Marissa Shams has taken on numerous roles within the medical field. She teaches at the Emory University School of Medicine as an assistant professor, is the secretary for Allergists for Israel and is an executive board member for the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology’s Advocacy Council.
Shams has served as a doctor at Camp Ramah Darom and as an American Jewish Committee ACCESS steering board member. She was a member of the AJT 40 Under 40 in 2014. Shams lives in Brookhaven with husband Bradford Wilkins and has been featured in numerous media outlets, including NPR, NBC, Fox and CBS Radio.
“As a native from Atlanta, I have seen the city change in so many fantastic ways,” Shams said. “I hope that Atlanta’s Jewish community continues to grow in the next 20 years and our leaders and innovators gain national and international recognition, as this is a great time to be under 40 due to the city’s array of talented and unique leaders in various fields.”