Chief Medical Residents 2017-2018 

The Chief Medical Residents for the 20`7-2018 Academic Year



Andrew Locke, MD

Andrew Locke 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
Susan McGirr

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

Robert Montgomery 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
Elizabeth Targan

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
Alok Tewari

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
Alexa Triot

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.