Internal Medicine Chief Medical Residents
2022-2023 Chief Medical Residents
Laura Desrochers, MD, MPH
Dr. Laura Desrochers is the Primary Care Chief Medical Resident. She was raised in Massachusetts and received her BS in Health Sciences and a Master of Public Health in Urban Health from Northeastern University, with a focus on social determinants of health and research methods. She worked in public health consulting before returning to Northeastern University where she worked in program administration and teaching in the Master of Public Health while also conducting research at the Institute for Urban Health, Research, and Practice before turning her attention to clinical medicine. She attended the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine and was fortunate to be selected to join BIDMC for residency where she was a resident in the primary care track. Her academic interests include general medicine, health services research, population health and health disparities, as well as innovative healthcare delivery. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outside, playing the piano, and spending time with her spouse and two young daughters.
Brian Li, MD
Dr. Brian Li is the inpatient Chief Medical Resident for the Tullis Firm. He was born and raised in the Los Angeles area before receiving his BA in Mathematics from Williams College in Williamstown, MA. He spent a year doing research at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD before returning to Massachusetts to attend Harvard Medical School followed by internal medicine residency at BIDMC. Prior to starting his chief year, Dr. Li completed his first year of gastroenterology fellowship at BIDMC and will resume his gastroenterology training after chief residency. His academic and clinical interests include medical education, general gastroenterology, and endoscopy. Outside of medicine, he enjoys playing tennis and eating good food with family and friends.
Brooke Lubinski, MD
Dr. Brooke Lubinski is the Inpatient Chief Medical Resident for the Blumgart Firm. She grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and obtained a dual degree in both Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of Maryland College Park. She then obtained her medical degree at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. Following medical school, she attended BIDMC for internal medicine residency and completed a fellowship in geriatrics at the Harvard Medical School Multicampus Geriatric Fellowship program in Boston. After chief year, Brooke plans to pursue a career in medical education and geriatrics. Outside of medicine, she enjoys hiking, weight lifting, baking, and spending time with family and friends.
Zachary Schoepflin, MD, PhD
Dr. Zachary Schoepflin is the inpatient Chief Medical Resident for the Robinson Firm, and a clinical fellow in the Division of Hematology/Oncology. Originally from Centerport, NY, he moved down the Eastern Seaboard to obtain his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Delaware as a Eugene du Pont Memorial Scholar. He then moved to Philadelphia and obtained his MD and PhD in cell biology and regenerative medicine from Thomas Jefferson University, studying the HIF-PHD system in the intervertebral disc. He moved to New England in 2018 and joined BIDMC for residency. During residency, he was a member of the Clinician Educator Track. After residency, he remained at BIDMC for his first year of fellowship in hematology/oncology before serving as Chief Medical Resident. His clinical interests include hemostasis/thrombosis and myeloproliferative disorders, and he has career interests in medical education and research. Outside of the hospital, he likes to spend his time playing music, hiking, and playing with his two cats.
Nick Spetko, MD
Dr. Nick Spetko is the Kurland Firm Chief Medical Resident and a fellow in the Division of Cardiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Nick grew up on the Jersey Shore before moving to Boston for college. He studied Biology at Boston College and attended Tufts University School of Medicine. He plans to pursue a career in academic cardiology. Outside of medicine, Nick enjoys playing guitar, surfing and running.
Katie Vaughan, MD
Dr. Katie Vaughan is the inpatient Chief Medical Resident at the West Roxbury VA Medical Center. Katie grew up in Rochester, NY and went to Hamilton College where she obtained a BA in Chemistry and Hispanic Studies. After college, she moved to Washington D.C. where she worked as a post-baccalaureate intramural research training award fellow at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health where she focused on chronic pain phenotypes in sickle cell disease patients. Next, Katie returned to Rochester to attend the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and subsequently was fortunate to pursue her residency at BIDMC. At BIDMC, Katie was passionate about teaching and is a graduate of the Clinician Educator Track. Katie is planning to pursue a fellowship in Cardiology after chief residency with a career focus on medical education. Outside of medicine, Katie enjoys ultimate frisbee, hiking, and cooking.