Advanced training program that offers a pathway to conducting independent research Clinical and Translational (C/T) Research Academy

Selected Trainees


Humera Ahmed, MD (BCH)
Clinical Fellow in Pediatrics
Project: The neuroprotective effect of inhaled hydrogen gas following circulatory arrest
Primary Mentor: John Kheir, MD

Jehan Alladina, MD (MGH)
Clinical Fellow in Medicine
Project: Influence of the microbiome on lung innate immune responses in asthma
Primary Mentor: Benjamin Medoff, MD

Hanny Al-Samkari, MD (MGH)
Clinical Fellow in Medicine-Oncology
Project: Thrombopoietin agonist treatment of chemotherapy-induced thrombocytopenia
Primary Mentor: David Kuter, MD, DrPhil

Leah Biller, MD (BIDMC)
Clinical Fellow in Medicine
Project: Efficacy of novel agents versus conventional chemotherapy in bridging patients to autologous and allogeneic stem cell transplant in relapsed/refractory T-cell lymphoma (TCL) patients
Primary Mentor: Salvia Jain, MD

Sara Bouberhan, MD (BIDMC)
Clinical Fellow in Medicine
Project: Identifying predictors of palbociclib-associated neutropenia
Primary Mentor: Nadine Tung, MD

Matthew Burke, MD (BIDMC)
Clinical Fellow in Neurology
Project: Phenotypes of the hyperexcitable brain
Primary Mentor: Alvaro Pascual-Leone, MD, PhD

Daniel Duncan, MD (BCH)
Clinical Fellow in Pediatrics
Project: A randomized trial of thickened feeds to treat gastroesophageal reflux in children admitted after or at risk for brief resolved unexplained event
Primary Mentor: Rachel Rosen, MD, MPH

Lei Gao, MD (MGH)
Clinical Fellow in Anaesthesia
Project: Dexmedetomidine as a biomimetic sleep agent in the prevention and treatment of post-operative and ICU delirium
Primary Mentor: Emery Brown, MD, PhD

Katherine Garlo, MD (BWH)
Clinical Fellow in Medicine-Renal
Project: Adverse drug events from acute kidney injury and electrolyte abnormalities in patients with chronic kidney disease on diuretics or renin angiotensin system inhibitors - Implications for prevention
Primary Mentor: David Charytan, MD, MSc

Claire Jacobs, MD, PhD (MGH)
Clinical Fellow in Neurology
Project: Epigenetics in epilepsy
Primary Mentor: Stephen Haggarty, PhD

Grace C. Lee, MD (MGH)
Clinical Fellow in Surgery
Project: Optimization of perioperative care of geriatric surgical patients – Creating a consensus pathway for elderly patients undergoing colorectal resections
Primary Mentor: Hiroko Kunitake, MD

Paulo Lizano, MD, PhD (BIDMC)
Clinical Fellow in Psychiatry
Project: Through the looking glass – Reduction in retinal nerve fiber layer and microvascular density associated with schizophrenia
Primary Mentor: Matcheri Keshavan, MD

Margo Nathan, MD (BWH)
Clinical Fellow in Psychiatry
Project: Targeting psychological determinants of non-adherence to oral anti-estrogen therapy for breast cancer using a novel online CBT intervention
Primary Mentor: Hadine Joffe, MD, MSc

Ragnar Palsson, MD (BWH)
Clinical Fellow in Medicine-Renal
Project: Use of endogenous filtration markers for estimation of renal functional reserve
Primary Mentor: Sushrut Waikar, MD, MPH

Aurora Quaye, MD (MGH)
Instructor in Anaesthesia
Project: A prospective, randomized trial of the effect of buprenorphine/naloxone continuation on pain control and post-operative opioid use
Primary Mentor: A. Eden Evins, MD, MPH

David Shulman, MD (DFCI)
Clinical Fellow in Pediatrics
Project: Detection of EWSR1 fusions in circulating cell free DNA is associated with disease features and poor outcomes in Ewing Sarcoma (EWS) – A report from the Children's Oncology Group (COG)
Primary Mentor: Steven DuBois, MD, MS

Mieke Soens, MD (BWH)
Instructor in Anaesthesia
Project: The role of inflammation and proresolution pathways in the development of chronic pain after surgery
Primary Mentor: James Rathmell, MD

Andrew Synn, MD (BIDMC)
Research Fellow in Medicine
Project: CT measures of pulmonary vascular disease and cardiopulmonary outcomes in the Framingham Heart Study
Primary Mentor: Murray Mittleman, MD, DrPH

Hyun-Sik Yang, MD (BWH)
Clinical Fellow in Neurology
Project: Pathophysiologic link between TDP-43 pathology and Alzheimer’s disease
Primary Mentor: Reisa Sperling, MD, MMSc

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Tomer Adar, MD (MGH)
Project: Hereditary GI cancer syndromes - Defining natural history, cancer risk, and optimal surveillance
Primary Mentor: Daniel Chung, MD

George Alba, MD (MGH)
Project: Identifying biomarkers associated with adverse outcomes in patients with borderline pulmonary hypertension utilizing invasive cardiopulmonary exercise testing
Primary Mentor: Bradley Maron, MD

Saud Aldubayan, MD (BCH)
Project: Genetics of pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis (PPFE)
Primary Mentor: Eliezer Van Allen, MD

Suma Babu, MD, MPH (MGH)
Project: TRACK ALS - Imaging and biofluid biomarkers in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Primary Mentor: Nazem Atassi, MD, MMSc

Elias Baedorf Kassis, MD (MGH)
Project: Applied respiratory physiology in the ICU using esophageal manometry
Primary Mentor: Stephen Loring, MD

Sara Barmettler, MD (MGH)
Project: Identification of T-cell receptor clonotypes important in the pathogenesis of CVID
Primary Mentor: Mark Cobbold, MD, PhD

Stephanie Buss, MD (BIDMC)
Project: Transcranial magnetic stimulation as a biomarker in mild cognitive impairment
Primary Mentor: Alvaro Pascual-Leone, MD, PhD

Xin Gao, MD (BIDMC)
Project: Targeting DNA repair defect pathways in metastatic prostate cancer
Primary Mentor: Glenn Bubley, MD

Cynthia Gubbels, MD, PhD (BCH)
Project: Genome guided management in the NICU
Primary Mentor: Tim Yu, MD, PhD

April Jorge, MD (MGH)
Project: Investigation of innate immunity in systemic lupus erythematosus
Primary Mentor: Hyon Choi, MD, DrPH

Manjiree Karandikar, MD, MBS (BCH)
Project: Gram negative antimicrobial resistance patterns in immunocompromised pediatric hosts
Primary Mentor: Thomas Sandora, MD, MPH

Ji Lee, MD, PhD (MGH)
Project: Functional consequences of multiple sclerosis susceptibility variants
Primary Mentor: Philip De Jager, MD, PhD

On-Yee Amy Lo, PhD (BIDMC)
Project: Noninvasive modulation of brain network activity to enhance gait and balance in older adults
Primary Mentor: Bradley Manor, PhD

Kien-Ninh Ina Ly, MD (MGH)
Project: Characterization of cellular architecture and microenvironment of IDH-mutant and IGH-wild-type gliomas with ultra-high gradient diffusion MRI on the Human Connectome MRI scanner
Primary Mentor: Bruce Rosen, MD, PhD

David Michael Miller, MD, PhD (BIDMC)
Project: Drug discovery in cutaneous oncology
Primary Mentor: Keith Flaherty, MD

Ari Moskowitz, MD (BIDMC)
Project: Neuromuscular blockade for post-cardiac arrest care
Primary Mentor: Michael Donnino, MD

Nmazuo Ozuah, MD (DFCI)
Project: Chromosome 9p24 amplification and PDL-1 overexpression in Pediatric Hodgkin Lymphoma
Primary Mentor: Ann LaCasce, MD

Victoria Poole, PhD (BIDMC)
Project: Cerebrovascular mechanisms and neural dysfunction within slow gait and fall risk in the elderly
Primary Mentor: Lewis Lipsitz, MD

Aaron Prosnitz, MD (BCH)
Project: Noonan Syndrome with Multiple Lentigines (NS-ML) - Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy natural history study
Primary Mentor: Amy Roberts, MD

Randi Rothbaum, DO, MPH (BIDMC)
Project: Hip fractures in advanced dementia nursing home patients
Primary Mentor: Sarah Berry, MD, MPH

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Vanessa Beynon, MD (BWH)
Project: Regulation of human Tr1 cell differentiation by IL-27 - Mechanism and role in multiple sclerosis
Primary mentor: Howard Weiner, MD

Laura Brenner, MD (MGH)
Project: Genetics of pulmonary diseases
Primary mentor: Jose Florez, MD, PhD

Ezra Cohen, MD (BCH)
Project: Quantitative sensory testing of pain in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
Primary mentor: Yvonne Lee, MD, MMSc

Deborah Forst, MD (MGH)
Quality of life, mood, and prognostic understanding in glioblastoma patients and their caregivers
Primary mentor: Jennifer Temel, MD

Jessica Garbern, MD, PhD (BCH)
Project: Development of biomaterials to promote reprogramming of mature cells into new cardiomyocytes
Primary mentor: Richard T. Lee, MD

Nicole Grossman, MD (BWH)
Project: The role of cholecystokinin and the cholecystokinin receptor in the airway smooth muscle of obese asthmatics
Primary mentor: Elliot Israel, MD

Glenn Hanna, MD (DFCI)
Project: Understanding the adaptive immune response to EGFR antibody therapy in advanced head and neck malignancies based on HPV status
Primary mentor: Jochen Lorch, MD, MS

Sean Levy, MD (MGH)
Project: The role of soluble suppression of tumorigenicity-2 (sST2) and other serum biomarkers in weaning from mechanical ventilation in acute respiratory distress syndrome
Primary mentor: Ednan Bajwa, MD

Patrick McGlynn, MD (BWH)
Project: Hemodialysis fistula maturation study
Primary mentor: Dirk Hentschel, MD

Lourdes Mendez, MD, PhD (BIDMC)
Project: Targeting AML leukemia initiating cell metabolism
Primary mentor: Pier Paolo Pandolfi, MD, PhD

Elizabeth Moulton, MD, PhD (BCH)
Project: Mucosal immunization against viral respiratory infection using novel adjuvant
Primary mentor: Ulrich von Andrian, MD, PhD

Ivana Nikolic, MD (BWH)
Project: Novel biomarkers of pulmonary arterial hypertension
Primary mentor: Paul Yu, MD, PhD

Anna Ross, MD (BWH)
Project: Evaluation of the free hormone hypothesis in an index patient with undetectable SHBG and low total testosterone, retrospective study of patients with very low SHBG
Primary mentor: Shalender Bhasin, MD

Laura Spring, MD (MGH)
Project: Novel therapies in HER2+ breast cancer
Primary mentor: Aditya Bardia, MD, MPH

Joy Tsai, MD (MGH)
Project: Effect of anabolic and antiresorptive therapy on bone quality in osteoporosis
Primary mentor: Benjamin Leder, MD

Nina Vujovic, PhD (BWH)
Project: Chronic sleep restriction on incidence and severity of perceived pain
Primary mentor: Jonathan Williams, MD, MMSc

Sarah Zaheer, MD (BWH)
Project: Determinants of parathyroid hormone and investigation of effect of RAAS inhibition in primary hyperparathyroidism
Primary mentor: Gordon Williams, MD

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