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Chief Residents 2022-2023

Asirwatham

Name: Matthew Asirwatham, MD, MBA
Medical School: Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
About Me: I am originally from Buffalo, NY where I went to undergraduate at the University of Buffalo and later the Jacobs School of Medicine. I participated in the couple's match for residency and matched into Internal Medicine at UMass, while my wife Alison also matched at UMass into OB-GYN. We have loved making Worcester our home and are grateful for the friendships we have made. In my free time I enjoy the outdoors and spend my free time cycling through Central Massachusetts. I love playing ice hockey and have been on the resident team for the last three years. I am excited to stay on as one of the chief medicine residents and plan on pursuing a career in cardiovascular medicine.

Esposito

Name: Sara Esposito, DO
Medical School: UNECOM
About Me: I grew up in Foster/Glocester in RI, which is a very small town in the smallest state. I went to Providence College for my undergraduate degree and studied health policy and management and biology. Throughout undergrad I worked mainly in public health and public health research then worked as a clinical research assistant before attending medical school at UNE COM in Maine. I met my husband, Colin, while both working at a pizza restaurant during undergrad (it is the cheese that binds us!). He works as a police officer in RI where we recently bought our first home. We also just welcomed our daughter, Susie, into our lives and couldn't be happier! In my free time, I enjoy golfing, clamming, checking out the local restaurants/breweries and spending time with friends and family. I have loved making Worcester and UMass my second home and family and am overjoyed at the opportunity to spend a year as chief medicine resident. After my chief year, I plan on pursuing a career in hospital medicine.

Fitzpatrick

Name: Robert Fitzpatrick, DO
Medical School: UNECOM
About Me: I am from Belchertown, MA and went to undergraduate at The University of New England before transitioning to UNECOM for medical school. While in medical school I met my wife Erika who is a radiology resident at Brown. Worcester has become a second home for us. In my free time I enjoy playing soccer and ice hockey as well as listening to country music and traveling with my wife. The last three years of residency at UMass has been filled with life changing friendships and learning experiences. It has been very special to be able to go through residency with my brother Mike who is a current 3rd year. I am so honored and humbled to have the opportunity to complete a chief residency year here and moving forward I hope to pursue a fellowship in cardiovascular medicine.

Leary

Name: Dani Leary, DO 
Medical School: Touro University Nevada
About me: I was born and raised in a big Irish family just down the road in Shrewsbury, MA. I was fortunate to spend my high school years rowing on Lake Quinsigamond and rowed by UMass everyday. I was then able to continue rowing in college at the University of Notre Dame, and once I graduated college I moved to Las Vegas to attend Touro University Nevada for medical school. I commissioned as an officer in the United States Navy in 2014 and continued my journey west to complete my internship in Internal Medicine at Naval Medical Center San Diego. After finishing my intern year, I was lucky enough to be elected as a Flight Surgeon and attended the Navy's Aerospace Medical Institute (NAMI) in Pensacola, FL where I learned to fly the Navy's T6 and HT-57 aircraft alongside their pilots in training. Once I graduated from NAMI, I was assigned to Carrier Air Wing SEVENTEEN as their Flight Surgeon and we deployed aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt to the Persian Gulf as part of Operation Inherent Resolve. Deployment was one of the most challenging undertakings in my life, but I was consistently humbled and inspired by the strength, talent, and grit of the sailors and pilots around me. I was drawn to UMass because the residency had a very similar feeling of comradery and it truly felt like a team. Like my experience in the Navy, it is truly an honor to work with my co-residents every day and I am in awe of their passion for their patients and teammates as well as their enthusiasm for their work. I now live back in Shrewsbury with my husband and our dog Buster. In our spare time we have fun taking on remodeling projects in our home (while at the same time trying not to destroy it!) and spending time with family. I'm excited to go into academic Primary Care next year and am happy to be staying in the UMass Memorial Health system.


PGY3 (Seniors) Roster 2022-2023

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Alexandra Albert, MD, PhD
Yale School of Medicine

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Stephen Anders, MD
St. George’s University School of Medicine

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Jean-Claude Asaker
Tufts University School of Medicine

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Varun Ayyaswami, MD ++
University of Maryland School of Medicine

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Charlotte Barker, DO
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

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Alexandria Capozza, MD
University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School

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George Ciociolo, MD
University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School

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Alessandro Colletta, MD
Boston University School of Medicine

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Adam Doerr, MD
Donald Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

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Harris Feldman, MD ** (2024)
University of Maryland School of Medicine

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Joleigh Ferro, MD
St. George’s University School of Medicine

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Michael Fitzpatrick, DO
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

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Zaneta Franklin, MD ++
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

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Daniel Gauvin, MD
Tufts University School of Medicine

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Alexia Hwang, MD ++
Albany Medical College

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Julia Hyman, MD
Harvard Medical School

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Lila Kaminsky, MD
Albany Medical College

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Julie Kolnik, DO
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University

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Stephanie LaFollette, MD
Tufts University School of Medicine

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Robert Leung, MD, MBA
Albany Medical College

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José Mercado-Matos, MD, PhD
University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School

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Michael Murphy, MD
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

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Lauren Needell, DO ++
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Carolinas Campus

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Philip Picard-Fraser, MD ** (2024)
University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School

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Sarah Rajanek, MD ** (2024)
Indiana University School of Medicine

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Sarah Reid, MD
University of Connecticut School of Medicine

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Joseph (Taylor) Shortsleeve, MD
University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School

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Courtney Stead, MD
Tufts University School of Medicine

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Myriam Taibi, MD
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

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Steven Troy, MD
University of Central Florida College of Medicine

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Seth Wakefield, MD
Boston University School of Medicine

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Adam Wray, MD ** (2024)
University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine

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Jason Yang, MD
University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School

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Paul Zeller, MD
Central Michigan University College of Medicine

 
 
** = Medicine-Pediatrics
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PGY2 (Juniors) Roster 2022-2023

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Victor Acosta-Rivera, MD X
Ponce Health Sciences University School of Medicine
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Leona Al Sayah, MD
Stony Brook University School of Medicine
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Dhruval Amin, MD
Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Sciences
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Alicia Brunelle, MD
University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School
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Benjamin Cook, MD **
University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School
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Philip Cook, DO
Nova Southeastern University Dr Kiran C Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Ellie Davis, MD
Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University
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Wyatt DeLomba, MD
Drexel University College of Medicine
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Elizabeth Douglas, DO, MPH X
University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth – Texas COM
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Daniella Gonzalez, DO
Nova Southeastern University Dr Kiran C Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Olivia Grocott, MD
University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School
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Anna Gubala, MD
University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School
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Hannah Hamad, MD
University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School
Nicholas Hathaway, MD, PhD
University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School
 
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Nicholas Hebda, MD
University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School
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Christine Hebert, MD
University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School
 
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Shushmita Hoque, MD
University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School
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Jeremy Kwon, MD
Boston University School of Medicine
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Wojciech Losos, MD
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
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Rohit Maudgal, MD
University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School
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Philip McNamara, MD
University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School
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Timothy Miett, MD

University of Connecticut School of Medicine

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Frank Morley, MD

Tufts University School of Medicine

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Matthew Neale, MD **
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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Hau Nguyen, MD
University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School
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Eric Nielsen, MD X
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
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Nicole Rodis, MD **
Penn State College of Medicine
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Tyler Ryan, MD
Boston University School of Medicine
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Katherine Sadaniantz, MD
University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School
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Andrew Sheridan, MD
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
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Divya Sudireddy, MBBS
Apollo Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Hyderabad
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Benjamin Tanenbaum, MD
University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School
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Patrick Teebagy, DO X
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Brielle Tishler, MD **
University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School
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David Viscido, MD

University of Vermont College of Medicine

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Samshita Yalamanchili, MD
Albany Medical College
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Jasmin Zvornicanin, MD
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Buffalo
 
** = Medicine-Pediatrics
x = Primary Care

Interns 2022-2023

Addonizio

Elyse Addonizio, DO
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

Anzenberg

Paula Anzenberg, MD
Albany Medical College

Arora
Trisha Arora, MD
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
 
Lopez-Ashby
Christian Ashby-Padial, MD *
Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine
*Radiology
Bader
Megan Bader, MD **
New York University Long Island School of Medicine
Bassaly

Mary Bassaly, MD
University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School

Belza

Daniel Belza, MD
University of Kentucky College of Medicine

Blau

Ashley Blau, MD
Wayne State University School of Medicine

Burke

Kathryn Burke, MD **
Albany Medical College

Carty

Crista Carty, MD ^
University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Chopra-Tandon
Nayha Chopra-Tandon, MD, MPH
University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School
Cooper

Katherine Cooper, MD
University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School

Daniel

Joseph Daniel, DO x
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

De Varona-Colon
Fabiola De Varona-Colon, MD ^
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
Decater

Tess Decater, MD, MPH
St. George’s University School of Medicine

Doshi

Kajol Doshi, MD ^
Albany Medical College

Erickson

Hans Erickson, MD **
University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School

Fandino-Rubio
Nicolas Fandino-Rubio, MD
University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson
Foster-Spence
Chase Foster-Spence, MD
University of Connecticut School of Medicine

 

Gladson

Shefali Gladson, MD, MPH
St. George’s University School of Medicine

Gupta

Kanav Gupta, MD x
St. Louis University School of Medicine

 
Hardy

Steven Hardy, MD
Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University

Harris

Nicholas Harris, MD
University of South Carolina School of Medicine - Columbia

Hau
Wai Fung (Andy) Hau, MD
Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Jolly

Samson Jolly, MD, PhD
University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School

Jones

Tyler Jones, MD
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine

Kelley

Rosemary Kelley, MD *
University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School
*Anesthesia

Koen

Nicholas Koen, MD *
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
*Ophthalmology

Kushigian
Daniel Kushigian, MD, MPH ^
Tufts University School of Medicine

Lemieux

Michael Lemieux, MD
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Liu

Diana Liu, MD
University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School

Lyons

Joshua Lyons, MD
Albany Medical College

Martin

Rose Martin, MD
Robert Larner, MD, College of Medicine at the University of Vermont

Meeker

Hillary Meeker, DO x
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Virginia Campus

OLeary

Madeleine O’Leary, MD
University of South Carolina School of Medicine - Columbia

 Patel

Nidhi Patel, MD ^
Drexel University College of Medicine

Paulson

Jacob Paulson, MD x
University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School

Shen

Xunuo (Nolan) Shen, MD ^
University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School

Stewart

Kayle Stewart, MD ^
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Buffalo

Tai

Eric Tai, MD
Boston University School of Medicine

Tran

Brittany Tran, MD
University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School

Wakeen

Luke Wakeen, MD
Drexel University College of Medicine

Wilson

Kayla Wilson, MD **
Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University

Winkie 

Mason Winkie, MD
West Virginia University School of Medicine

Yang
Xinmiao (Bridget) Yang, MD
University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School
Yaniv

Benyamin Yaniv, MD
Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine

Yi

Thomas Yi, MD *
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Zemel

Melanie Zemel, MD
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Faculty of Health Sciences

 
^ = Preliminary Neurology
* = Preliminary
** = Medicine-Pediatrics
x = Primary Care