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Meet Our Residents (2023-24)


Divya Bhatia, MD, PGY-3

Medical School: UMass Chan Medical School 
Undergraduate: Brown University
Hometown: Sharon, MA 
Family Medicine interests: Caring for underserved communities, women's health, adolescent health
Why did I choose to train with FHCW? An amazing community of residents and faculty in the best city of Worcester! 
Hobbies: Anything outdoors (hiking, kayaking, biking), spending time with my family, gardening and caring for numerous houseplants, woodworking, do-it-yourself projects, painting, eating yummy food, traveling to eat more yummy food!
Fun Facts: I have lived abroad in India, Vietnam and South Africa! 

  Natalie Correa, MD, PGY-1 

Medical School: Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University  
Undergraduate: Brown University
Hometown: Queens, New York
Family Medicine Interests: Geriatrics, Lifestyle Medicine, Mental Health, Gender Affirming Care
Why did I choose to train with FHCW? UMass WFMR is a program where I knew I would get a full-spectrum, community-immersed professional training with supportive, down-to-earth people. I felt that the program had the best of both worlds in terms of size- with a small program feel at individual health centers while still being part of a larger inter-site community. Additionally, the “Physician as Leaders” curriculum really imparted on me that I would receive extensive training in what roles a physician can play as teachers, community partners, and advocates.
Hobbies: Photography, Fashion, Digital Painting, Cooking, Singing/Playing Piano, Watching Anime
Fun Facts: My partner and I have a rescue cat named “Miso Soup”
  Sean Hurley, MD, PGY-3. Chief Resident

Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University
University of Maryland

Hometown: Millis, MA
Family Medicine interests: Social justice, addiction medicine, correctional medicine, homeless medicine, mental health
Why did I choose to train with FHCW? I felt a sense of community at UMass unlike other programs. Residents, faculty, and staff all seem to enjoy working together as a team and supporting each other. Queen Street felt like the perfect clinic fit to be able to care for the most underserved communities in Worcester while receiving excellent training.

Hobbies: Watching and playing basketball, playing guitar, reading non-fiction, drinking cold brew, and watching movies (I've become a huge Alfred Hitchcock fan since the start of the pandemic).
Fun Facts: I've never been to Disney World. I once attended an Aaron Carter comeback tour concert at Patriot Place. I will cancel plans to watch the Celtics (even the summer league.)
  Myra Khawar, DO, PGY-2

Medical School: Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Graduate: MS in Biomedical Sciences, Rutgers University Undergraduate: Rutgers University
Hometown: Somerville, NJ
Family Medicine interests: Health Equity & Policy Reform, Reproductive Justice, LGBTQIA+ Advocacy, Outpatient Procedures
Why did I choose to train with FHCW? When searching for a residency program, I knew I wanted to train in an inclusive and collaborative environment. UMass Queen Street FQHC allows me the opportunity to learn from diverse populations, while providing compassionate care for the underserved. UMass also allows me to utilize my osteopathic manipulative medicine training to better serve patients!
Hobbies:  Painting, Food Blogging, Playing Board Games, Collecting House Plants, Watching Cat Videos on TikTok
Fun Facts: I love putting hot sauce on everything. I secretly enjoy the challenge of putting IKEA furniture together.

  Sidkat Kuteyi, MD, PGY-1

Medical School: St. George's University 
Undergraduate: York University 
Hometown: Toronto, Canada 
Family Medicine interests: Global health, women's health, caring for underserved communities, health equity
Why did I choose to train with FHCW? I wanted a vigorous full-spectrum residency training in a compassionate, supportive and diverse environment. Catering to underserved communities was equally important. UMass represented all of these and more. Worcester is also a nice place to live! 
Hobbies: Reading, listening to music, writing short stories and poetry.

Fun Facts: I have watched the entire nine seasons of ‘the office’ more than three times and I’m pretty sure I am going to do again.   

  Bahati Mweze, DO, PGY-2

Medical School: AT Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergraduate: UMass-Amherst
Hometown: Pittsfield, MA
Family Medicine interests: Outpatient Geriatrics Medicine, OMM in management of musculoskeletal problems, chronic disease management.
Why did I choose to train with FHCW? I chose to train at UMass because of the diverse patient population that it serves. I was also drawn to the program because of its commitment to creating a diverse environment where every patient regardless of race, gender, religion, sexuality, or class feels heard and seen.
Hobbies: Spending time with my parents and their dog Diesel, hanging out with my friends from church, watching Celtics basketball and whichever team LeBron James plays for, English Premier League Football (go Man Utd), road biking, reading about different religions.

Zoe Onion, MD, PGY-1

Medical School: University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Harvard College 
Hometown: Wells, Maine
Family Medicine Interests: Reproductive health care, obstetrics, community advocacy
Why did I choose to train with FHCW? I'm excited about this program's focus on centering the patient and the community in healthcare, and the strong focus on obstetrics. I'm also happy to be back in New England, close to my home in Maine!
I love to read sci fi, play music, cook, train for triathlons, and hang out with my dog.
Fun Facts: I have a weekly poetry group with my grandma and my aunts. 

  Claire Porterfield, MD, PGY-3
Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine
Alleghany College

Hometown: Allegany, NY
Family Medicine interests: LGBTQ+ care, HIV, Latino health & Refugee health, Prenatal care, Women's health, Outpatient procedures, POCUS, Dermatology
Why did I choose to train with FHCW? The ultimate decider was the people - I loved how they joked with each other & Family Health Center seemed like a collection of wonderfully weird and hard-working residents. This was on top of having access to all the areas of interest & training I am interested in, located in a medium-sized city with lots of diversity, parks and good food!
Hobbies: I am a major foodie - I love cooking food from different parts of the world & eating it! To counteract all my food-love, I enjoy hiking, kayaking, ice skating, tennis, racquetball, yoga... I'm also really into knitting & DIY projects. 

Fun Facts: I removed two of my own moles in my third year of medical school. My husband is from the Dominican Republic & he immigrated 2 days before moving to Worcester. I have four awesome younger siblings, the youngest of which is 11 years younger than me.

  Tekiyah Shabazz, MD, PGY-2

Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine
Graduate: MS in Biotechnology, Johns Hopkins University
Undergraduate: Ohio State University  
Hometown: Stafford, Virginia 
Family Medicine interests: Obstetrics, HIV care, Academics, Global Health, Behavioral Health, Women’s Health
Why did I choose to train with FHCW? I knew I wanted to train in a FQHC with a diverse patient population. As someone with many interests, I wanted to make sure I ended up at a program that had strong OB and HIV care, which is rare in Family Medicine. UMass has all that I was looking for, along with some of the most patient and kind attendings and residents that I now have the opportunity to learn from and train with. To say I’m lucky would be an understatement.
Hobbies: Traveling, playing with my dog Adrienne (Malti Tzu), Peloton, shopping, kickboxing, interior decorating 
Fun Facts: A Disney enthusiast, I worked for The Mouse for a year and I have a goal of traveling to all 6 castles.



Jonathan Smith, DO, PGY-2

Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine  
Graduate: MS in Interdisciplinary Sciences, SUNY-Albany 
Undergraduate: SUNY-Albany
Hometown: Chestnut Ridge, New York
Family Medicine interests: Primary Care, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Obstetrics, primary care psychiatry, addiction medicine, rural medicine, serving underserved communites. 
Why did I choose to train with FHCW? I chose to train at UMASS because it offered a diverse training experience in both faculty and patient population. I like that UMass provides care to urban, suburban, and rural areas even though Worcester is a city. having completed a fourth year rotation within the UMass system, I knew that UMass Chan aligned perfectly with my desire to serve underserved communities. 
Hobbies: Playing videogames, football, and basketball.  Falling into YouTube rabbit holes, and budding car and watch enthusiast. 
Fun Facts: Even though I grew up in a NY Giants household I have always been a New England Patriots fan.

  Nicole Somes, MD, PGY-3

Medical School:
Frank Netter School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University

Undergraduate: UMass Amherst
Hometown: Princeton, MA
Family Medicine interests: Everything! Especially reproductive healthcare, LGBTQ+ care, behavioral health, addiction medicine, advocacy
Why did I choose to train with FHCW? In talking to the residents, faculty and administrative staff on my interview day, I felt that I would “fit” here and be able to get the training I was looking for from a residency program. I was impressed with the focus and quality of training in the areas of family medicine that I love most, and especially on the focus of advocacy. I also knew that by choosing to come to Worcester, I would be caring for a diverse population of wonderful people.

Hobbies:  Hiking, spending time with family and friends, hanging out with my dog, knitting, reading
Fun Facts:  I love pasta, and I’m learning how to make fresh pasta!

  Molly Zhao, MD, PGY-1

Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Harvard College
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Family Medicine Interests: Addiction medicine, immigrant health, preventive medicine, health policy and implementation research.
Why did I choose to train with FHCW?wanted a residency program with a focus on teaching and also supportive faculty mentors who are invested in the success of their residents, and I found those qualities at UMass. Additionally, UMass has excellent training in addiction and preventive medicine, which are my top two areas of interests. I am confident that UMass will help me reach my full potential as a full-spectrum family medicine physician.
Hobbies: Acrylic painting, piano, violin, journaling, going to amusement parks, ziplining, working out 
Fun Facts: I was born in China and moved to SF when I was seven years old. I am fluent in three dialects of Chinese: Mandarin, Cantonese, and Taishanese.