Chief Medical Residents 2020-2021


Niloofar Latifi, MD

Dr. Niloofar Latifi is the Primary Care Chief Medical Resident for the 2020-2021 year. She was originally born in Iran and moved to Virginia at 12 years of age. She received her BS in Biology from University of Virginia and her medical degree from University of California, San Diego. During residency, Niloo was a member of the Primary Care Track and lead quality improvement projects to improve post-acute hospitalization transitions of care and preventative care of asplenic patients at HCA. She also developed a novel resident curriculum on High Value Care and is one of the 2020-2021 JAMA Teachable Moments Editorial Fellows for high value care medicine. In her free time, Niloo enjoys hiking, cooking, and trying new exercise classes.

Sam Woodworth, MD

Dr. Sam Woodworth is the Inpatient Chief Medical Resident for the Blumgart Firm.  He grew up in a small town in Mid-Coast Maine.  Dr. Woodworth received his undergraduate degree in Classics from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.  He then moved to New York, New York to complete his medical training at Weill Cornell Medical College.  After completing his residency at BIDMC, Dr. Woodworth worked as a hospitalist at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine.  His interests include medical education and the intersection of visual art and medicine.  In his free time, Dr. Woodworth enjoys spending time with his wife and golden doodle.

Ali Trainor, MD

Dr. Ali Trainor is the Inpatient Chief Medical Resident for the Robinson Firm and a fellow in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, in a combined fellowship program with BIDMC and MGH. She was born and raised in Massachusetts and then went to Providence College for her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry. From there she went to Philadelphia and obtained her MD from the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. During her residency at BIDMC she was awarded the Katherine Swan Ginsburg Award for Humanism in Medicine and the Medical Intern of the Year Award selected by the nursing staff. She is also a graduate of the Clinician Educator Track and has a career interest in medical education. She is still deciding about further career interests within the field of pulmonary and critical care. Outside of work she spends the majority of her time training for and running marathons, perfecting her bagel baking skills, and taking pictures of her cat in portrait mode.

Susan McIlvaine, MD

Dr. Susan McIlvaine is the Inpatient Chief Medical Resident for the Tullis Firm and a fellow in the Division of Cardiology at BIDMC. She grew up in the suburbs of NYC, and completed her BA at the University of Pennsylvania, where she was a member of the Varsity softball team. She then spent 5 years in NYC working and completing a post-baccalaureate pre-medical program at Columbia University. She then returned to Philadelphia to attend Thomas Jefferson University for medical school, and completed her Internal Medicine residency here at BIDMC. She is interested in combining a career in general cardiology and medical education.

Hollis Viray, MD

Dr. Hollis Viray is the Inpatient Chief Medical Resident for the Kurland Firm and a fellow in the Division of Hematology and Oncology at BIDMC. She was born and raised in Glastonbury, CT. She received her B.S. in Biology from Brandeis University with a minor in Hispanic Studies. Dr. Viray spent two years doing translational research at Yale University School of Medicine studying prognostic and predictive biomarkers in cancer and cancer therapies. She received her M.D. from the University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine before moving to Boston for her residency and fellowship at BIDMC. Her academic interests include medical education, thoracic oncology and cancer targeted therapies. Outside of the hospital, she enjoys swimming, skiing and gardening.

Tomas Valerio, MD

Dr. Tomas Valerio is the inpatient Chief Medical Resident at the West Roxbury VA. He grew up in a mountainous town in northern New Mexico where he learned a love of fishing, hiking and climbing mountainous terrains. He studied Biology and Spanish at the University of New Mexico and spent a semester abroad in Argentina where he learned Spanish and much about a different part of the world. He attended the University of New Mexico School of Medicine where he performed basic science research on virologic response to vaccines and was elected as a member of AOA. During residency at BIDMC he was awarded the Intern Nursing Award.  His interests include medical education and providing medical care to underserved populations. He is planning to pursue a fellowship in gastroenterology with a focus in hepatology. Outside of the hospital, he enjoys gardening, spending time with his family, and exploring the oceanside towns of the North Shore with a lobster roll in hand.