Community Outreach and Volunteer Work
About Lisa Aptaker
Dr. Lisa Aptaker believes in the value of community service and has been involved in the Medical Reserve Corps since its inception post 911, first in New York and currently in Los Angeles. A government organization, the Medical Reserve Corps works to enhance public health, emergency preparedness, and community wellbeing through the recruitment of qualified volunteers, usually medical and public health professionals. Dr. Lisa Aptaker assists with numerous activities, including leading emergency preparedness courses and drills, helping develop emergency kits and assisting with the promotion of the education of public health awareness in various communities. During Hurricane Katrina, Dr. Aptaker volunteered her services to disaster response efforts, including search and rescue work and helping set up emergency relief stations. She also played a pivotal role in creating awareness for preparing local communities for future public health emergencies. Dr. Lisa Aptaker has held employment in the health care industry in both California and New York at institutions including Long Island College Hospital, Harlem Hospital, Community Healthcare Network, Advanced Medical Reviews, and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. She has earned numerous degrees, including a doctor of medicine from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, a Master of Public Health from Columbia University and a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University.