Chief Medical Residents 2017-2018
Andrew Locke, MD
Dr. Andrew Locke is the inpatient Chief Medical Resident for the Tullis
Firm and a fellow in the Division of Cardiology at BIDMC. Born in Boston,
MA and raised in Swampscott, MA, Andy attended college at Washington
University in St. Louis, where he double majored in Biology and Psychology.
He received his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in
Boston, MA. His current research interests include new technologies for
cardiac arrhythmias, novel imaging modalities for the assessment of
valvular disease, and risk stratification of sudden cardiac death. He plans
to pursue a career in cardiac electrophysiology. Outside the hospital, Andy
enjoys traveling with his wife Arielle, a general dentist in the Boston
Area. Andy is an avid skier and fisherman. He also is a dedicated member of
the BIDMC softball team, the GWAYAKS.
Susan McGirr, MD
Dr. Susan McGirr is the inpatient Chief Medical Resident for the Blumgart
firm at BIDMC. Susan was born and raised in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She
graduated from Middlebury College in Vermont in 2007 where she studied
neuroscience and played softball. Susan completed her medical education at
Harvard Medical School where she was a founding member of the Crimson Care
Collaborative clinic, a student-run clinic. While at HMS, she developed an
interest in quality improvement in inpatient medical care which drew her to
BIDMC. During residency, she served on the leadership team for the House
Staff Quality Improvement Council (HSQIC). After residency, Susan practiced
medicine as a Hospitalist at BIDMC and was a Shapiro Institute Education
Scholar. She plans to continue pursuing a career in hospital medicine and
inpatient quality improvement and systems redesign following her Chief
year. Outside of the hospital, Susan enjoys spending time with her husband
and daughter, Janie, kayaking, hiking and watching Red Sox baseball.
Rob Montgomery, MD
Dr. Rob Montgomery is a Chief Medical Resident at BIDMC/VA Boston
Healthcare where is primary goal is to make the Veteran Affairs the best
clinical training for rotating BIDMC interns and residents. Outside of
this, Rob is engaged with research with the MIT Laboratory of Computation
Physiology where he works with BIDMC's MIMIC database to better understand
the physiology of Critical Illness. He also is working with the Advanced
Heart Failure group of BIDMC's Cardiology department to better understand
the pharmocokinetic and pharmacodynamics effects of Extracorporeal Membrane
Oxygenation. He will be applying for a Cardiology Fellowship.
Elizabeth Targan, MD
Dr. Targan is the inpatient Chief Medical Resident for the Kurland Firm at
BIDMC. She is originally from the Ukraine but grew up in San Francisco,
where she spent most of her days on the tennis court. She received her
undergraduate degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from UC Berkeley in 2007
and later attended medical school at the University of California, Davis.
Her current research interests are in medical education and she is a
graduate of the Clinician Educator Track. She was awarded the Elmer Hinton
Award and the Katherine Swan Ginsburg Award for humanism in medicine and
was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Outside of medicine,
Lika enjoys hiking in the White Mountains, though is currently trying hard
to keep up with her 4 month old son, Noah and 3 year old dog, Emma.
Alok Tewari, MD, PhD
Dr. Alok Tewari is the inpatient Chief Medical Resident for the Robinson
firm at BIDMC and a fellow in hematology/oncology at the Dana Farber Cancer
Institute. Born and raised in Frederick, MD. He obtained his undergraduate
degree in biomedical engineering at Duke University in 2005 along with a
certificate in health policy. He received his MD and PhD, the latter in
molecular cancer biology, also from Duke in 2013. Aside from oncology, his
interests in medicine include epigenetics research and medical education.
Outside of the hospital, he enjoys eating, occasionally sampling new
whiskeys, reading, being outside and cycling.
Alexa Triot, MD
Dr. Alexa Triot is the Primary Care Chief Medical Resident for the
2017-2018 year. She received her Bachelor degree in Microbiology and
Immunology from McGill University and her MD from the University of
Cincinnati College of Medicine. She completed her residency in Internal
Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in 2017. As the Primary
Care Chief Medical Resident, she is involved with teaching ambulatory
medicine to the Internal Medicine residents, assisting in curriculum
design, as well coordinating resident clinics. Special interests include
opioid use disorder and Hematology/Oncology. In her free time, she enjoys
traveling, cooking and spinning.