Selected Trainees

2021

Athanasios Bikas, MD, PhD (BWH)
Clinical Fellow in Medicine
Project: Association of metabolic and genetic profile in thyroid cancer
Primary Mentor: Erik Alexander, MD

Afroditi Boulougoura, MD (BIDMC)
Clinical Fellow in Medicine
Project: Transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) signaling in T regulatory cells in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.
Primary Mentor: George Tsokos, MD

Jacqueline Clauss, MD, PhD (MGH)
Clinical Fellow in Psychiatry
Project: Evaluating the peripersonal space monitoring network as a potential mediator of polygenic risk on psychosis clinical risk in children.
Primary Mentor: Daphne Holt MD, PhD

Christina Manice, MD (BCH)
Clinical Fellow in Pediatrics
Project: Evaluating Effectiveness of Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship Practices​
Primary Mentor: Mari Nakamura, MD

Gregory McDermott, MD (BWH)
Research Fellow in Medicine
Project: Identifying clinical and molecular risk factors for rheumatoid arthritis-associated lung diseases in the MGB biobank.
Primary Mentor: Jeffrey Sparks, MD

Margaret Ong, MD (BCH)
Clinical Fellow in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Project: Human Milk Oligosaccharides for Growth and Brain Development in Preterm Neonates
Primary Mentor: Mandy Belfort, MD

Jonathan Paolino, MD (DFCI)
Fellow in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Project: BCL-2 Pathway Inhibition for Pediatric Patients with Recurrent or Refractory Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis
Primary Mentor: Andrew Place, MD, PhD

Kevin Scully, Mb.Bch,Bao (BCH)
Clinical Fellow in Pediatrics
Project: A Pilot Study to Test the Safety and Tolerability of a Low Glycemic Load Dietary Intervention in Adults with Cystic Fibrosis”
Primary Mentor: Melissa Putman, MD

Lydia Shook, MD (MGH)
Clinical Fellow in Medicine
Project: Exploring placental and neonatal cord blood immunoreactivity in the context of maternal SARS-CoV-2 infection
Primary Mentor: Andrea G. Edlow, MD

Samuel Snider, MD (BWH)
Instructor in Neurology
Project: Structural and Functional MRI to Predict Recovery from Traumatic Coma
Primary Mentor: Michael Fox, MD, PhD and Brian Edlow, MD

Heather Ward, MD (McLean)
Clinical Fellow in Psychiatry
Project: A Circuit-Based Approach to Pathophysiology of Nicotine Dependence in Psychotic Disorders
Primary Mentor: Roscoe Brady, MD, PhD

Marc Weinberg, MD, PhD (MGH)
Clinical Fellow in Psychiatry
Project: Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) Immunization Effects on Biomarkers of Inflammation/Immune Response and Alzheimer’s disease
Primary Mentor: Steven Arnold, MD

Janewit Wongboonsin, MD, MS (BWH)
Clinical Fellow in Medicine
Project: Kidney genomics discovery using electronic health record-linked population-based biobanks
Primary Mentor: Matthew Sampson, MD

2020

Haitham Alabsi, MD (MGH)
Clinical Fellow in Neurology
Project: Leveraging inpatient blood pressures for improved long-term stroke recovery
Primary Mentor: Jonathan Rosand, MD

Mehreen Elahee, MBBS (BWH)
Research Fellow in Medicine
Project: Targeting autoimmune lymphocytes of rheumatoid arthritis
Primary Mentor: Deepak Rao, MD, PhD

Anthony Esposito, MD (BWH)
Research Fellow in Medicine
Project: Identification of molecular and genetic biomarkers associated with progression of subclinical rheumatoid arthritis-associated interstitial lung disease
Primary Mentors: Tracy Doyle, MD, MPH; Souheil El-Chemaly, MD, MPH

Madeline Keyes, MD (BCH)
Clinical Fellow in Medicine
Project: The impact of maternal obesity on neonatal and childhood health outcomes
Primary Mentor: Sarbattama Sen, MD

Jasmine Khubchandani, MD (MGH)
Clinical Fellow in Surgery
Project: Preparing for broad dissemination of the “Provider Awareness and Cultural Dexterity Toolkit for Surgeons” (PACTS) curriculum – a mixed methods study
Primary Mentor: John Mullen, MD

Anita Koshy, MD (BIDMC)
Clinical Fellow in Medicine
Project: Role of vaccine educated T cells in combination with Bi-specific T-cell Engagers (BiTE) to enhance cytotoxicity and survival in in vivo and in vitro models of hematologic malignancies
Primary Mentor: David Avigan, MD

Michael Kritzer-Cheren, MD, PhD (MGH)
Instructor in Psychiatry
Project: Regulation of motivated behaviors by the lateral septum after stress
Primary Mentor: Amar Sahay, PhD

Helen Burton Murray, PhD (MGH)
Clinical and Research Fellow in Medicine
Project: Bio-behavioral targets for appetite regulation in individuals with idiopathic gastroparesis
Primary Mentor: Braden Kuo, MD, MMSc

Jose Rubio, MD (BIDMC)
Clinical Fellow in Medicine
Project: Understanding the role of CD8+CD38high T cells as a predictor of infection risk in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus
Primary Mentor: Vasileios Kyttaris, MD

Daryl Selen, MD (MGH)
Clinical and Research Fellow in Medicine
Project: Identifying novel pregnancy-related risk factors for metabolic disease in parous women
Primary Mentor: Camille Powe, MD

Maria Stamou, MD, PhD (MGH)
Clinical and Research Fellow in Medicine
Project: Pleiotropy of PROK2/PROKR2 in isolated GnRH deficiency
Primary Mentor: Ravikumar Balasubramanian, MBBS

Christopher Sudduth, MD (BCH)
Research Fellow in Surgery
Project: Determining the pathophysiology of pediatric arteriovenous malformation
Primary Mentor: Arin Greene, MD, MMSc