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  • Alison Asirwatham, MD  (she, her, hers)

    Alison Asirwatham, MD (she, her, hers)

    Academic Role: PGY-3

    Hi! My name is Alison and I was born in Upstate NY. I completed both an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences and medical school at SUNY University at Buffalo. Throughout my time in Buffalo, I played college ice hockey and was involved in various programs focusing on Women’s health. I also spent a year working in Dermatology prior to attending medical school. While growing up, I spent a lot of time in in Central Massachusetts and on the Cape visiting family so I am ecstatic to be completing my OB/GYN training here at UMass! I feel very lucky to be surrounded by supportive role models and co-residents that are as excited as I am about helping take care of the wonderful and diverse women in Worcester. When I’m not at work, I spend my free time planning trips for my never ending bucket-list of destinations, sampling the amazing restaurants in Worcester, and curling up at home with my husband watching Netflix.

  • Kerry Fields, MD  (she, her, hers)

    Kerry Fields, MD (she, her, hers)

    Academic Role: PGY-3

    Hello! I'm Kerry and I grew up in Reading, MA. I went to Brown University for undergrad and spent one semester studying at the National University of Ireland in Galway. After college I worked as a medical technologist in a molecular cancer diagnostics lab and then attended UMass for med school. I loved it so much and am thrilled to be staying here for residency! The UMass community is truly amazing and our residency program in particular provides a wonderful environment to learn and grow as a physician and a person. When I'm not at work I love to rock climb, take dance classes, visit my adorable niece and nephews, and take advantage of Worcester's ever-expanding restaurant scene!

  • Kara Kimball, MD MPH  (she, her, hers)

    Kara Kimball, MD MPH (she, her, hers)

    Academic Role: PGY-4

    Hello! My name is Kara and I'm originally from Haverhill, MA. After graduation from HHS I went to Bates College where I majored in Women and Gender Studies. I then went on to earn an MPH from Boston University with a focus on Maternal and Child Health. While in Boston I worked for AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts and the Gender Management Services clinic at Boston Children's Hospital before working full time at BCH as a Research Assistant. I then flew across the pond to the University of Limerick in Ireland for medical school. Prior to joining the Ob/Gyn residency I spent an amazing year as a Family Medicine intern here at UMass. While working on labor and delivery I fell in love with the Ob/Gyn program. I then re-applied to join this great group (who doesn't want the stress of ERAS twice?) My interests include (but are not limited to) eating without cooking, alpine skiing, being from Massachusetts, and telling stories that take longer than the actual event. I'm passionate about sexual and reproductive health justice and couldn't be happier here at UMass! 

  • Cheyenne Martinez, MD  (she, her, hers)

    Cheyenne Martinez, MD (she, her, hers)

    Academic Role: PGY-4

    Hi, I’m Cheyenne. I’m originally from Connecticut but moved to Massachusetts for college to study Biochemistry at Tufts University. I loved Tufts so much that I wanted to come back, so I attended Tufts for medical school in downtown Boston. I knew I wanted to stay in Massachusetts for residency and have a passion for working with patients with substance use disorder, so UMass seemed like a perfect fit! I love that there’s a resident clinic dedicated to working with that patient population. I found that UMass has a very friendly, collegial, and supportive culture, so I was thrilled to match here for residency. I live in Somerville, MA in Davis Square with my wife and our two cats, and in my free time I like to build models, play video games, crochet, and listen to podcasts during my commute. My wife and I are both so happy that we can continue putting down roots here in Massachusetts!

  • Sierra Starr, MD  (she, her, hers)

    Sierra Starr, MD (she, her, hers)

    Academic Role: PGY-3

    Hi, my name is Sierra Starr. I grew up in Cambridge, MA. I went to Vassar College where I was a double major in biology and studio art. In between college and medical school, I volunteered at clinical and public health organizations in India, worked at the (sadly now closed) Urban Outfitters in Harvard Square while I finished up my medical school requirements, and then worked for one year at a biotech company in San Francisco. I attended medical school at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth where I was very involved with our chapter of Medical Students for Choice. UMass is a good fit for me because I wanted to work with an urban, diverse patient population in a warm and supportive program with strong family planning training. In my free time, I dote on my numerous houseplants, crochet 3D sculptures, spend time outdoors, and enjoy being back in the great state of Massachusetts!