Meet Our Residents!




Angela Cabral, MD, is a 2014 graduate of Ross University. She was born in Fogo, Cape Verde and attended Northeastern University and Atlantic Union College. After college, Angela obtained a degree in Respiratory Therapy and then went on to medical school. Along with English, she is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and Cape-Verdean Creole. Angela is anxious to become a primary care provider to reach the under-served communities and to attend to people of all backgrounds and cultures


Jordan Nagle, MD, graduated in 2014 from American University of the Caribbean and originally hails from Windsor, ON, Canada. Jordan attended the University of Guelph in Canada and is well rounded with interests in sports, art, music, cultural activities. He has worked as a camp counselor, in restaurants and in construction! Jordan is looking forward to a career in Family Medicine that will “give him the satisfaction of creating a lifelong relationship with his patients that will contribute to both their lives, and his own, in a positive way." 


Natalie Peters, MD, is a 2013 graduate of Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara in Mexico. Natalie was born in Basingstoke, United Kingdom and attended South Texas College and the Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She spent one year at the New York Medical College prior to transferring to Guadalajara. She has done extensive volunteer work and community service. Natalie is fluent in German, Spanish and Portuguese. She “sees family medicine as a challenging field on the frontline.”


Eric Rosenthal, DO, is a 2014 graduate of the Universtiy of New England COllege of Osteopathic Medicine. Eric is from Providence, RI and attended the University of Rochester and the University of Rhode Island. His interests are reading, writing, baseball, skiing, traveling, gardening and cooking. He speaks Hebrew and some Spanish. Eric believes “trust is what makes for better health outcomes and is one of the most important things to strive for as a physician”. Once his training is complete he hopes to teach future medical students.




Benjamin Calef, MD is a 2013 graduate of the American University of the Caribbean. He was born in Melrose, Massachusetts and has a B.A.  degree in English from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. He was a clinical research coordinator for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and volunteered at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Benjamin’s father is a Family Physician in Melrose and he feels “the goal of medicine should be improving the quality of life of patients”.


Cassandra Dorvil, DO graduated in 2013 from the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey. She was born in Livingston, NJ and has a B.A in Biology from Rutgers University and a degree in Biomedical Sciences from UMDNJ. Cassandra has done a great deal of volunteer work with the underserved in the United States and Haiti. She speaks English, French and French Creole. Her long term goal is to become involved in international health. Cassandra is also a member of our residency's Global Health Track.  


Corinne Grant, DO is a 2013 graduate of the University Of New England College Of Osteopathic Medicine. She was born in Rockport, Maine and has a B.S degree in Biology from the University of Maine.  Corinne has done extensive community service and volunteer work at free clinics and pediatric groups. As a physician she “wants to look at the whole person as a unique individual, not just a disease entity." 


Jeremy Morrison, DO graduated in 2013 from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. He was born in Worcester, MA and has a B.A. degree in Philosophy from Towson University in Maryland and a B.A. degree in Biochemistry from Case Western Reserve University in Ohio. Jeremy has done volunteer work with free clinics and is a talented chef! He speaks English, French and Spanish. He wants “to serve my community with a deep commitment”.


Sharif Nankoe, MD graduated in 2012 from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He was born in Hilversum, the Netherlands and has a B.A in History and Politics from Ithaca College in New York in addition to an M.A. in International Relations and an M.P.A. from Syracuse University.  His previous work experience includes teaching English in Japan, interning at the World Health Organization, and conducting translational research at the Massachusetts General Hospital.  After starting residency training in Emergency Medicine, Sharif realized a desire to provide preventive strategies and follow up on the conditions he was managing.  He joined the residency in January 2015 as a PGY-2 resident.


Jonathan Yoder, MD is a 2013 graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University. Born in Lancaster, PA he also has a B.A. degree in Molecular Biology from Goshen College in Indiana. He has done work with the underserved and speaks English and Spanish. Jonathan’s passion is “to help all patients gain access to the primary care that they need and deserve."




Crystal Benjamin, MD is a graduate of St. George’s University and New York University. She completed her MPH in Public Health in December, 2006. Crystal was born in Staten Island, NY and has volunteered in the NYC Free Clinic for several years. Crystal chose to enter family medicine, recognizing the crucial role of providing continuity of care and guiding patients through a fragmented system. She looks forward to applying her skills in community health promotion and disease prevention. Crystal is also a member of our Global Health Track.


Kavita Deshpande, MD is a graduate of Ross University and the New York Institute of Technology. She was born in New York, NY and grew up watching and helping her father in his community pharmacy in a depressed lower East Side neighborhood of Manhattan. Kavita has volunteered as a tutor, tennis instructor and as a member of Friends of Espwa Dominique to raise money for local families in Dominica. She is moderately proficient in medical Spanish.


Edward Jackman, MD is a graduate of the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He has a Bachelor's degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY and an M.B.A. from Wake Forest University. Edward ("Jack") served in the U. S. Military as a Combat Arms Officer for 14 years, serving combat tours in both Afghanistan and Iraq. He was inspired to derail his notable military career after an experience escorting a medical mission to a remote Afghan village.  Jack was born in Natick, MA, grew up in central MA, and he now resides in Holden, MA. After 20 years away from home serving in the military and then completing medical school, he is happy to complete his training close to home. He is married to the former Miss Pamela Hauge of Dudley, MA and they have a teenage daughter, Kaylin, and a dog, Dakota.


Jennifer Smith, MD, Chief Resident, graduated from St. George’s University and is also a graduate of Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, MA. Jennifer has done extensive volunteer work with the underserved populations in the Boston area. Her goal for training couldn’t be more consistant with that of her chosen program: to be a family physician delivering culturally competent care to communities of all socio-economic backgrounds. She is a member of the Physician for Human Rights, American Academy of Family Physicians and enjoys playing soccer and dancing. 


Christine Wang Ashour, DO is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and has a M.S. in Biomedical Sciences from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a B.S. in Biology and English from Duke University. Prior to medical school, she was a researcher and has published in Pediatric Research and Cancer Research.  She also has a long history of volunteering in the community such as working on a medical mobile unit in Far Rockaway, NY and teaching and mentoring at-risk teens in New York City. She is a lover of the arts and enjoys independent films, opera, and modern art. Christine enjoys yoga and going biking, hiking and camping with her husband. 


Jeff Wang, MD, a graduate of St. George’s University, holds a Masters in Public Health degree from Boston University. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley, where he was a member of the Berkeley Collegiate Taekwondo Team. Prior to pursuing a medical career, he worked at SAS Institute as a systems engineer.  As a medical student, he collaborated on a research project titled Student Education in Family Medicine Patient-Centered Medical Home and presented the results at the AMA conference in New Orleans. Jeff is fluent in various Chinese dialects with learning knowledge of Spanish. During his limited leisure, Jeff enjoys exploring new cultures through his travels.





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