• Affiliated With

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

Malden-Based Faculty

Faculty Composition

We have nine core Family Medicine MD/DO faculty, >25 family medicine clinical faculty, a psychologist, pharmacist, and a broad cohort of specialist partners. Additionally our “all teach, all learn” philosophy of life-long learning enlists all care team members as both teachers and learners. 100% of our core faculty have additional fellowship training, additional masters degrees and/or CAQ’s (certificates of added qualifications – sports medicine, geriatrics and integrative medicine). At TuftsFMR you will train with master family medicine educators that serve as your coaches and mentors.

The Malden based clinical and core faculty is a deep and talented group and does >70% of the precepting in our Malden Care Center. We have a robust longitudinal faculty development curriculum that ensures our faculty stays sharp. 100% of our core faculty have additional fellowship training, additional masters degrees and/or CAQ’s (certificates of added qualifications – sports medicine, geriatrics and integrative medicine). At TuftsFMR you will train with master family medicine educators that serve as your coaches and mentors.

Jean Bakey, DO

Jean Bakey, DO

Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Position at the Residency: Clinical Faculty
Undergraduate; Colgate University
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Crozer-Keystone Family Medicine Residency, Springfield PA

Jean is clinical faculty and assistant professor with the Tufts Family Medicine Residency. She spends the majority of her time seeing her own patients and teaching medical students at the Cambridge Health Alliance in Malden. She practices Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy to help patients with acute and chronic musculoskeletal problems. She is involved in residency teaching, particularly focusing on incorporating group visits into practice, and helping residents learn leadership and practical skills on the road to becoming competent primary care physicians. In her free time, Jean enjoys exercise, dancing, and spending time with her family.

Email me

Cari Benbasset-Miller, MD

Cari Benbasset-Miller, MD

Clinical Faculty
Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania
Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Residency: University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Family Medicine
Fellowship: Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson University Fellowship in Women's Health

Cari Benbasset-Miller, MD practices at the Malden Family Medicine Center. Her clinical interests include access and education in reproductive healthcare, obstetrics, and HIV primary care and prevention. She enjoys spending time with friends and family around her hometown of Cambridge.

Email me

Renée Cammarata Hamilton, MSW, MPA

Renée Cammarata Hamilton, MSW, MPA

Academic Rank: Clinical Instructor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Position at the residency/curricular focus: Co-director Community Health and Equity
Undergraduate: Clark University
Graduate Schools: Washington University in St. Louis (MSW) & Syracuse University (MPA)

Renée Cammarata Hamilton, MSW, MPA is a Clinical Instructor and co-director of the Community Health and Equity curriculum at TUFMR. She brings deep experience in the public health and community development fields, both stateside and abroad. She has extensive experience in health equity, racial justice, data collection, evaluation, community health improvement, grant writing, project management and coalition building. In addition to her role within the residency, Renée is the project manager of Cambridge Health Alliance’s Community Centered Health Home and Director of the hospital’s Community Health Improvement efforts in Malden, Massachusetts. She leads a broad based community health coalition and liaises with community leadership on projects with the goal of improving community and public health. Prior to her work stateside, she served as a global health consultant conducting assessments with USAID and UNDP-funded projects in South Asia and East Africa. In her free time, Renée enjoys spending time with her husband Mike Hamilton, a high school psychology teacher, and their two children. Together they enjoy running and traveling to new places.

Email me

Caitlin D’Agata, MD

Caitlin D’Agata, MD

Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Director of Advising, Director of Pediatric Curriculum
Undergraduate: McGill University
Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Residency: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health- Madison Family Medicine Residency- Pathway in Developmental Disability
Fellowship: Academic Fellowship at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health- Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Caitlin D’Agata, MD is a faculty member and Assistant Professor at the Tufts Family Medicine Residency program. In addition to providing clinical care to patients at the Malden Family Medicine Center, she supervises residents in the inpatient and outpatient setting and is the Director of Advising for the residency. Her areas of clinical and educational interest are pediatrics and primary care for people with developmental disabilities. In her free time, Caitlin loves playing sports, particularly hockey, reading and traveling.

Email me

Jessica Early, MD

Jessica Early, MD

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.

Email me

Judy Fleishman, PhD

Assistant Clinical Professor Tufts Medical School Fellow, Institute for Healthcare
Improvement Director of Behavioral Science, Leadership, and Quality Improvement

Judy Fleishman is full time faculty at the TFMR. Her teaching focuses on advanced communication and relationship skills, teamwork, leadership development, quality improvement and innovation, and health equity. She coaches resident improvement teams and workgroups--so all residency members become strategic thinkers and effective change agents. She also works individually with residents helping them in their personal and professional development as people and physicians.

Email me

Andrea E. Gordon, MD

Andrea E. Gordon, MD

Academic Rank: Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Tufts University
Position at the residency/curricular focus: Director of Integrative Medicine
Undergraduate: Vassar College
Medical School: Jefferson Medical College
Residency: University of Connecticut
Fellowship: Fellowship in Faculty Development at St. Margaret Memorial Hospital/ UPMC
Associate Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at University of Arizona

Andrea Gordon is one of the core faculty at the Tufts University Family Medicine Residency Program and is Director of Integrative Medicine. This area of interest touches on almost all aspects of Family Medicine, and has been integral to moving the curriculum towards being wellness-oriented, rather than having the traditional illness focus. Besides seeing her own panel of patients, Dr. Gordon does Integrative Medicine consultations for the department and teaches residents and medical students during these visits. She also does some lectures at the Tufts medical school and co-leads the annual Healer’s Art course. Another area of interest is narrative medicine, and she is co-chair of the annual FMEC Poetry and Prose competition and leads the Poetry and Prose reading at annual STFM conferences. She enjoys getting outside and reading novels and mysteries and is always happy to have books recommended. As her husband, Allen Shaughnessy, is also on the faculty, their son Jesse assumes that he has courtesy privileges as well –but we don’t let him near the patients.

Email me

Amanda Klein, MD

Amanda Klein, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at Tufts University
Undergraduate: Clark University
Medical School: University of Pittsburgh
Residency: Greater Lawrence Family Medicine
Fellowship: Faculty Development Fellowship at Greater Lawrence Family Medicine focused on Diabetic group visits

Dr. Klein joined the faculty in April 2013, having worked with the residents since 2008. Dr. Klein has a longstanding interest in the Patient Centered Medical Home and worked for 5 years as Medical Director of the Broadway Health Center. Her work and interest has been to serve underserved patients, tapping into patients own motivations for health and wellness. Dr. Klein moved to the Malden Family Medicine Residency because she loves working with Residents, supporting their growth and development. For fun Dr. Klein spends time raising her 3 children (and a dog), going hiking, biking and being outdoors.

Email me

Jessica Knapp, DO

Jessica Knapp, DO

Jessica Knapp, DO - Dr. Knapp joined the residency faculty in October, 2014. She completed her sports medicine fellowship at the University of Connecticut and has a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine. Dr. Knapp completed her family medicine training at a UNC Chapel Hill residency in Wilmington, NC and prior to that attended medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in her hometown of Erie, PA. She is an avid runner and was inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame at her undergrad institution, Penn State Erie the Behrend College.

Dr. Knapp’s scholarship interests include female athlete triad, drive for muscularity in the female athlete, research, adolescent medicine, the underserved, evidenced based medicine, and improving musculoskeletal teaching within family medicine residencies. In the past Dr. Knapp was a head high school/middle school cross country and track coach and feels this coaching/mentoring relationship is her inspiration for becoming family medicine faculty. She hopes to continue authorship in medical literature and present at national and local academic meetings over her career.

Personal interests include travel, cooking, running, family time, board games and new adventures. Her husband Shane, with whom she shares her adventures, is an electrical engineer.

Email me

Gregory L. Sawin, MD, MPH

Gregory L. Sawin, MD, MPH

Academic Rank: Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine; Clinical-Instructor Part-Time in Population Health, Harvard Medical School
Position at the residency/curricular focus: Program Director
Undergraduate: Hesston College
Medical School: Morehouse School of Medicine
Residency: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
Fellowship: University of Virginia Department of Family Medicine (Faculty Development) National Institute for Program Director Development

Dr. Sawin joined the Tufts FMRP in August of 2007 and he became Program Director in 2009. He completed his residency, fellowship in faculty development and his MPH (focus on Healthcare Policy, Law and Ethics) at the University of Virginia. He is a member of AOA National Honor Society and graduated medical school Magna Cum Laude from Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. He practices full spectrum family medicine including obstetrics. Dr. Sawin’s scholarship interests grow from his core social justice principles and mission to increase health equity. He has presented extensively on health system transformation, building highly functional clinical teams and patient centered medical home development, with particular focus on training next generation family physicians to lead similar efforts. Team based care models include group visits, integrated mental health and addiction treatment in primary care including MAT (Medication Assisted Treatment, e.g. Suboxone) for opioid use disorder. Having been a web-master prior to medical school, Dr. Sawin is also a self-proclaimed techno-geek and is interested in pushing information technology to improve patient engagement and expand access to give “the right amount of care when and where it’s needed” and provide better tools for shared clinical decision making. He is also a co-founder of a start-up company, CMA Standards, that aims to build smarter assessment systems that put learners in the driver’s seat by providing high frequency, low stakes feedback on how they’re progressing toward clear learning goals.

Personal interests include playing guitar, travel, cooking, hiking, biking and playing with his two children, Zane and Leela. His wife Jennifer is wicked awesome and has her masters in Restorative Justice and Conflict Transformation.

Email me

Abbie Love, MD

Abbie Love, MD

She received an undergraduate degree in Anthropology at Princeton University. She then received her MD and MPH degrees from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. At Mount Sinai, she was a member of the Medicine and Humanities program, and her MPH in community medicine focused on needle exchanges and harm reduction. She then moved to Chicago and completed her family medicine residency at the Cook County-Loyola-Provident Family Medicine Residency. She stayed on at Cook County as faculty for four years to complete her commitment to the National Health Service Corps. In 2012, she and her family decided to relocate to Massachusetts and she joined CHA because of the organization’s commitment to underserved and immigrant populations as well as its strong academic mission. She also wanted to continue to practice full-spectrum family medicine – including delivering babies! She now coordinates the maternity curriculum for the residency and her clinical interests include prenatal care, colposcopy, Latino mental health, and contraception. She spends her free time gardening, cooking and shuttling her two children to various sporting events.

Email me

Honor MacNaughton, MD

Honor MacNaughton, MD

Academic Rank: Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Position at the residency: Associate Residency Program Director; Director of Reproductive Health Care and Advocacy Fellowship
Curricular Focus: Reproductive Health, Health Care Transformation
Undergraduate: Harvard University
Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Residency: Tufts University Family Medicine Residency
Fellowship: Reproductive Health Care and Advocacy Fellowship

Honor MacNaughton, MD is the Associate Residency Program Director and has been a member of our core faculty since September 2010. Her major area of interest is reproductive health and she has presented nationally on a range of topics related to women’s health and expanding family planning services offered within the family medicine setting. As the Director of Women's Health at the residency, she oversees our RHEDI program, an opt-out curriculum in family planning for the residents, and is the Reproductive Health Care and Advocacy Fellowship Director. In her clinical work she created and manages an outpatient Reproductive Health procedure clinic at CHA. Her other academic area of interest is the intersection between residency education and practice transformation. She was the Lead of the Practice Improvement Team for two years and now as the Director for Clinical Activities she oversees the improvement efforts of our myriad working groups. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her wife and two children, reading and being outside.

Email me

Nicole O’Connor, MD

Nicole O’Connor, MD

Academic Rank: Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Position at the residency/curricular focus: Clinical faculty, Patient Engagement, Practice Improvement, Health Equity
Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
Residency: Tufts University Family Medicine Residency at Cambridge Health Alliance

Nicole is a faculty member and Assistant Professor at the Tufts Family Medicine Residency program, where she also completed her residency. She has a strong interest in practice improvement and patient engagement and is the co-founder and lead of the clinic’s Patient Advisory Council. She has also developed a curriculum to develop residents’ clinical leadership skills. As part of her own patient practice, Dr. O’Connor has a strong interest in women’s health, team management of chronic disease and sports medicine, including yearly coverage of the Boston Marathon. In addition to her teaching and clinical activities, she serves on Cambridge Health Alliance’s Provider Engagement committee and has a strong interest in health equity. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and rescue dog, Charlie, traveling and running.

Email me

Amiesha Panchal, MD

Amiesha Panchal, MD

Clinical Instructor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: University of Western Ontario, Canada
Medical School: Wayne State University
Residency: University of Virginia
Fellowship: Faculty Development at University of Virginia

Amiesha Panchal is a faculty member and Clinical Instructor at the Tufts Family Medicine Residency Program. In addition to teaching both residents and medical students, she sees patients of all ages in her practice and does prenatal care. Dr. Panchal co-directs the Family Medicine Exploration elective for senior medical students at Tufts. She leads the Precepting Improvement Development and Evaluation group at the residency program. Dr. Panchal also implemented and currently facilitates Practice Inquiry (a case-based method for addressing uncertainty in clinical care) sessions for both senior residents and faculty members. She has been participating in Practice Inquiry for many years and has given presentations and workshops on this method in the United States and Denmark. Her other areas of interest include: care of immigrant and refugee patients, longitudinal integrated clerkships, and clinical decision-making. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, hiking, classical music and dance, and historical documentaries, but lately spends the most time playing with her busy toddler!

Email me

Clinton Pong, MD

Clinton Pong, MD

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.

Email me

Allen F. Shaughnessy, PharmD, MMedEd

Allen F. Shaughnessy, PharmD, MMedEd

Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Director, Master Teacher Development
Assistant Director for Faculty Development and Retention
Undergraduate: Temple University School of Pharmacy
Graduate School: Medical University of South Carolina, University of Dundee
Fellowships: Faculty Development, Medical University of South Carolina, Primary Health Care Policy Development Fellowship, Department of Health and Human Services

Dr. Shaughnessy has been active in research and evidence-based medicine. He has written over 150 papers in the areas of continuing medical education, pharmacology, family medicine education, prescription writing, and medical information management. He is the series editor for the American Family Physician’s STEPS series, Senior Editor of Essential Evidence Plus, Consulting Editor for DynaMed Plus, and a freelance writer for BMJ. He is married to fellow faculty member Andrea Gordon.

Email me

Randi Sokol, MD, MMedEd

Randi Sokol, MD, MMedEd

Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Director of Faculty Development, Pain & Addictions, Group Visits
Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania
Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (MD, MPH)
Residency: University of California-Davis
Fellowship: Master Teacher Fellowship at Tufts University, University of Dundee (MMedEd)

Randi Sokol, MD, MPH, MMedEd is a faculty member and Associate Professor at the Tufts Family Medicine Residency program, where she has a panel of her own patients, teaches residents, and heads the pain and addictions curriculum. She runs a Suboxone group visit program there, serves on the Cambridge Health Alliance Pain Management Guideline Committee, runs the Pain and Addictions Support Services (PASS) consult service, is the Director of Faculty Development, serves on the Residency Improvement Team, serves a primary care "Hepatitis C specialist" for a systems-wide program to treat Hepatitis C in primary care, and is a Board member to the Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians. In her free time, Randi loves spending time with her old rescue lab, exercising, and is a Big Sister in the Big Sister/Little Sister program.

Email me

Laura Sullivan, MD

Laura Sullivan, MD

Academic Rank: Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine; Clinical Instructor, Harvard Medical School; Clinical Instructor, Boston University School of Medicine
Position at the residency/curricular focus: Regional Medical Director
Undergraduate: Brown University
Medical School: Rosalind Franklin University of Health Sciences, The Chicago Medical School
Residency: University of Massachusetts, Worcester Family Medicine Residency

Laura is the interim Chief of Family Medicine and the Regional Medical Director @ CHA Malden Family Medicine Center. She is interested in improving the delivery of care for vulnerable populations such that staff and providers find joy and purpose and patients get terrific care and healthy outcomes. Health equity is a passion.

Laura enjoys biking to work from Boston and spending time sharing in the marvels of the outdoors w/ her young daughter, wife and extended family members.

Email me