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    • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    • MassGeneral Hospital for Children
    • Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital

Fellows

Current Fellows

Tom Albert

Tom Albert

Tom was born and raised nearby in Northboro, Massachusetts. Drawn by the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, he went south to the University of Virginia for college where he majored in English and Cognitive Science. He was very active in the creative writing scene on campus, and actually thought for some time that he would pursue a career as a writer. However, after graduating, he went to work for a health research firm in Washington, DC, where he spent a great deal of time facilitating focus groups and interviewing patients. He absolutely loved hearing each patient’s story, and forging brief, yet meaningful personal connections with them. It seemed then that medicine would be the perfect way to wed his interests in language and human biology, with his desire to make a difference in such patient’s lives. He completed a post-baccalaureate program in Boston, and as the ghosts of Thomas Jefferson wouldn’t let him go, he returned to UVA for medical school.

During those four years, Tom was active in the medical humanities, including editing a student literary arts journal, Veritas. He also explored new interests in addiction medicine through a research project on alcohol and drug abuse screening in undergraduates. Clinically though, where Tom really found his home was in the family medicine department. He appreciated how the clinicians embraced the bio-psycho-social model of health, truly striving to take a patient’s physical and social circumstances into account when providing care. He also simply admired the family physicians he came to know. They were such dedicated and compassionate people, with diverse interests and skills, and he wanted to be just like them when he “grew up.” Tom is so excited to be joining the team at CHA as he recognizes them as a similarly enthusiastic and dedicated group, committed to making meaningful change in the primary care landscape. He also eagerly anticipates rediscovering his hometown of Boston and cheering on his beloved Red Sox. Beyond medicine, Tom enjoys spending time with family and friends, writing, and pretty much anything that gets him outside including hiking, camping, and biking.

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Anupriya Grover

Anupriya Grover
Bio coming.

Past Fellows

Robert Caiazzo, MD (2016)

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.

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Lauren Hoogewerff, MD (2016)

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.

Clinton Pong, MD (2015)

Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Director for Tufts Medical Student programs at CHA
Course Director for Tufts' Competency-Based Apprenticeship in Primary Care (CAP)
Assistant Course Director for Tufts' Medical Interviewing/Doctor-Patient Relationship (MIDPR)
Site Coordinator for TUSM/CHA Family Medicine Clerkship and FM Exploration Elective
Undergraduate: University of Hawaii at Mānoa
Medical School: John A Burns School of Medicine at UH Mānoa
Residency: Tufts/Cambridge Health Alliance Family Medicine
Fellowship: Master Teacher Fellowship at Tufts University, University of Dundee (MMedEd candidate)

Clinton Pong, MD is a family physician seeing patients at CHA-Malden and he co-facilitates the Haitian Wellness group run by Tufts FM residents. He rounds with the inpatient team at the Everett Hospital. Clinton is also a faculty member and Assistant Professor with the Tufts Family Medicine program. He oversees the medical students in their pre-clinical interviewing course and apprenticeship program, as well as directing students at CHA for their FM clerkship and fourth year FM exploration elective. He is involved in research on competency-based medical education, clinical reasoning, and the Information Mastery curricular thread for Tufts Medical School. In his free-time, Clinton enjoys reading rational fiction and playing complicated board games.

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Aaliyah Rizvi, MD (2015)

Dr. Rizvi began the Fellowship after completing the family medicine residency at SUNY-Stonybrook where she was chief resident. She has joined another former Fellow at Boston University where she teaches and sees patients at the student health clinic.

Jessica Early, MD (2014)

Academic Rank: Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Position at the residency/curricular focus: Director of Inpatient Adult Medicine
Undergraduate: Rutgers University
Medical School: UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Residency: Brown Family Medicine Residency at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island
Fellowship: Master Teacher Fellowship at Tufts University

Jess Early's interests include providing family planning and abortion services, helping with the Suboxone group visit program, serving on the Residency Improvement Team, and providing Hepatitis C treatment in the primary care setting.

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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)

Residency Program Director and Associate Director for the Department of Family Medicine at Carney Hospital in Boston. Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine. 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.

Nancy Youssef, MD (2012)

Dr. Youssef returned to her roots in Chicago where she is the Assistant Medical Director for Medspring Urgent Care, where she also directs an urgent care curriculum for two residency programs. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine.

Molly Cohen-Osher, MD, MMedEd (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.

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.

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.

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.

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.