Rob was born in New York, but raised in the small town of Essex located on the Connecticut shoreline. From an early age, Rob was interested in medicine, which combined his love of science with his desire to help and serve the community. In pursuit of this goal, Rob attended Skidmore College in upstate NY, where he studied biology and worked in research lab studying mRNA degradation pathways.
After college, Rob moved to the Boston area where he worked in a molecular biology research lab at Brigham and Women's Hospital while also exploring the rich medical environment of Boston. During this time, Rob fell in love with Boston, and he stayed in town to attend Tufts University for medical school. While at Tufts, he spent a summer in South Dakota working with the Asniya program on a science and medicine themed summer camp for Sioux children; in addition to his teaching responsibilities, he was able to learn more about the underserved Sioux population and the health care infrastructure available through the Indian Health Services. While at Tufts, he also served as a facilitator for the first year medical course Problem Based Learning, which he thoroughly enjoyed. He is tremendously excited to be training in Family Medicine, with particular interest in adolescent medicine and medical education, and is ecstatic to be part of the amazing Tufts/CHA family.
Outside of medicine, his interests include cooking, going on hiking or camping/backpacking excursions, and of course rooting for the local Boston teams.
A graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine, Lauren stayed in the family and joined our residency, serving as a chief resident. A Connecticut native, she is an avid runner and many of her Fellowship seminars are spent walking and talking along her running route. Her main teaching interests are residency education and the use of group visits as a teaching tool.