Nagy Jessica TB 2024

Jess Nagy, MD (she/her)

Position: PGY-1

Jess grew up in Verona, NJ, as the daughter of an oncology nurse who first inspired her to pursue medicine. She attended Cornell University for undergrad, where she majored in Human Development and minored in Biological Sciences. While there, Jess spent most of her time with Cornell Outdoor Education, teaching backpacking courses, overseeing student-run pre-orientation trips, and training as a wilderness EMT. After graduating in 2019, she spent one year working with the afterschool program at Ethical Culture Fieldston School, a private elementary school in the Bronx. Jess then returned to New Jersey to attend Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She dedicated her time to student wellbeing initiatives such as Mind-Body Medicine and pre-clinical psychiatry curriculum development. Her work focused primarily on intentional language choice and the importance of self-compassion. Outside of the hospital, Jess has worked longitudinally with an organization called Hearts of Hope to develop an art therapy program for children in the hospital. In medical school, Jess was awarded the 2024 Award for Academic Excellence in Psychiatry as well as the AMWA Glasgow-Rubin Certificate of Academic Achievement for graduating in the top 10% of her class.

Jess is thrilled to be joining the Brown Triple Board community where she hopes to grow as a compassionate care provider and psychotherapist. She ultimately hopes to use her combined training to work as a child psychiatrist with children and families experiencing medical challenges. Outside of medicine, Jess is frequently found outdoors as she finds joy doing activities such as hiking, skiing, and paddle-boarding. She enjoys caring for multiple plants and one very tiny orange cat. In fact, she’s probably running away from one of her bites right now!