Chief Medical Residents 2019-2020


2019-2020 Chief Medical Residents

Jim Doolin, MD

Dr. Jim Doolin is the Primary Care Chief Medical Resident for the 2019-2020 year. He received his BA in Biology from Dartmouth College and his MD from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at BIDMC in 2019. During residency, Dr. Doolin was a member of the Primary Care Track. He was involved in projects in quality improvement in the General Medicine academic practice, Healthcare Associates, and the Division of Hematology/Oncology. As the Primary Care Chief Medical Resident, Dr. Doolin is involved with teaching ambulatory medicine to the Internal Medicine residents, assisting in curriculum design, and coordinating resident clinics. Special interests of his include quality improvement, patient perspectives in medical treatment decision-making, and Hematology/Oncology. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, jogging, hiking and cooking.

Bess Flashner, MD

Dr. Bess Flashner is the Inpatient Chief Medical Resident for the Tullis Firm and a fellow in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, in a combined fellowship program with BIDMC and MGH. Bess was born in Durham, NC but was raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA. She attended Georgetown University in Washington D.C., where she studied Biology of Global Health and Theology. She continued in Washington D.C. at the Georgetown University School of Medicine for her medical degree before leaving D.C. for residency in Boston at BIDMC. Her current research interests are in Pulmonary Epidemiology and airway inflammation. Clinically, she plans to pursue a focus on Interstitial Lung Disease. Outside of medicine, she enjoys trips to the beach (be it the Cape or the Jersey Shore), spinning, running on the Charles, and exploring Boston's food scene.

Shana Rakowsky, MD

Dr. Shana Rakowsky is the inpatient Chief Medical Resident for the Robinson Firm and a current fellow in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at BIDMC. Dr. Rakowsky was born and raised outside of Philadelphia, PA. She graduated from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. where she studied Psychology, and obtained her MD from the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. During residency, she received the Medical Student Teaching Award. Her current research interests include quality improvement, medication optimization in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and the applications of Intestinal Microbiota Transplantation, and she plans to pursue a career in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Outside of the hospital, she enjoys spending time with her husband and Great Dane, cheering for Philadelphia sports teams, and traveling.

Zach Reese, MD

Dr. Zach Reese is the Inpatient Chief Medical Resident at the West Roxbury VA. He is a triplet, and he and his siblings were raised in Delaware. Dr, Reese received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. At Georgetown, he studied Chemistry and Theology, and he learned about the Jesuit ideal of cura personalis, or care of the whole person. He then moved to Philadelphia, PA to complete his medical training at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. During his residency at BIDMC, he was awarded the James Tullis Award for Enthusiasm for Learning. He is a graduate of the Clinician Educator Track, and his interests include medical education and quality improvement. He is planning to pursue a fellowship in Pulmonology and Critical Care. In his free time, Dr. Reese enjoys running along the Charles River and exploring the many restaurants that Boston has to offer.

Shu Yang, MD

Dr. Shu Yang is the Inpatient Chief Medical Resident for the Blumgart Firm and a fellow in the Division of Cardiology at BIDMC. Born in China, he moved to Cambridge, MA at a young age and has not left Massachusetts since. He received his undergraduate degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Harvard College and completed his medical education at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. His academic interests include medication education and research involving the use of remote monitoring in cardiac implantable electronic devices as well as new technologies in the management of Cardiac Arrhythmias. He plans to pursue a career in Cardiac Electrophysiology. Outside of work, he enjoys weekend trips to Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire with his wife and their new baby daughter. He also enjoys running along the Charles River, food, and reveling in the glory of Boston sports greatness.