Residents

Chief Residents 2022-2023

  • Stephanie Hastings

    Stephanie HastingsI was raised in beautiful New Hampshire and attended Middlebury College in Vermont, where I majored in neuroscience and completed a thesis in developmental biology. During my semester abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina I studied the relationship between healthcare literacy and patient outcomes as an intern at a maternity hospital that provided care, education and lodging to underserved patients. After college I moved to Boston and worked on the 50-Year Medalist Study at Joslin Diabetes Center, where I met an inspiring group of individuals living for more than 50 years with type 1 diabetes. Through my work with the Joslin Medalists I developed interests in clinical research, preventive medicine and the longitudinal relationships forged in primary care. I attended medical school at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York, where I helped to establish a clinical immersion program at the local community health center. During my third-year I became interested in the unique challenges of rural medicine and conducted research utilizing telemedicine in a rural emergency department. I am excited to join CHA, and train at a program that emphasizes advocacy and community engagement through medicine. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my wonderful family and friends, hiking, skiing and reading a good mystery on the beach.

  • Adam Tapley

    Adam TapleyI grew up hiking and camping in Maine as one of four boys including a twin brother. After spending two years going to school in southern France during high school, I started college at Dartmouth where I majored in comparative literature. At Dartmouth I took up rowing, a sport that I continued competitively after college. I worked for ten years in positions that included incubating public interest projects, assisting political campaigns, consulting for businesses and advocacy organizations, and managing an environmental nonprofit in Washington, DC. While in DC, I helped establish a public service fellowship program for young college graduates. I completed a premed post-bac at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania before attending UCSF for medical school. As a medical student, I co-directed a student-run homeless clinic and conducted research on social determinants of health as well as on interventions to promote empathy among medical trainees. I am excited to join the Cambridge Health Alliance because of its focus on primary care, advocacy, and social justice. In my free time, I enjoy reading nonfiction, trail running, and pretty much anything that gets me outside.

Third Year Residents

  • Aaron Birnbaum

    Aaron Birnbaum, MDI grew up in Sharon, Massachusetts and I’m excited to begin residency back in my home state.  After graduating from Sharon High School, I attended Middlebury College where I studied biochemistry.  Next came a gap year, where I taught elementary school science, and was a high school varsity squash coach.  I began medical school at Mount Sinai, following in the footsteps of my parents, who both attended medical school there and went on to become primary care physicians.  For years I have taught, tutored and mentored, and I look forward to continuing my development as a medical educator at CHA.  I’m a big fan of medical podcasts, especially those that focus on medical decision making.  With my free time, I hope to play as much tennis and volleyball as I can fit into my schedule.  As I begin residency in a time of pandemic, my choice for a career in general internal medicine is more clear than ever, and I feel confident in my decision to come to CHA where I know I will continue my development into the clinician, advocate, and educator that I strive to become.

  • Lily Gage

    Lily Gage, MDA Midwesterner at heart, I grew up in St. Louis, MO and attended Carleton College in Minnesota before venturing east for an AmeriCorps gap year in D.C. and medical school at Emory University in Atlanta.  I vacillated between interests in ecology and healthcare before deciding to pursue medicine.  I fell in love with motivational interviewing and risk reduction counseling when I spent my gap year teaching sex education and conducting HIV, STI, and pregnancy testing at a youth center that served primarily Latino immigrants.  From this experience, I took away interests in both clinical education and medical Spanish, both of which I have pursued throughout medical school.  I am passionate about increasing access to healthcare and have had the privilege of providing mobile healthcare to D.C. residents seeking HIV testing, migrant farmworkers in rural Georgia, and unhoused women in Atlanta.  When I’m not thinking about medicine, I rekindle my love of ecology by spending as much time as possible being active outdoors.  I am an animated storyteller, a dedicated bike commuter, a proud dog mom, and I bake a mean challah.  I look forward to training at Cambridge Health Alliance, a community that values humanistic care of the whole person.

  • Paul Kim

    Paul Kim, MDAfter growing up in northern New Jersey, I journeyed further north to Massachusetts to complete my undergraduate degree at Brandeis University and my M.D. at Tufts School of Medicine.  My interest in medicine began from a young age when I met medical missionaries who inspired me through their desire to reach and help people all over the world.  Over the years, I sought to follow in their footsteps whether through working locally as an EMT, or volunteering on mission trips to different countries (Mexico, Haiti, Myanmar).  Throughout these experiences and medical school, I repeatedly found enjoyment in forming longitudinal relationships with patients, and was drawn towards primary and preventative care.  In between clinical years, I also developed an interest in evidence based medicine and conducted a quality improvement project with Dynamed reviewing the quality measures in the CMS Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) program.  Naturally, I am excited to be joining CHA, a place that values primary care and is committed to providing quality care for people from all walks of life.  In my spare time, I enjoy watching and playing sports, and trying new food!

  • Ayesha Sundaram

    Ayesha Sundaram, MDBorn to a physicist and a librarian who moved our family all around the country, I developed a love for diverse communities and recognized the need to advocate for them.  After completing my undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at UMass Amherst, I got my first job at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Pain Management Center working with chronic pain patients.  While there, I witnessed the devastating range of effects in a vulnerable population and the critical role of socioeconomic factors on their health.  My interest in managing these numerous aspects of medical care led me to Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit.  As a medical student, I worked extensively with underserved patients through student-run organizations like Street Medicine Detroit and HIV screening/testing in the ED.  I also worked on curriculum improvements as a clinical site representative and conducted research on the epidemiology of daptomycin resistance in the community.

    I am excited to join the like-minded individuals of CHA who integrate patient advocacy, community outreach, and research in providing effective primary care to the Boston area!  Outside of work, my hobbies include singing (from madrigals to a cappella and everything in between!), playing strategic board games, and working on my fitness.

  • Chloe Thomas

    Chloe Thomas, MDI was born and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts; a community that reinforced the importance of exposure to different perspectives and the impact of storytelling.  This fostered my belief that we are made stronger by listening to and valuing others’ experiences and perspectives.

    A desire to explore a new culture brought me to New Orleans where I studied biology and sociology at Loyola University.  There I fell in love with the spirit and resilience of New Orleans and its people, as well as the New Orleans Saints (Who Dat!).  After college, I worked in the Bronx as an advocate for families facing eviction.  When I returned to New Orleans for medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, I began to combine my interests in social justice and medicine, with particular interest in the effect of implicit bias and race on health outcomes and policy.

    In my free time you might see me hanging out with any cat or dog that consents to a belly rub, watching Saints games, or going for a scenic drive.  I’m so excited to be part of the CHA family and to learn and work within the community that I call home.

  • Annie Tsay

    Annie TsayI am the middle child of Taiwanese-Brazilian immigrants, a native Californian, and a swammer. I relocated to the East Coast for educational purposes and have been a transplant for 10+ years. At JHU, I majored in Public Health, studied about measles, and swam for the Varsity Swim Team. I loved my research experience and wanted to learn more from people in communities experiencing the burden of infectious diseases. My Public Health journey continued at YSPH, which led me to an urban slum community in Brazil affected by leptospirosis where I worked with the Brazilian Ministry of Health to understand the epidemiology of disease. Inspired by the impact of education on the health of the entire community, I applied to medical school and attended Penn State College of Medicine. I spend my spare time attending concerts (with cellos), collecting tote bags, and climbing. I am excited to join the Cambridge Health Alliance family because of its strong mentorship program and opportunity to care for its diverse community.

  • Jenny Wen

    Jenny Wen, MD“Read ten thousand books, travel ten thousand miles” is my favorite proverb from my mom’s infinite well of ancient Chinese wisdoms.  I grew up bilingual and bicultural in my two hometowns of Beijing and Los Angeles, which nurtured my love for all things hyphenated.  At Rice University in Houston, my studies in Psychology and Poverty, Justice, and Human Capabilities sparked my passion to combat the inequities that shape physical and mental health.  After graduation I embarked on a year of independent travel through the Watson Fellowship, investigating how female survivors of violence navigate resources to find healing in 8 countries from Sweden to Myanmar.  I continued my inquiry as a medical student at Johns Hopkins through building a resident curriculum on Trauma Informed Care.  My interest in public health and policy led me to a Master of Public Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School, where I worked for the Bloomberg American Health Initiative’s Opioid Crisis group to advocate for increasing treatment access for people in incarceration.  I am so excited to join CHA for its commitment to justice, community, and out-of-the-box thinking.  In my free time I love food-related exploration, contemporary art museums, crafting, hiking, and finding ways to be around animals.

  • Lynn Wiwanto

    Lynn Wiwanto, MDBefore coming to the United States for medical school (Boston University), I had lived in Indonesia, Singapore, and Canada (where I attended my undergrad, University of British Columbia).  Witnessing how different countries tackle healthcare and how the U.S. has such poor health outcomes have sparked my desire to promote health equity.   To this end, I pursued a health-sector MBA degree and worked at MGH as a business analyst intern, where I accelerated several medical devices and improved patient experience in the hospital.  I am also very interested in transforming the healthcare system, which I believe is vital to improving patient outcome on a measurable scale.  During my ambulatory rotation, I gave a presentation on the U.S. healthcare system and was then invited back as a guest lecturer.  This may be an extremely small step towards my end goal but change would be impossible if even physicians don’t understand the healthcare system.  Cambridge Health Alliance’s focus on primary care and health advocacy is why I ranked its program as my first choice.  Outside of medicine, I enjoy very nerdy activities such as playing strategic board games, reading comics and watching TV.  I’m always looking for fellow board game enthusiasts!

Second Year Residents

  • Jordan Cahn

    I grew up in Boulder, Colorado where I attended a bilingual Spanish/English elementary school and spent my weekends hiking and skiing in the mountains. After studying Spanish & Latin American Studies at Denison University in Ohio, I managed youth leadership programs across Latin America, worked for a global health organization in DC, and was a medical interpreter. My passion for ensuring just and equitable healthcare for minoritized communities led me to medical school at University of California, Irvine where I was a member of the Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community (PRIME-LC) that trains physicians dedicated to caring for Latinx communities. I have been involved in advocacy, service, and research related to healthcare accessibility, cultural humility, and vaccine hesitancy. I plan to subspecialize in infectious diseases and work at the intersection of public health, general internal medicine, and health policy; this interest led me to complete a master's in Control of Infectious Diseases at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

    I am thrilled to be joining the CHA family and to have found a community that is passionate about advocacy and social justice! Outside of work, I love running/hiking, traveling, listening to podcasts (at 2x), and cooking/baking for friends.

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

  • Sunny Han

    Born and raised in South Korea until age 12, I immigrated to the United States where my family settled in Philadelphia, PA. After majoring in biology at the University of Pittsburgh, I worked as a clinical trial coordinator on a project that looked at the effect of caloric restriction in breast cancer patients simultaneously undergoing radiation therapy. I conducted weekly one on one nutrition lessons with all the participants and I became aware of the low health literacy present among the patients. Naturally, I developed an interest in improving health literacy through patient education. I attended Wake Forest SOM with this in mind. My clinical training during medical school solidified this interest, and my passion for preventative medicine and helping the underserved continues to grow. I am thrilled to join the CHA community, with its mission in patient advocacy and community health and its strong primary care training. Outside of medicine, I relax by reading non-fiction, taking walks, and cooking Korean food.

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

  • Emily Harris

    Emily HarrisI grew up in Orlando, Florida and attended the University of Florida where I received a degree in biochemistry. Through my volunteering in Gainesville during college, I recognized the need for a more equitable health system and felt a desire to advocate for patients in need. My passion to work with the underserved population led me to attend Florida International University (FIU) College of Medicine primarily due to its mission and numerous programs to treat the medically disadvantaged community in Miami. Working with FIU’s mobile mammography center, I helped plan the Mammography Art Initiative, a community art event that raised money to increase mammogram access to women who could not otherwise afford the service. My interest in health disparities due to socioeconomic determinants led me to studying barriers to colorectal cancer screening at the mobile health clinic at FIU. I was also part of an interdisciplinary team that provided household-centered care for uninsured patients around the Miami area. I am excited to continue my training at Cambridge Health Alliance with colleagues who are equally passionate about primary care and providing care for the medically underserved. In my free time I love hiking, Brazilian jiu-jitsu and collecting different types of houseplants.

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

  • Jose Henriquez-Rivera

    Jose Henrique-RiveraI once met Joan Rivers during a book signing when I asked her: "how did you find your way back to success in a path of many closed doors?" She replied: "I made my door, Jose." After finishing college in Puerto Rico, I moved to New York City, where I joined a team of scientists at Columbia University in collaboration on projects at the forefront of viral discovery. This endeavor got me in touch with medical students at Columbia Student Medical Outreach, where I served a community of uninsured immigrant patients. Through my volunteering, I learned how social determinants could jeopardize a person's health and how we can help them access the resources they need. As a suicide prevention counselor for LGBTQ youth at the Trevor Project and a rugby player for the gay-inclusive Gotham Knights, I became an advocate by inspiring others and myself to embrace our truth. I committed to medicine by enrolling at the Columbia post-bac premedical program. I went on to debate my way through bioethics topics at Yale and raised awareness for LGBTQ health education at Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine. I am now ready to open my door at CHA and immerse myself in the work of patient care, justice, and community outreach.

    Pronouns: He/Him/His

  • Matthew Makansi

    Matthew MakansiBorn by sperm donor to a fiercely independent single mother and strongly influenced by my immigrant grandparents, I grew up with an appreciation for unique families and cultures. My desire to leave the suburbs of Raleigh, NC drove me to college at Rice University in Houston, TX. Through Rice’s Habitat for Humanity chapter, I began recognizing the structural barriers that contribute to socioeconomic inequality. I graduated and started a brief 3-year career teaching physics, chemistry, and algebra in Houston, further exposing a system with engrained barriers to social mobility. Determined to tackle those problems from a different angle, I began medical school in San Antonio, where I volunteered for the free LBGTQ clinic and participated in refugee health needs research and community health education. My passions within medicine include improving health literacy and access for underserved populations, LGBTQ health, and geriatric care in the patient-centered medical home.

    In my free time, I enjoy wrenching on bicycles and riding them around town, playing with my cat, and cooking meals from scratch. I am ecstatic to be working with and learning from the caring, patient-centered, justice-oriented community at CHA!

    Pronouns: He/Him/His

  • Jaclyn Perreault

    Jaclyn PerreaultI grew up near the Boston Marathon start line in Hopkinton, MA and studied biology at Smith College. After graduation, I worked as a cancer clinical trials research assistant at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Working with patients who faced life-threatening illness taught me the importance of listening to patients’ stories and sparked my interest in palliative care. I next migrated south to complete a combined MD/MPH program at the University of Miami. As a medical student I served on the leadership teams of free clinics for immigrant communities and women experiencing homelessness in South Florida. As part of my public health work, I co-implemented a telemedicine-based diabetic retinopathy screening program in Juiz de Fora, Brazil. These experiences fueled my interest in improving healthcare access through community outreach and cross-cultural collaborations, especially for Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking populations. In the future, I aspire to work towards improving accessibility and cultural sensitivity in end-of-life care. CHA stands out to me in its commitment to advocacy, community engagement, and humanistic medicine. I am thrilled to join the CHA team for residency. In my spare time, you may find me making music, making art, sipping strong coffee, and grooving to dance workouts.

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

  • Emily Romano

    Emily RomanoGrowing up in Delaware, I was fortunate to be in an environment that fostered a commitment to serving others, a love of both science and the arts, and the importance of relationships. I started college at the University of Virginia with the intention of combining these values by studying medicine, but faced some uncertainty about whether that was the right path. Thanks to the incredible support of my loved ones and mentors, I was able to find my passion in health equity and social justice and went on to major in Global Public Health. After graduation, I did an AmeriCorps year at the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers and learned about using data to improve healthcare for underserved populations. I attended medical school at Jefferson in Philadelphia, where I had the privilege of spending time with patients at the end of life through our No One Dies Alone program and helped to improve our population health curriculum. I am so grateful to be completing residency at CHA alongside a community that is dedicated to promoting health equity. In my free time, I love exploring the outdoors!

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

  • Preston Williams

    Preston WilliamsI grew up in Houston, Texas playing baseball and soaking up the sun. Following my parents around at home renovation projects with Rebuilding Together, I had an early introduction to the role health disparities play in our society. I decided to pursue medicine not as an end in itself, but because I love people and care about making changes in the world. I wanted to connect with my neighbors, learn from them, and help my community flourish. As I went through high school it became clear that medicine was the way I would accomplish that goal. In undergrad, I studied History at Case Western Reserve and was fascinated by the stories I read and perspectives I heard. I attended medical school at Texas A&M and became drawn to primary care due to my love for longitudinal relationships and community medicine.

    I am so excited to train at CHA because I want to transform healthcare and innovate ways to remedy the disparities that disproportionately affect members of vulnerable communities. That mission runs through the heart of this place. In my free time you will find me reading, eating out, playing sports, watching Star Wars, dancing, exploring the outdoors, and spending time with my wonderful wife.

    Pronouns: He/Him/His

First Year Residents

  • Gauthami Balagopal

    Gauthami Balagopal, MDFlorida International University College of Medicine

  • Aditya Chennojwal

    Aditya Chennojwala, MDTufts University School of Medicine

  • Shaheen Chowdhury

    Shaheen Chowdhury, MDKasturba Medical College Mangalore

  • Charles Philip De Guzman

    Charles De Guzman, MDLoma Linda University School of Medicine

  • Danny Do

    Danny Do, MDLoyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

  • Ian Dwyer

    Albert Einstein College of Medicine

  • Avery Forrow

    Avery Forrow, MDUniversity of Washington School of Medicine

  • Dier Hu

    Dier Hu, MDLewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

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