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PGY4

  • Sheyla Candido

    Sheyla Candido

    Med/Peds PGY4

    Sheyla grew up in Newton, MA and attended MCPHS for undergrad.  After college, she spent a year at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute as a research technician.  She then attended Rutgers Medical School where she met great mentors who introduced her to Med-Peds. She realized she loved both fields, met the most amazing inspiring people in the Med-Peds community, and decided it was the right field for her! Sheyla is passionate about helping the underserved and was very involved in community service throughout medical school. She worked mostly with the Latino and Hispanic community, as she is fluent in Portuguese and proficient in Spanish.  While Sheyla was heartbroken to move away from her med school friends, she wanted to come back home for residency, and is beyond excited to be back in MA to be a part of the Med-Peds family at UMass! She hopes to continue working with underserved communities and when she grows up wants to be a Med-Peds hospitalist. Also, while not working Sheyla enjoys cooking, being outdoors, hiking, playing with her dog Charlie, going to the beach, and spending time with family and friends!

  • Christopher Driscoll

    Christopher Driscoll, Rising Chief

    Med/Peds PGY4

    Chris grew up in upstate New York, just outside of Albany, as the oldest of three brothers, though only by twenty-seven minutes. Influenced by the wisdom of his parents, who were both native New Englanders, he developed a love for the Red Sox and Bruins. Chris attended college at the University of Rochester, where he studied math and participated in the school’s Take 5 scholars program, spending an extra year studying economics. Towards the end of his college years, he became involved with the Double H Ranch, a year round residential camp founded by Paul Newman, which serves children with serious medical conditions. There, he was a residential camp counselor and an adaptive ski instructor. Chris went on to study medicine at the University at Buffalo, where he developed a true affection for the cold, cold winters and overwhelming amount of snow. In his spare time, he enjoys being with close friends, board games, card games, hiking and golfing. And though not what anyone would consider a particularly talented skater, he does love to play hockey, too. 

  • Jeannine Jeha

    Jeannine Jeha

    PGY4

    Jeannine is a lifelong New Englander from Rhode Island. She attended college at Northeastern University in Boston, MA, studying Health Sciences. Throughout her undergraduate career, Jeannine volunteered for Peer Health Exchange, a non-profit program that trains college students to teach a comprehensive health curriculum in underserved high schools. She continued at Northeastern University to pursue her master’s degree in Public Health, while simultaneously working as a high school health teacher. Teaching fueled Jeannine’s love of public health and a personal mission of promoting the need for health education as a means of primary prevention.  For medical school, Jeannine travelled north to attend the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in the lovely state of Maine.  Jeannine is thrilled to return to Massachusetts to train at UMass for Med/Peds. Beyond medicine, Jeannine enjoys spending time with her husband, Mark, and family. Her interests include snuggling with her dogs, gardening, hiking, rock climbing, yoga, practicing the harmonica, and refurbishing antique furniture.

  • Jay Kachoria

    Jay Kachoria

    PGY4

    Jay is originally from The Mitten (Michigan) and loves all things Michigan! He attended the University of Michigan for undergrad where he majored in Neuroscience and competed on a collegiate Indian dance team. Following undergrad, he moved back home to go to Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine for medical school. At OUWB, he discovered his passion for teaching as well as for caring for adults and kids. Jay is incredibly excited to start at UMass because of their emphasis on education and Med/Peds in the community. He’s a recent newlywed and lives in Shrewsbury with his wife, Aparna. He loves playing and teaching boardgames, exploring the outdoors, and drinking great local beer.