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  • Sarah Alkilany

    Sarah Alkilany, MD

    Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
    College: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Medical school: Duke University School of Medicine
    Anesthesiology interests: Acute pain, Critical Care
    Outside interests: I enjoy weightlifting, cooking, baking, sculpting, drawing, traveling abroad, hiking, cycling
    Why UMass Chan?: Even though my interview year was a virtual one, I felt an immediate connection to the staff and residents at UMass Chan at a level I didn't experience anywhere else. I was confident I would be encouraged to thrive throughout my residency, supported by the innovative, affable, and dedicated members of the UMass Chan community that I now have the privilege of calling my colleagues. Having spent most of my life in the northeast, I was also excited to return to my home region and begin my career at a center recognized for it patient centric approach, with a clear focus on immersive teaching

  • Antonino Altadonna

    Antonino Altadonna, DO

    Hometown: Binghamton, New York
    College: Marywood University
    Medical school: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Anesthesiology interests: Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, Critical Care
    Outside interests: I enjoy the outdoors (hiking, snowboarding, and playing sports), hanging out with friends, watching Netflix, and working out
    Why UMass Chan?: I chose UMass for its patient experience, supportive environment amongst other residents and physicians, and outstanding clinical experience.

  • William Bushey

    William Bushey, DO

    Hometown: South Portland, Maine
    College: University of New England
    Medical school: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Anesthesiology interests: Perioperative Management, Regional Anesthesia
    Outside interests: I enjoy playing golf in the summer and skiing in the winter. I love getting new house plants and keeping them alive to the best of my ability
    Why UMass Chan?: Even during the trying times of COVID I could tell UMass Chan was a place with strong comradery among the residents and a place that emphasizes teaching residents to become the best they can be in whatever field they desire. 

  • Kwaku Domfe

    Kwaku Domfe, MD

    Hometown: Staten Island, NY 
    College: University of Connecticut
    Medical school: SUNY Upstate Medical University
    Anesthesiology interests: Critical Care & Pain Medicine
    Outside interests: Basketball, Football, Distance Running, Hiking, Food & Movies
    Why UMass Chan?: I chose UMass Chan because of its reputation for clinical excellence and the complexity of cases. I knew I would receive great training here from the world-renowned staff in every specialty. The culture of the program shined during the interview process and made me feel comfortable amongst those I would be training with. 

  • George Lau

    George Lau, DO

    Hometown: Brooklyn, New York 
    College:  SUNY New Paltz 
    Medical school: Touro College of Osteopathic medicine 
    Anesthesiology interests:  Pain
    Outside interests:  Powerlifting, Technology, Outdoors, Food
    Why UMass Chan: I wanted to be at a program where I was not only thought of as a resident but also as family. Although my interview was virtual, I was in direct contact with the faculty of the Anesthesiology department throughout the whole year of the match. It was evident from the beginning that the program valued their residents and treated everyone them with great respect, even a prospective candidate with many questions.

  • Vishaaq Mathew

    Vishaaq Mathew, DO

    Hometown: Syosset, NY
    College: Binghamton University
    Medical school: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Anesthesiology interests: Pediatrics, Regional, Device Innovation
    Outside interests: Traveling, spending time with friends
    Why UMass Chan?: Excellent training, smaller class size, supportive staff and attendings

  • Olivia Napoli

    Olivia Napoli, DO

    Hometown: Plainville, MA
    College: UCONN
    Medical school: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Anesthesiology interests: Not sure yet!
    Outside interests: hiking, anything outdoors, college basketball, cooking, gardening (recently)
    Why UMass Chan?: I wanted to come back to New England for residency and loved the sense of community I felt after my UMass interview. Everyone I met from the PD, attendings, residents, to the staff seemed genuinelty happy. Also the acuity and variety of cases along with the excellent teaching!

  • Michael Thomas

    Michael Thomas, DO

    Hometown: Bridgewater, MA
    College: UMass Amherst
    Medical school: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Anesthesiology interests: Undecided but interested in regional, pain and cardiac
    Outside interests: Hiking with our dog, reading, cooking, exercise, snowboarding, tv/movies/video games, New England Sports
    Why UMass Chan?: Excellent reuptation and preparation for practice. In a really strange year to interview i still felt a personal connection to faculty at UMass that I didn't get anywhere else.

  • Brelynn Witty

    Brelynn Witty, MD

    Hometown: Monroe, Louisiana
    College: Louisiana State University 
    Medical school: LSU Health Sciences Center School of Medicine 
    Anesthesiology interests: currently acute pain, regional (still exploring my interests!!)
    Outside interests: Can't live without pilates and yoga! Also enjoy baking (macarons are my favorite to make), flowers, running/playing soccer, traveling, and exploring new foods/cultures. 
    Why UMass Chan?: I was very impressed with the program overall during my interview.  I chose it for many reasons: the breath of exposure, high acuity and case volume, plenty of anesthesia early-on, strong didactics/simulation, and competitive fellowship matches. More importantly, I wanted a program that emphasizes resident well-being, promotes a supportive learning environment, and is small enough to get to know everyone; this program fits that bill! Although I am from the South, I cannot get over how kind and friendly everyone at UMass Chan is. I truly feel at home here and am excited for the years to come!