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2019-2020 Interns and Residents
Maëlys Amat, MD, MBA, PGY-2
I grew up between France and the US, moving every few years, before deciding to venture south for college and attending Wake Forest University. I’ve been fortunate to travel to 27 countries and hope to see many more – I once skied through three countries (France, Italy, and Switzerland) on the same day!
After graduating from Wake Forest, I moved to Boston for the first time and spent a year with AmeriCorps, working with the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program and leading a foot care clinic at a local shelter. This experience opened my eyes to the incredible opportunities that exist in Boston and why it is such a privilege to practice medicine here.
I attended medical school at Drexel University in Philadelphia, where I focused on serving the city's underserved population. I led existing Health Outreach Project clinics and opened two new sites, in addition to launching a number of health education programs within existing clinics. As I progressed through medical school, I became more aware of the organizational gaps between physicians and healthcare administrators and decided to pursue an MBA. When I matched for residency five years later, I couldn't have been more excited to return to Boston and begin my training at BIDMC.
Gabriel Pajares Hurtado, MD, PGYI
I am originally from Lima, Peru and came to the states with my family when I was nine years old. We settled northeast of Atlanta, Georgia where most of my dad's 13 siblings reside. Growing up, I first fell in love with cooking through my mother's daily Peruvian dinners – if medicine was out of the question, I can confidently say you would find me opening a restaurant or a bar.
I began college at Georgia Gwinnett College with no idea of what I wanted to study, and ultimately went on to earn my bachelor's degree in Biochemistry with a minor in Materials Science and Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. I met my wife during chemistry class at Georgia Tech. After college, I attended the Medical College of Georgia, where I researched how multimodal imaging, can help identify seizure onset zones in children with focal cortical dysplasia, a major cause of drug-resistant epilepsy. My wife graduated from PA school the same day I graduated from medical school.
My family and I were overcome with joy when I matched to the Internal Medicine program at BIDMC. I look forward to continuing my growth as a person and provider alongside some of the kindest and most talented physicians I have met.
Kevin Gibas, MD, PGY3
I was born and raised in Buffalo, New York, on an island in the middle of the Niagara River. On a clear day, you can see the mist of Niagara Falls from my parents' backyard. After high school, I left New York for the Midwest, where I earned a Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Medical Degree as part of a combined 6-year program at the University of Missouri in Kansas City.
In medical school, I conducted research in conjunction with the State University of New York at Buffalo focused on studying the evolution of the genetic code and how this impacts the structure and function of ribosomal proteins. After graduation, I came back East to pursue my Internal Medicine training at BIDMC.
Over the last few years, BIDMC has become my home and the people here have become my family, in every sense of the word. I cannot describe how grateful I am for the bonds I've formed with my co-residents. Beyond the people, BIDMC has given me the opportunity to pursue my passion for Global Health and allowed me to work abroad in Haiti, Botswana, and India, conducting research on HIV prevention and HIV resistance. I have found amazing research mentors and received the clinical training from master educators who have dedicated their careers to training the next generation of physician leaders.
This year, I will apply for my Infectious Disease fellowship, and I look forward to pursuing a career in public policy focusing on public health and disease prevention.
Mwanasha Merrill, MD, PGY-2
I’m originally from Malawi, a small country in southern Africa with a very limited medical system. It’s been amazing to get exposure to the state of health care in other developing countries during my residency. As a member of the Global Health track, I had the opportunity to go to Chiapas, Mexico, where I learned the Partners in Health approach to global health. Since, then I’ve also rotated through a BIDMC-affiliated hospital in Botswana.
I chose BIDMC because of the program's culture and the fact that you can learn from the very best in the world. The combination of high standards and a supportive environment makes this a special place. It’s very noticeable that people go out of their way to help each other. The environment is very collaborative, even when you're working with world-class experts.