Phyllis Dennery, MD (she/her)

Pediatrician-in-Chief and Medical Director

Brian Lurie, MD, MPH (he/him)

Primary Care, Program Director

Sabina Holland, MD (she/her)

Infectious Disease, Diversity Officer, Associate Program Director

Sarah Welsh, MD (she/her)

PICU, Associate Program Director

Allison Heinly, MD (she/her)

Primary Care, Associate Program Director

Eddie Gill, MD (he/him)

Hospitalist, Associate Program Director

Deborah Pratas (she/her)

Program Coordinator

Katherine Mason, MD (she/her)

PICU, Vice Chair of Education

Patricia Poitevien, MD, MSc (she/her)

Senior Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Brad DeNardo, MD (he/him)

Heme/Onc, Resident Selection Committee

Michael Herzlinger, MD (he/him)

Gastroenterology Fellowship Director, Resident Selection Committee

Erica Chung, MD (she/her)

Hospitalist, Resident Selection Committee

Ivona Sediva, MD (she/her)

PICU, Resident Selection Committee

Tanya Rogo, MD, MPH&TM (she/her)

Infectious Disease Fellowship Director, Global Health Educator

Phyllis Dennery, MD (she/her)

Position: Pediatrician-in-Chief and Medical Director

Phyllis A. Dennery, MD, FAAP, is pediatrician-in-chief at Rhode Island Hospital and medical director of Hasbro Children’s Hospital. She is the Sylvia Kay Hassenfeld professor and the chair of pediatrics at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, where she also is a professor of molecular biology, cell biology, and biochemistry. Previously, she served as director of neonatology research and associate division chief at Stanford University, and as division chief in neonatology at Children’s Hospital and the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Dennery’s research has been consistently funded by the National Institutes of Health and her work has been published in top-tier medical journals. Her research is focused on oxidative stress-mediated neonatal lung gene regulation and on hyperoxic lung injury and repair. Her clinical interests are in neonatal jaundice, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, and the long-term consequences of prematurity, as well as in improving pediatric health through community engagement.

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Brian Lurie, MD, MPH (he/him)

Position: Primary Care, Program Director

Brian Lurie, MD MPH, joined Hasbro Children’s Hospital as the pediatric residency program director in May, 2023. Dr. Lurie graduated from Tufts University and received his medical degree from The Sackler School of Medicine, New York State American Program in Tel Aviv, Israel.  He went on to complete his residency at North Shore University Hospital in New York and obtain his Masters of Public Health from Columbia University. Dr. Lurie has dedicated his career to academic medicine, serving as the Pediatric Residency Associate Program Director at three institutions, most recently Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, NC.  In Charlotte, Dr. Lurie also served as the Division Director of General Academic Pediatrics.  He has also served in regional and national leadership positions for organizations such as the Association of Pediatric Program Directors and the Academic Pediatric Association. Dr. Lurie’s sense of purpose is centered around advancing health for children through equity-focused leadership, medical education, and faculty development.  Much of his scholarly work involves developing curricula caring for LGBTQA+ youth.  Other interests include promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in academic medicine and working with underserved populations. 


Sabina Holland, MD (she/her)

Position: Infectious Disease, Diversity Officer, Associate Program Director

Sabina Holland earned her medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport, Louisiana. She completed her pediatric residency and chief residency in Orlando, Florida at the University of Florida Pediatric Residency Program at Orlando Health. After residency, she moved her family to Rhode Island where she completed a fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Brown University/Hasbro Children’s Hospital. Following her fellowship, Sabina joined the faculty and the pediatric residency team where she is working on developing innovative ways to increase diversity in the residency program. She is now the Diversity Officer for the Department of Pediatrics and an active member of the Pediatric Leadership team.

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Sarah Welsh, MD (she/her)

Position: PICU, Associate Program Director

Sarah S. Welsh, MD is a pediatric intensivist and the Medical Director of the Hasbro Children’s Hospital Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). She completed medical school, pediatric residency, and served as chief resident at Golisano Children’s Hospital (University of Rochester School of Medicine) in Rochester, New York. She completed her pediatric critical care medicine fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her clinical and research interests include neurocritical care, including traumatic brain injury and status epilepticus, as well as resuscitation care, medical education, and implementation science.

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Allison Heinly, MD (she/her)

Position: Primary Care, Associate Program Director

Allison Heinly completed her undergraduate studies at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA, followed by her medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. She then completed her pediatric residency and was selected as chief resident at Brown University/Hasbro Children’s Hospital, where she received the Brown University Student Award in Recognition of an Outstanding Teacher and the Award for Outstanding Dedication to Patient Care. She worked for 2 years in private practice at Blackstone Valley Pediatrics before returning to Hasbro Children’s Hospital Primary Care as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in 2017. Since then, she has been selected twice for the Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Award for the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Her career interests are in medical education and tobacco cessation/vaping. 




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Eddie Gill, MD (he/him)

Position: Hospitalist, Associate Program Director

Eddie Gill is our newest Associate Program Director.  Eddie received his medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School. He completed a residency in pediatrics at Tufts Children’s Hospital, where he also completed a fellowship in pediatric hospital medicine. Dr. Gill previously served as the associate program director of the pediatric hospital medicine fellowship at Tufts Children’s Hospital, as well as an assistant clinical professor at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Gill is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Section on Hospital Medicine. Eddie is married and has 2 children.  He currently lives in Massachusetts but hopes to move to Rhode Island in the near future.

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Dennisse Reyes (she/her)

Position: Program Manager

Dennisse is a proud Puerto Rican.  She and her parents came to Providence when she was just a toddler.  She lived in Providence for most of her life but has been living in Cranston with her family for the past 2 years.  She has 2 young adults, a husband, and a dog named King Bling Reyes!  She is the typical Rhode Islander, which means anything more than a 30 minutes drive is too far–she will think twice about going!  She has a sister and a brother whom she’s very close with and nieces and nephews she adores! Dennisse has been working at Rhode Island Hospital since the age she was 15 and has worked in many areas in the hospital (she knows a ton of people!), but for the past 20 years, she has been with the Pediatric Residency Program.   She continues to love the people, the work environment and sincerely loves helping others.  When Dennisse is not at work, she loves spending time with her family and King Bling Reyes. When she’s not with her family, she’s been watching many series on Netflix, and listening to audiobooks and podcasts. A couple of the things she loves about Rhode Island are that everything is nearby, and the beautiful change of seasons can be absolutely breathtaking! and the people are really nice!  Dennisse loves the lifelong relationships she builds with her residents and seeing the growth each one makes.   She keeps in touch with many!

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Deborah Pratas (she/her)

Position: Program Coordinator

Deborah is a lifelong Rhode Islander, and currently lives in North Providence. She works with all the residents throughout their training preparing schedules, extra clinics, and various activities. The thing she enjoys most about her job is to see the individual growth and transformation that takes place during the three to five years of residency here at RIH and Hasbro Children’s Hospital. She has 3 beautiful adult children, grand-puppies, and enjoys spending time with them, hiking, running, and training for the next race! It is her passion to constantly advance the field of graduate medical education during such an exciting time and love working with the residents, faculty, and coordinators everyday! She is also excited to transfer her medical education and training skills to her role of providing support and coordinating the primary care training program, and ensuring that residents benefit from unique world class and innovative training.

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Katherine Mason, MD (she/her)

Position: PICU, Vice Chair of Education

Katherine Mason is the Vice chair of education for the Department of Pediatrics and an Associate Professor of Pediatric Critical Care and Pediatrics at Hasbro Children’s Hospital and the Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University. Her research has focused primarily on developing best practices in Medical Education, e.g. Learner Assessment, Professionalism and Faculty Development and Advocacy for Clinician Educators. She has also published in the fields of critical care and disaster medicine.

Dr. Mason further contributes to medical education initiatives through her national leadership roles in medical education as the immediate past chair of the Fellowship Executive Committee at the Association of Pediatric Program Directors and as a National Mentor through the New Century Scholars’ Program and the Educational Scholars’ Program, both of the Academic Pediatric Association.

Dr. Mason completed her undergraduate studies in Biomedical Ethics and Biology at Brown University, and her Medical Degree at Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She did  her Pediatric Residency and Critical Care Fellowship at Case Western Reserve University and Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital.






Patricia Poitevien, MD, MSc (she/her)

Position: Senior Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Dr. Patricia Poitevien has recently been named Vice Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at Brown Alpert Medical School after completing 4 years as the residency’s Program Director. Pat graduated from Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University in 1998 and went on to complete Pediatric Residency Training at NYU Langone Health / Bellevue Hospital Center in New York. She was chosen to serve as a Chief Resident there and stayed on as a Pediatric Hospitalist for 15 years. During much of this time, she was the Section Chief and Medical Director for Pediatric Inpatient Medicine at NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital. In 2013 she earned a Masters of Clinical Science from NYU and was subsequently chosen to be the Residency Program Director for NYU Langone Health / Bellevue Hospital Center. In 2018, Pat was thrilled to be offered the opportunity to lead the Pediatric Residency Program at Hasbro Children’s Hospital and serve as an Assistant Dean of Diversity an Inclusion for the Warren Alpert Medical School. Pat is passionate about medical education, particularly around issues of mentorship, diversity and evaluation. She believes that how we teach and how we care for patients must be informed by an environment that is inclusive and representative. Although she will always be a girl from Brooklyn, she has loved her return to Rhode Island with her husband and two boys exploring all the Ocean State has to offer.


Brad DeNardo, MD (he/him)

Position: Heme/Onc, Resident Selection Committee

Dr. DeNardo completed fellowship at Brown University in 2014, during which time he pursued basic science and translational research interests focusing on neuroblastoma tumorigenesis and chemotherapy-induced neurotoxicity. After completing fellowship , Dr. DeNardo joined the faculty at Brown University in the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.




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Michael Herzlinger, MD (he/him)

Position: Gastroenterology Fellowship Director, Resident Selection Committee

Michael Herzlinger, MD is an Assistant (Clinical) Professor of Pediatrics at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Hasbro Children’s Hospital.  He is the Program Director of the Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship Program and a Mary B Arnold Mentor at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.  

Prior to his current position he completed Residency in Pediatrics and Fellowship in Pediatric GI at Brown University, Medical School at New York University School of Medicine, Postbaccalaureate studies at Columbia University in New York, and Bachelors of Arts at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.  

Dr. Herzlinger is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Gastroenterology.



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Erica Chung, MD (she/her)

Position: Hospitalist, Resident Selection Committee

Erica Chung, MD is a pediatric hospitalist at Hasbro Children’s Hospital with an interest in medical education. After graduating from Brown Medical School, Dr. Chung went on to complete her pediatric residency at the Boston Combined Residency Program (Boston Children’s Hospital / Boston Medical Center). She continued as faculty at Boston Children’s Hospital and joined the pediatric hospital medicine division at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in 2011. Dr. Chung enjoys teaching and mentoring medical students and residents. She is a Mary B. Arnold mentor and the director of the pediatric subinternship at the Warren Alpert Medical School. She is currently involved in a multi-center research study on residents-as-teachers.





Ivona Sediva, MD (she/her)

Position: PICU, Resident Selection Committee

Dr. Sediva recieved her medical degree at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic.  She completed interniship and residency at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York, NY and  pediatric critical care fellowship at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, OH.  She is a Medical Director of Quality and Patient Safety at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. Dr. Sediva is board certified in general pediatrics and pediatric critical care medicine by the American Board of Pediatrics.  Her interests are in medical simulation, medical education, quality improvement science and patient safety.



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Tanya Rogo, MD, MPH&TM (she/her)

Position: Infectious Disease Fellowship Director, Global Health Educator

Tanya Rogo is the Global Health Educator in the pediatric department. She was born in Kenya and completed her undergraduate education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and then graduated from the dual MD/MPH program at Tulane University. She completed pediatric residency at Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children, and fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases here at Brown University.

After fellowship, Tanya spent 4 years in Rwanda developing the pediatric residency program at the University of Rwanda through the Human Resources for Health partnership with the Rwanda Ministry of Health. In 2017, Tanya was the first recipient of the Velji Young African Leader Award from the Consortium of Universities for Global Health. Tanya has clinical experience caring for children in Kenya, Rwanda, and Botswana. She continues to teach medical students and residents in Kenya and Rwanda, while also conducting clinical research with her pediatric colleagues at the University of Rwanda. Her clinical expertise is in pediatric HIV, and she also directs antimicrobial stewardship at Hasbro Children’s Hospital.

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Brianna Dillon, MD (she/her)

Position: Chief Resident

Undergraduate: Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Ed
Medical School: CUNY School of Medicine

Brianna was born and raised in Queens, New York. She attended the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education/CUNY School of Medicine, a combined B.S./M.D. program in New York City. During her time in the program, she worked in a charter school serving children with learning difficulties and assisting low-income families of color. She also worked in an organization that helped teach middle school students about healthy eating. Her experiences in those settings further solidified her dedication to the welfare of all children. In addition, she conducted research on healthcare disparities that affect patients of color. Brianna is committed to advocating for health equity and ensuring all patients receive quality healthcare. She was drawn to Brown because of the excellent training, strong social justice and advocacy initiatives and down to earth leadership and residents. In her free time, Brianna enjoys hanging out with family and friends, spending time outdoors, and watching T.V. shows/movies. Brianna is very happy and excited to be a member of the Brown family and looks forward to exploring all Providence has to offer!

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Greg Lopez, MD (he/him)

Position: Chief Resident

Undergraduate: Boston College
Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Jefferson University (GHHS)

Greg was born and raised in Wayne, Pennsylvania. He majored in biology at Boston College. After graduating, he stayed in Boston as a member of the Beth Israel Deaconess Emergency Medicine research team, focusing on sepsis, pancreatitis, and the implementation of clinical pathways. During his time in Boston, he volunteered with Big Brothers Big Sisters. Greg enrolled at Sidney Kimmel Medical College in Philadelphia, where he achieved his two lifelong dreams of becoming a doctor and attending an Eagles Super Bowl parade. While at SKMC, he volunteered with a student-run clinic at a shelter for women and children. He also coached for Snider Hockey, an after-school youth sports program in West Philadelphia. His interests in medicine include advocacy, patient education, and universal healthcare. In his free time, Greg enjoys rollerblading, tailgating, and getting upset about Philadelphia sports.


Ashley Martinez, MD (she/her)

Position: PGY-5

Undergraduate: Brown University
Medical School: Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University
Honors: Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME)

Ashley was born and raised in Laredo, Texas. She attended Brown University after being accepted into the PLME where she earned her degree in Cognitive Neuroscience. Ashley volunteered as a crisis counselor with Crisis Text Line throughout medical school and was a member of the Latinx Medical Student Association. She received the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry’s Medical Student Fellowship and spent a summer researching irritability in young children at Bradley Hospital’s Pediatric Partial Hospital Program. Ashley is thrilled to be staying in Providence for residency! She is passionate about mentoring underrepresented minority students and working with underserved communities. Ashley is interested in integrated primary care and increasing access to mental health services. Outside of medicine, Ashley is an avid reader who also enjoys scrapbooking, trying new restaurants, staying active with Zumba, and binge watching all eight Harry Potter movies!



Chase Pribble, MD (he/him)

Position: PGY-5

Undergraduate: Claremont McKenna College
Medical School: St. Louis University School of Medicine (AOA)

Chase was born and raised in Salt Lake City, UT, then moved to southern California to attend Claremont McKenna College, where he majored in Biology. In college, he discovered a passion for research in a basic science lab, and even considered teaching higher education science. However, his experiences volunteering with cancer patients at City of Hope helped push him into applying to medical school, as he preferred the personal, intimate interactions with patients over the sterility and objectiveness of a basic science lab. Once in medical school at St. Louis University, he continued to pursue research and service. He was accepted into the Rodney M. Coe Service and Advocacy Program, a community service distinction for graduates of SLU, with the majority of his time spent at a local juvenile detention center improving quality of care and follow up for children incarcerated with mental diagnoses. In medical school, he also discovered a passion for medical education, leading several talks to lower classes in topics from test-taking skills to physical exam maneuvers. And while he enjoyed a wide variety of specialties, he ultimately decided to split the difference between his parents (a PICU doctor and a school psychologist) and pursue Triple Board training.
Chase is particularly interested in diagnoses that blur the line between medicine and psychiatry, such as headaches, functional abdominal pain, and catatonia, but also has a passion for working within the criminal justice system, clinically and as an advocate. Outside of medicine, he loves all sports (esp. baseball!), the beach, and listening to Ariana Grande. He is eager to explore Rhode Island, and has plans to try every restaurant in Providence by the end of his 5 years.



Stephanie Wagner, MD (she/her)

Position: PGY-5

Undergraduate: Yale University
Medical School: Emory University (AOA)

 Steph was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, before moving to New England for high school and college. She attended Yale University for her undergraduate degree and majored in Global Affairs, with a focus on development economics. After graduation, she completed a post-baccalaureate program at John Hopkins University and then spent a year as a research assistant on a health systems research team in the Department of General Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital. She attended Emory University School of Medicine where she was involved in near-peer teaching, undergraduate health research mentorship, and health disparities and quality of care evaluation at a local autism clinic.  In addition to her MD, Steph earned an MPH in Epidemiology from the Rollins School of Public Health, where her research focused on epidemiologic patterns in diagnosis and treatment for transgender and gender non-conforming youth. She was selected into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) honor society as well as the Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society.
Steph is interested in using her Triple Board training to better understand how to build integrated models of care for patients who have complex medical and psychiatric needs, particularly trans and gender non-conforming youth. She is excited to continue bridging different fields of knowledge to provide more innovative and comprehensive care for children and their families. In her free time, Steph is an avid baker, knitter, U.S. Women’s National Team fan, and long distance runner. She and her husband are excited to be moving to Providence and hosting as many dinner parties as possible!


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Anurag Goel, MD (he/him)

Position: PGY-4

Undergraduate: Washington University in St. Louis
Medical School: Weill Cornell Medicine

Anu was born in Washington D.C. and raised in Northern Virginia. He studied Neuroscience, Spanish, and Music at Washington University in St. Louis, where he discovered he wanted to be a doctor. He moved to New York City to attend Weill Cornell Medicine, where he focused his non-clinical time on the humanities in medicine. He directed the WCM Journal of Humanities, led the WCM Music and Medicine program, participated in multiple medical humanities electives, and was a performing musician throughout NYC. He also researched the use of complementary and integrative medicine by palliative care providers. At WCM, Anu discovered an interest in medical education, working on curriculum development projects, serving as a tutor and mentor in both preclinical and clinical settings, and completing the Stanford Faculty Development Center’s course in Effective Clinical Teaching. Outside of medicine, Anu continues to enjoy performing music wherever and with whomever he can (#DocsWhoRock), hunting for records, practicing and preaching mindfulness and meditation, binging standup comedy on YouTube, cooking, baking, and eating yummy local food.

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Emily Kruse, MD (she/her)

Position: PGY-4

Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame
Medical School: University of Minnesota 

Emily grew up in Bloomington, MN, a suburb of Minneapolis. She attended undergrad at the University of Notre Dame, where she studied abroad in London for a semester and graduated with a Science-Business major and Poverty Studies minor. She worked as a medical scribe and volunteered with incarcerated veterans transitioning back into society from prison during her gap year after college. At the University of Minnesota Medical School, Emily researched ethnic and gender biases in medicine and worked to implement opioid harm reduction strategies in the Twin Cities community through syringe exchanges and street outreach programs. She hopes to become a dual internal medicine/pediatrics urban academic hospitalist and complete fellowships in addiction medicine and toxicology. Outside of medicine, Emily enjoys kayaking in the Boundary Waters of MN, vegetarian cooking, crosswords, teaching her female cat Jimmy new tricks, and spending time with her loved ones.


Tamara Lhungay, MD (she/her)

Position: PGY-4

Undergraduate: University of Colorado
Medical School: University of Colorado School of Medicine

Tamara grew up in rural Colorado. She attended the University of Colorado where she graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Biology and dual minors in Interdisciplinary Research Methods and Health Humanities. At the University of Colorado School of Medicine, she developed an interest in oncology and survivorship, as well as in serving refugee and migrant populations (her father is a Tibetan refugee and her mother is the daughter of Dominican and Jamaican immigrants.) Her research was mainly focused on quality improvement and oncology, but her guiding star remained the humanity within medicine.
Then wanderlust struck, and after crisscrossing the country, she fell in love with New England for its oceans, people, and vibrant culture. Brown instantly felt like home for Tamara because of the warm and genuine people, paired with academic excellence and a supportive and growth-focused culture.
In her free time, Tamara enjoys hiking, skiing, (or any outdoor activity), and will say yes to most adventures. When she must stay indoors she enjoys board games, crocheting, and spending time with her two cats, Remi and Theo. She is looking forward to exploring New England and finally trying surfing.


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Bec Raymond-Kolker, MD (they/them)

Position: PGY-4

Undergraduate: Smith College
Medical School: Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University (GHHS)

Becca grew up in Austin, Texas and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Smith College in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Latin American Studies. After graduation, Becca worked for several years as a case manager in a supportive housing building where they became interested in pursuing a career in medicine. Becca completed the Premedical Postbaccalaureate at Bryn Mawr College in 2017. During medical school, Becca was a member of the Medical Humanities and Ethics Scholarly Concentration, a participant in the Brown Advocates for Social Change and Equity (BASCE) Fellowship, a co-leader of the Spectrum LGBTQ organization, and a part of the national leadership team of the Medical Student Pride Alliance. Becca is currently a producer on the popular pediatric podcast The Cribsiders. In true Med-Peds fashion, Becca’s clinical interests include primary care, hospital medicine, adolescent medicine, and infectious disease. Becca is also passionate about medical education, trauma informed care, practicing LGBTQ+ inclusive care, and working collaboratively to dismantle structural racism within medicine. In their free time, Becca enjoys practicing yoga, listening to and producing podcasts, going to the farmers’ market, and spending time with their family here in Providence. Becca is thrilled to be continuing their medical training at Brown as a resident at the combined Internal Medicine – Pediatrics Residency.

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Laura Schwartz, MD (she/her)

Position: PGY-4

Undergraduate: George Washington University
Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School (AOA, GHHS)

Laura Schwartz, Med-Peds class of 2025, is originally from Framingham, MA. She attended George Washington University in Washington, DC for undergrad, worked in research for 2 years, then attended University of Massachusetts Medical School. Her clinical interests include infectious disease, LGBTQ+ health, refugee/asylum seeker health, and reproductive health in a primary care setting. Outside of work, her favorite hobbies include yoga, skiing, singing, baking apple pie, and baseball (go Nationals!)

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Hannah Cohan, MD (she/her)

Position: PGY-4

Undergraduate: Muhlenberg College
Medical School: Penn State College of Medicine (AOA)

Hannah is from Ridgewood, NJ. She majored in neuroscience at Muhlenberg College, where she first became interested in the oh-so intertwined relationship between mind and body. After graduating, Hannah worked at the Child Mind Institute in NYC, where she developed a passion for working with young children and their families who have anxiety conditions, with a special interest in Selective Mutism. She also worked at a non-profit called Positive Exposure, which uses the visual arts to create human-centered medical education resources that celebrate the beauty in human diversity. At Penn State College of Medicine, Hannah combined her love for medicine and the arts as an active member of the on campus a capella group and an actress in several performances on campus. As a triple board resident, Hannah is interested in pursuing a career in integrated care. She aspires to work with children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and to continue to develop and apply her love for behavioral, exposure based therapies for children with anxiety conditions.

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Kathryn Lamere, MD (she/her)

Position: PGY-4

Undergraduate: Washington University 
Medical School: Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University (AOA)

Katie grew up in Crystal Lake, Illinois, and graduated cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology and minors in Global Health and the Environment and Music. After college she spent 2 years working at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in women’s mental health research before starting medical school at Brown University in the combined M.D.-Master of Science in Primary Care and Population Medicine program. Throughout medical school, Katie’s scholarly work focused on leveraging the pediatric primary care setting to improve access to mental health care for children and their moms, as well as community-based work focused on improving health care for women with substance use disorders in early recovery. She was also involved in many teaching and mentorship activities throughout her time at Brown, and hopes to continue to grow as a medical educator throughout residency. Katie was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society, and was awarded the Christopher Benedick, MD, Child Psychiatry Award upon graduation. Katie is passionate about improving access to mental health care for children and their families, and hopes to work in integrated behavioral health in the primary care setting for children and adolescents, and to be involved in policy and advocacy efforts  around improving mental health care for kids on a systems level. Outside of medicine, Katie loves spending time with her friends and family, exploring the Providence restaurant scene with her husband Danny, making homemade pasta, playing board games, singing, cuddling with her cat Daisy, and knitting. During her four years of medical school, Katie has fallen in love with Providence and Rhode Island thanks to the vibrant community, fabulous beaches, and unparalleled mentorship at Brown, and she could not be more excited to officially join the Brown Triple Board and Pediatrics families.

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Elizabeth Modde, MD (she/her)

Position: PGY-4

Undergraduate: Loyola University of Chicago
Medical School: University of Missouri

Elizabeth grew up on the land now known as St. Louis, Missouri, where she loved frequenting the free art museum, botanical garden, and outdoor concerts. She moved to Chicago, where she majored in dance and biology. Gazing at Lake Michigan’s waves were the perfect way for her to calm down with her busy schedule. After graduating, she was lucky enough to spend the year after graduation doing a year of service program in inner-city Baltimore. Her patients were the inspiration to attend medical school! So she moved back to the midwest. She had many social justice passions in medical school. She ran the local free clinic and lived at the local homeless shelter, St. Francis House. She led efforts to improve gender affirming care, care for survivors of intimate partner violence, and trauma informed care. Her research focused on Indigenous health. She is excited to meet, listen to, and support her new patients and community as a triple board resident! Elizabeth enjoys travel, vegetarian cooking, dancing…


Anita Gandhi, MD (she/her)

Position: PGY-3

Undergraduate: University of North Carolina

Medical School: East Carolina University (AOA, GHHS)

Anita received her BSPH from the University of North Carolina, with an honors thesis on molecular mechanisms of alcoholic steatohepatitis. She worked as a biology teacher in an under resourced high school and as a medical scribe before enrolling in medical school. Her medical school projects reflected her interests in education, quality improvement, and health disparities. She completed projects assessing educational interventions promoting use of POCUS in the NICU, access to long-acting reversible contraceptives in the OB resident clinic, and QI projects on diabetic foot exams in the Med/Peds resident clinic. She was inducted into AOA and GHHS and founded an IHI student interest group. She enjoys event planning, design and baking, interval training, karaoke, and cultural immersion opportunities. She considers her hometowns to be Essex Junction, VT, Jersey City, NJ, and Sanford, NC.



Tabitha Ndung’u, MD (she/her)

Position: PGY-3

Undergraduate: Warren Wilson College

Medical School: Louisiana State University

Tabitha is from Kijabe, Kenya. She attended Warren Wilson College where she was a biochemistry major. Following graduation, she received an MPH from Tulane. She attended LSU for medical school, where she was a rural scholar. In medical school she was a facilitator for Critical Consciousness in Medicine course and held leadership positions in Wilderness Medicine SIG as well as the Christian Medical and Dental Association. After her rural service commitment in Louisiana, Tabitha hopes to return to Kenya with the goal of establishing chronic disease management clinics. Tabitha enjoys cooking Kenyan cuisine, trail running, and visiting zoos, aquariums, and museums.

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Cecillia Paasche, MD (she/her)

Position: PGY-3

Undergraduate: Swarthmore College

Medical School: Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University

Cecilia attended Swarthmore College, graduating with a degree in Neuroscience with honors in 2016. She attended Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University, where she was awarded Outstanding Student in the Internal Medicine Clerkship and Outstanding Student in the Pediatrics Clerkship. At Sackler, she published research on the impact of virtual physician disclosures of personal struggle on medical students as well as research on substance use disorders. She also served as managing editor of the Sackler Journal of Medicine chapter, co-president of the American Medical Women’s Association, and led workshops on Racism in Medicine, Maternal Mortality, and the Impact of COVID-19 on Women. Cecilia enjoys writing and reading fiction and poetry, watercolor painting, playing Scrabble and solving crossword puzzles, yoga, and playing piano and percussion instruments.


Maya Tsao-Wu, MD (she/her)

Position: PGY-3

Undergraduate: Pomona College

Medical School: Penn State College of Medicine

Maya grew up mostly in Alaska and Vietnam before going to Pomona College, where she graduated Cum Laude with a BA in molecular biology. After a year working as an ED scribe in Washington state, she moved to Hershey, Pennsylvania for medical school. Maya enjoyed volunteering with the student pediatric society, especially in her role as the Paw Prints Editor, delivering monthly activity booklets to children in the hospitals, ED, and clinics. She also enjoyed mentoring pre-med students from throughout southcentral Pennsylvania and returning to Arizona to work with Indian Health Service as part of Penn State’s Global Health Scholar Program.

Brown stood out to Maya on the interview trail because of the incredible kindness and warmth of the faculty and residents, along with the strength of its categorical training programs. Maya is currently undecided on her career path, but she has particularly enjoyed her experiences in childhood obesity research, infectious disease, and global health.

In her free time, Maya enjoys cross country skiing, sci-fi/fantasy audiobooks, lettering, bullet journaling, praying, and eating good food with friends and family.

Nicole Felix, MD (she/her)

Position: PGY-3

Undergraduate: Amherst College

Medical School: Albert Einstein School of Medicine

Nicole (She/her) was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in the Bronx, New York. She completed her undergraduate studies at Amherst College where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Asian Languages and Civilizations and completed a post-baccalaureate program. She received her MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where she was selected for a Dean’s Recognition Award, Distinction in Research, and the Maurice Greenhill Award in Psychiatry. At Einstein, she was part of the ECHO Board, a student-run Saturday clinic providing free healthcare to uninsured patients. She is excited to join the Triple Board team and she is passionate about caring for the physical and mental health of children and their families. She is interested in getting more training in eating disorder treatment, mood disorders, and Perinatal and Infant Psychiatry. For fun she likes spending time with her husband Matt and her dog Stitch, dancing, and exploring new restaurants and coffee shops in Providence.


Michael Hoggard, MD (he/him)

Position: PGY-3

Undergraduate: B.S. – Economics, Utah State University

MD: Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth (AOA)

Graduate: MPH, Public Health, University of Eastern Finland

Hometowns: Long Beach, CA & Highland, UT


Michael Hoggard was born in California but was raised between Utah and Finland. He studied economics for his bachelor’s degree before completing a master’s of public health in Finland, during which he focused on refugee health and health economics. He spent 5 of the 7 years before medical school living, studying, or conducting research on 3 continents.

Michael attended medical school at Dartmouth where he was selected for AOA. While in medical school, Michael served on the admissions committee and as the executive vice president of alumni engagement. 
Michael was drawn to the Triple Board Program because of his desire to work in refugee health — something which he has done in multiple capacities for the past 9 years. As part of this work, Michael has had the opportunity to present directly to state legislators about refugee health needs and was recognized by the Lt. Governor’s Office for his dedication to the local refugee population.
Michael loves living in Rhode Island with his wife and two daughters. He enjoys woodworking, canoeing, hiking, photography, and anything to do with being a dad.
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Niralee Shah, MD (she/her)

Position: PGY-3
Undergraduate: Williams College
Post-Baccalaureate: Goucher College
Medical School: Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Niralee is the daughter of first-generation immigrant parents and grew up in North Adams, MA. She majored in Mathematics and Arabic at Williams College. After graduating, she spent five years working abroad—first teaching high school math in Jordan, then joining a Palestinian tech-startup and codeveloping a mini-MBA program for youth entrepreneurs. She was then director of Tomorrow’s Youth Organization, a community center in Nablus, Palestine providing psychosocial support to children and families living in refugee camps and underserved urban neighborhoods in the northern West Bank. The work taught her a lot about early life and intergenerational trauma, alongside the power of community organizing and resilience; this ultimately compelled her to retrain in medicine to better understand, diagnose, and treat the impact of trauma on the mind and body. After completing a premedical post-bacc at Goucher College, Niralee moved to Rhode Island to start medical school in Brown’s combined M.D.-M.Sc. program in Primary Care and Population Medicine, where she grew her interests in teaching and improving access to mental health care. Upon graduating, she was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honors Society and awarded the Christopher Benedick, MD, Child Psychiatry Award.

Niralee is thrilled to stay at Brown for integrated training in pediatrics and psychiatry, and she is grateful to continue growing among such supportive peers and mentors! She looks forward to providing care that centers the stories and strengths of her patients and their communities. In addition to her work, Niralee loves to dance, rock climb, bike along the RI coast, and cook up a storm for her friends and family.

DAlessio Shanelle

Shanelle D’Alessio, MD (she/her)

Position: PGY-3

Undergraduate: UNC Chapel Hill

Medical School: Quinnipiac University

Shanelle grew up in East Lyme, CT and spent many childhood summers at the beach in Rhode Island. She graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a Bachelors in Biology and Psychology and a new found love of college basketball (go Tar Heels!). After undergrad, Shanelle moved to Nicaragua where she worked for an NGO teaching ESL and managing community health programs focused on infectious diseases and chronic conditions. A few years later, Shanelle returned home to attend medical school at Quinnipiac University in North Haven, CT. As a medical student, Shanelle led a student-run free clinic and community health collaboration in Bridgeport, CT and graduated with a concentration in Global, Community and Public Health. She was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society and was the recipient of the Dean’s Leadership Award. Shanelle is very excited to now become a part of the Brown and Hasbro family. She is interested in primary care, endocrinology, and hematology/oncology, and no matter what, she hopes to be involved in the greater Providence community. Shanelle enjoys crosswords, coffee, and puzzles. Outside the hospital, you can find Shanelle on the beach with a good book, in the gym trying to keep up with her exercise-enthusiast husband, or spending time with her family throughout New England. 

Devera Jean

Jean Devera, MD (he/him)

Position: PGY-3

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.

Goldsmith Cody

Cody Goldsmith, MD (he/him)

Position: PGY-3

Undergraduate: Cornell University  

Medical School: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (GHHS) 


Cody grew up in Oceanside, NY. He attended college at Cornell University where he majored in Nutritional Sciences and minored in Development Sociology. He completed medical school at the University of Pennsylvania where he studied food insecurity, food justice, and home cooking. Cody is interested in wellness and disease prevention, specifically, synthesizing health with neighborhood environments, daily habits, sports, dance, music, and the arts. Cody was drawn to Brown for its inclusive culture, diverse perspectives, and its encouragement of advocacy and social change. Outside the hospital, Cody enjoys searing fish (but not when it sticks to the pan). He also likes meditating, reading philosophy, rewatching Rocky movies, playing music, and finding new ways to break a sweat – whether it’s along the bike path, in the gym, or on the dance floor.   

Hadley Jennifer

Jennifer Hund, MD (she/her)

Position: PGY-3
Undergraduate: Clemson University
Medical School: Wake Forest School of Medicine
Jennifer Hadley grew up in a very small town in northeast Pennsylvania (not far from Scranton!), then moved to Cincinnati, OH for high school. She attended Clemson University for undergrad where she completed a B.S. in Bioengineering. She then headed to Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC. There she focused on research projects in culinary medicine and early predictors of pediatric blood pressure outcomes, advocacy for LGBTQ+ healthcare through SafeZone, and developing skills in medical education. She was also involved in multiple service and leadership projects, and was nominated into the Gold Humanism Honors Society. Jennifer is so excited to be headed back to the northeast and to be joining the Hasbro team. She is looking forward to developing her interests on the clinical front in MedEd, critical care, nutrition education, and continued advocacy for historically disadvantaged patient populations. Outside of the hospital you can find her hiking/biking/ skiing/kayaking (really anything to be outside!) or trying out new recipes in the kitchen. 
Jaimerena Emily

Emily Jaimerena, MD (she/her)

Position: PGY-3

Undergraduate: Harvard University

Medical School: Alpert Medical School at Brown University

Emily hails from Southern California, but has happily called New England home for almost a decade despite being the sole Lakers fan in a 300-mile radius. She came east for college at Harvard where she studied Human Evolutionary Biology and English, played a lot of basketball, and worked several jobs. After graduating in 2017 she did an AmeriCorps education program, teaching ELA and running afterschool programs at an elementary school in Seattle. She found a passion for education equity work that combined perfectly with her interest in serving kids and underserved populations. Then fate brought Emily back to the east coast for medical school at Brown where she was involved in First-Gen/Low-Income peer mentorship, leading and coordinating pre-orientation hiking trips for incoming M1s, and researching ethics pedagogy in medical education. She also volunteered in preschools and at a local Boys & Girls Club as a youth basketball coach, and spent a lot of time perfecting her carrot cake recipe.

Brown’s support for maintaining the whole self during medical training, its opportunities to advocate for reproductive justice and early literacy, and emphasis on family-centered care are just a few reasons it has felt like a perfect fit for Emily. She fell in love with Rhode Island’s amazing food, breweries, people, and community during medical school and is so excited to continue her journey to becoming a pediatrician here alongside these amazing folks!

Kennedy Anne

Anne Kennedy, MD (she/her)

Position: PGY-3
Undergraduate: University of Scranton
Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Annie grew up just outside of Philadelphia in Conshohocken, PA and studied Biochemistry, Cell, and Molecular Biology (BCMB) and Philosophy at the University of Scranton. She then came back to Philadelphia for medical school at Thomas Jefferson University. During medical school, she volunteered at a clinic in Chinatown that focused on serving a population that often falls through the gaps in the medical system. There she learned about the importance of advocating for your patients to ensure they get the best care possible. She is excited to take what she learned in medical school to serve her new patients here at Hasbro. She is currently undecided about what she wants to do after residency. Outside of medicine, Annie loves running, exploring new places, eating ramen, and spending time with her family and friends.
Lake Sarah

Sarah Lake, MD (she/her)

Position: PGY-3

Undergraduate: Middlebury College

Post-Baccalaureate: NIH

Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine

Sarah grew up in Greenbelt, Maryland and attended Middlebury College where she majored in Physics. After graduating from Middlebury, Sarah spent a year as a post-baccalaureate fellow at the National Institutes of Health working in a lab studying tether proteins using fluorescence microscopy. Sarah attended University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore where her interest in pediatrics grew through her involvement in the Primary Care Track, clinical exposure, and volunteer work in Baltimore Public Schools and as a volunteer coach for KEEN of Greater DC and Baltimore helping to facilitate social and athletic events for children with neurodevelopmental disabilities. Sarah is over the moon about joining the Hasbro Community and excited to explore Rhode Island’s beaches. Outside of residency, Sarah enjoys hiking, knitting elaborate sweaters, participating in trivia activities, and spending time exploring New England with her dog Trixie. 

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Jacqueline Lee, MD (she/her)

Position: PGY-3

Undergraduate: University of Virginia
Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine

Jackie was born and raised in Northern Virginia. She attended college at the University of Virginia, where she pursued her interests in neurobiology, computer science, education, and the myriad of ways these disciplines intertwine. She graduated with a B.A. in Cognitive Science and spent a year working as an emergency department scribe at her local hospital back home before returning to Charlottesville for medical school. There, she fell in love with Pediatrics and sought out ways to combine this with her continued interest in education by co-leading her school’s Pediatrics Interest Group, hosting review sessions for clerkship students, and serving as a teaching assistant in the Microbes and Immune System preclinical curriculum. Heading to Providence for residency marks her biggest move thus far, but with such a welcoming and supportive group of co-residents, Rhode Island is feeling more and more like home every day! Outside of the hospital, Jackie can be found enjoying all of the classic grandma hobbies — knitting herself a new wardrobe, cozying up on the couch with a good book, and tending to her ever-expanding houseplant collection.

MacPherson Kelly

Kelly MacPherson, MD (she/her)

Position: PGY-3
Undergraduate: The University of Vermont
Medical School: The Robert Larner College of Medicine at The University of Vermont (AOA, GHHS)
Kelly grew up in the Berkshires region of western Massachusetts and attended the University of Vermont as a first-generation college student. Upon earning her bachelor’s degree, she spent two years working in basic science cardiovascular research at Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York, before moving to Boston, Massachusetts to focus on cardiology clinical research at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center. Kelly then spent two years at a biopharmaceutical company in Waltham, Massachusetts working on Phase III clinical trials concentrated in major depressive disorder, and in 2017, she earned her master of science degree from Boston University. Her years of pre-clinical and clinical work solidified the decision to pursue medicine and in 2018, she enrolled in medical school at The Robert Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont. During medical school, Kelly was drawn to high-risk deliveries and neonatal care, which ignited a passion to pursue a career in pediatrics and care for patients during their youngest and most impressionable years. She is excited about the opportunity and privilege to make an early impact on children’s lives while advocating for their futures. While Kelly is passionate about neonatology, she is approaching residency as a blank slate and will determine further career interests throughout her training. In her free time, Kelly loves spending time with her husband, infant daughter, yellow lab and giant extended New England family. She enjoys cooking, baking, practicing yoga, and spending time outdoors, especially at the beach during the warmer months.
Maksymowych Steven

Steven Maksymowych, MD (he/him)

Position: PGY-3

Undergraduate: Union College
Medical School: Albany Medical College

Steven was born and raised in the small suburban town of Succassuna, New Jersey. He attended Union College as part of the Leadership in Medicine (LIM) Combined Medical Program where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BS in Biology/Psychology. As part of the program, Steven was dual enrolled in Clarkson University where he graduated with his MBA in Healthcare Administration. After matriculating to Albany Medical College, he involved himself in numerous extracurricular activities including co-founding a service-learning opportunity for at-risk youth in the Albany community, engaging in research involving the use of Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) in monitoring NICU patients with Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE), co-leading the medical school orientation for the Class of 2023, and peer mentoring. He is a proud 2 nd -Generation Ukrainian-American and is involved in Plast, an international Ukrainian Scouting Organization. He also helped to organize fundraisers within Albany Medical towards ongoing humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. He graduated Albany Medical College with induction to the Gold Humanism Honor Society and is thrilled to be pursuing his passion of Pediatric Medicine at Brown! His career interests include medical education, community outreach and volunteering, and improving patient-centered care and advocacy. In his free time, Steven enjoys keeping active and fit at the local gym, exploring Providence as a first-time Rhode Islander, and discussing his love of epic fantasy novels to anyone who is willing to listen!

Parris Michelle

Michelle Parris, MD (she/her)

Position: PGY-3

Medical School: University of Massachusetts

Ravelo Ana

Ana Ravelo, MD (she/her)

Position: PGY-3
Undergraduate: Boston University
Medical School: Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Ana was born in Caracas, Venezuela and moved to South FL with her mom at the age of 7. She lived in Miami before her family settled down in a house by a canal in Hollywood, FL! She moved to Boston for college and majored in Biology (and minored in Medical Anthropology) at BU. After graduating from BU in 2017 she moved back home to complete her gap year working as a pediatric medical assistant. In 2018, she made her way back up north to attend medical school in Philly. At Temple, Ana was very involved in community service, volunteering with organizations like Puentes de Salud and at Camp Boggy Creek. She was even president of her Pediatrics Interest Group. During her interview day with Brown, Ana felt at home. She was drawn to the friendly and cooperative culture of the program, as well as its strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and community advocacy. Ana is 99.9% sure she wants to be a primary care pediatrician when she grows up. Outside of work, she enjoys hanging out with her dog Mushu, trying out new ice cream spots, coffee, long walks at antique stores/thrift stores, watching anime, baking, and naps.
Tucker Sydney

Sydney Tucker, MD (she/her)

Position: PGY-3

Medical School: SUNY/Upstate

Viamonte Evelisse

Evelisse Viamonte, MD (she/her)

Position: PGY-3

Undergraduate:  The City University of New York – Hunter College

Medical School:  The State University of New York – Upstate Medical University


Evelisse is a Coney Island, Brooklyn native and daughter of immigrant parents hailing from Guyana and Cuba.  She graduated Cum Laude from CUNY Hunter College with a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Special Honors (interdisciplinary studies).  While attending SUNY Upstate Medical University, Evelisse served as secretary of the DocsForTots pediatrics interest group, cultural representative of the South Asian Medical Student Association, logistics coordinator and program editor for the 46th Annual LMSA Northeast Regional Conference, and a Student Advisory Council member and Community Engagement Committee leader for the SUNY Upstate Blackwell Advocacy Learning Community.  Through the Blackwell Advocacy Learning Community, Evelisse spearheaded various civic engagement endeavors in Syracuse and is most proud of her work in collaborating with local community leaders to establish monthly, student-run health screenings and COVID vaccine outreach events geared towards vulnerable populations in the greater Syracuse area.


Evelisse was drawn to the Brown Pediatrics Residency Program because its mission directly aligns with her passion for health equity, advocacy, community engagement, and serving diverse and medically underserved populations.  She especially appreciated Brown’s close-knit culture and family feel.  Evelisse is currently very interested in primary care but is open to being inspired during residency.


Outside of medicine, Evelisse adores dancing to Soca and Chutney music, singing along to 90’s-Early 2000’s R&B hits, watching all things horror and true crime, and is a self-proclaimed procrastibaker and cook that loves to share her delicious, stress-induced culinary creations.  She is excited to join the Pediatrics team at Brown and cannot wait to explore all that Providence has to offer.

Yoloye Korede

Korede Yoloye, MD (she/her)

Position: PGY-3

Medical School: Boston University

Young Oliva

Olivia Young, MD (she/her)

Position: PGY-3

Undergraduate: Boston College

Medical School: University of Toledo College of Medicine

Olivia (Liv) (she/her) is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio and went to Boston College, where she majored in psychology with a thesis in child development. She also pursued research interests in collaborative care for chronically ill children and studied the Dutch healthcare system while abroad in the Netherlands. Before medical school, she was passionate about her work as a clinical research coordinator, primarily focusing on postpartum depression and women’s mental health.   She attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine where she enjoyed tutoring preclinical students and scribing in the medical oncology clinic. She is excited to explore pediatric subspecialties but has a specific interest in pediatric hematology/oncology.  In her free time, Liv enjoys kayaking, brewing beer and kombucha with her husband, searching for good vegetarian food, and watching/reading/listening to all things true crime. She is thrilled to be at such a supportive program and to be near the ocean again. 

Bann Psyhojos Marika

Marika Bann, MD (she/her)

Position: PGY-2

Marika is a triplet, born and raised in Lexington, MA. She graduated from Wellesley College where she studied English and economics. Throughout college, Marika enjoyed volunteering in pediatric inpatient units in Boston. After college, Marika attended MIT where she met her husband and graduated with a Master’s degree in Technology & Policy. In the years before medical school, she worked as a medical scribe, helped organize a volunteer hospice service, and worked in pharmaceutical consulting where she promoted the availability of new pharmaceuticals for pediatric diseases. Marika attended the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, where she missed snow! In Miami, she led Reproductive Health Advocates, a medical student organization devoted to helping adolescent patients access reproductive healthcare. She was drawn to Hasbro due to its warm and devoted residents and faculty, as well as its strong history of pediatric advocacy. In her free time, Marika enjoys thrift shopping, going to the beach, and trying new restaurants with her husband. 

Battle Shamara

Shamara Battle, MD (she/her)

Position: PGY-2

Shamara (she/her) was born in Frankfurt, Germany. After enjoying her early childhood in Honolulu, Hawaii, she and her family relocated to rural south Georgia. Eventually, she ventured to the “big city” aka Atlanta to complete her undergraduate studies at Emory University where she majored in Anthropology & Human Biology with a minor in Korean. Due to her interest in promoting literacy, she volunteered in afterschool programs and worked as an ESL tutor throughout her time in undergrad. Following graduation, she completed a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship in South Korea. During this time, she had the pleasure of teaching the best elementary students in the world and living with a wonderful homestay family. She also worked as a Study Abroad Advisor at the University of Georgia during her final gap year. She then completed medical school at Medical College of Georgia. Her career interests are primary care, likely in an underserved area. Due to growing up in an agricultural hub, she is passionate about improving food access. In medical school, she volunteered as a clinic coordinator at Georgia Food 4 Health and Veggie Park to provide vegetable prescription services to patients living within her local food desert. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her two cats, traveling, creating playlists, trying new restaurants, light hiking, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends. 

Davis Emily

Emily Davis, MD, M.Ed (she/her)

Position: PGY-2

Emily is from Boca Raton, Florida and attended Brown University, where she majored in Education Studies as an undergraduate and earned her medical degree. Emily is passionate about the intersection of health and education, as well as early childhood literacy and social-emotional learning, having taught kindergarten and second grade for several years. She aspires to work in primary care, and would like to partner with schools to provide holistic, integrated care for children and families. She is thrilled to train as a pediatrician at Brown, inspired by its warm, kind, and collaborative community, dedication to advocacy, and outstanding clinical training opportunities. In her free time, Emily enjoys baking, Zumba, arts & crafts, going to the beach, and being with family and friends.


Alexandra “Ali” Dunn, MD, MPH (she/her)

Position: PGY-2
Ali grew up in Vermont and attended Wellesley College where she majored in chemistry. After college, she moved to New York and worked for a few years as a research assistant in a lab that studied substance use disorders before attending medical school at Mount Sinai. In medical school, she explored a lot of clinical interests and grew to love adolescent and LGBTQ+ health. Ali is excited about residency at Brown due to their commitment to advocacy, wellness, and focus on community. Outside of work, Ali loves running, reading, gardening, cooking and playing music! 
Fletcher Slater Rachel

Rachel Fletcher-Slater, DO, MPH (she/her)

Position: PGY-2

Rachel was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY to parents from the Caribbean islands of Grenada and Jamaica. She attended Wellesley College for her undergraduate degree and majored in Spanish Language and Literature with a minor in Health and Society. After college, she moved home to NYC and spent two years completing a Masters in Public Health followed by a year as a research assistant in the Preventive Medicine department at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai where she got to delve into public/environmental health research. For medical school, Rachel attended Rowan-Virtua School of Osteopathic Medicine where she was actively involved in student leadership, community outreach, and mentorship. She may pursue fellowship after residency. In her free time, she enjoys drinking tea, watching a variety of television and cat videos, and FaceTiming her mom and cat Shelly Ann. She is excited to have matched at Brown and can’t wait to explore Rhode Island!

Khan Saira

Saira Khan, MD (she/her)

Position: PGY-2

Saira was born and raised on Long Island, New York. She moved to Philadelphia, PA to attend Drexel University, where she majored in Biological Sciences. While there, she discovered a passion for advocacy work and created two volunteer programs focused on offering support and mentorship to children and adolescents facing housing insecurity at local shelters. After graduating Drexel in 2019, she returned to her home state to attend the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra / Northwell. During her time there, she continued her interest in advocacy while aiming to address the issues closely impacting her community. This included working on a project to help spread awareness of ERPO (Extreme Risk Protection Order) and Red Flag Laws in communities at higher risk for gun violence and tutoring elementary school students struggling with the transition to virtual learning during the Pandemic. She also developed an interest in medical education reform and led a team of interdisciplinary specialists in Addiction Medicine to design a novel, evidence-based educational module that would expand on the existing curriculum around screening in pediatric populations. The aim was to better identify and address risk factors in pediatric populations for the development of Substance Use Disorders. This module was successfully implemented at her school and retained as part of the curriculum. As a result of these experiences and her clinical rotations, she cemented a passion for pediatrics and especially Pediatric Emergency Medicine, which she felt was a great environment to pursue her interests in advocacy, community outreach, and medical education reform. She is now excited to take her next steps in training at Brown where she will continue to build upon these interests. Outside of the hospital, she enjoys reading about Greek mythology, painting, hiking, kayaking, and travelling. 

Lansbury Jenna

Jenna Lansbury, MD (she/her)

Position: PGY-2

Jenna grew up in Mount Olive, New jersey. She then went off to Massachusetts where she attended UMass Amherst for undergrad and received a degree in biology with a minor in psychology. Upon graduation, she headed back home to NJ to work in an ophthalmology office as a scribe/tech where she continued to fall in love with medicine! She couldn’t stay away from New England for too long and attended UMass Chan school of medicine. While in medical school she was involved in the Worcester Free Clinics; she is extremely passionate about providing equitable care to underserved communities. Jenna is thrilled to be continuing her training at Brown! She is looking forward to exploring all Rhode Island has to offer, including the food, beaches, and breweries! Outside of medicine she enjoys reading, doing puzzles, and being outdoors. She loves to spend time with her friends and family, to explore new places and meet new people!


Liao Emily

Emily Liao, MD (she/her)

Position: PGY-2

Emily grew up in Brooklyn, NY before moving to the Boston area to attend Wellesley College. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with research honors in biological sciences and with a minor in Chinese language and culture. She loved teaching ESL English to Chinese immigrants of Boston’s Chinatown and working with Boston’s underserved immigrant populations throughout college, which prompted her to stay in the area to attend Tufts University School of Medicine directly afterwards. At Tufts, she became a member of the Sam W. Ho Health Justice Scholars Program and studied anti-racism curricular interventions in medical education. She is passionate about addressing social inequities in healthcare, particularly those affecting underserved urban immigrant families. In her free time, you can find Emily exploring new restaurants and cafes, catching up with friends over brunch, experimenting with new cooking/baking recipes, or trying a new fitness class.

McNaughton Michael

Michael McNaughton, DO (he/him)

Position: PGY-2

Michael grew up in Haverhill, MA prior to starting at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he received a BS in Biology. During his time at UMass, he was team captain and an 800-meter runner for their Division 1 Track and Field Program. Outside of the classroom, Michael acted as a technician in the emergency room, and was a youth basketball coach at the local YMCA. Prior to starting medical school, Michael lived in Boston for three years, completing a research internship at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and working as medical assistant to the Team Physician for Boston College Athletics. During medical school, he was affiliated with Boston Children’s Sports Division and Stanford University’s SUNSPORTS Group after receiving UNECOM’S Morgane Research Fellowship, studying youth sport public health patterns and sun-protective practices in NCAA athletes. Michael was drawn to Brown University’s Pediatrics Residency for the congeniality of the staff & co-residents, focus on resident well-being, diversity of the patient population, high level of supervised-autonomy, wide-variety of specialty teams, and the affiliations with Brown University and Providence College athletics, all culminating to help foster his career goals of helping pediatric patients with chronic disease return to sport and improving low-income access to sport. Outside of the hospital, Michael loves to spend time with his niece and nephew, snowboarding, the Patriots, fiction books, March Madness, spending time on the water, and cinema

Meyer Stephanie

Stephanie Meyer, MD (she/her)

Position: PGY-2

Steph grew up in Weston, MA and attended Wake Forest University in NC where she majored in Biology and minored in Spanish and Chemistry. Following college, she worked in clinical research at Dana-Farber/ Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorder Center. Additionally, she completed a master’s of science degree at Boston University School of Medicine with a master’s thesis in wet lab research in solid tumor oncology. While in medical school, she completed the MAESTRO Spanish Certificate program which aims to train culturally respectful Spanish-speaking providers to care for Hispanic patient populations. In addition, she completed a global health rotation in Costa Rica and volunteered as a Spanish interpreter at community health clinics in Winston-Salem.  While in medical school, she completed advocacy research focused on refugee health, food insecurity and mental health.  She was drawn to Brown due to its medium size and the genuine comradery she felt between the residents on interview day. She comes to residency interested in hematology/oncology or infectious disease but will be keeping an open mind. Outside of the hospital, you can catch her doing anything active – playing tennis, basketball, skiing, or snowboarding and cheering on Duke basketball and the New York Yankees. She is overjoyed to be completing residency close to her family and friends!

Michel Joseph

Joseph “Joey” Michel, MD (he/him)

Position: PGY-2

Joey was born and raised in Charlottesville, Virginia. Raised a “wahoo”, he attended undergrad at the University of Virginia, in his hometown. There he studied Kinesiology with initial hopes of becoming a physical therapist. Through his classes on the social determinants of health, volunteer experiences in primary care clinics, and mentors in his a cappella group, The Virginia Gentlemen (which travelled internationally annually singing on cruise ships), he found that his calling was medicine. After a year working as a clinical research coordinator in UVA’s NICU, he decided to stay in Charlottesville for another 4 years at the UVA School of Medicine. While he kept an open mind to treating adults as part of the Generalist Scholars Program, which aimed to support future leaders in primary care in pediatrics, internal medicine, and family medicine, his heart was always in pediatrics. During medical school he was the president of the school’s LBGTQ+ student group, qMD, worked with providers in the Teen and Young Adult Health Center to develop patient education tools for patients seeking gender affirming care, and was a regular at Durty Nelly’s Karaoke on Wednesday nights. He was the recipient of the Medical Student Teaching Award and wants to make medical education a part of his future career, whether in the clinic or in the classroom. He is excited to leave his hometown and explore all that New England has to offer, spending any free time at the beach, running, playing tennis, going to concerts, and spending quality time with his new Hasbro and Providence families. 

Nosa Omorogiuwa Peace

Peace Nosa-Omorogiuwa, MD (she/her)

Position: PGY-2
Peace was born and raised in Edo State, Nigeria. She moved with her family to Maplewood, New Jersey after completing high school in Nigeria. She graduated with a B.S in public health from Rutgers University New Brunswick. During her time at Rutgers,  she tutored in the New Brunswick elementary school and high school. And worked with organizations that supported and mentored children from low income families. She also interned at a non profit organization that focused on connecting New Brunswick community members to health resources.
Peace continued her interest in Public health and serving minority populations in medical school. She did research on WIC participation, served as diversity admissions coordinator and education community member for JEFFHOPE- a free clinic in select Philadelphia shelters. 
Peace is passionate about education, advocacy and health equity. 
In her free time, Peace enjoys cooking/baking, watching sports (Philadelphia sport teams), biking, visiting museums, learning how to sew and exploring new restaurants. 
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Taylor Pels, MD (she/her)

Position: PGY-2

Taylor grew up in Chattanooga, TN. She received her undergraduate degree in Chemistry from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. While at Holy Cross, she served as a mentor through Big Brothers Big Sisters and developed an interest in working with children and adolescents. She completed her medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine, where she was a part of the Healthcare Leadership Track. At Georgetown, she volunteered with Big Hoya Little Saxa, a mentorship program for kids living in public housing in DC. She is excited to continue her training at Brown because of the collaborative community and welcoming environment among the residents and faculty. Outside of the hospital, Taylor enjoys playing with her golden retriever, Annie, trying new restaurants, and going to the beach. 

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Holly Pereira, MD (she/her)

Position: PGY-2

Holly was born and raised in Seekonk, Massachusetts and completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology through the Neuroscience track at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. She then worked as a clinical research coordinator at Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston for two years coordinating trials for drugs used in the treatment of retina-related diseases. She obtained her MD from the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School in Worcester, Massachusetts and conducted research evaluating a school-supervised asthma therapy program serving largely Medicaid-insured and racial and ethnic minority children. Holly aspires to become a primary care pediatrician and is interested in chronic illness, improving access to care for underserved populations, and trauma-informed care. Outside of medicine, Holly is an acrobatics, cheer, and tumbling instructor at a local dance studio and enjoys baking, reading mysteries, gameshow television, and cheering on the New England Patriots! 

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Ana Soares de Pina, DO (she/her)

Position: PGY-2

Ana was born in Santiago, Cape Verde. At the age of ten, she moved to Providence, RI with her mother in pursuit of a better life. As a first-generation college graduate and doctor in her family, she has shattered many glass ceilings. From a young age, Ana believed that her most important contribution to the world and her community was to become educated as a doctor. She graduated as the Valedictorian of her class at Hope High School and attended Providence College on a full-tuition scholarship, where she majored in Health Policy and Management. Ana was a Summer Youth Employee at Rhode Island Hospital, where she worked first as a transporter and then as an operating room assistant. After college, she moved to Washington, DC to work as a staff assistant for Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of RI. However, after a year of working on The Hill, Ana decided to embark on her medical education journey again. After a 2-year post-baccalaureate program (Health Careers Program) at Harvard Extension School, Ana attended University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine. Ana is an active member of the Cabo Verdean American Medical Society. She is passionate about mentorship, health care equity, and advocacy.

Ana loves dancing, cooking, and listening to African and Latin music, including Kizomba, Zouk, Afro-beats, and Bachata. She speaks English, Cape Verdean Creole, Spanish and some Portuguese. She also learned a bit of French while studying abroad in Toulouse, France. Ana hopes to do more traveling in the future. She is excited to be back in Providence to provide medical care for children in her home-state of RI.

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Tim Winn, MD (he/him)

Position: PGY-2
Tim is from East Islip, NY, and was a trumpet player and music nerd growing up. He attended Stony Brook University and graduated with a dual major in computer science and applied mathematics before working in the defense industry on radar and encryption systems for five years. He then worked as a barista and later a mental health worker while attending the MGH Institute of Health Professions where he obtained an accelerated bachelors degree in nursing. This led to five rewarding years working in the neonatal ICU in the Greater Boston area. His time as a nurse led him to pursue a career in medicine, and he was humbled to attend University of Massachusetts Medical School before matching into emergency medicine here at Brown. During his PICU rotation as an EM intern, he was reminded of what he loved about caring for children and their families from his time as a NICU nurse, and he is incredibly grateful to remain at Brown to train in pediatrics at Hasbro. Tim hopes to pursue a career in pediatric critical care after residency. Outside of the hospital, Tim enjoys quiet nights at home, good food, coffee, and tea, the NY Mets, HBO, time with his partner and their cat, and any opportunity to see family and friends.
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Jevin Clark, MD (she/her)

Position: PGY-2

Jevin Clark grew up in the Washington D.C. area and after high school, left to study
Chemical Engineering at Lehigh University. After graduation, she worked within her
industry but soon learned that she was searching for a career change. Not long after,
she joined the National Institutes of Health as a post-baccalaureate research fellow in
the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. She published multiple bioinformatic
studies evaluating mouse kidney RNA-seq data. She was subsequently accepted to
Howard University College of Medicine and was delighted to stay in Washington D.C.
for her graduate education. Howard University, with their mission to serve underserved
communities, allowed her ample opportunity to follow her passion for providing
accessible information and resources to vulnerable communities. As a med student,
she was honored to be selected for the Gold Humanism Society by her peers. In her
free time, she is a food enthusiast; she loves trying new restaurants, perfecting recipes,
and food photography. On a perfect day, she is outside enjoying the sunshine and
reading the New York times.

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Katherine Hobbs, MD (she/her)

Position: PGY-2

Katherine grew up in Menlo Park, CA but has now been in New England for the past decade. She attended Middlebury College where she majored in History and played varsity soccer. Prior to landing at Brown for medical school, she spent two years in the Boston area as a Geriatric Psychiatry research assistant, coordinating Alzheimer’s drug trials and mood disorder studies. Her experiences working with patients with dementia and their families solidified her love of medicine and patient care. During her time at Brown, Katherine enjoyed developing her medical education skills through mentoring and teaching opportunities, discovered her love for narrative medicine and palliative care through the My Life, My Story project, and gained a deep appreciation for street medicine through regular street outreach with individuals experiencing homelessness. Her broad array of clinical interests and love of working with patients of all ages led her to the wonderful field Med-Peds. She is thrilled to be staying at Brown for her Med-Peds training and is excited to share all her favorite parts of this quirky little state with her new co-residents! In her free time, Katherine loves being outside with friends, whether hiking, playing soccer, jumping in the ocean year-round, or playing very mediocre frisbee golf. Her simplest joys are a long walk, lazy morning, or a good book. 

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Athena Manatis-Lornell, MD (she/her)

Position: PGY-2

Athena grew up in Sandwich, MA on Cape Cod. She completed her undergraduate studies at Tulane University in New Orleans, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in English. After college, she moved to London and spent several years working in corporate communications before coming back to the US to complete a post-baccalaureate premedical program. During this time, she studied hair loss disorders in the Dermatology Department at Massachusetts General Hospital. Athena received her MD from Rush Medical College in Chicago, where she was selected for AOA, GHHS, the Glasgow-Rubin Citation for Academic Achievement, and the Rush University Medical Center Medical Staff Award for Clinical Excellence. At Rush, she was a member of the Health Equity and Social Justice Leadership Program, where she worked to create a gender affirming health care elective for students. Athena is passionate about closing care gaps in urban populations and is excited to start the next part of her training in medicine and pediatrics in Providence. For fun, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Tom, and daughter, Mia, reading fiction, exploring new restaurants, and skiing. 

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Emily Loe, MD (she/her)

Position: PGY-2
Emily (she/her) was born and raised in the suburbs of Orlando, FL. She has always had a passion for promoting physical and mental health in her community, making Brown Triple Board training the perfect choice for her.  During her undergraduate career, she researched mental health interventions for migrant workers in rural Florida, graduating with a bachelors in nursing. She worked for six years as an ICU nurse working in both adult and pediatric cardiovascular ICUs. She was awarded the 2016 Exemplary Professional Practice Award for her work in Pediatric Cardiac ICU. During this time she continued to contribute to her local community volunteering for the Victim Service Center of Central Florida, and completing medical relief work in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria.

In Medical School, Emily’s passion for community advocacy continued growing as she worked at UF’s Equal Access Clinic, homeless medical outreach program, and the Healthy Kids Medical Legal Partnership. She also grew her interest in medical education providing tutoring and mentorship to first and second year medical students. She was selected by her peers for membership into the Golden Humanism Honor Society where she was co-editor of the Chapman Arts and Literary Magazine, a publication that highlights artwork created by medical providers that reflects their lived experiences working in medicine. She graduated medical school with an Award of Distinction in Mind-Body-Medicine for her work exploring resilience levels and coping strategies utilized during the COVID-19 pandemic by graduate health students.

Brown’s Triple Board program offered a unique blend of training and provided a warm, balanced, and welcoming team to train with. The choice was an easy one. In her career, she hopes to provide integrated healthcare for medically complex patients and their families. Emily enjoys scrapbooking, reading, hiking, curling up with her three cats, and trying out new recipes. She cannot wait to experience full seasons in Rhode Island, and is so happy to call Providence her new home, and Brown Triple Board her team.

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Raphaela “Raphae” Posner, MD (she/her)

Position: PGY-2

Raphaela (she/her) was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. She attended Brown University through the Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME) and received her B.A. in English with a focus on nonfiction writing. During her undergraduate studies she was involved with student theater and peer mentorship endeavors throughout campus. Before returning to Brown for medical school Raphaela spent time in Brooklyn, NY as a nanny. She then moved to San Francisco to help build a speakeasy magic theater. Raphaela received her M.D. from Brown University with a scholarly concentration in Medical humanities & Ethics where she was selected for the Gold Humanism Honors Society and the 2023 recipient of the Christopher Benedick Child Psychiatry Award. Raphaela has been involved with sexual health education initiatives, medical storytelling podcasts, and implementing reflective practice in the medical school curriculum. As a triple board resident she hopes to grow as a physician and work to integrate mental health care into everyday primary care for kids and teens. She is very passionate about medical education and hopes to become a clinician-educator. Outside of the hospital you can find her sewing, knitting, gardening, dreaming about dogs, or eating ice cream. 

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Juliana Arenas, MD (she/her)

Position: PGY-1

Juliana was born in Colombia and moved with her family to Massachusetts when she was two years old. She left Massachusetts for Minnesota for her undergraduate degree at Macalester College, where she majored in biology and minored in anthropology. It was in college that Juliana began developing a passion for community health and decided to pursue a career in medicine. After college, Juliana worked as a clinical research coordinator at the Diabetes Research Center of Massachusetts General Hospital, coordinating multiple studies focused on gestational diabetes. She obtained her MD from UMass Chan Medical School. During her time in medical school she was involved in the community health track and in pediatric asthma research evaluating a school-supervised asthma therapy program. Juliana has strong interests in primary care, adolescent medicine, and community-based research. In her free time Juliana loves exploring nature trails, cooking with her fiancé, trying new restaurants, and hanging out on the couch with her dog Cosmo. She is excited to have matched at Brown and can’t wait to explore Providence!

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Nicole Asante, MD (she/her)

Position: PGY-1

Undergraduate: Emory University
Graduate: Columbia University
Medical School: Albany Medical College

Nicole is a first-generation Ghanaian-American who was born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island. She attended Emory University where she majored in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology (NBB) and the Integrated Visual Arts Co-Major (IVAC). After college, she completed a master in science in Human Nutrition at Columbia University. She briefly returned to Rhode Island to work as a research assistant for an HIV social media campaign at the Brown University School of Public Health before she moved to Albany, New York to earn her medical degree. Influenced by her time in medical school, Nicole has special interests in medical ethics/professionalism and transition of care efforts for young adults with complex medical conditions. In her downtime, she enjoys watching and reading illustrated media, reading fiction, playing the piano, and gardening.

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Clare Flanagan, MD (she/her)

Position: PGY-1

Clare grew up in New Providence, New Jersey alongside her 6 siblings (she is the 2nd oldest!).  She attended Boston College, where she started out as an English major but soon discovered an interest in biology.  She was inspired to pursue a career in medicine after shadowing her family’s pediatrician the summer after her freshman year!  While in college, she spent time as a volunteer at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Boston, MA) during the school year, and Children’s Specialized Hospital (New Brunswick, NJ) during the summer.

After graduation, Clare worked as a medical scribe in an Emergency Department in New Jersey, before attending Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School right in her home state!  In medical school, she developed a passion for medical education while serving as a peer tutor for other medical students.  She graduated with a Distinction in Medical Education after completing a scholarly project on the recent change in Step 1 score reporting.  She hopes to continue to be involved in medical education as a pediatrics resident!

Outside of medicine, Clare is an avid runner.  She completed 2 marathons and a 50K while in medical school!  Clare also loves her Peloton (shout out to her fav instructor, Camila Ramon!).  Clare was charmed by the friendliness of the Brown pediatrics leadership and residents during her interview day.  She is excited to explore the chai and matcha scene in Providence.  And, of course, she can’t wait to visit the beaches in the beautiful Ocean State!

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Kipp Hopper, MD (he/him)

Position: PGY-1

Undergraduate: Quinnipiac University
Medical School: Frank H. Netter, MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University

Kipp grew up in Forked River, NJ and received a B.S. in Biomedical Science with a
Minor in Global Public Health from Quinnipiac University. After working as an
emergency room scribe in the early stages of the pandemic, Kipp returned to Quinnipiac
to pursue his MD, where he was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society.
During this time, he also pursued research in obesity medicine and bariatric surgery to
better understand how social environments can psychologically impact patients with
obesity. He served in regional leadership roles through the CT Public Health
Association, CT State Medical Society, and Choosing Wisely Campaign for High-Value
Care. His work with refugees and asylees in New Haven, CT was especially meaningful
in identifying public service as an essential and meaningful component of his future

Kipp’s primary interests include health equity and advocacy, obesity medicine, and
medical humanism. He is excited to come to Hasbro Children’s to pursue a career in
which advocacy plays a direct role in patient care outcomes. Outside of the clinical
setting, Kipp enjoys reading and writing fiction, performing on the harp, and playing
nearly every kind of game with anyone who can stand his corny sense of humor.

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Anneliese Lapides, MD (she/her)

Position: PGY-1

Anneliese is from Niantic, CT and attended the University of Connecticut for undergrad where she majored in Biological Sciences and Human Development & Family Sciences. She went to medical school at the Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at the University of Vermont. She is passionate about health equity, advocacy, social determinants of health, and mentorship. During medical school, she was a student representative on the Medical Education Anti-racism Task Force and volunteered with the URiM Pathway to Pediatrics program. She co-founded and serves as the director of community engagement for the Southeastern Connecticut Organization for Racial Equity, a non-profit dedicated to anti-racism efforts in areas such as education, policy, and public health. She was drawn to Brown because of their commitment to advocacy, positive energy, and family-feel of the program. In her free time, Anneliese enjoys reading, going to the beach, paddleboarding, hiking, listening to vinyls, and watching reality TV.

Leslie Natalie 2024

Natalie Leslie, MD (she/her)

Position: PGY-1

Natalie grew up in Norwalk, CT. She received her undergraduate degree in Chemistry with a concentration in Biochemistry from Haverford College in Pennsylvania. While at Haverford, she played varsity field hockey and volunteered with the Mentoring And Student Teaching (MAST) program that connected middle and high school students with opportunities within the sciences. After college, she served two years with AmeriCorps as a mentor/tutor in Bridgeport, CT where she continued to develop her passion for mentorship and community service. She completed her medical degree at the Frank H. Netter School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University. At Netter, she was the Director of Operations of our free student run clinic and was the recipient of the Excellent Performance in a Pediatric Clerkship. She is incredibly excited to be a part of the Brown family and grow as an aspiring pediatric physician. Outside of the hospital, she loves working out, NYT Connections, and reading!

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Martin Li, MD (he/him)

Position: PGY-1

Martin was born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina. He attended Emory University where he majored in biology and minored in sociology. His original plan was to become an internist, but he discovered the incredible field of pediatrics in medical school at Brown University. Pediatrics feels like a perfect fit for Martin given his previous work with children as a mentor, tutor, and orchestra assistant teacher. Martin is passionate about climate change and sustainability and their intersections with healthcare. He has worked on waste disposal projects in clinical settings and served on committees dedicated to improving medical curriculum and creating more opportunities for community engagement related to planetary health. Martin is thrilled to be continuing his education at Brown and exploring more of Rhode Island’s food scene. Outside of medicine, Martin enjoys being with friends and family, gardening, cooking (not baking), binge-watching the latest TV shows, and occasionally being active.

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Kevin Marzotto, MD (he/him)

Position: PGY-1

Undergraduate: College of the Holy Cross

Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine


Kevin was born and raised in Great Barrington, MA. He graduated from the College of the Holy Cross, in Worcester MA, with a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry. During his undergraduate education, he discovered a love for global health after participating in two medical mission trips to Honduras. To this day, he continues to work for the global health organization, Action4Education, as the Director of Primary Care and Pediatric Research. Kevin also developed a passion for research during college after working for two years in an organic chemistry lab. Kevin spent two years working as a clinical research coordinator in adult electrophysiology at Massachusetts General Hospital before moving to New Orleans for medical school. Kevin feels incredibly grateful for his medical experience and training at Tulane, and for the patients and families he had the privilege to care for during his time in Louisiana. During medical school, he continued his work in clinical research by investigating pediatric patients with complex medical conditions. He volunteered in the community to learn about various social determinants of health and worked in Tulane’s culinary teaching kitchen, where he taught children how to cook and eat nutritious meals. Kevin is most excited to return home to New England and join Brown because during his interview session he felt the level of mentorship, community, and support at Brown’s Pediatric Residency program was unmatched! In his free time, Kevin likes to be outdoors kayaking, fishing, hiking, and skiing, in addition to cooking, playing music, and spending time with friends, family, and his cat, Phoebe.

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Lauren Mazur, MD (she/her)

Position: PGY-1

Lauren Mazur grew up in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. After high school she completed her undergraduate training in Chemistry at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. There she was involved in basic science research, completing an honors thesis titled, “Synthesis and investigation of asymmetric diyne and polyyne compounds for biological activity.” After graduation, she joined the Penn State College of Medicine incoming class of 2020 in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

During her time at Penn State, Lauren enjoyed developing her medical education skills through mentoring and teaching opportunities. She participated in clinical research, further developing her interests within pediatric critical care. During her last two years of medical school she further developed her skills within pediatric advocacy through participation in the Trainees for Child Injury Prevention through Nationwide Children’s Hospital, sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Lauren’s personal history as a NICU graduate has inspired her to provide strong patient and family centered care, and she is thrilled to train at Brown.

In her free time, Lauren can be found spending time with her fiancé and cat, spending time with friends, and crafting. Lauren is looking forward to trying new restaurants around Providence as well as spending time outside running and visiting the beach.

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Natalie Qin, MD (she/her)

Position: PGY-1

Natalie is from Queens, NY. She went to college at Johns Hopkins University where she majored in behavioral biology and psychology and first discovered her love for medicine. She was part of child development and appetite research labs and realized how fulfilling it is to work with kids and learn about how mental and physical factors can affect their development and growth. After she graduated, she worked as a medical assistant and scribe at an urgent care in Manhattan, which solidified her desire to pursue medicine. Natalie then attended medical school at the University of Vermont and worked on projects in the NICU and on debriefing in the clinical setting after distressing patient cases. She feels incredibly privileged to be joining the pediatrics field and to continue her training at Brown.

Her pediatric interests include neonatology, hospital medicine, and gastroenterology and she also hopes to be involved in quality improvement work and community outreach. Outside of the hospital, she enjoys watching tennis, reading historical fiction, trying new desserts, and being with her family, friends, and her mini poodle, Isla. She is so excited to be joining the Hasbro family!

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Aaron Tavasi, MD (he/him)

Position: PGY-1

Aaron grew up in Westfield, NJ and completed his bachelor’s degree at the University of Delaware. There, he majored in biology and history and minored in biochemistry. Upon graduating, he began his medical studies back in his home state of New Jersey at the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine. In medical school, he was involved in medical education as a peer tutor and mentor. He held student leadership positions and was involved in several clubs including one which created an outreach program with a local high school for students to have early connections to medical education. Aaron explored many clinical interests before finding and growing to love pediatrics. He cannot wait to expand on this interest throughout his residency at Brown. Outside of the hospital, Aaron loves skiing, tennis, ice hockey, and traveling!

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Maddy van der Rijn, MD (she/her)

Position: PGY-1

Maddy grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, but since moving to New England for college, she hasn’t left! She went to Tufts University where she majored in Biology. After graduating, she spent a year doing clinical research at Boston Medical Center as part of a team building a database of objective and subjective measures to understand the origins of pediatric and chronic diseases. She then headed to Boston University School of Medicine where she got involved in the student-run teen and tot clinic and the NICU cuddling program for babies admitted with Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome. Maddy is very excited to be joining the pediatric team at Brown. As a National Health Service Corps member, she is interested in pursuing a career in primary care in underserved communities. Outside of medicine, she loves dancing (mostly hip hop choreography) and tasting new flavors of Oreos with her family (124 flavors and counting)!

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Caroline Walsh, MD (she/her)

Position: PGY-1

Caroline grew up in Houston TX and attended Colgate University in NY, majoring in cellular neuroscience. Prior to medical school she lived in Washington DC as a NIH post-bac research fellow studying Autism and the gut microbiome while developing a passion for healthcare policy. She moved back to TX to attend UT Austin Dell Medical School, concurrently achieving a Master’s in Public Affairs (MPAff). At Dell she was active in healthcare policy advocacy testifying at the state legislature and working within the Texas Medical Association to author multiple passed resolutions related to child healthcare. She also conducted research with local interprofessional partners on adolescent sexual health literacy disparities and public education effectiveness. She was proud student body president of the medical school, her passions for making medical education equitable and supporting the success of her classmates ultimately drawing her to Brown’s pediatrics program. She is excited to join a family-like program built on developing well-rounded physician leaders! She has many interests and is excited to find her future within pediatrics while continuing to work actively in local and federal policy development to help the children of Providence and beyond! Outside of the hospital you can find her with her cockapoo Rosie at her side reading, walking until she stumbles upon her next adventure, and ordering dips for the table.

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Cait Ward, MD (she/her)

Position: PGY-1

Cait grew up in Rochester, NY and attended Elmira College for undergrad, where she majored in psychology. After graduating from college, she worked at Planned Parenthood in Boston and volunteered in the pediatric emergency department at Boston Medical Center. These experiences made her realize she wanted to be a doctor, and also formed her passion for public health. Before going to medical school, she served in Americorps in rural upstate New York, worked as a care manager for low income folks with HIV/AIDS, and got her MPH. She is passionate about reproductive health, gender affirming care, and addressing healthcare disparities. She was blown away by the warmth and camaraderie of everyone at Brown on her interview day, and could not be happier about training here for residency. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son, going for runs, and exploring beautiful New England – especially the wonderful state of Rhode Island!

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Roen Wheeler, MD (she/her)

Position: PGY-1

Roen was raised in rural Michigan and completed her undergraduate degree in Public Health Sciences at the University of Michigan. Following this she completed an AmeriCorps service year providing health education in Pittsburgh with the National Health Corps. She then began her medical training in the MD/MPH program at University of Miami. Roen found her place in medicine in pediatric primary care and is excited to be working with the National Health Service Corps after residency. Outside of medicine she loves to bake, most things craft related and exploring new bookstores. She is thrilled to be joining some of her mentors in the Brown pediatrics residency family!

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Sabrina Williams, MD (she/her)

Position: PGY-1

Sabrina is a born and raised mid-westerner, hailing from Allen Park, Michigan. She moved to Grand Rapids on the west side of the state (she can show you where on her hand map) to attend Grand Valley State University for undergrad. An avid runner since 10 years old, she ran on the cross country and track teams at GVSU. When not running, Sabrina studied Biomedical Sciences and minored in Women and Gender Studies through the Fredrick Meijer Honors College. After college, Sabrina worked for two years at The Hope Network as a rehabilitation technician and behavior technician with people recovering from traumatic brain injuries. It was here that Sabrina fostered her love of finding new and creative ways to play (all people – big and small love to play!)  and make patients’ days more enjoyable. It was also at The Hope Network that Sabrina met her wife, Tina!

Sabrina attended Michigan State College of Human Medicine in Grand Rapids, MI where she took a roundabout way to pediatrics. She also holds interests in endocrinology, infectious diseases, and primary care. At MSU, Sabrina was the co-president of the Medical School Pride Alliance and a member of the Academic Achievement Student Board. She also presented research on antimicrobial stewardship practices at the 2023 National Infectious Disease Week Conference. She was very excited to match at Brown to continue her pediatric medicine training!

Tina and Sabrina got married in April 2024 and live with their two pups Frank the standard poodle and Rufus the Shih-tzu/Pomeranian. They are board game and escape room enthusiasts, zoo lovers, and are eager to try new foods in Rhode Island. Sabrina is always looking for the perfect bowl of ramen!

Sabrina was drawn to the Brown’s advocacy work with the LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities as well as their support of queer residents and faculty. During her interview day, Sabrina felt like she could really vibe with the residents and the program – everyone was so welcoming and talked very positively about their fellow residents!

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Leen Bakdash, MD (she/her)

Position: PGY-1

Leen grew up in Wichita, KS. She attended college at the University of Chicago where she studied Biological Sciences and Health and Society and grew interested in social determinants of health, especially as they pertained to refugee and immigrant communities. These interests brought her to Emory University for medical school. There, she was involved in community health initiatives addressing and research examining refugee and immigrant chronic disease burden and access to quality healthcare. For fun, she enjoys experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen, talking through movies with friends, and exploring local coffee shops. 

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Gabrielle Montalbano, MD (she/her)

Position: PGY-1

Gabrielle is originally from Chicago and attended college at UCLA where she studied Human Biology and Society and Public Health, then went on to medical school at University of Colorado, where she was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha and received a certificate in global health. Some of her favorite activities she has been involved with include: researching neglected tropical diseases (like Toxoplasma), working on a street medicine project for harm reduction, and working on a WASH project with a community in rural Uganda. She has also enjoyed engaging in activism as part of Students for a National Health Program and has loved getting involved in medical education.

In terms of her career, she is interested in global health and refugee/immigrant health, particularly infectious diseases and possibly being a dual med-peds hospitalist. Outside of work, she loves to spend time with family/friends, cooking, music, and traveling. She used to work in California as a backpacking guide and enjoys spending her time off in the outdoors.

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Kiarra Mouzon, MD (she/her)

Position: PGY-1

Kiarra is from Long Island, New York. She pursued her undergraduate studies at Binghamton University, majoring in Integrative Neuroscience. Her interest in Global Health led her to volunteer in Nicaragua twice during her undergraduate years, participating in public health and medical brigades. After graduation, Kiarra furthered her education and understanding of bioethics by completing the Bioethics Cross-Cultural Education Program in Bangkok, Thailand. She also worked as an ABA Behavioral technician, assisting children with behavioral disorders in developing communication and life skills. During her final gap year, Kiarra completed a post-baccalaureate program and matriculated into Drexel University College of Medicine. There, she was recognized by her peers as a member of the Golden Humanism Honor Society. In medical school, Kiarra focused on serving vulnerable populations in Philadelphia as a Women’s Health Scholar. She also dedicated her time to supporting underrepresented students and mentoring pre-medical students through the Student National Medical Association. Outside of her medical studies, Kiarra enjoys exploring new restaurants, creating nutritious meal prep recipes, traveling, and spending quality time with her family and friends. She also loves to stay active by participating in workout classes like pilates and kickboxing.

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Katya Skaritanov, MD (she/her)

Position: PGY-1

Katya’s family is of Ukrainian descent, but she herself was born in Moscow before her family decided to immigrate to Israel and eventually to the United States in 2008. She has considered Needham, Massachusetts her home ever since.

Katya went on to study Physiology and Neurobiology at UConn (Go Huskies!) where she loved supporting the basketball teams even when the men weren’t stellar. She took no time off and started medical school at UMass Chan in the midst of the pandemic in 2020. In medical school Katya was involved in tutoring, a COVID-19 student task force, and research in the intersection of Cardiology and Women’s Health which sparked her passion for taking care of women throughout their lives. This passion lended itself perfectly for her to pursue residency in combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics, especially at Brown, where she was struck by the kindness the faculty, residents, and staff bring to the table.

Katya loves live music (local or big names like TSwift, Zach Bryan, Noah Kahan), exploring new restaurants/breweries/wineries, and board game nights with friends, family, and her partner, Jordan. Her favorite activity, however, is cuddling with her parents’ dachshund named Watson.

Damian Candida TB 2024

Candida Damian, MD (she/her)

Position: PGY-1

Candida grew up in Alabama. Candida attended nursing school in Nashville, TN, where she graduated with her RN, BSN. Her experiences throughout nursing school provided her with the exposure needed to realize that she wanted to pursue her childhood dream of becoming a doctor. Candida then moved to New York City, where she completed her post-baccalaureate studies in premedical sciences at Columbia University, before matriculating at Mount Sinai’s medical school. She is beyond excited to continue her training at Brown in the Triple Board program and start her new journey in living in Providence. In her free time, Candida enjoys playing music, traveling, and spending time with loved ones. 

Nagy Jessica TB 2024

Jess Nagy, MD (she/her)

Position: PGY-1

Jess grew up in Verona, NJ, as the daughter of an oncology nurse who first inspired her to pursue medicine. She attended Cornell University for undergrad, where she majored in Human Development and minored in Biological Sciences. While there, Jess spent most of her time with Cornell Outdoor Education, teaching backpacking courses, overseeing student-run pre-orientation trips, and training as a wilderness EMT. After graduating in 2019, she spent one year working with the afterschool program at Ethical Culture Fieldston School, a private elementary school in the Bronx. Jess then returned to New Jersey to attend Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She dedicated her time to student wellbeing initiatives such as Mind-Body Medicine and pre-clinical psychiatry curriculum development. Her work focused primarily on intentional language choice and the importance of self-compassion. Outside of the hospital, Jess has worked longitudinally with an organization called Hearts of Hope to develop an art therapy program for children in the hospital. In medical school, Jess was awarded the 2024 Award for Academic Excellence in Psychiatry as well as the AMWA Glasgow-Rubin Certificate of Academic Achievement for graduating in the top 10% of her class.

Jess is thrilled to be joining the Brown Triple Board community where she hopes to grow as a compassionate care provider and psychotherapist. She ultimately hopes to use her combined training to work as a child psychiatrist with children and families experiencing medical challenges. Outside of medicine, Jess is frequently found outdoors as she finds joy doing activities such as hiking, skiing, and paddle-boarding. She enjoys caring for multiple plants and one very tiny orange cat. In fact, she’s probably running away from one of her bites right now!

Taylor Perpetual TB 2024

Perpetual Taylor, MD (she/her)

Position: PGY-1

Perpetual Essence Adachukwu Chiamaka Taylor was born in Framingham, MA and raised in Cromwell, CT. She very proud of her Nigerian (Igbo) heritage. Most people call her “Perp”, “Pep”, or “Pepsi”. As a Christian, she has always believed in taking care of those who cannot care for themselves- this value has guided her throughout her life. Perpetual has been interested in becoming a physician since she was a little girl and her experiences witnessing her youngest brother, Jayden, suffer from congenital heart disease as an infant inspired her to pursue pediatrics. She attended Sport and Medical Sciences Academy for high school, graduated from Southern Connecticut State University Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Chemistry minor. Shortly thereafter, she became a behavior technician and cared for a young boy with Autism Spectrum Disorder using Applied Behavioral Analysis to teach him new skills; this experience was the first of many to entice her toward pursuing child psychiatry. Matriculating into the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in August 2020, Perpetual made it a point to become involved in extracurricular activities including but not limited to becoming the Mentorship Chair of the Student National Medical Association, President of the Christian Medical Dental Association, student representative for the Admissions Committee and Clinical Skills Program, and volunteering at Hands on Hartford and South Park homeless shelters. Upon medical school graduation, she was selected at Commencement Speaker for the graduate ceremony. She was given an award for Excellence In a Specific Discipline-Psychiatry. Perpetual’s ultimate dream is to work in a pediatric emergency room, stabilizing children with medical and/or psychiatric crises and treating every patient and their family member with compassion, dignity, and humility. She attributes her success to God, her family members, close friends, and mentors without whom she would not be in the position that she is in today.

In her free time, she enjoys making people laugh, dancing, singing even with a mediocre singing voice, watching TV shows/movies, listening to music, doing random adventurous activities, trying new foods, and learning about different cultures/languages.