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Residency Application Advisors

Residency Application Advisors are available to advise students who are certain that they are applying in a given specialty. Often the Residency Application Advisor is an initial point of contact and they will assign students applying in their field to an individual faculty advisor in the department.

Students who are undecided and want to learn more about the field, should contact their House Specialty Advisor:


  • Aaron Scott, Program Director
  • Danielle Birmingham, Associate Program Director
  • Jason Vandoros, MSIV Rotation Director
  • Julia Parzych, MSIII Rotation Director


  • Karen Wiss, Program Director
  • Leah Belazarian, Assistant Program Director
  • Dori Goldberg, Assistant Program Director

Emergency Medicine:

  • Richard Church, Program Director
  • Viral Patel, Associate Program Director
  • Alexandra Nordberg, Assistant Program Director

Family Medicine:

  • Virginia Van Duyne, Program Director, Worcester Family Medicine Residency
  • Beth Mazyck, Program Director, Fitchburg Family Medicine Residency
  • Stacy Potts, Vice Chair for Education, former Program Director
  • Frank Domino, Director of Family Medicine Predoctoral Education

General Surgery:

  • Jen LaFemina, Program Director
  • James Carroll, Clerkship Director
  • Anne Larkin, former Program Director

Internal Medicine:

  • Scott Kopec, Program Director
  • Beth Murphy, Program Director Primary Care Track
  • P-Y Fan, Vice Chair for Education
  • Maria Garcia, Paula Cullinane, Christine Donahue, Andrea Poisson-Irani, Associate Program Directors
  • Christine MacGinnis, Steve Hatch, Majid Yazdani, Prashant Veerreddy, Abdul Dheyab, Master Clinician Educators
  • Nancy Skehan, Jon Min, Laura Hallett, Vandana Nagpal, Rick Forster, Core Faculty


  • John Solomonides, Program Director
  • David Fish, Med/Peds Division Director


  • Kate Daniello, Program Director
  • Raphael A. Carandang, former Program Director


  • Mark Johnson, Program Director and Department Chair


  • Tara Kumaraswami, Program Director
  • Gina Sullivan, Associate Program Director
  • Luu Ireland, Assistant Program Director
  • Anne Garrison, Clerkship Director


  • Misha Faustina, Program Director


  • Nick DeAngelis, Program Director
  • Marci Jones, Tony Teebagy, faculty

Otolaryngology (no residency program currently at UMass):

  • Lindsay Sobin, faculty
  • Daniel Kim, Department Chair


  • Dina Kandil, Program Director


  • Michael Fahey, Program Director
  • Tina Hermos, Associate Program Director
  • Kate Wynne, Associate Program Director
  • Jerry Durbin, former Program Director
  • Tim Gibson, faculty

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (no residency program currently at UMass):

  • Faren Williams, Division Chief

Plastic Surgery:

  • Janice Lalikos, Program Director
  • Douglas Rothkopf, Division Chief, former Program Director


  • Auralyd Padilla, Program Director
  • Sheldon Benjamin, Vice Chair for Education, former Program Director
  • Beth DeGrush, Associate Program Director & PD of combined Neurology/Psychiatry Residency

Radiology, Diagnostic:

  • Carolynn Debenedectis, Program Director
  • Carolyn Dupuis, Associate Program Director
  • George Watts, Associate Program Director

Radiology, Interventional:

  • Aaron Harmon, Program Director


  • Jennifer Yates, Program Director
  • Jennifer Fantasia, Clerkship Director
  • Katie Rotke, Joe McQuaid, faculty

Vascular Surgery:

  • Jessica Simons, Program Director