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Neha P. Wacks, MD
Family Medicine Residency Associate Program Director
Family Medicine Inpatient Service Residency Co-Director
Family Medicine Subinternship Director
Assistant Professor
Residency: UMass Chan Family Medicine Residency (FHCW)
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
Clinical/Academic Areas of Interest:  Adult Inpatient Medicine, Transitions of Care, Graduate and Undergraduate Medical Education
About Me: I grew up in a suburb outside of Worcester and then went to the College of the Holy Cross right in Worcester. When I came back to Worcester for residency after leaving for four years to go to medical school in Boston, it felt like I was coming back home and it just made sense that I continued my career here after residency. My academic interests in curriculum development, learning theory, the science of education, and resident & medical student learning made UMass the perfect fit for me because our family medicine program places an emphasis on a high-quality rigorous well-rounded training perfectly balanced with learner support & wellbeing. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. We like being outdoors walking trails and hiking. We also love to travel and explore museums.


Kristina Gracey, MD, MPH 
Assistant Professor
Albany Medical College, 2013 
Areas of Interest and Research: Resident and medical student education, Maternal and Child Health, Adult Inpatient medicine 
About UMass: It is an honor to be working at UMass, practicing full-fledged Family Medicine at the Barre Family Health Center while delivering babies and taking care of patients of all ages at UMass Memorial Hospital. I have a particular enthusiasm for teaching medical students and residents and feel fortunate to be surrounded by others who share the same passion.
Personal Facts: My husband and I, alongside our two young children, were warmly welcomed into the UMass community when we moved here from Albany. The beauty of this area, kind people, and diverse community continue to impress us.


Allison Hargreaves, MD
Education Director at Barre Family Health Center 
Assistant Professor

Dartmouth College, 2002
UMass Chan Medical School, MD, 2006
UMass Chan Family Medicine Residency (Barre), 2009
Areas of Interest and Research: Adult Inpatient Medicine, End-of-life care, Maternal/child health; Resident education/mentoring; Web-based curricula and academic resources
About UMass: UMass provides state-of-the-art tertiary care to the people of central Massachusetts and beyond, while also maintaining a strong emphasis on primary care. I love being part of a university-based academic institution where Family Medicine is represented everywhere I look. Training at the Barre Family Health Center reinforced for me that I can have it all—a small-town rural practice with access to a major academic medical center where I can do research, teach, and continue to learn. There really is something for everyone at UMass. 
Why Family Medicine? There is no other field that would allow me to deliver a baby, suture a chainsaw laceration, perform well-child examinations for all ages, diagnose cancer, cast a fracture, cure a rash, and hold a dying patient’s hand all in one week...or one day! As a family physician I perform a variety of procedures, practice evidence-based medicine, and apply well-exercised clinical skills and problem-solving capabilities on a daily basis, all to better serve my patients and my community. Caring for families throughout the life cycle allows the patient-physician relationship to be one of true meaning and trust. Being able to mentor residents and medical students as they grow as family physicians makes this calling even more rewarding. 
Personal Facts: I considered withdrawing my medical school acceptance to be a high school English teacher. To this day I have a love of teaching and of literature and the arts. I try to read at least one non-medical book per month. Ask me what I am reading now!  I am an avid sports fan, in particular Red Sox baseball, Celtics basketball, and Patriots football so I’m covered for all seasons. I love playing all of the above and also enjoy non-spectator activities such as swimming and bowling (well, watch if you want).






  Cynthia D. Jeremiah, MD
Medical Director at Barre Family Health Center
Assistant Professor
Medical University of Silesia in Katowice Poland, 2005
Residency at UMass Chan Family Medicine; Barre Family Health Center, 2009
Areas of Interest and Research: Childhood development, adolescent health, women’s health
About UMass: BFHC in my mind defines family medicine as you take care of people from birth to death, as well as provide urgent care, and OB care. You can't get more complete than that. It’s a wonderful place to work. It can get pretty busy, but it never loses its small town charm.
Personal Facts: I enjoy cutting people’s hair, and cooking, but not at the same time! (That would be a fire hazard.)

  Stephen Martin, MD, EdM
Associate Professor

Boston University Medical Center (2002-2005)
Harvard Medical School, 2002
Williams College, 1991
Areas of Interest and Research: History and practice of the preventive examination, Rural health, Medical education, Correctional medicine, Improvement in care transitions, such as hospital discharges, Care for the underserved, Feedback, Wound care
Personal Facts: Was in middle school when Steve Martin’s film “The Jerk” came out, but still glad to share a name with him! Also, former comic book collector and still have all 1,400 issues carefully saved.
About UMass: I think UMass offers extraordinary quality in academic, clinical, and research efforts – all with primary care as a core value. I’m thrilled to be at Barre Family Health Center where we have a very close relationship with our community and where the training emphasizes relative independence in as rural setting. 

  Daniel Mullin, PsyD, MPH
Director, Fellowship in Primary Care Psychology and Medical Education 
Associate Professor
Fellowship, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Departments of Medicine, Psychiatry and Family Medicine, 2008

Internship, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Departments of Psychiatry and Family Medicine, 2006
Spalding University, 2006
Areas of Interest and Research: Primary Care and Behavioral Health Integration, Motivational Interviewing
About UMass: I was drawn to and remain at UMass because of the department of Family Medicine and Community Health’s commitment to being a national leader in primary care. The future of our healthcare system depends on building a robust and comprehensive primary care system. I feel lucky to be surrounded by colleagues committed to building this system.
Personal Facts: I enjoy photography and travel. I equally enjoy remote wilderness and great cities.

Anna Zheng, MD
Medical School: SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University-College of Medicine, Brooklyn, NY, 2014
Residency: SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn
Fellowship: University of Rochester School of Medicine
Clinical/Academic Areas of Interest: Adolescent Medicine, Obstetrics/Maternity Care, Women's Health 

Adolescent Medicine, Obstetrics/Maternity Care,Women's Health