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Quinsigamond Specialty Advisors

This list of House Specialty Advisors is comprised of UMass Chan faculty who are highly recommended by students and/or faculty peers as passionate ambassadors for their field. To learn more about a specialty that you are interested in exploring contact your House Specialty Advisor to arrange a meeting or time to shadow* them in the clinical setting. (If you do not hear back after reaching out with a couple of emails, it is fine to contact a House Specialty Advisor in another House). When you do meet with a House Specialty Advisor consider interviewing them about their field by asking questions such as those in the list linked to here.


For shadowing opportunities in a given field please contact your House Specialty Advisor, EXCEPT for dermatology and adult hematology/oncology. For observerships in those fields please contact the individual specified below:

Department Quinsigamond House Specialty Advisor
Anesthesiology Ronald Rubin email
(No Observerships*)
Mary Maloney email
Emergency Medicine Timothy Gleeson email
Family Medicine-Primary Care Ron Adler email or Allison Hargreaves email
Family Medicine-Sports Medicine Emily Eshleman email
Geriatrics Erika Zimmons email
Hospital Medicine Rick Forster email or Andrea Poisson Irani email
Internal Medicine-Primary Care Nancy Skehan email
Internal Medicine-Cardiology Dave McManus email
Internal Medicine-Endocrinology Michael Thompson email
Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology  
Internal Medicine-Hematology / Oncology
(No Observerships*)
Neil Kluger email 
Internal Medicine-Infectious Disease Sonia Chimienti email
Internal Medicine-Nephrology Jason Kurland email
Internal Medicine-Pulmonary Medicine / Critical Care Paulo Oliveira email or Bruce Greenberg email
Internal Medicine-Rheumatology Jonathan Kay email
Medicine / Pediatrics Erin O'Hara  email or Susan Fine email
Neurology Edward Ginns email
Neurosurgery Gerald McGillicuddy email
Obstetrics & Gynecology Benjamin Hamar email
Ophthalmology Gabriel Luna email
Orthopedics Marci Jones email
Otolaryngology Christopher Ito email
Palliative Medicine Vandana Nagpal email
Pathology Dina Kandil email
Pediatrics (General) Anne Powell email
Pediatrics (Subspecialties) Tina Hermos  email (infectious disease)
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Minjin Fromm email
Plastic Surgery Joyce McIntyre email
Preventative Medicine Mukti Kulkarni email
Psychiatry Brian Skehan email
Radiation Oncology Shirin Sioshansi email
Radiology Marile Barile email
Surgery Michael Hirsh email or Jennifer LaFemina email
Urology Mitchell Sokoloff email
Vascular Surgery
Jessica Simons email