Devera Jean

Jean Devera, MD (he/him)

Position: PGY-1

Undergraduate: University of the Virgin Islands

Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine

Jean was born in Manila, Philippines and grew up on St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. He majored in Biology at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI). In college, he participated in service-oriented organizations such as Brothers With a Cause, Rotaract, and the UVI Substance Abuse and HIV/AIDS Prevention Program. His passion in working with adolescents and young adults and helping the underserved inspired him to pursue Pediatrics. He attended Boston University School of Medicine through the Early Medical School Selection Program (EMSSP). In medical school, Jean developed his interests in research through the Summer Training as Research Scholars program (STaRS). The clinical research and quality improvement studies included topics on maternal-infant health, vaccine attitudes, COVID-19, and social determinants of health. His other interests include teaching and mentorship. He taught students at a summer program from 6th to 12th grade about organ systems, disease presentations, career planning, and surgical techniques at Boston Leadership Institute throughout Massachusetts. He also mentors college and medical students through the Populi Foundation, EMSSP, and STaRS. He was drawn to Brown for the clinical training, diverse patient populations, commitment to teaching and medical education, and the residency’s vibes. Jean is excited to be at Brown for his pediatric residency training and looks forward to exploring the primary care niche or subspecialty that aligns with his interests. Outside of medicine, Jean enjoys making home-cooked Filipino and Puerto-Rican meals, trying new restaurants, playing/watching basketball (Let’s go Celtics!), personal fitness, and trying new activities.