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David Fish, MD 
Dave was raised near Boston and earned his undergraduate degree at Providence College. He then attended UMass Chan Medical School, and completed his Med/Peds residency at UMass as well. Dave served as Pediatric Chief Resident during the 2010-2011 academic year. He is currently UMass’s first Med/Peds trained hospitalist to practice in both Pediatrics and Internal Medicine. He splits his time equally between the two specialties.

Christine Bielick, MD
Chris received her BS in Biology fromt he University of Wisconsin.  She attended Tufts University Medical School, and completed her Med/Peds Residency at UMass in 2013.  She joined the faculty after completing her Adult Critical Care / Pulmonary fellowship at UMass in 2016.

Nicolina Cordaro Davis, MD 
Nicky is in practice at Tri-River Health Center, a community-based health center affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. She completed her residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital Med/Peds Residency program in 1995. She is a graduate of Colgate and Albany Medical College.

Susan Fine, MD 
Susan was born and raised outside of Boston. She headed south to Duke University for her undergraduate degree before returning home to attend UMass Chan Medical School. Having completed her Med/Peds residency training at Brown University in 2009, she is extremely excited to return to UMass as an Assistant Program Director and to work with the Med/Peds residents in the Westborough clinic.

Laura Gibson, MD 
The current Med/Peds division chief, Laura returned to UMass Memorial Medical Center for a fellowship in Infectious Diseases after completing her Med/Peds residency at Baystate Medical Center. She is a graduate of Yale University and the UMass Chan Medical School. She remained at UMass after finishing her fellowship in 2001 to pursue research on immune responses to human cytomegalovirus. She also serves on the general and transplant Infectious Diseases services in both the Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics.

Pete Gibson, MD
A Massachusetts native, Pete attended Brown University as an undergraduate, the University of Cincinatti College of Medicine, then did his Med/Peds residency at Baystate Medical Center, followed by adult cardiology fellowship at Brown. He worked for several years as an attending in the Brown system, including 5 years as the director of the CCU. He is proudest of being named Teacher of the Year twice and was excited to join our UMass faculty in 2009.

John Solomonides, MD 
After serving five years as assistant director of the Med/Peds program, John is now the director. He joined the University of Massachusetts after completing his Med/Peds training at Baystate Medical Center and is a graduate of Tufts University and the UMass Chan Medical School. As a member of both the pediatric and internal medicine faculty practices at the University campus, he serves as inpatient teaching attending in both departments and was awarded Teacher of the Year in 2001. He also serves as one of the assistant directors of the Internal Medicine residency program.

John McCahan, MD 
John was recruited to the University of Massachusetts after completing his Med/Peds residency at Baystate Medical Center. Seeking an opportunity to provide high quality patient care in an academic setting, he is now the medical director of the Med/Peds community practice in Westborough. He is a graduate of Cornell and the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

David Remis, MD
A graduate of UMass Chan Medical School and Baystate's Med/Peds residency program, David is excited to be back and have the opportunity to work with the Med/Peds residents in the Westborough office. He graduated magna cum laude from Brandeis University with a degree in Philosophy and subsequently received his master's degree in History of Religion from the University of Virginia. A dedicated patient and resident advocate, David has received the James F. Carlin Award for outstanding medical educator, the Student Body Committee Leadership Award, and the Outstanding Resident Award for Community Service.

Tatiana Hamawi, MD
Born in Boston and raised in central Massachusetts, Tatiana attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and completed her Med/Peds residency at Albany Medical Center in 1998. She currently runs a solo Med/Peds primary care practice in downtown Worcester and proudly possesses a fully electronic office. Not surprisingly, her special interest is the development and incorporation of electronic health records and information tracking systems into modern primary care practice.


Jeff Lee, MD 
Jeff was recruited to UMass because of an active desire to teach residents. Having grown up in suburban Boston, he then attended Brown University and the University of Rochester School of Medicine, where he stayed on to complete his Med/Peds residency. Jeff practices at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Community Medical Group site in Spencer. He is also the current faculty sponsor of the UMass Med/Peds Medical Student Interest Group.

Amy Lo, MD 
Amy was raised outside of Boston and attended Trinity College. She completed medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Amy completed Med/Peds residency at the University of Chicago. She works at West Boylston Family Practice, a small physician group associated with the University of Massachusetts.

Bonnie Mathews, MD 
Bonnie is a graduate of Birmingham-Southern College, and the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. She completed residency at Baystate Medical Center, where she also served as the Med/Peds Chief Resident during her fourth year. Bonnie then completed a pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at Children's Hospital Boston, and recently joined the faculty of the UMass pediatric emergency department.

Brigid McKenna, MD
Brigid is a graduate of Georgetown University, and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She completed her Med/Peds residency at UMass in 2010, and then completed an adult cardiology fellowship at UMass as well. She joined the UMass Department of Cardiology as an attending in 2013.

Paulo Oliveira, MD
A graduate of Tufts University and UMass Chan Medical School, Paulo has since continued his medical training and career at our institution. He was one of the first graduates of our combined Med/Peds program at UMass and since then he has seen the program flourish and grow to its current state. Paulo pursued his interest in medical education and administration by serving as a chief resident for the Internal Medicine Department. He then went on to complete a pulmonary/critcal care fellowship at UMass Memorial Med Center and is now a faculty member in the pulmonary/critical care division. In addition to his current faculty position, Paulo is pursuing further training in interventional pulmonology.

Rachel Vuolo, MD
Rachel received her undergraduate degree fromYale University, and subsequently she attended medical school at UMass.  She completed Med-Peds residency training at UMass in2009. Since graduation, she has been working at a UMass-affiliated primarycare site in Marlborough, MA.  She has been excited to be involved inmedical student as well as resident outpatient clinical teaching.