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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. 

  • Vijaya Daniel

    Vijaya Daniel, MD

    Academic Role: PGY4

    College: Brown University
    Graduate School: Harvard School of Public Health
    Medical School: Boston University 
    Hometown: Augusta, GA

    Viji was born and raised in Augusta, Ga., the home of the Masters Golf Tournament. Although she moved from the south when she was 18 years old, she cannot let go of her love for drinking her sweet tea and saying “y’all” whenever possible. She attended Brown University and concentrated in psychology. Following graduation, she worked at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) involved in prevention and HIV clinical research. She then realized it was too hard to be away from New England, and attended medical school at Boston University. During medical school, she obtained her Master of Public Health degree at Harvard School of Public Health. After completing two years of general surgery clinical training and 2 years of NIH-funded surgical outcomes research as part of the general surgery residency program at UMass, she decided to switch to dermatology. She was excited about the diversity of dermatologic diseases and surgical procedures one encounters daily and the ability to be involved in both prevention and treatment of skin cancers. She is so excited to be part of the UMass Dermatology family!  Her academic goals include becoming a dermatologic surgeon with a research focus on surgical and epidemiological outcomes. Outside of work, you can find her dancing her heart out either at Zumba or with her husband and 3 year old daughter (and rest of family), travelling (visited 6 of 7 continents…can’t wait to cross Antarctica off the list!), trying new restaurants/rooftop bars/vineyards both locally and abroad, and convincing herself  that she is  actually an event/party planner.

  • Sabrina House

    Sabrina House

    College: United States Military Academy at West Point
    Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Hometown: Smithton, PA

    Sabrina grew up in a small town about an hour from Pittsburgh, PA.  She attended the United States Military Academy at West Point and then went directly to medical school in Philadelphia.  She completed her medical training at Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland.  Sabrina has worked as an Army Dermatologist in both Virginia and Germany.  She is extremely excited to join the UMass Dermatology team and train in Mohs Surgery.  In her free time, she loves to spend time with her husband, Tyler, and two children, Evelyn and Owen.  She has enjoyed traveling to many places over her career and hopes to explore some of the Northeast while at UMass.  She also loves hiking, cooking, and baking.  

  • Isabella Plumptre

    Isabella Plumptre, MD

    Academic Role: PGY4

    College: University of Cambridge, United Kingdom 
    Medical School: Imperial College School of Medicine 
    Hometown: London, England

    Bella grew up in a town in the English 'midlands', best known for inventing the sport rugby. She studied natural sciences at the University of Cambridge, before completing medical school at Imperial College in London. She stayed in leafy West London for her UK intern year. During this time, she developed her career interests in pediatric dermatology, after seeing how much skin conditions can affect the quality of life of children and their families, and how genetic skin conditions might unlock wider mechanisms of oncology. She moved to Boston with her husband for a pediatric preliminary year at Massachusetts General Hospital before starting dermatology residency at UMass Chan Medical School this year. Outside of medicine, Bella enjoys tandem bike rides with her husband, walks with their puppy (Heidi) and carbohydrates.