Duke MHA Executive Committee

Victoria Fashakin, MD, OBGYN, PGY-4

MHA President & GME Resident Council Liaison

Ashley Inez Thrower, MD, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics, PGY-2

MHA Vice President & Medical Student Chair

Krystina Quow, MD, Dermatology, PGY-4

Community Chair

Victoria Fashakin, MD, is the Education Chief Resident in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and President of the Minority Housestaff Association at Duke University Medical Center. She previously served as the Community Chair and coordinated raising over $5300 for the NC Food Bank. 

Her clinical interests include the reproductive and psychosocial impacts of sickle cell disease, harm reduction, and women’s global healthcare in sub-Saharan Africa.  Victoria obtained her undergraduate degree in chemistry from Tufts University. She attended medical school at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where she created the hygiene initiative to facilitate safer menstruation in the undomiciled and transactional sex working population. She currently studies pregnancy in women with sickle cell disease. Her prior work focused on the use of mobile health newborn screening and childhood access to care for SCD in Uganda. In her free time, Victoria enjoys her international book club and is a budding classical double bass player. She is an anime aficionado and absolute travel enthusiast.

Ashley Inez Thrower, MD is currently a second-year Med-Peds resident. She is originally from Miami, FL and graduated from UNC School of Medicine in 2020. After residency, she plans to pursue a career in Hematology-Oncology to care for patients with blood disorders and cancer as they transition into adult care. She has been involved in numerous diversity initiatives throughout her career including MAPS, SNMA, and the MHA at Duke. She will be serving as Vice President of the MHA this year. She has a passion for promoting diversity in medicine through mentoring both pre-medical and medical students and is actively involved in URiM residency recruitment efforts.

Krystina Quow, MD is a fourth year Dermatology resident. She is originally from New Jersey and graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. She has been involved in several diversity initiatives including the former president of Duke’s chapter of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) and volunteer for Building Opportunities and Overtures in Science and Technology (BOOST). Additionally, in an effort to improve diversity in healthcare, she has worked with students in middle and high school to expand their understanding of opportunities healthcare. She is this year’s MHA community service chair. Over this next year, she hopes MHA will continue to bridge the gap between Duke and the Durham community and work towards the diversification of healthcare.