Our Founders

Liz Nguyen, MD

Liz Nguyen is a graduate of Feinberg School of Medicine Class of 2019 and matched into pediatrics residency at Stanford University. She was born and raised in Orange County, California with her parents and younger brother. Liz's first encounter with the midwest was her undergraduate years at Northwestern University, from which she graduated in 2013 with a BA in Economics. After graduation, she spent two years working at McKinsey & Company in Silicon Valley where she had the opportunity to work with payers, providers, and pharmaceutical companies in the healthcare industry. In her spare time, Liz loves spending time with friends and family, exploring new countries, and practicing yoga. 

Ben Peipert, MD

Ben graduated from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in 2019 and matched in OBGYN at Duke University Medical Center. After graduating from Brown University with a degree in Human Biology, Ben worked for two years as a biotechnology and pharmaceutical consultant for Decision Resources Group in Boston, MA. During this time, he worked on new product planning, patient segmentation, and forecasting for novel pharmaceutical agents in cardiology, oncology, autoimmune disorders, and a number of other indications. Outside of the classroom and office, Ben is an avid runner, coffee connoisseur, and music enthusiast.

Cecil Qiu, MD

Cecil is passionate about puzzles, riddles, and improving access to health care. He is inspired by the compassion and ethic of charitable care organizations in Chicago, and he is energized by the opportunity to help them enhance their impact on local communities. Through Second Opinions, he also hopes to challenge the traditional role of the medical student by demonstrating their capacity for creative problem-solving, strategic insight, and collaboration. Cecil graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in mathematics. Prior to medical school, he was an Associate Consultant at Bain and Company in San Francisco. He graduated from Feinberg school of Medicine in 2019 and matched at Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Plastic Surgery.