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Leadership Team

Botkin headshot 1.jpgNaomi Botkin, MD, has been the Program Director of the UMass Fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine since 2009. After earning her medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine, she completed medicine residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and cardiology fellowship at UMass Medical School. She is an Associate Professor of Medicine at UMass Medical School and practices noninvasive cardiology at UMass Memorial Medical Center. As a member of the Program Directors and Graduate Medical Education Council of the American College of Cardiology (ACC), she works with fellowship leaders from around the country to optimize the education of cardiology fellows. She has an interest in knowledge assessment and recently served as chair of the committee that creates the ACC’s in-training exam for fellows. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, hiking, theater-going, cooking, and spending time with her husband, teenage daughter, and dog.

Harrington, Colleen.pngColleen Harrington, MD, became an Associate Program Director of the UMass Fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine in 2017. After earning her medical degree from Drexel College of Medicine, she completed internal medicine residency, Assistant Chief of Service (chief residency), cardiology fellowship, and advanced imaging fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital and was on faculty there for 2 years before joining UMass. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine at UMass Medical School and practices noninvasive cardiology at UMass Memorial Medical Center, where she also serves as Co-Director of the Pregnancy and Heart Disease Clinic. She is engaged in multiple research and quality improvement projects and mentors many fellows, residents and medical students. She enjoys spending time with her children, hiking, biking and cooking.  She serves as a Girl Scout troop leader and is involved in many local charities and fundraisers.

Qureshi, Waqas.pngWaqas Qureshi, MBBS, became an Associate Program Director of the UMass Fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine in 2019. After earning his medical degree from Rawalpindi Medical College in Pakistan, he did an MRI fellowship at University of North Carolina and then completed residency and chief residency at Henry Ford Hospital/Wayne State University, followed by cardiology and interventional cardiology fellowship at Wake Forest University. An Assistant Professor of Medicine at UMass Medical School, he practices interventional and structural cardiology at UMass Memorial Medical Center, where he also interprets cardiac MR studies.  His research interests include clinical, epidemiological and translational research in structural heart disease and cardiac arrest.  He has mentored many fellows, residents, and medical students in research and quality improvement projects. When he’s not at the hospital, he likes to travel, hike, play badminton, cook, make amateur movies, and spend time with his family and friends.