2021-2022 Chief Medical Residents
Maelys Amat, MD, MBA
Dr. Maelys Amat is the Primary Care Chief Medical Resident. Maelys Amat was raised in France before moving to the United States in middle school. She completed her undergraduate studies at Wake Forest University. Following graduation, she moved to Boston to serve as an AmeriCorps member for Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, where she worked as a smoking cessation counselor and manager of the St. Francis House foot care clinic. She attended Drexel University College of Medicine where she led the student-run free clinics before returning to Boston as an internal medicine resident in the primary care track at BIDMC. Her academic interests are in population health, health disparities, healthcare delivery and innovations in medical education. In her free time, Maelys enjoys hiking, skiing, horseback riding, traveling and exploring the Boston food scene. She will be pursuing primary care after chief residency.
Rebecca Angoff, MD
Rebecca is the Inpatient Chief Medical Resident for the Robinson Firm and a fellow in the Division of Cardiology at BIDMC. She is from Worcester, MA and ventured to the University of Michigan for college. She then returned to Massachusetts to complete medical school at the University of Massachusetts and residency at BIDMC. She is a graduate of the Clinician Educator Track and plans to pursue a career in academic medicine. She has an interest in general cardiology and cardiac imaging. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach, and playing tennis.
Anish Bhatnagar, MD
Dr. Anish Bhatnagar is the inpatient Chief Medical Resident at the West Roxbury VA. He grew up in Utah, where he spent much of his time around the mountains and national parks hiking, biking, and occasionally kayaking. He obtained his B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Bhatnagar returned to Utah to complete his medical training at the University of Utah, where he was inducted into the AOA. Though his interests in medical education started in medical school, his passion really developed while at BIDMC, where he graduated from the Clinician Educator Track, and was awarded the Lowell McGee Award his senior year for his dedication to teaching and spirit of being a physician. Outside of the hospital, he enjoys spending time exploring Boston with his wife and friends, and especially trying every new restaurant he can.
Jenna Klubnick, MD, MS
Dr. Jenna Klubnick is the Inpatient Chief Medical Resident for the Tullis Firm. She grew up in New Jersey and received her BS in Chemistry from The College of New Jersey. She earned her MS in Chemistry at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign studying novel methods of transition metal catalyzed carbon carbon bond formation before turning her attention as a staff scientist to radiochemistry and molecular imaging at the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Systems Biology. She attended the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and was fortunate to be selected to join BIDMC for residency. She was an oncology hospitalist at BIDMC for one year before returning at as a CMR. She maintains an interest in boron chemistry, small molecule detection platforms, as well as equitable, accessible, and first-principles based medical education. Outside of medicine she spends time quilting, practicing yoga, and attending to her quiet houseplants and energetic sons.
Tyler Mehegan, MD
Tyler Mehegan is chief medical resident at the BIDMC Internal Residency Program. He received his BA in Psychology at Bates College, and his MD at UMass Medical School. He then completed internal medicine training at BIDMC, and finished his first year of cardiology fellowship training just prior to starting his chief medical resident year. Following his chief year, Tyler will return to cardiology fellowship training where he ultimately plans to pursue advanced training in electrophysiology. His clinical interests include medical and interventional treatment strategies for various arrhythmias. Outside of the hospital, he enjoys playing soccer, tennis and rock climbing.
Staci Saunders, MD
Dr. Staci Saunders is the Inpatient Chief Medical Resident for the Blumgart Firm. She grew up in Oregon and is a west-coaster at heart. Dr. Saunders attended the Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon, where she obtained a double major in Human Physiology and General Science as well as a double minor in Chemistry and Biology. She spent a year afterwards as a Medical Assistant/Billing Specialist as well as a member of Mt. Hood Ski Patrol, after which she obtained her medical degree from Oregon Health & Science University. During her residency, she was a member of the Clinician Educator Track and she plans to pursue a career in medical education. She is also a career Hospitalist and spent her first year after residency working at BIDMC. Outside of medicine, she enjoys hiking, spending time with her family, and playing with her puppy.