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  • Mary Awad

    Mary Awad, MD

    College: University of New Hampshire
    Medical School: University of Massachusetts
    Hometown: Boston, MA

    Mary grew up in Hudson, N.H., and attended the University of New Hampshire where she studied biochemistry and molecular and cellular biology. Following undergrad, she worked as a research assistant studying the role of master transcription factors on the epigenetic landscape of varying pediatric cancers at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Cancer Center. She later attended UMass Chan Medical School where she was first introduced to the field of dermatology. She continued to conduct research at the MGH Cancer Research Center with a focus on skin cancer. She is currently completing her intern year at Newton-Wellesley Hospital and is very excited to return to UMass Chan for residency. Mary is passionate about science, teaching and patient care and she hopes to craft a career where she can be involved in all three interests. Outside of work, Mary enjoys hikes with her dog and husband (bernedoodle and anesthesiologist, respectively), yoga, attending comedy shows, listening to live music, podcasts and exploring new restaurants. 

  • Heather Gochnauer

    Heather Gochnauer, MD

    College: Millersville University
    Medical School: Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
    Hometown: Lancaster, PA

    Heather grew up with her three sisters and parents in Lancaster, Pa. After studying biology at Millersville University, she worked for two years as a lab manager under Sarah Millar, PhD, in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania. She then attended medical school at Temple University. She is now completing her pediatric preliminary year at the Massachusetts General Hospital for Children. Heather enjoys caring for her many house plants, playing soccer, spending time outdoors running and cycling, baking desserts and breads, and eating the many delicious meals her partner prepares. Heather is fascinated by the role of genetics in dermatologic disease and treatment. She is especially excited to care for pediatric dermatology patients.

  • Elana Putterman

    Elana Putterman, MD

    College: Tufts University
    Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine
    Hometown: Palos Verdes, CA

    Elana grew up outside of Los Angeles, Calif., and attended Tufts University, where she studied psychology and Spanish and ran cross-country. After graduation, she decided to pursue a career in medicine and attended the Scripps College Premedical Post-Baccalaureate Program. She then attended Drexel University College of Medicine and completed a research year in pediatric dermatology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. After finishing her intern year at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, where her husband’s family lives, she is thrilled to join us at UMass Chan for residency! In her free time, Elana enjoys running, spin classes, farmers markets, murder mystery shows, skiing, and hiking with her husband and two cavapoos (Harley and Millie).

  • Sarah Servattalab

    Sarah Servattalab, MD

    College: UMass Amherst
    Medical School: UMass Chan Medical School
    Hometown: Hopkinton, MA

    Sarah grew up close by in Hopkinton, MA and attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst majoring in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Neuroscience. She spent two years after college in the Chistopher A. Walsh Lab at Boston Children’s Hospital studying the genetic etiologies of neurodevelopmental brain malformations. She then attended the UMass Chan Medical School where she recognized her interest in taking care of children. While completing a pediatric residency at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, she discovered her passion for dermatology, and is so excited to return home to UMass Chan Medical School for dermatology residency. Her career goals include becoming a pediatric dermatologist and continuing research in skin of color and racial disparities in pediatric dermatoses. Outside of work, Sarah enjoys spending time with her fiancé, Mark, and their Chiweenie, Fred. Together they like to hike, bike, spend weekends on the cape, and take Fred on long walks on the Charles River Esplanade. Sarah also loves to cook and is an avid yogi.