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Lauren Hoogewerff

Email me. Lauren HoogewerffLauren grew up with her parents and younger brother in Rocky Hill, Connecticut, home of locally renowned Dinosaur State Park. She graduated high school as salutatorian of her class, and participated in many school activities, ranging from the softball team to the marching band, school newspaper, and even math league. Lauren matriculated to the University of Connecticut, where she graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. with Honors in Molecular and Cell Biology, and a minor in Physics.  She was initially interested in pursuing a PhD in the biological sciences, but several years of laboratory research, medical shadowing, volunteering at a nursing home, and public health jobs convinced Lauren that she was more interested and better-suited to pursue a career as a physician. Outside of academics, Lauren spent her first year at UConn rowing for the crew team, often waking up for early morning practice at times when many of her friends were just going to bed for the night. Although she enjoyed rowing and was recognized as a Scholar-Athlete, she left the team to more rigorously pursue academics and other extracurricular interests, particularly community service. She spent a very rewarding week in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, gutting water-damaged houses and facilitating the rebuilding process for many families.  She was an active participant in intramural sports, Campus Crusade for Christ, and the Mortar Board Honor Society. Her summer jobs included running a program to combat childhood obesity in Hartford public schools and at Camp Courant, and co-authoring a health information booklet for the disabled. At UConn, Lauren also met a wonderful man named David, whom she married after her first year of medical school.  Lauren attended Tufts University School of Medicine, where she served as president of the Christian Medical and Dental Association, publicity co-coordinator for The Sharewood Project, a governing council delegate for the Massachusetts Medical Society and a voting delegate at several national meetings of the American Medical Association – Medical Student Section. Lauren’s particular interests include underserved medicine, global and public health, advocacy, and preventive medicine. Outside of medicine, she is an active member of Redemption Hill Church and enjoys running, biking, swing dancing, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Past Fellows

Jessica Early, MD (2014)

Director of Inpatient Medicine, Tufts University Family Medicine Residency at Cambridge Health Alliance. She completed medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Camden, NJ and residency at the Brown Family Medicine Residency Program in Pawtucket, RI.

Randi Sokol, MD, MMedEd (2014)

Associate Director of Faculty Development, Tufts University Family Medicine Residency at Cambridge Health Alliance. She completed her MD/MPH at Tulane Medical School, where she was in the 'Katrina Class.’ She completed residency at UC-Davis in Sacramento.

Deborah R. Erlich, MD, MMedEd (2012)

Associate Director for the Department of Family Medicine at Carney Hospital in Boston and serves as faculty at Tufts School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School. She grew up in the Northeast and has lived in Boston or Cambridge since 1998. She earned her medical degree at Tufts and completed the residency here as well. She is recipient of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine's 2009 Emerging Leader Award.

Jennifer Sparks, MD, (2010)

Jen is a faculty member of the Greater Lawrence Family Medicine Residency in nearby Lawrence, Massachusetts. Jennifer currently serves as Medical Site Director of the Lawrence General Hospital site, Director of Hospital Services, and Medicine curriculum coordinator. A native Floridian, Jen completed medical school at the University of South Florida and her residency in Family Medicine at University of New Mexico Family Medicine. Jennifer received regional and national emerging leader awards through the Society of Teachers in Family Medicine 2012.

Molly Cohen-Osher, MD, (2010)

The Assistant Clerkship Director in the Department of Family Medicine of Boston University. Molly hails from New Jersey. She completed her medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Camden, NJ. After spending her intern year at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Family Medicine Residency Program, she finished her family medicine training the MacNeal Family Medicine Residency Program in Berwyn, IL. Molly is also a Pisacano Scholar and was a resident member of the Residency Review Committee for Family Medicine.

Ariella Ofran, MD, MPH (2009)

A native Israeli, who practiced and taught at the Maccabi Halth Services Northern District offices, establishing a new clinic alongside an academic teaching clinic. She has returned to Israel where she is teaching and practicing in a clinic that serves a mixed Arab-Jewish population. She is also quite involved in improving CME across the country.

Kristen Goodell, MD (2009)

The Director of Educational Innovation for the Center of Primary Care of the Harvard University School of Medicine graduate of the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University and our own Tufts Family Medicine Residency. She is the recipient of the 2011 Emerging Leader Award from the Family Medicine Education Consortium.

Cung B. Pham, MD, MPH (2008)

Completed the Fellowship in 2008. A graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine and the Northridge Family Practice Residency, Cung now practices medicine at Providence Medical Group in Torrance, CA. He also serves as a volunteer preceptor at a local residency in his free time.