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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. 

The Malden based clinical and core faculty is a deep and talented group and does >70% of the precepting in our CHA Malden Care Center. We have a robust longitudinal faculty development curriculum that ensures our faculty stays sharp.

  • 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.

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  • Fa'iz Bayo-Awoyemi, MD

    Fa'iz Bayo-Awoyemi, MDAssociate Program Director
    Clinical Instructor, Tufts University School of Medicine
    Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
    Undergraduate: Brooklyn College, City University of New York
    Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    Residency: Tufts University Family Medicine Residency at Cambridge Health Alliance

    Fa'iz is a proud graduate of TUFMR and is currently an attending physician at CHA Windsor Street Health Center. He came to CHA because of its dedication to under-served and immigrant populations. He enjoys taking care of a diverse patient population, providing comprehensive care including prenatal, office based dermatology and GYN procedures and teaching medical students. His interests include palliative care, medical group visits, quality improvement and health equity. When not working he enjoys spending time with his partner and friends. Otherwise, you can probably find him playing basketball at the Tufts gymnasium.

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  • Robert Caiazzo, MD

    Undergraduate: Skidmore College
    Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
    Residency: Tufts University Family Medicine Residency Program at CHA
    Fellowship: Master Teacher Fellowship at Tufts University, University of Dundee (MMedEd)

    Rob joined the Tufts University Family Medicine Residency program after completing his medical school training in the Boston area at Tufts University. Following residency, he decided to stay at Tufts to continue his clinical work and complete the Master Teacher Fellowship in conjunction with the University of Dundee. Following this fellowship, he stayed on as clinical faculty in the Tufts University Family Medicine Residency. His interested include medical education and teaching, integrative medicine, and office based procedures.

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  • 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.

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  • Jennifer Cheung, MD

    Jennifer was born in the Beverly Hills, California, but didn’t stick around long enough to realize her next door neighbor was an actor. At the age of 7 she moved with her family to Hong Kong, still a British colony then, and adapted to living in an international city in the heart of East Asia. During her time there she weathered scares of bird flu as well as the SARS epidemic, and gained a deep respect for physicians and their dedication despite the risk to themselves. She originally intended to become a biology PhD, however at Barnard College in New York, she volunteered at a soup kitchen and a homeless shelter and realized her passions for serving the community. She added the extra classes that it would take to become a pre-med and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Biology. She took two years off to volunteer in pediatric endocrinology at the Children’s Hospital of NY, where she learned of the ever-growing problem of pediatric obesity in urban underserved populations, and completed her undergraduate research investigating the source of arsenic ground water poisoning in Bangladesh, a huge public health problem that has led to increased risks of cancer in adults and stunted cognitive development in children. She was excited to find herself at Tufts University School of Medicine, where she volunteered at the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center to teach adolescent girls about health, well-being and the empowering effects of the Japanese art of Taiko drumming. She realized the alignment of her interests in caring for the young and old within the community after her third year family medicine clerkship at Tufts CHA, and is delighted to return as a resident and a “double jumbo.” In her free time, she enjoys digital photography, travel, watching movies, cooking and finding new places to eat with friends.

  • Cortney Crespo, MD
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    Dr. Cortney Crespo

    Undergraduate: St. Joseph's College
    Medical School: Stonybrook University School of Medicine
    Residency: Tufts University Residency, CHA

    Dr. Crespo was born and raised on Long Island, New York and completed college as a first generation college student. She completed medical school at Stony Brook University, New York. She moved to the Boston area to complete residency at Tufts University Family Medicine Residency at CHA with an area of concentration in integrative medicine. Her goal is to provide care to patients with a comprehensive approach by incorporating special interests such as mindfulness, health at every size, and osteopathic manipulation - all with an equity lens. She looks forward to completing training in medical education to educate future medical students and residents in using integrative medicine to help our patients heal. In her free time, she loves painting, drawing, cooking, taking photos, yoga, being an amateur runner, visiting National parks, and spending time with her fiancé and their big tailless cat Petey.

  • Caitlin D'Agata, MD

    Caitlin D'AgataAssistant 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.

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  • Roberta Dennison, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
    Director of Sports Medicine
    Undergraduate: Bowdoin College
    Medical School: Harvard Medical School (MD)
    Residency: Tufts University Family Medicine Residency
    Fellowship: Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital; CAQ in Sports Medicine

    Bobbi Dennison is a faculty member and Assistant Professor at the Tufts Family Medicine Residency program, where she also completed her residency training. She has long had a love for sports and exercise and completed a primary care sports medicine fellowship to gain expertise in caring for athletes, weekend warriors, and those just starting their fitness journey. Following fellowship, she returned to the residency program, where she is currently the Director of Sports Medicine. Bobbi enjoys great variety in her work, sharing time between her primary care clinic, working as a consultant in her sports medicine clinic, precepting, and teaching residents and medical students. Additionally, she is the team physician for Malden High School and covers football games, as well as other local events, including the Boston Marathon. In her free time, Bobbi loves spending time with her husband and rescue rabbit, running, playing sports of nearly any variety, and being outside.

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  • Jessica Early, MD

    Jessica Early, MDCurrent positions: Director of Inpatient Adult Medicine, Tufts University Family Medicine Residency at Cambridge Health Alliance; Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Tufts University

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Laura Krinsky, MD

    Assistant Clinical Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine, Clinical Instructor, Harvard Medical School
    Residency Position: Director of Maternity Education
    Undergraduate: Pomona College
    Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    Residency: Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine Residency

    Laura Krinsky, MD is a core faculty member and primary care provider at the Malden Family Medicine Center. In her capacity as the Director of Maternity Education, she manages the obstetrics curriculum, precepts residents and students in the outpatient primary care and inpatient Labor and Delivery settings, and oversees prenatal care quality, equity, and safety at Malden. Laura's focus on antiracism work is central to her role as a clinician, educator, and organizer. She seeks to bring this critical lens to prenatal and peripartum care, where it is urgently needed. Her professional interests include, but are not limited to, medical education, maternal-child health, HIV medicine, and reproductive justice. She is thrilled to join the inspiring, innovative, and community-oriented residents and faculty at TUFMR who share the goal of health equity.

    Outside of work, you can find Laura running after her dog (who is running after squirrels), experimenting with nail art techniques, and cooking with her husband.

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  • Honor MacNaughton, MD

    Honor MacNaughton, MDAcademic 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.

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  • Geraldine Malana, DO, MPH

    Undergraduate: Ohio State University
    Medical School: A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (DO, MPH)
    Residency: McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
    Languages: English, Spanish

    My main interests are osteopathic manipulation, teaching, population health. Specifically my focus is on exploring social determinants of health and how they affect immigrant and refugee populations. In my free time I love traveling, cooking, yoga, running, watching movies, spending time with my family and chasing after my energetic toddler.

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  • Deyang Nyandak, MD

    Portrait of Dr. Nyandak DeyangUndergraduate: Lehigh University
    Medical School: Harvard Medical School
    Residency: Tufts University Family Medicine Residency at CHA

    Deyang was born and raised in a Tibetan Buddhist household in India. At an early age, she realized that access to health care is a fundamental human right as she witnessed disparities in access depending on one's socioeconomic status. She wanted to become a doctor and pursued her goals after her family moved to the United States. She realized the impact of primary care on her patients' health and became a family medicine doctor. She then completed a fellowship in Reproductive Health Care and Advocacy as she wanted to work on improving access to crucial health care to her individual patients, as well as the community at large. Her interest continues to lie in reproductive health, and advocacy, especially in the form of teaching residents and medical students.

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  • Clinton Pong, MD

    Clinton Pong, MDCurrent positions: 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)
    Site Coordinator for TUSM/CHA Family Medicine Clerkship and FM Exploration Elective

    Undergraduate: University of Hawaii at Mānoa (B.S. in Biology)
    Medical School: John A. Burns School of Medicine at University of Hawaii at Mānoa (MD)
    Residency: Tufts/Cambridge Health Alliance Family Medicine at Malden
    Fellowship: Master Teacher Fellowship at Tufts University, University of Dundee (Post Graduate Diploma)

    Clinton Pong graduated from University of Hawaii for medical school and joined the Tufts Family Medicine residency and stayed for the Master Teacher fellowship training to learn more about research in competency-based medical education and clinical reasoning. He rounds with the FM residency inpatient team at the Everett Hospital. Clinton is also a UME faculty member and Assistant Professor with the Tufts FM medical student program. He is the course director for Competency-Based Apprenticeship in Primary Care program at Tufts. He precepts students at CHA for their FM clerkship and fourth year FM exploration electives. He is involved in Anti-Racism work and the Information Mastery curricular thread for Tufts Medical School. In his free-time, Clinton enjoys reading rational fiction, and playing role-playing games and board games.

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  • Allen F. Shaughnessy, PharmD, MMedEd

    Allen F. Shaughnessy, PharmD, MMedEdProfessor, 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.

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  • Randi Sokol, MD, MPH, MMedEd

    Randi Sokol, MD, MPH, MMedEdAssistant 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 landed in the residency after a peripatetic learning journey. Following four years at the University of Pennsylvania, she completed medical school at Tulane University during the “Katrina years.” Following residency at the University of California Davis Family Medicine Residency, she crossed the country to join the Fellowship. Following graduation she stayed on as faculty in the Tufts University Family Medicine Residency and the Fellowship. She was selected to complete the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Emerging Leaders Fellowship. Randi is the Director of Faculty Development for the Residency. She is on the Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians. She is also an active clinician and researcher, publishing numerous research papers in the areas of medical education and the treatment of patients with opioid use disorder.

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  • Laura Sullivan, MD

    Chief of Family Medicine

    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 Chief of Family Medicine and the Regional Medical Director at the 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.

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  • Tia Tucker, MD, MPH

    Tia Tucker, MD, MPHUndergraduate: Louisiana State University (BA)
    Graduate School: Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine ( MPH)
    Medical School: Latin American School of Medicine, Havana, Cuba (MD)
    Residency: Tufts University Family Medicine Residency at Cambridge Health Alliance

    Tia is a native of southwest Louisiana, who always knew she wanted to be a physician, but her passion around social justice, international health, and activism led her in a circuitous route to becoming an MD. After serving two years in the Peace Corps working in Youth Development, she realized how important public health matters to improving health outcomes in low resource areas, and decided to return to Louisiana to study public health at Tulane. Tia's work in housing rights and HIV prevention during that time only cemented the fact that structural violence, racism, homophobia and social influencers of health constantly prevented people from getting the care they needed. She decided that she needed to study medicine in an environment that would teach her to fight this injustice through medicine. In Cuba, she trained in spanish with opportunities in real life epidemics as she worked through both Dengue and Cholera epidemics. At the residency program, she is the Director of Health Equity, and enjoys designing educational opportunities with residents as well as speaking to medical students and working with community partners to advocate for health for all.

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  • Kesha Williams, MD, MS

    Portrait of Dr. Lakesha WilliamsUndergraduate: Clemson University
    Graduate School: University of Hartford
    Medical School: University of South Carolina School of Medicine - Columbia
    Residency: Tufts University Family Medicine Residency at CHA
    Fellowship: Harvard Medical School Sexual and Gender Minority Health Equity Initiative Curriculum Development Fellowship

    Kesha identifies as a trans nonbinary, masculine of center person of color and devotes their professional career to work that advances the push toward equitable care for folks historically and presently underserved and marginalized in our healthcare system. Kesha worked at Fenway Health as a primary care provider and resident preceptor prior to joining the faculty of TUFMR. They completed a Curriculum Development fellowship in the Sexual and Gender Minority Health Equity Initiative at Harvard Medical School where they focused on curricular and faculty development and learner education and assessment to address gaps in medical education relating to health across the sexuality and gender spectrum with specific attention to intersectionality, minority stress, and the compounding impact of racism on health outcomes. During that time they also were a Faculty Co-Director of the Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health National Continuing Education Conference Inaugural 2022 Train the Trainer Course For All Healthcare Professionals, sponsored by The Fenway Institute and Harvard Medical School. Integral to all of this is their time partnering with community organizations to engage the greater community in discussions around health education and to gain community perspective in moving health education forward.

    They trained at Tufts Family Medicine Residency at Cambridge Health Alliance where they served as chief resident and dedicated their time to developing workshops to improve education and awareness around health disparities affecting communities of color and sexual and gender minorities. They earned their Master of Science in Neuroscience from University of Hartford, and their MD from University of South Carolina School of Medicine – Columbia where they received the 2017 Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award. Prior to starting medical school, they were an educator and devoted a lot of their time to helping underrepresented and socioeconomically marginalized youth find their potential in STEM fields in various settings. Their journey to medicine carried them through an unconventional yet self-inspiring path, reinforcing their mantra that no one’s right now should dictate the extent of their later. Through their passion for mentorship, advocacy, humanism, and most importantly, action, they have embraced their unique perspective of what a doctor looks like and uses that to empower their work in advancing the delivery of high-quality, equitable health care. Kesha is proud and excited to rejoin her residency family as the Director of Training for Sexuality and Gender Expansive Care in Family Medicine as part of the TUFMR #FMrevolution!

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