The Academic Junior Attending Year (Fourth Year) is an opportunity for graduates of the BIDMC HAEMR program to remain in the Emergency Department for a year after graduation, in a unique role that combines clinical responsibilities with further training in a specialized area of Academic or Administrative interest. This position is guaranteed for any graduating resident who wishes to take advantage of this program. Participants in the fourth year work clinically as junior attendings in the emergency department at BIDMC and our affiliated hospitals (average of 22 clinical hours per week), which provides an opportunity for growth and development as a new attending. At the same time, this limited clinical schedule allows for protected time which is used to complete an individual academic or administrative project of their choice. During this time, participants may also choose to complete a one year Master's in Public Health through the Harvard School of Public Health. On average, 25% of the graduating class chooses to stay on for this junior attending year.
The following projects have been completed by fourth year junior attendings:
- Basic science research
- MPH in statistics and epidemiology
- Residency administration
- Healthcare quality research
- Postgraduate medical education
- Sports medicine fellowship
- Information technology fellowship
- International Emergency Medicine
- Bedside ultrasonography
Current Academic Junior Attendings from Class of 2017
Kiersten Gurley, MD
Tufts University School of Medicine 2014
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center-Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine
About Dr. Gurley:
Completed residency and chief residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical
Center in emergency medicine. Dr. Gurley is currently a junior academic
faculty member with a focus on quality assurance.
Mark Layer, MD
Dr. Layer attended the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
prior to completing his residency in emergency medicine at the BIDMC HAEMR.
His interests include toxicology, public health, and disaster response. For
the 2017-2018 academic year, he is earning a one-year MPH degree from the
Harvard School of Public Health, in the field of Environmental and
Occupational Health. This will provide further formal training in practical
study design, field work, and exposure assessment, in preparation for a
subsequent toxicology fellowship aimed at balancing clinical toxicology
with public health. He is currently working clinically as an attending
physician at BIDMC and BID-Needham.
Oren Mechanic, MD
Dr. Oren Mechanic is the 2017-2018 Health Policy and Management Fellow at
Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians. A graduate of the University of North
Carolina school of public health and medicine, his interests are in
value-based health care and network development. As a fellow, he is
involved in physician leadership program didactics, hospital and physician
administrative meetings, and academic pursuits. His efforts are to coalesce
telemedicine for our complex health care network. As an attending
physician, Dr. Mechanic's clinical interests at the medical center are
syncope, observation medicine, and medical education.
Past Academic Junior Attendings from Class of 2016
Leslie Bilello, MD
Dr. Bilello attended Georgetown University School of Medicine prior to completing her residency in emergency medicine at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (HAEMR-BIDMC). Her interests include resident medical education, medical education research, and geriatric trauma. She currently serves as one of the Assistant Residency Directors at BIDMC. She is also an attending physician at BIDMC, BID-Needham, and St. Luke's Hospitals. Outside of work, she likes to spend time with her amazing BIDMC colleagues/friends, explore Boston, and attend Red Sox games.
Alon Dagan, MD
Dr. Dagan spent his undergraduate years studying Biomedical Engineering at the University of Connecticut through the Combined Program in Medicine, and earned his medical degree at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. After graduation he completed his emergency medicine training at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is currently working clinically as an attending emergency medicine physician at BIDMC, BID-Needham, St. Luke's, and Cambridge Hospitals, and serves an Instructor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School. In addition, he is a Clinical Advisor and Research Affiliate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he develops pragmatic and innovative tools for addressing the complex problems facing healthcare in the developing world through the Sana initiative. His research interests include mobile health, global health informatics, medical education, critical care medicine, and emergency care in disaster and austere environments
Jenna Singleton, MD
For the 2016-2017 academic year, Dr. Singleton has joined the residency program leadership as an assistant program director. She attended medical school at the University of Michigan and subsequently completed her emergency medicine residency at BIDMC in 2016. Dr. Singleton's interests include resident education and mentorship, innovations in trauma curriculum, trauma care in elderly patients, and management of neurologic emergencies. Outside of medicine, she enjoys travel, running and learning to sail.
Danny Willner, MD, MPH
Dr. Danny Willner grew up in New York City. He spent 10 years in Chapel Hill, NC where he attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and obtained his BS, MPH, and MD degrees. During his time at UNC he obtained his EMT license and worked part-time for Orange County Emergency Services, volunteered for 8 years with South Orange Rescue Squad where he held various leadership positions including Assistant Chief of the Technical Rescue Team, and worked part-time as an EMS Instructor at Durham Technical Community College. He completed his Emergency Medicine training at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and served as Chief Resident. He is currently the EMS Fellow at BIDMC and an attending emergency medicine physician at BIDMC, BID-Needham, and St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester. His clinical interests include EMS Education, EMS Operations, and disaster preparedness and response.
Past Academic Junior Attendings from Class of 2015
Laura Ebbeling, MD
Dr. Ebbeling attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine prior to completing her residency in emergency medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She always had an interest in trauma and disaster management but it was not until working during the Boston Marathon that she decided to make disaster management her career choice. She spent her fourth year learning about operations and disaster management and incorporated international work as well. She is also an attending physician at BIDMC, BID-Needham, and St. Vincent Hospitals.
Colin Huguenel, MD
Dr. Huguenel’s interests include resident medical education, medical education research, simulation medicine, and improving bedside teaching. He served as one of the Assistant Residency Directors for the HAEMR program at BIDMC. He was an attending physician at BIDMC, BID-Needham, and St. Luke's Hospitals, and now works at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut.
Terrance Lee, MD
Dr. Lee's interests lie in health management, medical informatics, innovation, and operations. After completing residency including a chief resident year at BIDMC, since 2015 he has been pursuing aq 2-year Emergency Medical Informatics Fellowship as well as a Masters in Public Health in Health Management. He is also an attending physician at BIDMC, BID-Needham, St. Luke's, and Somerville Hospital.
Colby Redfield, MD
Dr. Redfield is a graduate of the Florida State University, where he also worked for the local EMS agency. He then attended the Florida State University College of Medicine for medical school, and then completed emergency medicine residency at BIDMC, where he served as Chief Resident and was also commissioned as an officer in the US Army Reserves. He completed a BIDMC EMS fellowship. He was an attending emergency medicine physician at BIDMC, BID-Needham, and St. Luke's in New Bedford. Dr. Redfield has a strong interest in EMS education, ketamine, airway management and community paramedicine. He currently works in Tallahassee, Florida.
Josh Solano, MD
Dr. Solano is interested in resident education, bedside teaching and medical education. In his fourth year, he served as the assistant program director for the Beth Israel Deaconess Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency and is currently still in that role. He has been involved in curriculum development, recruitment of new residents, and clinical teaching. He is also an attending physician at BIDMC, BID-Needham, and St. Luke's Hospitals
Past Academic Junior Attendings from Class of 2014
Nicole Dubosh, MD
Dr. Dubosh’s interests included medical education, medical education research, bedside teaching, and diagnostic errors. Beginning in 2014, she has served as the Assistant Clerkship Director for the BIDMC emergency medicine medical student rotation after complete a fellowship in medical education.
Josh Joseph, MD
Dr. Joseph is an attending physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at BIDMC and BIDMC-Milton Hospital. In 2014, he began an Informatics Fellowship through the Department of Emergency Medicine, and also began studies as a graduate student in Computer Engineering. His research is interested in the use of expert systems and machine learning algorithms for the management of neurologic emergencies and improving emergency department operations.
Jason Lewis, MD
Dr. Lewis's academic interests include both medical student and resident education as well as curriculum development. He completed his emergency medicine residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and completed a Medical Education Fellowship in 2014.
Margaret Lin, MD
Dr. Lin is interested in Point-of-Care Ultrasound use in the Emergency Department, particularly among pediatric patients. Her other interests include health literacy, international and public health. In 2014, she completed an Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship and is currently pursuing a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship
Matt Wong, MD
In 2014, Dr. Wong completed a fellowship in emergency ultrasound at BIDMC. Aside from patient care, his interests include teaching emergency ultrasound and procedures, and resident and medical student education. The Class of 2015 awarded him with the Attending Teacher of the Year award at the 2015 graduation.
Past Academic Junior Attendings from Class of 2013
Louisa Canham, MD
From 2013-2014, Louisa moved into the role of assistant residency director for the BIDMC program. She has a strong interest in resident education, and contributed to the didactic curriculum through lectures and coordination of the simulation experience for residents. She was closely involved in the recruitment of new residents during the interview season. She worked clinically at both BIDMC and our affiliated community sites.
Ashley Greiner, MD, MPH
From 2013-2014, Ashley pursued the Global Health and International Emergency Medicine Fellowship at BIDMC in conjunction with the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI). During that time she was involved in a number of international research projects, training courses, and have the opportunity to network with leaders in global health at conferences around the globe. With the help of her mentors at BIDMC as well as HHI, she hopes to develop her niche in the field of global health during the upcoming year.
David Chiu, MD, MPH
From 2013-2014, David pursued the Emergency Medicine Informatics Fellowship at BIDMC. A key component of the fellowship was to learn about how information is collected, processed and used in the healthcare setting and then writing code that will enhance the clinical experience. Another important aspect of the fellowship was researching the implementations that he designed, which is why David pursued an MPH at the Harvard School of Public Health, to learn properly about study design and research methodology.