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Specialty Advisors

This list of House Specialty Advisors is comprised of UMMS 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 Tatnuck House Specialty Advisor
Anesthesiology Theo Matheos email
(No Observerships*)
Mark Scharf email
Emergency Medicine Martin Reznek email
Family Medicine Stephanie Carter-Henry email or Phil Bolduc email
Geriatrics Zahra Sheikh email
Hospital Medicine Patricia Seymour email or Andy Karson email
IM-Primary Care Mary Hawthorne email
IM-Cardiology Gerry Aurigemma email or Naomi Botkin email
IM-Endocrinology  Mira Sofia Torres email
IM-Gastroenterology Wahid Wassef  email
IM-Hematology / Oncology
(No Observerships*)
Tasneem Ali email
IM-Infectious Disease Jennifer Daly email
IM-Nephrology Jahan Montague  email or PY Fan email
IM-Pulmonary Medicine / Critical Care Kyle Halligan email
IM-Rheumatology Nancy Liu email
Medicine / Pediatrics John McCahan email
Neurology Jordan Eisenstock email
Neurosurgery Justin Slavin email
Obstetrics & Gynecology Anne Garrison email
Ophthalmology Misha Faustina email
Orthopedics Michael Stauff email
Otolaryngology Ricardo Aulet email
Palliative Medicine Jen Reidy email
Pathology George Tjionas email
Pediatrics (General) Lloyd Fisher email
Pediatrics (Subspecialties) Matthew Shields email (Gastroenterology)
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Trista Brown email
Plastic Surgery Douglas Rothkopf email
Preventative Medicine Susan Hogan email
Psychiatry Marie Hobart email
Radiation Oncology TJ FitzGerald email
Radiology Andrew Chen email
Surgery Ulises Torres email or James Carroll email
Urology Katherine Rotker email
Vascular Surgery Dejah Judelson email