyler Heavin, MD

Get involved: Become an ISMA-YPS member >>

Contact: Vicki Riley

NEW Leadership position!
We are seeking young physicians who share an interest in leadership and advocacy and want to get more involved but not ready or able to take on an officer position. ISMA has created a brand-new leadership position: YPS Member At Large. A goal of the YPS Member At Large team is to build a community of young physicians in Indiana who want to connect with their peers who are going through the same challenging work experiences and looking for opportunities to get involved while learning more about ISMA-YPS.

And we have designed this opportunity as a low-time commitment for busy professionals with numerous work-life responsibilities. Below is an example, of what the role would be:

  • Fulfill a 1-year volunteer term
  • Participate in three (3) ISMA-YPS 30-minute meetings via Zoom (January, March, April, August)
  • Actively share ISMA and industry information with physician colleagues that support the health, well-being and professional growth of young physicians
  • Advise and inform ISMA-YPS about issues that affect the practice of medicine for young physicians
  • Provide insights to ISMA staff on continuing education and networking opportunities
  • And consider participating in various ISMA events, if available, such as ISMA Physician Advocacy Day at the Statehouse, ISMA Annual Convention and an ISMA-YPS social event
If you are interested in being part of this new team, please contact Katie Kluger, ISMA Physician Relations, at 317-752-5564. 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Thank you so much!

"Health care needs to change. If physicians do not act, health care and physician well-being will not improve. I joined the Indiana State Medical Association to act and have a voice for myself and my patients."

Nicole Sonn, MD
Young Physician Society President