IM Residency Faculty

A residency program, in many ways, is nothing more than the constellation of people that work together to make it happen.

Across the spectrum of general medicine and in its subspecialties, our dedicated and diverse faculty brings enthusiasm for teaching and learning, a commitment to high quality patient care and a passion for mentoring. They also embody the mission of the institution and creativity in research and advocacy that advances that mission.

Our Program Directors

  • Rebecca Rogers, MD - Program Director

    Program Director 
    Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
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    Rebecca Rogers

    Dr. Rebecca Rogers began her physician journey as a medical student at Harvard Medical School, the first physician in her family and not knowing what kind of doctor she wanted to be. After witnessing firsthand the intimate and longitudinal relationships that are forged between patients and their PCPs, the range and depth of clinical knowledge required of the general internist, and the excitement and uncertainty that a seemly average day at the clinic can bring, it became clear that becoming a primary care physician was the path for her.

    After finishing medical school she did research at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, studying how primary care systems can deliver public health services. It was an eye-opening experience to learn about the UK’s National Health Service, to see how medicine operates in a world where access to affordable health is guaranteed to everyone. Dr. Rogers returned from London to do her residency here at CHA, where she was awed by the commitment of her faculty and co-residents to CHA’s mission to provide high quality care to the most marginalized populations. She became interested in resident continuity clinic as an educational entity, and during residency she led a pilot project of resident-to-resident hand-offs between ambulatory blocks. During her chief resident year at CHA, Dr. Rogers took part in the Harvard Macy Program for Post-Graduate Trainees. Through that course she developed a curriculum to help interns learn the skills required to be effective, efficient and resilient primary care doctors, which she continues to teach and mentors others in similar teaching.

    Dr. Rogers took her first job out of residency as a primary care doctor at CHA, where her daily interactions with patients continued to inspire her to become a better clinician and to advocate for health and social systems that truly care for those that need it most. She joined the program leadership as an Assistant Program director for ambulatory education in 2017 and then as Program Director in fall 2023. During this time she has published and presented work (often partnering with residents) on a community-based orientation activity, improvements in screening for food insecurity, mental health skills for general internists, as well as several ambulatory-based educational innovations. She is thrilled to be inspiring the next generation of curious, compassionate, and mission-driven internal medicine physicians and health advocates.

    On the homefront she is wife to a high school teacher in-training, mom to two school-aged boys (human) and two geriatric boys (feline), a bike commuter, tofu lover, and backyard birder.

  • Priyank Jain, MD - Associate Program Director 

    Associate Program Director  
    Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
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    Priyank Jain, MD

    Dr. Priyank Jain graduated from medical school in India at All India Institute of Medical Science in New Delhi. He completed his internal medicine residency at Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Then he went to India for a year and worked in a variety of healthcare settings including remote villages and metropolitan hospitals, and this changed his conceptualization of health, disease and illness. He no longer sees illness as an accident, but rather a culmination of socio-economic conditions affecting communities. 

    He believes that the ultimate duty of physicians is to advocate for their patients. To this end a physician has to continue to hone their clinical skills and rapidly evolving medical knowledge and therapeutics, listen carefully to understand what the patient values, and collaborate effectively with the interprofessional team to achieve those patient centered goals. More often than not, clinical decisions have to be taken with incomplete information about the disease and the treatments, and this gap is overcome with clinical judgment and with firm devotion to patient centeredness. 

    "Medicine has imperceptibly led us into the social field and placed us in a position of confronting directly the great problems of our time." - Rudolf Virchow 1848

    He also believes that much of disease prevalence and outcome is socially and environmentally determined.  So, a physician's responsibility does not end with compassionate and effective medical care at the bedside; that is just the beginning.  Physicians need to understand the social and structural forces that influence health and disease outcomes, so they can use their intellectual and political power for a healthier population and avoidable disparity. 

    He started working at CHA in 2009 as a teaching hospitalist and joined the residency leadership team in 2011 as the Associate Program director of inpatient training.  His areas of interest are clinical reasoning, bedside teaching, point of care ultrasound, evidence based medicine, and global health.

  • Stephanie Hastings, DO - Assistant Program Director of Ambulatory Education

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    Dr. Stephanie Hastings

    Dr. Stephanie Hastings found her clinical and academic home at CHA, where she continues to be inspired by the institutional mission, the level of community engagement by CHA faculty and staff, and the commitment and curiosity of the medical residents. Dr. Hastings first became interested in primary care as a clinical researcher at the Joslin Diabetes Center, where she worked with patients who were 50-year type 1 diabetes survivors. During this time she learned the importance of compassionate, longitudinal care and physician advocacy. In medical school at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in Middletown, NY, Dr. Hastings witnessed the importance of community based primary care through her work with underserved populations.

    Dr. Hastings completed her internal medicine training at CHA, where she developed a passion for the community-based primary care of complex patients. Twice during residency she was selected as the Resident Teacher of the Year by the Harvard Medical School CIC students. During her chief resident year at CHA, Dr. Hastings pursued scholarly work in residency curriculum innovation and quality improvement, and completed a Gold Innovation Fellowship. In 2023, Dr. Hastings joined the CHA internal medicine residency program leadership as the Assistant Program of Ambulatory Education. She is passionate about medical education and mentorship, and is excited to think boldly about how to improve the training of residents in the ambulatory setting. Dr. Hastings’ scholarly interests include graduate medical education, ambulatory curriculum development, physician patient communication, and exploring clinical uncertainty.

    Dr. Hastings is also a practicing primary care physician at Cambridge Hospital, where she is proud to care for a diverse panel of patients. Her clinical interests include chronic disease management, behavioral health in primary care, the treatment of substance use disorders and ambulatory patient safety and quality improvement.

    Originally from New Hampshire, Dr. Hastings is passionate about environmental stewardship. In her free time, she enjoys spending time in the great outdoors with family and friends, and reading mystery novels on the beach.

Key Faculty

  • Adam Gaffney, MD, MPH - Research Director of Advocacy Curriculum

    Dr. Adam GaffneyDr. Adam Gaffney, MD, MPH is a pulmonary and critical care physician at CHA, an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, a health policy researcher at the Cambridge Health Justice Lab, and a writer and commentator on issues of medicine and policy.

    His research interests include healthcare access and equity, national healthcare reform, disparities in lung health, and COVID-19 policy. He is the author of the book To Heal Humankind: The Right to Health in History, published in 2017 by Routledge. He also served president of the nonprofit research and advocacy organization Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP).

    Dr. Gaffney works closely with CHA medicine residents in the ICUs. He serves as a faculty participant in the residency program’s journal club. He also mentors the research project that residents undertake as a part of the CHA Internal Medicine Residency Program’s Research Health Advocacy Curriculum.

    Dr. Gaffney received his MD from New York University and his MPH from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He completed his residency at the Columbia University Medical Center, where he served as chief resident, and his fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Woman’s Hospital, and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

  • Charlotte Rastas, MD - Co-director, Advocacy course

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  • Christina Phillips, MD - Site Director, Cambridge Primary Care Clinic

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  • Danny McCormick, MD, MPH - Co-director of Advocacy course, Co-director of Center for Health Equity Education & Advocacy (CHEEA)

    "Cambridge Health Alliance is unique, driven by a mission of service for the oppressed. It fulfills this mission not just by seeking excellence in the clinic, but also by nurturing research and advocacy on behalf of the underserved."

    Dr. Danny McCormickDanny McCormick, MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Director of the Division of Social and Community Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the CHA, co-director of the Harvard Medical School Fellowship in General Medicine and Primary Care and he leads the Department of Medicine's general medicine research team. He received his internal medicine training at the Boston City Hospital, his general medicine fellowship training at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School and a Master’s Degree in public health at the Harvard School of Public Health. He also served as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow in Washington, DC and a staff member of United States Senate Committee on Health Education Labor and Pensions under Senator Edward M. Kennedy (2005-2006).

    Dr. McCormick is a primary care internist at one of CHA’s community health centers that serves a socioeconomically and racially and ethnically diverse community. He is also a health services researcher and serves as research mentor to general medicine fellows, residents and Harvard Medical students.

    Dr. McCormick’s research has focused on the evaluation of access to and quality of medical care for disadvantaged populations (the uninsured, racial and ethnic minorities, immigrants, prisoners and veterans), physician support for alternative models of health care financing, public disclosure of health plan performance, the impact of industry funding on the design of pharmaceutical trials, media reporting on conflicts of interest in such trials and the impact of the Massachusetts health care reform on access to care.

    He is also actively involved in teaching clinical medicine, health policy, and physician advocacy. He developed an innovative curriculum in research-based physician advocacy that has become a core element of the CHA Internal medicine residency program training.

  • Elizabeth Gaufberg, MD - Director of Communication Skills, Trainee Experience Advisor

    Dr. Liz gaufberg"I feel proud and fortunate to be part of an institution where human relationships are recognized as centrally important to what we do. Our physicians genuinely care about their patients, our teachers about their students, colleagues about each other."

    Dr. Liz Gaufberg trained in both internal medicine and psychiatry at CHA and has been on the faculty of both departments for the past 12 years. She directs both psychosocial social training for the CHA Medicine Residency Program and social science training for the Harvard Medical School Cambridge Integrated Clerkship. Liz has a strong interest in medical professionalism and has developed an interactive professional boundaries curriculum for medical trainees. Liz is a co-founder of the CHA medical humanities initiative which strives to incorporate art and literature into medical student and residency education, and is a co-editor of Auscultations, the CHA employee literary arts journal.

  • Ellie Grossman, MD - Director of Addictions Training

    Dr. Ellie Grossman

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  • Frances Ue, MD, MPH - Director of Medical Student Inpatient Education

    Portrait of Dr. Frances UeDr. Frances Ue is an experienced clinician educator, researcher, and leader, with a background in public health and advocacy. She holds an Honors Bachelor of Science from Queen’s University in Canada, Master’s of Public Health from Columbia University in New York, and Doctorate of Medicine from Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Her passion for working with diverse, underserved communities and advancing social justice, has culminated in a career as an Internal Medicine attending physician and teaching faculty at Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA). She completed Internal Medicine training at CHA, and also served as Chief Resident. She is the Director for both the Medicine Sub Internship and Inpatient Medicine clerkship for Harvard Medical School (HMS) students and was previously the Associate Director for Physical Diagnosis and Reasoning in the HMS Practice of Medicine course for preclinical medical and dental students.

    She has a passion for clinical reasoning and is core faculty for Medical Detective Rounds with medical students. She was awarded a competitive institutional scholarship to attend the Harvard Macy Institute Program for Medical Educators course and continues as faculty for their postgraduate courses. She leads workshops on the topics of microaggressions and optimizing the inpatient learning environment, with a focus on bedside teaching. Her research is mainly in the areas of medical education and infectious diseases, and recently co-led a project on pre-exposure prophylaxis.

    Dr. Ue has been featured in the Diagnosis column in the NYTimes magazine, and her writing can be found in STAT Opinion and the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) Journal Watch. She is a producer of the Curbsiders Teach podcast, and an avid contributor to the Febrile and NEJM Clinical conversations podcasts. She was honored with the 2022 CHA Rising Star Award for her commitment to patients and their communities.

  • Galina Tan, MD - Director of Ambulatory EMR curriculum

    Dr. Galina TanDr. Galina Tan currently practices as a primary care physician at CHA and is involved in medical education as the residency program's Director of Ambulatory EMR Education and also as an Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She is a proud graduate of the CHA Internal Medicine residency program class of 2016. She stayed on as chief resident, and chose to continue her practice at CHA because of the mission, community and teaching opportunities.

    As a medical student at New York University School of Medicine, Dr. Tan was actively involved in the student-run free clinic and was co-chair the Women's Health free clinic. This opened her eyes up to the harsh reality of how the US healthcare system often fails patients, as well as the value of preventative care. She wanted to train and work in a place that understands this and seeks to innovate ways to address these gaps in healthcare.

    She feels incredibly fortunate to have been able to start her career at a place like CHA. Training here and being surrounded by like-minded colleagues who value primary care and social justice has been a way she has been able to sustain joy and hope in her practice. As a generalist, she has a wide variety of clinical interests including harm reduction approaches with opioids in chronic pain management, substance use disorder, and LGBTQIA+ health. She also takes pride in fostering community and advocacy by helping to create the Social Justice Coalition at CHA, as well as her involvement with the Health and Public Policy Committee of the MA chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP).

  • Gaurab Basu, MD, MPH - Co-director of the Center for Health Equity Education & Advocacy (CHEEA)

    Dr. Gaurab Basu

    Gaurab Basu, MD, MPH is a primary care physician whose work focuses on the intersection of climate change, global health equity, human rights, medical education, and public policy. He graduated from the CHA Internal Medicine residency program in 2013.

    In 2018, he co-founded the CHA Center for Health Equity Education and Advocacy. He is also the Director of Education and Policy at the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Harvard Chan C-CHANGE) and the faculty director of the HMS Climate Change, Environment and Health curricular theme.

    Dr. Basu received the inaugural HMS Equity, Social Justice, and Advocacy Faculty Award and the HMS Charles McCabe Faculty Prize in Excellence. He has been a HMS Curtis Prout Academy Fellow and a Harvard Macy Scholar.

    In 2021, Dr. Basu was named to the Grist 50 list of national climate leaders. In 2018, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation selected him to their Culture of Health Leadership fellowship.

    Dr. Basu has been active in policy. He serves on the Implementation Advisory Committee in the Massachusetts Governor’s Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. He was a part of the city of Cambridge Mayor’s Climate Crisis Working Group and its Net-Zero Climate Task Force. Dr. Basu previously worked for numerous global NGOs including the Gates Institute, Partners in Health, the Child in Need Institute, and Last Mile Health.

  • James Lang, MD - Site Director of Windsor Clinic

    Portrait of Dr. James LangHello! Born and raised outside of Seattle in the Cascade Foothills, I enjoy the outdoors, spending time with family and making music & art.

    In my primary care practice I focus on equity and cultural competency in immigrant and LGBTQ+ health. As a preceptor, I enjoy not only teaching but learning along with residents.

  • Jessica Hoy, MD - Director of Resident Evaluation, Director of Night Curriculum

    Dr. Jess Hoy

    Jess Hoy is not a night owl. However, she loves clinical medicine and has somehow found herself to be a very happy nocturnist.

    Trained at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Primary Care residency, Jess worked for a few years after residency on Navajo Nation at the Indian Health Service. She admired the grit, teamwork and clinical acumen of the clinicians there, and loved practicing 360 degrees of internal medicine - from the primary care clinic to the intensive care unit.

    After returning to Boston, she became a nocturnist at CHA at the beginning of the pandemic. She has found that working at night is a privileged position - it affords time to spend with patients and to deepdive into the medical and social factors that led to this moment; it presents endlessly interesting and undifferentiated clinical cases; and it allows her to support patients in the deeply uncertain moments surrounding acute illness at the time of hospitalization. Aligned with her focus on improving patient care, she is a member of the Morbidity and Mortality committee.

    In the residency, she is the Director of Evaluation where she hopes to foster compassionate, growth oriented and fortifying feedback for residents. She believes that CHA faculty is uniquely situated to know each resident well both professionally and personally, and that this is the strongest basis for resident growth. She is also the Director of the Night Curriculum where she hopes to make night shifts valuable and sustainable for residents.

    She is a mother to two dynamic kids and a very sweet dog. She is an avid ceramics potter, an eager reader of poetry and fiction and an explorer of the lively city of Cambridge.

  • Judy Kwok, MD - Director of Geriatrics Training

    Dr. Judy Kwok

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  • Maren Batalden, MD - Chief Quality Officer, Co-director of Quality Improvement course

    "I love working at Cambridge Health Alliance – it’s a place where I feel like my own core values are in sync with the core values of the institution.  The opportunity to join together with other like-minded people in the shared work of bringing about important change is deeply, deeply satisfying."

    Maren Batalden came to Cambridge Health Alliance in 2003 after graduating from Harvard Medical School and completing a residency in internal medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She works as a hospitalist and is very active as an inpatient clinical teacher for medical students and residents. She served as Associate Program Director for the residency program from 2005-2011. During her tenure as a residency program leader, she was involved in developing a formal teaching hospitalist program, a service learning initiative, a competency-based evaluation program, and our Tuesday School curriculum. She has completed fellowship training in both medical education and medical ethics and (as a former high English teacher) has a deep commitment to humanism in clinical medicine. She leads resident retreats and other reflective exercises including a monthly noon-time conversation with residents entitled Food for the Soul. She has received several teaching awards from both residents and medical students, including the 2010 Charles McCabe Faculty Prize for Excellence in Clinical Teaching from Harvard Medical School.

    Dr. Batalden is also passionate about improving the health care delivery system to bring about better quality, safety, and value; better outcomes for patients; AND better and more satisfying work for staff. She brings her background in public health and community-based program development to this work, which began at CHA in 2009 with the organization of multidisciplinary unit-based improvement teams on our two inpatient med-surg units. In August 2011, she was named Senior Medical Director of Inpatient Quality at the Cambridge Health Alliance and is now leading improvement work across the institution. Always committed to medical education, she looks forward to finding new ways of engaging residents as partners in institutional transformation

  • Marie Louise Jean-Baptiste, MD - Director of Minority Affairs, Director of Cross-Cultural Care Curriculum

    Dr. Malou Jean-Baptiste"Cambridge Health Alliance has given me the tools and the opportunity to work with an ethnically diverse community. I take great pride in being able to serve in such an extremely rich milieu and am fortunate to be able to fulfill my deepest aspirations in serving this community."

    Dr. Jean-Baptiste graduated from the School of Medicine and Pharmacy at the University of Haiti. After completing her primary care training at The Cambridge Hospital, she joined the faculty. Her areas of interest are HIV medicine and culturally competent care. She serves as the residency program's Director for Minority Affairs and works to recruit and mentor resident physicians from under-represented minority backgrounds. She has also helped establish a support system that includes events to facilitate relationships between minority residents and faculty. Dr. Jean-Baptiste teaches cultural competence at Harvard Medical School.

  • Michael C. Payne, MD, MPH, FACG, FACP

    Dr. Michael payne"Without a doubt this has been one of the most professionally rewarding jobs I've ever held. The staff is outstanding in both their level of expertise and their commitment to patient care and academics. The community is supportive and diverse. And the program for medical education seems to have found that delicate balance between high expectations and humane treatment."

    Michael Payne was born and raised in Chicago. He earned BA, MD, and MPH degrees from Harvard and completed both an internal medicine residency and a gastroenterology fellowship in Boston. He worked for 15 years in a private multispecialty group in Williamstown, MA where he served as the hospital's chief of endoscopy. He spent three years with a gastrointestinal specialist group in Nashville, TN before joining the Cambridge Health Alliance staff in 2006. He has had a long interest in education and has lectured widely in colleges across the country on diversity and academic performance. He serves as a nonresident tutor and pre-med advisor at one of Harvard College houses. When he is not teaching or taking care of patients, he enjoys astronomy, scuba diving, fencing, and helping his four children with homework.

  • Patrick Mangialardi, DO - Point of Care Ultrasound course facilitator

    Dr. Patrick Mangialardi Dr. Patrick Mangialardi is originally from the Philadelphia area and completed medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He then completed residency in Internal Medicine at the Pennsylvania Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, staying on as Chief Medical Resident following residency, a year in which he also worked as hospitalist faculty
    teaching medical students from The University of Pennsylvania, as well as medical residents.

    He then moved to California to complete fellowship training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of California-Davis in Sacramento. He joined the HMS Faculty as Clinical Instructor in Medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance in October of 2021.

    He facilitates the Point of Care Ultrasound course for CHA Internal Medicine Residents, and provides active bedside clinical teaching for both medical ICU patients and pulmonary patients. His research interests include those in Quality Improvement, particularly as it pertains to efficient and safe ICU care. He also has clinical interests in shock and resuscitation, pulmonary embolism, sarcoidosis, and infectious pulmonary disease.

  • Pieter Cohen, MD

    Portrait of Dr. Pieter Cohen"Training at Cambridge Health Alliance allows you to become an excellent clinician while working at an institution that is devoted to providing superb care to the underserved."

    Dr. Cohen is one of the three preceptors at Somerville Campus Primary Care clinic. His clinical interests include the health of Brazilian immigrants, weight loss, supplements and preventive care. He has extensive educational experience in curriculum design, small group teaching and precepting. Dr. Cohen's teaching is highly respected by students and residents. He is a past recipient of the Society for General Internal Medicine’s New England Regional Medical Educator Award and Harvard Medical School’s Charles McCabe Prize for Excellence in Clinical Teaching.

    Dr. Cohen’s research involves dangers of weight loss techniques and safety of dietary supplements with particular interest in pharmaceutically spiked weight loss supplements. Dr. Cohen’s research has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and the Boston Globe.

  • Rebanta Chakraborty, MD - Director of ICU Curriculum

    Dr. Rebanta ChakrabortyRebanta Chakraborty has been a part of Cambridge Health Alliance since November 2021, and has been in the Boston area since 2019 (previously with Steward healthcare).

    He is currently the director of the Division of Critical Care for CHA at both Cambridge and Everett hospitals. He did his graduate medical training in India and completed residency and fellowship in Drexel University between 2007 to 2013. He had been in the Pacific northwest in Seattle and Oregon prior to Boston.

    His areas of clinical interest are in Lung cancer screening and comprehensive lung cancer diagnostic models at community level.
    Having recently completed an MBA in Healthcare management at Brandeis’ Heller School in 2023, he is also interested in building standardized systems and care processes with emphasis on quality and safety, staff communication and relational coordination .

    Since joining CHA, he has been closely collaborating with the residency leadership and residents to restructure the ICU curriculum and training . Every CHA resident’s commitment to mission, advocacy, equity and social determinants inspire him. He is interested in incorporating systems thinking, leadership skills and strategy in the resident education framework.

  • Rose Goldman, MD

    Dr. Rose Goldman"Understanding our patients means seeing them in their environmental and social context. At Cambridge Health Alliance we reach beyond the office."

    Dr. Goldman has spent 20 years bridging the worlds of environmental medicine and public health with clinical medicine through teaching, research, clinical practice, and public service. After completing residencies in Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine, she joined the faculty at The Cambridge Hospital in 1981. She founded the hospital's program in Occupational and Environmental Medicine where she continues an active clinical practice. At Harvard Medical School, at Harvard School of Public Health, and within our residency program, she is recognized as an enthusiastic educator and mentor. Her research interests include in neurotoxicity, heavy metals, repetitive strain injuries, and pediatric environmental health.

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