Residents

Chief Residents 2019-2020

Lynn Anderson

Lynn Anderson

I was born and raised in Alaska, the oldest of five, and am now the proud aunt of six. I attended Brigham Young University where I studied physiology and music. When I took a break to serve a mission for my church in the Bay Area and learned Spanish, I fell in love with the language and the diverse culture and people. I eventually found myself working as a Spanish medical interpreter with Intermountain Healthcare, which attuned me to gaps in understanding between physicians and patients, and to my potential in patient advocacy, particularly through continuity and collaboration. I also learned, through working at a volunteer clinic in Provo, Utah, how gaps in access were being addressed by a collaboration of local government, church, and community resources. I then attended the University of Washington School of Medicine, where my interest in primary care blossomed as a passion, particularly in working with immigrant and homeless populations. I was thrilled to discover this same deep-seated commitment to the underserved at CHA, and I am delighted to be joining the ranks. I love biking, hiking, watercolor, eating out, aunt-time over facetime, and making people cringe when I say: “the more snow the better.”

Frances Ue

Frances Ue

Born and raised in Canada, I received an Honors Bachelor of Science from Queen’s University. In 2004, I completed a health and literacy internship at the Shraddha School for Mentally Challenged Children near Varanasi, India. This experience was the starting point of an incredibly meaningful nine years working in the field of international health as a community organizer, public health researcher, and now as a medical professional. I received a Master’s of Public Health from Columbia University in 2008. I have acquired a breadth of clinical experiences by immersing myself in the barriers to accessing health services in Kenya, dental care among the elderly in Harlem, and HIV care in Canada and Sub-Saharan Africa. As a medical student at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, I was awarded an Infectious Diseases Society of America fellowship to train at the HIV Vaccine Trials Unit at Columbia Presbyterian hospital in New York, and the Dr. Tom Dooley Memorial Scholarship to train in infectious diseases at Groote Schuur Hospital in South Africa. I have continued to display a strong commitment to community service as the Lead Coordinator of the free health clinic, the Health Resource Center in Saint Louis. In my spare time, I enjoy running and exploring the social media movement in health.


Third Year Residents

Drew Bunker

Drew Bunker

I was born in Beverly, MA and raised in Topsfield, MA. I attended Masconomet Regional High School and Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC, where I majored in Chemistry with a Certificate of Spanish for the Medical Professions. Always wanting to be a primary care physician, I attended Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA, where I came in contact with health inequity in an urban setting. My experiences lead me to be intimately involved with the student-run free clinics providing health care to two community health centers, two homeless shelters, and a drug and alcohol rehabilitation home. In addition, I taught sexual education to New Orleans high school students, volunteered with the Tulane Street Medicine Program and worked with the Louisiana Primary Care Association. My interests in medicine include health care delivery in lower socioeconomic areas and minority communities as well as health policy, addiction medicine and health care for homeless individuals. I speak both Portuguese and Spanish.

Martin Kaminski

Martin Kaminski

Born in West Germany to Polish émigré parents before heading to Idaho as an infant, I grew up in Acton, Massachusetts prior to studying at Brandeis University. Then I went full E.U. and studied medicine in Warsaw, Poland and was awarded an Erasmus scholarship to study in Giessen, Germany for a semester. Afterwards, I capitalized on a life-long anglophile dream by undertaking the UK equivalent of IM internship in London at Imperial College London SoM followed by residency at King’s College London SoM.

I returned home to Massachusetts for an Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Tufts Medical Center while simultaneously earning a Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene through Médecins Sans Frontières UK and the Royal College of Physicians of London.

I elected to undergo a fast-track, second IM residency at CHA so I can stay closer to home in amazing Cambridge-Boston. To me, CHA embraces the best aspects of the UK and USA in one--a commitment that the best possible care should be available to all, regardless of wealth and rigorous focus on education and personal development. Outside of the hospital, you can find me running, erging, writing about medicine, and drinking espresso (and Earl Grey).

Megan Rose LaPorte

Megan Rose LaPorte

I'm the daughter of two nurses, and a proud native of the ever-wacky Portland, Oregon. I graduated from Emmanuel College in 2011 with a degree in biology and a concentration in neuroscience. After college I spent a year in Thailand on a Fulbright grant, teaching English, traveling throughout Southeast Asia, and interning at hospitals in Chiang Mai and the Thai-Burma border. While at Dartmouth for medical school, I was awarded a Schwartz Compassion Fellowship to study compassion in medical pedagogy, carried out a project to support healthcare for stateless individuals on the Thai-Burma border, and was an active member of the Physician for Human Rights Student Advisory Board. I like hiking, yoga, and podcasts and speak fluent English, reasonably good Thai, and tolerable Spanish. As someone who plans to spend my career leveraging medicine and science as tools for social justice, I am absolutely delighted to be joining the team at CHA!

David Lee

David Lee

I was born and raised in Argentina along with my sister and our pet tortoise Marcello. We then left Marcello behind to move to Miami where my family had our first encounter as beneficiaries of the US public healthcare system. 20 years later, I am excited to now have the opportunity to be contributing to the same system that once took care of us.

I went to college at Vanderbilt where I found opportunities to volunteer as an interpreter for free clinics around Nashville and to return to Buenos Aires to work on a murine study of RSV, a pediatric respiratory virus, with Fundación INFANT. In medical school at the University of Illinois-Chicago, I worked on a multi-centered immigrant health hypertension study with the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos. I’ve also done clinical rotations at the Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia in Peru, as well as conducted a needs assessment in establishing a GEOHealth hub to monitor environmental health hazards in the Alto Mayo region in the Peruvian Amazon.

I’m looking forward to training at CHA, having a panel of Spanish and Portuguese speaking patients in the Cambridge community and to having an awesome pet tortoise like Marcello again.

Gregory Lines

Gregory Lines

Born and raised in the Boston area, I attended Trinity College (Hartford, CT) where I designed an interdisciplinary major in human rights studies. After graduating, I served in the Peace Corps in Peru where I worked with a local health center to help train community health workers and teach HIV/AIDS prevention to adolescents. Returning to the U.S., I taught middle school Spanish before going back to school myself. I earned an MPH at the John’s Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where I focused on infectious disease epidemiology and health disparities. My interest in population health led me to medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. In my 3rd and 4th years, I joined the Training in Urban Medicine and Public Health (TRIUMPH) program based in Milwaukee. I had the opportunity to work with a community health center to promote medication adherence among Latino immigrants and help develop a peer support program for people living with HIV/AIDS. I’m excited to return to Massachusetts and continue training among a community dedicated to promoting health equity and caring for the underserved. In my free time I enjoy trekking through the mountains or dropping a fishing line in the ocean or a lake.

Jay Luthar

Jay Luthar

My interest in medicine comes from a deep curiosity about the human condition, a passion for science, and a calling to provide equitable and humanistic care to all people. Although I grew up in Rhode Island, I've spent quite a bit of time in the midwest at UW-Madison for undergrad and the Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school. While in medical school, I was involved in the urban and community health pathway, which helped further my understanding of social determinants of health. In addition to volunteering at our free clinic, I started working on a project wondering if mindfulness practiced by physicians might theoretically reduce implicit bias in interactions with patients. This led to starting a mindfulness elective for my fellow classmates to also cultivate medical student empathy and well-being. Outside of medicine, I have spent some time working on a farm in Hawaii, enjoy listening to all varieties of jazz, blues, funk and rock music and playing the guitar. I have dabbled in making few music videos and short films, enjoy slack lining, practicing yoga, and spending time with my family and partner Sara, especially in nature. I'm thrilled to join the mission of CHA!

Janine Petito

Janine Petito

I grew up in Chappaqua, New York, but have never spotted Hillary Clinton in the woods. For undergrad, I attended Wesleyan University, where I studied biology and science in society, and first recognized the huge impact of social determinants on human health (I also had a lot of fun playing jazz saxophone and learning to draw!). After college, I moved to New York City and did a year of research while searching for ways to explore my passion for social justice and access to medical care. I ultimately landed at Community Health Advocates, where I helped New Yorkers navigate the complexities of health insurance and learned a great deal about the serious inequities that pervade our country’s healthcare system. I moved to Boston in 2013 to start medical school at Boston University—and quickly discovered the superiority of the north side of the river—and have since been committed to fighting for policies that would make our broken healthcare system equitable for all patients. I am extremely excited about working in primary care, and am thrilled to be joining the CHA community! Outside of work, I love to hike and cook, and still enjoy music and art.

Jaeyoung Yang

Jaeyoung Yang

I grew up in a family of three in Atlanta, Georgia. I attended Yale College where I studied economics and international studies, and completed my post-bac studies at Johns Hopkins. During medical school, I had the chance to work for the Iora Health, a Boston-based startup focused on primary care redesign. I hope to supplement my clinical practice with such systems-level work. With my free time, I enjoy working out, drinking iced coffee, and reading history books.


Second Year Residents

Shinn-Te Chou

Shinn-Te Chou

I grew up in Seattle and attended the University of Washington (U-Dub) where I studied mathematics and biochemistry. My favorite TV show at the time was House MD, but upon graduating I became an actuary instead, utilizing my mathematical background.

After spending several years working for health and life insurance companies, I realized that my true passion lies in helping people with their health and medical needs. I began volunteering at the Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City before pursuing my medical degree at Chicago Medical School, which gave me the opportunity to connect with people and to learn about patients and their life stories. As a medical student, I volunteered at the student-run clinic which serves the underserved and underinsured in North Chicago and surrounding communities and was surprised by the widening health disparities. I am excited to join CHA which is committed to serving and advocating for those who need it the most. During my leisure time, I enjoy skiing (still learning) and having coffee with friends and family!

John Gaudet

John Gaudet

I grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and I am grateful for a childhood that prioritized being outdoors and cooking and eating good food together. I went to college at the University of Georgia where I studied physics. I then attended Yale for medical school, where, by working in a community garden and as a patient navigator, I met role models who taught through example how to make real change in the underlying injustices of our healthcare system. I had the incredible opportunity to then work with these same teachers to build community engagement and amplify patients’ voices as Yale was restructuring its delivery of primary care. I am overjoyed to be part of a like-minded group at CHA where I hope to gain skills in establishing lines of communication within and between communities to help make a more responsive healthcare system. In my free time, I like to play soccer and bake bread (and teach you – yes you – how to do it)!

Byung-Jae Kim

Byung-Jae Kim

Born and raised in Korea, I came to states when I was 18 years old and began modeling. I traveled to many different fashion capitals to walk down runways of New York City, Paris, and Milan and pose for renowned magazines. During this time, I met my soon to be father-in-law and got deeply inspired by his genuine passion and work to help and educate others who are suffering from chronic diseases how to live healthy with lifestyle changes.

I decided to quit modeling and went to Loma Linda University for medical school to pursue my new passion. I came to CHA because of its focus on health of community and underserved people and also opportunity to learn about the health advocacy. Moreover, its small class size was a huge factor for me.

I love to spend time with my 2 kids and wife and enjoy snorkeling and relaxing on the beach!

Ariel Majidi

Ariel Majidi

Growing up in Delaware in a family of engineers, I broke the mold and studied Biochemistry and Global Public Health at the University of Virginia. After graduating, I moved to Pittsburgh, PA and served as an AmeriCorps member at a federally- qualified health center where I connected refugee patients to medical and social services. Through this experience, I discovered the power in primary care partnerships to engage communities and promote health equity. My interest in caring for underserved populations in urban settings led me to Emory University for medical school. There I served as a student coordinator for a local clinic for refugee and immigrant patients and joined the Institute for Healthcare Improvement to apply quality improvement methods to clinic operations. I also worked with medical and mental health providers at the Grady Ponce de Leon Center, a comprehensive medical facility for patients with HIV/AIDS, to research care retention strategies for HIV- positive youth in Atlanta. I am excited to join the Cambridge Health Alliance team to further my passion for providing integrated, patient-centered care to diverse communities and advocating for social justice in medicine. Outside of work, I love reading, exploring the local poetry and arts scene wherever I am, and rock-climbing.

Soumya Narayan

Soumya Narayan

I grew up in Waterloo, Canada, a city south of Toronto, known as the home of the Blackberry phone. For undergrad, I attended the University of Waterloo where I majored in Biomedical Sciences, and also studied English and the Arts. After graduating, my interest in the complexity of the brain led me to pursue neuroscience and psychiatry research at the Johns Hopkin School of Medicine. I worked with patients who had difficult psychiatric disorders and also volunteered with the Baltimore Rescue Mission Clinic to provide free medical care to homeless men. Working with disadvantaged and uninsured populations, with complex medical issues, I became passionate about disease prevention, addressing multiple determinants of health, and creating a more equitable healthcare system. I then pursued an MHS degree at the John Hopkins School of Public Health, where I learned about disease epidemiology and prevention and healthcare policy. In medical school, I furthered my interest in primary care and am excited to join CHA and be part of a community that is committed to social justice within medicine. Outside of medicine, I love to spend time with friends and family, explore local museums and coffee shops, and do anything that involves being creative (and eating!).

Koh-Eun Narm

Koh-Eun Narm

I spent my early childhood in Singapore and South Korea. As a missionary’s daughter, I traveled to India, where I attended a boarding school in the Himalayas and learned to speak English. My personal experiences with numerous infectious diseases in my childhood demonstrated how access to healthcare profoundly impacts underserved communities. When I was in high school, my family immigrated to the U.S. and made California our new home. I received my B.A. in Molecular and Cell Biology from UC Berkeley. I fell in love with Microbiology while working in a research laboratory and continued studying microbes in the U.S. Department of Agriculture for two years after graduation. Combining my passion for medicine and science, I joined the MD/PhD program in University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. My PhD training focused on understanding the gene interaction involved in the regulation of Salmonella pathogenesis in the initial stages of infection as it invades the host epithelium. I am excited to join CHA and become a part of community dedicated to providing healthcare to the underserved. Apart from my academics, I love exploring new places with my family, playing in a string trio with my siblings, and listening to classical music.

Charlotte Rastas

Charlotte Rastas

I am originally from the UK and, despite completing most of my schooling in the US, still feel most at home in the English countryside. I received my undergraduate degree from North Carolina State University where I studied biology before going to medical school at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. There, I became interested in global health and the role that culture plays in shaping healthcare decision making. One of my electives took me to a remote part of the Himalayas where I was able to see firsthand the difficulties associated with providing healthcare in a resource-limited setting. At Chapel Hill I conducted research on the acceptability of HPV self testing as a way to improve access to care for women. My interest in the social determinants of health led me to pursue a master’s degree in medical anthropology at The University of Oxford in the UK. I am thrilled to be joining CHA for my internal medicine training and look forward to being part of a community that is committed to social justice and patient advocacy. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband and dog, reading, and riding horses.

Alix Schrager

Alix Schrager

A mid-westerner by origin, I grew up in Ohio. At Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY, I studied English and dance. I then moved to NYC to continue dancing and I became a yoga teacher. This experience brought together my penchant for compassionate teaching as well as my interest in physical and mental health. Prior to beginning my premedical studies in Bennington, VT, I volunteered as a patient advocate in an ED in Brooklyn. Before moving back to Ohio to attend medical school at the University of Cincinnati, I served in Americorps at a community health center in rural Maine. I guided patients through the inaugural year of the Health Insurance Marketplace sign-ups and accessed vital medications for chronic disease management. While in medical school, I worked on behavioral interventions for weight management, school-based health education, and medical student wellness. My interests in medicine are primary care, health literacy, and women's health. I also enjoy spending time outdoors: garden, beach, mountain top, or city street. I am genuinely thrilled to be at CHA, to be serving and learning from a community new to me, and feel lucky to have the support of my family.


First Year Residents

Roopa Balachandar

Roopa Balachandar

I grew up in Acton, Massachusetts and attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where I studied Biology and Psychology. I was the first in my family to pursue medicine, and received my medical degree at Pennsylvania State College of Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania where I had unlimited access to chocolate and amusement rides. While in medical school, I was part of an interdisciplinary student run team that helped individuals from low-income backgrounds with chronic illnesses generate and reach personal health goals. This experience solidified my interest in internal medicine and made me realize the satisfaction I gained in developing longitudinal relationships with patients. I am very excited to be joining the CHA community and I especially look forward to being part of a team that promotes a collaborative approach to patient care and encourages community outreach. In my free time I enjoy trivia (and watching Jeopardy!), singing Indian Classical music, and touring the local history and science museum scene.

Alexandra Berg

Alexandra Berg

I’m from Maryland, and I was an undergraduate at Williams College in Massachusetts, majoring in Psychiatry. After graduating, I studied the pathophysiology of schizophrenia for one year at McLean Hospital. In a second gap year, I volunteered at the Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, for 4 months and then studied Spanish in Guatemala for 5 months in the Somos Hermanos Spanish Immersion Program. I returned to Maryland for medical school at the University of Maryland, in Baltimore, where I became interested in primary care, psychiatry, HIV, and social determinants of health. At the University of Maryland School of Medicine, I volunteered with the Jacques Initiative, assisting in HIV and Hepatitis C testing in Baltimore City. My interests in serving a diverse patient population led me to Shiprock, New Mexico, where I completed a primary care rotation with the Indian Health Services on the Navajo Nation Reservation. I am excited to begin my internal medicine residency at CHA. I chose CHA for its commitment to providing outstanding medical care to a diverse patient population, as well as its integrated primary care model that emphasizes mental health. My hobbies include soccer, traveling, hiking, and photography.

Sofia Dar

Sofia Dar

Born and raised in the suburbs of Minneapolis, I ventured over to the Badger state for my undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where I studied biology and global health. It was there that I cultivated my passion for social justice and advocacy while teaching a sociology course centered around discussions about race and its intersection with health, policy-making, and privilege. I eventually returned home for medical school at the University of Minnesota where I continued to build on my passion for global health, particularly immigrant/refugee health. I've had the privilege of working with several free clinics for marginalized, immigrant communities and spending time in Uganda and Thailand for international global health work. During medical school, I also developed an interest in medical education, specifically in regards to cultural sensitivity and implicit bias training. Outside of medicine, I enjoy traveling, trying new restaurants, and cheering on the Minnesota Vikings! I am excited to join the CHA family and be a part of a community that is also committed to promoting health equity.

Andrew Glick

Andrew Glick

I grew up in Connecticut just outside of New York City (the only place allowed to be called “the city”). I had a transformative experience in high school working as an EMT, solidifying my decision to become a physician and be involved in reshaping the dysfunctional aspects of our health care system. I then went to UConn, where I studied health care management as an undergrad and then in med school I helped lead the AMA’s student section’s committee on economics and quality in medicine. During med school I spent a year at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice to earn my MPH and pursue health services research in health care system financing and reimbursements.

I am thrilled to come to CHA where, besides the strong clinical training, there is a supportive environment for health policy research. My clinical interests are general internal medicine as well as cardiology and point of care ultrasound.

For fun, I love to play hockey and ski, as well as listen to podcasts. And I’m excited to finally live in a city with tons to offer!

Stephanie Hastings

Stephanie Hastings

I was raised in beautiful New Hampshire and attended Middlebury College in Vermont, where I majored in neuroscience and completed a thesis in developmental biology. During my semester abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina I studied the relationship between healthcare literacy and patient outcomes as an intern at a maternity hospital that provided care, education and lodging to underserved patients. After college I moved to Boston and worked on the 50-Year Medalist Study at Joslin Diabetes Center, where I met an inspiring group of individuals living for more than 50 years with type 1 diabetes. Through my work with the Joslin Medalists I developed interests in clinical research, preventive medicine and the longitudinal relationships forged in primary care. I attended medical school at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York, where I helped to establish a clinical immersion program at the local community health center. During my third-year I became interested in the unique challenges of rural medicine and conducted research utilizing telemedicine in a rural emergency department. I am excited to join CHA, and train at a program that emphasizes advocacy and community engagement through medicine. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my wonderful family and friends, hiking, skiing and reading a good mystery on the beach.

Brady Olson

Brady Olson

I grew up in the small town of Kaukauna, WI. From there I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire where I studied philosophy and biology. During college I gained an appreciation for multicultural medicine when I lived in the Galapagos Islands for a research fellowship at the Charles Darwin Research Foundation. After college I spent a few years as an analytical chemist/microbiologist for a county health department which taught me the importance of epidemiology and medicine on a societal scale. Wanting to continue to learn about individual and public health led me to attend medical school at the University of Wisconsin-School of Medicine and Public Health. There I learned to view problems through a lens of social determinants and health disparities while working to increase health equity. I am looking forward to completing my internal medicine training at CHA because of the program’s deep commitment to social justice and patient advocacy, as well as providing comprehensive care to a diverse community. When I’m not at the hospital I am an avid rugby fan and former player. I also do some casual photography and particularly enjoy urban or architectural shots.

Lily Sung

Lily Sung

I was born in Taiwan but raised in the SF Bay Area. During undergrad at UC Irvine, an initial interest in public health sparked my journey to medicine, while volunteering to provide free healthcare to homeless and uninsured in Orange County. Working with vulnerable populations allowed me to better understand the social determinants of health and barriers to accessing care. I was inspired by the ability of a physician to improve the health of both individuals and communities by advocating for patients needs. As a medical student at Chicago Medical School, I was a coordinator for an urban free clinic, working to improve medical services and ways to connect uninsured individuals with health-related resources. During this time, I also served as a student rep to the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC), working with faculty to highlight wellness and introduce curriculum regarding health systems and equity. Together, these experiences have reaffirmed my passion for primary care, medical education and advocacy.

In my free time, I enjoy hiking, traveling, cooking and watching independent films. In the future I hope to combine my clinical practice with work in the health services sector. I am excited to join the CHA family and training with like-minded individuals who are committed to social justice in medicine and improving care for the underserved!

Adam Tapley

Adam Tapley

I grew up hiking and camping in Maine as one of four boys including a twin brother. After spending two years going to school in southern France during high school, I started college at Dartmouth where I majored in comparative literature. At Dartmouth I took up rowing, a sport that I continued competitively after college. I worked for ten years in positions that included incubating public interest projects, assisting political campaigns, consulting for businesses and advocacy organizations, and managing an environmental nonprofit in Washington, DC. While in DC, I helped establish a public service fellowship program for young college graduates. I completed a premed post-bac at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania before attending UCSF for medical school. As a medical student, I co-directed a student-run homeless clinic and conducted research on social determinants of health as well as on interventions to promote empathy among medical trainees. I am excited to join the Cambridge Health Alliance because of its focus on primary care, advocacy, and social justice. In my free time, I enjoy reading nonfiction, trail running, and pretty much anything that gets me outside.

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