About Us

MedQuest is the brainchild of Conrad Fischer, M.D., our Founder and CEO. He is assisted by Dr. Elizabeth August and Dr. Niket Sonpal, as well as Creative Director Nicholas Russell and Tech Specialist Noah Ottenstein.

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Dr. Conrad Fischer

Dr. Conrad Fischer is an award-winning medical educator, Associate Professor of Medicine at Touro College of Medicine in New York City and a public health advocate. He is the author of numerous USMLE test preparation guides and textbooks. Dr. Fischer is the Residency Program Director at Brookdale Hospital Medical Center in Brooklyn. Use his materials and get a great score!

Dr. Niket Sonpal

Dr. Niket Sonpal is the 2013-2014 Chief Resident at Lenox Hill Hospital – Northshore LIJ Health System and the co-author for the best selling Master the Boards: USMLE Step 2 CK and Master the Boards: Internal Medicine. He's written over 75 scientific publications and has spoken and presented at over 14 national and regional conferences on his research. Dr. Sonpal is also the chairman for the development of a National Consortium of Chief Residents and will be leading the upcoming "Resident Exchange" weekly case series on QuantiaMD. After chief residency he plans to pursue a fellowship in gastroenterology and continue his work in the field of medical student and resident test preparation. Follow Dr. Sonpal on Twitter @nsonpal!

Dr. Elizabeth August

Dr. Elizabeth August is co-author of Master the Boards: USMLE Step 2 CK and the Section Editor of Master the Boards: USMLE Step 3's chapters on Obstetrics, Gynecology and Pediatrics. She has been producing medical education literature for the last five years. She is former Chief Resident in Family Practice at Hoboken Hospital and an attending at Hackensack Hospital, the number one ranked hospital in New Jersey, where she teaches medical students from Touro College of Medicine in New York City.

Dr. Christos Paras

Dr. Christos Paras has taught USMLE Step 1, 2, 3 and Internal Medicine Board Review Courses for over 5 years. Dr. Paras received his DO in Osteopathic Medicine from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. He is also a Board Certified specialist in Clinical Hypertension. Dr. Paras is currently Endocrinology Faculty at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, NY, and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Frank H. Netter School of Medicine at Quinnipiac in North Haven, CT. At Quinnipiac, Dr. Paras also served as Medical Director and Assistant Residency Program Director of Internal Medicine at the St. Vincent's Medical Center campus. He is also an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York City as well as assistant professor of medicine at NYIT COM.  He has taught medical board review programs throughout the United States and online.

Phil Koehler

Phil Koehler is a PCOM Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Teaching Fellow and has over 5 years’ experience tutoring and teaching Anatomy, Neuroscience, and OMM.  He was hand selected by Dr. Conrad Fischer for his excellence on national standardized exams including COMLEX and COMAT exams.  He is a Nicholas S. Nicholas DO Memorial Scholarship recipient for his work in OMM at PCOM.  He has a strong passion for OMM and has completed additional training in Osteopathic Cranial Manipulative Medicine (OCMM).