Chidimma Okoli, DO completed medical school at University of Nigeria College of Medicine. During this training her curiosity and determination to help others led her to join in malaria research at several rural communities. She followed this interest in research work as a Clinical Research Program Coordinator with the Department of Gastroenterology at UMass Medical School. She worked on several clinical trials and was a co-investigator of a pilot study for Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis. She went on to complete her Internship and Residency Training in Internal Medicine at University of Massachusetts Medical School. She started her Geriatrics Fellowship at UMass in July. She plans to continue her practice locally in Massachusetts.
Randall J Morse, MD was born in Worcester and grew up just 20 minutes south of the city. After attending Boston University for his undergraduate, he graduated medical school at Saint Louis University, School of Medicine, where he became interested in Geriatric Medicine under the tutelage of Dr. Flaherty and Dr. Paniagua. Dr. Morse then decided to move closer to home and completed his Internal Medicine residency at the University of Massachusetts, including an additional year as a Chief Resident with special focus on education. He started his Geriatrics Fellowship at UMass in July. Following his yearlong fellowship, he intends on practicing in the area.
Jarrod Faucher, DO is a Worcester native who attended Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, PA, and graduated in 2008. He completed his internship and residency at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester. He stayed at Saint Vincent Hospital for an additional year as a Chief Medical Resident before starting his Geriatrics Fellowship at UMass in July. Dr. Faucher has joined a local practice as a geriatrician.
Abhijeet Patil, MD, MS was born and raised in a small town ‘Beed’ in India. With the intent to study medicine and passion to help others, he attended Grant Medical College in Mumbai. He then went to Miami University in Ohio where obtained two Master degrees in Exercise & Health Studies and Sport Psychology. He chose to pursue the challenging and rewarding Family Medicine path because he believes in holistic care of an individual, continuity care for his patients, and is committed to service to the community. He worked as a Chief resident at Hennepin County Medical Center program in Minneapolis and was a recipient of the prestigious ‘Eldon Berglund’ resident of year award. Dr. Patil has joined the faculty of the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health and begun practicing at one of their clinics.
Elizabeth Howard MD will be completing her fellowship year in Geriatrics at UMASS in June of 2012. She obtained her undergraduate training at Brown University in Providence Rhode Island and her medical school degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda Maryland. Dr Howard served as a Commander in the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps .She completed her Internal Medicine internship and residency at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma Washington. She was stationed in Tahlequah Oklahoma with the USPHS and served as a physician clinical provider and department of internal medicine chief for the W.W. Hastings Hospital. Her civilian career has included a medical practice in a multispecialty medical group setting in Canandaigua New York and an internal medicine practice with Fallon Clinic in Worcester with a focus on caring for the elderly population. She has been in clinical practice for 25 years. Dr. Howard will complete fellowship training to continue her focus on the improvement of medical services for our elders in the community, both through evidence based medicine and education. Dr. Howard has joined the Geriatric Medicine faculty at UMassMemorial Medical Center
Bhavani Peddagovindu completed medical school at Osmania Medical College in India. She has also completed a master’s in public health from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She then completed her internal medicine residency at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Worcester, MA. Dr. Peddagovindu has moved to Portland, Oregon to begin a practice there.