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  • Alexander Carlson

    Alexander Carlson, DO

    Hometown: Leominster, Mass.
    College: College of the Holy Cross
    Medical school: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Anesthesiology interests: Acute pain, chronic pain
    Outside interests: I enjoy playing soccer, video games, and reading about stock investing in my free time
    Why UMass Chan?: I was lucky enough to spend time with the program while considering different programs as a student and was very impressed by the team environment as well as open communication between residents, attendings and administrators.

  • John Farrell

    John Farrell, DO

    Hometown: Andover, Mass.
    College: William & Mary
    Medical school: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Anesthesiology interests: Cardiac/ICU
    Outside interests: Sports
    Why UMass Chan?: Great program, great location, great people

  • Afif Kraitem

    Afif Kraitem, MD

    Hometown: Beirut, Lebanon
    College: American University of Beirut
    Medical school: American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine
    Anesthesiology interests: Pain/addiction (but still unsure!)
    Outside interests: Writing/reading, basketball, biking, travelling
    Why UMass Chan?: I did my research year at UMass Chan and felt that the institution is extremely supportive. The program is relatively small, which gives the department a homey feel to the incoming intern.

  • Pooja Kumar

    Pooja Kumar, MBBS

    Hometown: Mumbai, India
    Medical school: A.J. Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre
    Postgraduate Training: Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India
    Anesthesiology interests: Airway management, cardiac anesthesia, clinical research
    Outside interests: Traveling, hiking, adventure sports, interior design, watching Formula 1, exploring new restaurants
    Why UMass Chan?: I chose UMass Chan Medical School for its clinical excellence, variety and complexity of cases covering every surgical subspecialty, strong didactics, excellent research, competitive fellowship matches, and, most importantly, its work culture and collaborative environment.

  • Matthew McQueeney

    Matthew McQueeney, DO

    Hometown: Hooksett, N.H.
    College: Saint Anselm College
    Medical school: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Anesthesiology interests: Pain management and regional anesthesia
    Outside interests: When I'm not in the hospital, I enjoy outdoor activities including soccer, mountain biking, kayaking, hiking, snowboarding, and snowmobiling. I also enjoy exploring the various restaurants and breweries that central Massachusetts has to offer.
    Why UMass Chan?: I chose UMass Chan Medical School because of the sense of community I felt during the interview day along with the exceptional training provided to the residents. Worcester's central geographic location and the fact that it is the second largest city in New England meant that I would be exposed to a diverse patient population with a wide range of clinical complexity. In addition, the anesthesiology program is unique in that it offers a well-rounded intern year in both surgery and medicine. So far, my experience here has exceeded my expectations.

  • Raghav Mohan

    Raghav Mohan, MBBS

    Hometown: New Delhi

    Medical School: Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore

    Anesthesiology Interests: Undecided but I find Critical care, Pediatric Anesthesia, Pain Medicine quite fascinating 

    Outside Interests: Exploring new restaurants and places in US, swimming, reading

    Why UMass Chan?: Good quantity and quality of cases with valuable training experience. Great comraderie between the classes and a nice relationship of residents with attendings and CRNAs gives it a very homely feel.

  • Elias Nammour

    Elias Nammour, MD

    Hometown: Methuen, Mass.
    College: UMass Lowell
    Medical school: UMass Chan Medical School
    Anesthesiology interests: Undecided
    Outside interests: Video games, movies, TV, hiking, weight lifting, restaurants
    Why UMass Chan?: I went to medical school here and after rotating through the department I fell in love with the specialty through the passion of the staff. From the attendings to the anesthesia techs, everyone was enthusiastic about the field and eager to teach, so I knew staying at my home institution would be the best place for me to learn.