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Medical School: University of Massachusetts Residency: BIDMC
Rebecca 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. Rebecca will be an Internal Medicine chief resident for the 2021-2022 academic year and plans to pursue a career in academic medicine. Rebecca has an interest in imaging and general cardiology. She is working with Dr. Connie Tsao on a project evaluating the impact of poor cardiometabolic health on brain aging. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach, and playing tennis.
Christopher Hoeger, MD
Medical School: Columbia University Residency: University of Michigan
Chris grew up in Rochester, NY, and completed his undergraduate education at the University of Pennsylvania, followed by medical school at Columbia University. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan. He is currently a first-year cardiology fellow at BIDMC. Chris has a clinical and research interest in cardio-oncology. In his free time, Chris enjoys skiing, cooking, and playing the cello.
Patrick Hyland, MD
Medical School: Tufts University Residency: BIDMC
Patrick grew up in Readington, NJ prior to moving to Boston where he completed his undergraduate degree at Boston College and his medical degree at Tufts. After residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Patrick was excited to stay at BIDMC for his cardiology fellowship. His clinical interests include advanced heart failure and cardiovascular imaging. He is currently performing research to describe the association between patient demographics and comorbidities and the long-term utilization of echocardiography under the mentorship of Dr. Jordan Strom at the Smith Center for Outcomes Research in Cardiovascular Medicine. Patrick plans to pursue a career in academic medicine. When not at work, he enjoys being outdoors as much as possible and taking advantage of all that New England has to offer.
Emily Larnard, MD
Medical School: University of Massachusetts Residency: Columbia University - NY Presbyterian
Emily is originally from Carlisle, Massachusetts. For her undergraduate degree she attended Bates College in Maine followed by medical school at the University of Massachusetts. She completed her residency training at Columbia New York Presbyterian. During her fellowship training, Emily plans to focus on heart failure as her area of clinical interest. In her free time she enjoys running and hiking, especially in the national parks.
Killian McCarthy, MD
Medical School: University College Cork Residency: BIDMC
Born and raised in Cork, Ireland, Killian attended University College Cork for medical school and completed an internship in Cork University Hospital prior to moving to the US. He completed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and is currently a first-year fellow. Killian is interested in undertaking subspecialty training in interventional and structural cardiology. He is currently investigating the use of coronary CTA imaging in the liver/kidney transplant population for pre-transplant cardiac risk assessment with mentor Dr. Michael Gavin. Outside the hospital, Killian enjoys playing tennis (weather permitting), watching soccer, and meeting friends for dinner.
Tyler Mehegan, MD
Medical School: University of Massachusetts Residency: BIDMC
Tyler grew up in Duxbury Massachusetts. He attended Bates College in Maine where he studied psychology, music, and Spanish. He wrote his senior thesis on pharmacologic treatments for opiate addiction in rat models which sparked an interest in medicine. He attended the University of Massachusetts medical school, and then BIDMC for residency where he will be a chief medical resident for the 2021-2022 academic year. He has completed research in the efficacy of pulmonary embolism response teams with mentor Dr. Brett Carroll. He plans to subspecialize in Electrophysiology. In his free time, Tyler plays for the BIDMC soccer team, “The Atrial Kickers,” and spends time with his geriatric cat named Ed.
Inbar Raber, MD
Medical School: Stanford University Residency: BIDMC
Inbar Raber attended the Stanford School of Medicine after graduating from Emory University with a degree in mathematics. She completed internal medicine residency at BIDMC where she was part of the Clinician Educator track, was awarded the Weener research grant and an ACC section/chapter grant, and was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Inbar is currently a first-year cardiology fellow. She is interested in general cardiology and has particular interests in hypertension, cost-effectiveness, gender equity, and medical education. Her research mentors include Dr. Aarti Asnani and Dr. Dhruv Kazi. When not at work, she loves to cook, play volleyball, run, travel, and hang out with her family, friends, and co-fellows.
Jonathan Sevilla Cazes, MD, MPH
Medical School: University of Pennsylvania Residency: University of Pennsylvania
Jonathan was born and raised in Mexico City before moving to the States where he attended college at Johns Hopkins University followed by medical school and residency at the University of Pennsylvania. While at Penn, Jonathan also earned a Masters in Public Health and was actively involved in health services research. He is currently a first-year cardiology fellow and is planning on pursuing advanced training in interventional cardiology while continuing his engagement in health services research. Outside of medicine, Jonathan enjoys cooking, hiking and scuba diving.
2nd Year Fellows
Robert D’Angelo, MD, MS
Medical School: University of Connecticut Residency: BIDMC
After growing up outside New Haven, Connecticut, Robert attended Dartmouth College for undergraduate and graduate degrees in economics and bioengineering, followed by medical school at the University of Connecticut. He completed residency at BIDMC. He is currently in his second year of cardiology training at BIDMC and plans to complete subspecialty training in electrophysiology. Robert is performing research at the Smith Center for Outcomes Research in Cardiology under the mentorship of Drs. Peter Zimetbaum and Robert Yeh, focusing on outcomes of atrial fibrillation treatment. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, rowing, and spending him with his wife and one-year-old son.
Jamie Diamond, MD, MPH
Medical School: University of Miami Residency: Columbia University – New York Presbyterian Hospital
Jamie grew up in Atlanta, attended the University of Michigan for college, and returned to the South for her MD and MPH at the University of Miami. She completed her residency at Columbia University in New York. Currently, Jamie is a second-year fellow interested in researching the impact of health policy on cardiovascular outcomes. Jamie is working with Dr. Dan Kramer on a project evaluating the utility of remote CIED monitoring and Dr. Mike Gavin on healthcare utilization patterns during COVID-19. She plans to pursue additional imaging training and research experience at the Smith Center for Cardiovascular Outcomes. In her free time she likes to hike, bike, and cook.
Serge Korjian, MD
Medical School: LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury Residency: BIDMC
Serge grew up in Jounieh, Lebanon. After completing his medical training at the Lebanese American University, he moved to the US for a post-graduate research fellowship at the PERFUSE study group, working with his mentor Dr. C. Michael Gibson on several international clinical trials. Serge completed his residency at BIDMC and is currently in his second year of fellowship. His research focuses on anticoagulation and antiplatelet therapy in ACS. He plans to continue training in interventional cardiology and continue his research at the Baim Institute and the PERFUSE study group. Serge is also a vocalist and songwriter performing under the pseudonym SKIES.
Lila Martin, MD, MPH
Medical School: Tufts University Residency: MGH
Lila grew up in Falmouth, Maine (and would love to talk with you about all things Maine, including skiing at Sugarloaf, the ocean, and lobster). She completed her MD and MPH at Tufts and went to residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. She’s currently a second-year fellow at BIDMC and is interested in imaging (#EchoFirst), outcomes, and women health. When she is not spending time with her cofellows, she enjoys yoga, hiking, and cooking with her friends and family.
Susan Mcilvaine, MD
Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University Residency: BIDMC
Susan Mcilvaine 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 returned to Philadelphia to attend Thomas Jefferson University for medical school, and completed her Internal Medicine residency at BIDMC. After completing her first year of Cardiology fellowship, she is now serving as a Chief Resident in the Internal Medicine residency program. Susan is interested in combining a career in general cardiology and medical education.
Prashant Rao, MD
Medical School: Guy’s, King’s & St. Thomas’ School of Medicine, University of London Residency: University of Arizona
Educated at King’s College, London, Prashant undertook internship in the Oxford Foundation School, followed by residency at the University of Arizona. He plans to enter the cardiology research track to pursue his interest in exercise cardiology and heart failure, under the supervision of Dr. Jeremy Robbins and Dr. Robert Gerszten. Outside the hospital, you will find Prashant running along Jamaica Pond, cycling on his indoor trainer, or enjoying a drink with his co-fellows.
Hans "Fritz" Stabenau, MD, PhD
Medical School: Yale University Residency: BWH
Fritz grew up in Germany and the suburbs of NYC. He attended Williams College and then completed a PhD in physics at the University of Pennsylvania. Fritz’s postdoctoral work was in medical physics and this inspired him to become a doctor. His career interest is academic electrophysiology. Fritz’s research interests include vectorcardiography, risk stratification for sudden cardiac death, and radiation therapy treatment for ventricular tachycardia. His research mentor is Dr. Jonathan Waks. Fritz enjoys exercise, playing cello, and cooking and has started a fledgling meditation practice.
Merilyn Varghese, MD
Medical School: Stony Brook University Residency: Yale New Haven Hospital
Merilyn grew up in New York City. She completed her medical school training at Stony Brook. After completing her internal medicine residency and chief residency at Yale, she moved further up the I-95 to BI for cardiology fellowship. She is currently in her second year and is exploring her career interests related to imaging and healthcare policy. Her projects have focused on the impact of COVID 19 on fellow education and imaging. In her spare time, she enjoys making (and eating) dessert and traveling.
Shu Yang, MD
Currently doing Chief Medical Resident Year Medical School: University of Massachusetts Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Shu grew up in Cambridge, MA by way of Jilin, China. After graduating from Harvard College, he attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts. He completed his internship, residency, and chief residency at BIDMC and is now a second-year general Cardiology fellow. He is passionate about medical education and is conducting research, mentored by Dr. Daniel Kramer, regarding the utility of remote cardiac implantable electronic device monitoring. Shu plans to pursue subspecialty training in Electrophysiology. In his spare time, he enjoys running, reveling in Boston sports glory, and spending time with his wife and one-year-old daughter.
3rd Year Fellows
Alvin Chen, MD
Medical School: Harvard Medical School Residency: Stanford University
Alvin grew up in Orange County, California, before moving to Boston (his second home) for college and medical school. He studied Biological Engineering at MIT and earned his MD from Harvard Medical School. Alvin returned briefly to the West Coast for internal medicine residency at Stanford before pursuing a general cardiology fellowship at BIDMC. He is currently in his third year of fellowship and is pursuing training in advanced multi-modality imaging including echocardiography, MRI, CT and nuclear. Alvin’s favorite part about the fellowship at BIDMC is the camaraderie between his co-fellows and the supportive mentorship of faculty members. In his free time, he enjoys playing classical piano, singing, weight training, and attending symphony concerts and Broadway shows.
Kay Everett, MD, PhD
Medical School: Harvard Medical School Residency: Brigham and Women's Hospital
Kay is an engineer by training, receiving her B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering at MIT, Ph.D. in Medical Engineering at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST), and an MD from the Harvard HST program. She subsequently pursued residency at Brigham and Women's. Kay’s previous work defined the mechanisms of cardiovascular stent strut fracture and local vessel injury. Kay is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with Dr. Navin Kapur at Tufts Medical Center working on large animal models of acute mechanical circulatory support. In her spare time, Kay enjoys long walks with her husband and dog.
Anna Krawisz, MD, Chief Fellow
Medical School: Stanford University Residency: Brigham and Women's Hospital
After growing up in rural Wisconsin, Anna attended Macalester College followed by medical school at Stanford University. She completed her residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She is currently in her third year at BIDMC and is the Chief Cardiology Fellow. Anna is completing subspecialty training in vascular medicine and performing research at the Smith Center for Outcomes Research in Cardiology funded by a T32 training grant. Her projects, mentored by Dr. Eric Secemsky, focus on outcomes after interventional therapies for peripheral vascular disease. In her free time, she enjoys baking cakes, singing, and running.
Michael Mi, MD
Medical School: Harvard Medical School Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
After spending his formative years in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Mike attended college and medical at Harvard before completing his residency at BIDMC. He is a third-year cardiology fellow and will be spending the next two years under the T32 training grant in the lab of Dr. Robert Gerszten applying omics approaches to understanding nutrition's impact on cardiovascular outcomes. When not in lab, you can find Mike dodging traffic on two wheels and traveling the world.
Medical School: Duke University Residency: Columbia University – New York Presbyterian Hospital
Bharath (B.G.) is from Orlando, Florida and went to Duke University for undergrad and medical school. He then completed his residency at Columbia University/New York Presbyterian Hospital. He is spending his third year as an interventional fellow and is also enrolled in the summer program in clinical effectiveness for clinical research. B.G. will be staying for an additional year of training in the catheterization lab. B.G. is a passionate NBA and Orlando Magic fan.
4th Year Fellows
Mohsin Chowdhury, MD
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine Residency: Yale University
Paul Katigbak, MD
Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Residency: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Medical School: University of Debrecen, Hungary Residency: Tel Aviv Medical Center
Andrew Locke, MD
Medical School: Tufts University Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Timothy Maher, MD
Medical School: Northwestern University Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital
Tim grew up in New Hampshire and attended Harvard University for his undergraduate studies before completing medical school at Northwestern University. He returned to Boston for his internal medicine residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and then came to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for his general cardiology fellowship. Tim is currently a third-year fellow and recently began his clinical cardiac electrophysiology subspecialty training. His research interests involve understanding the mechanisms of cardiac resynchronization, and he is currently working on a project under the mentorship of Dr. Alfred Buxton examining electrocardiographic correlates of left ventricular endocardial activation in patients with left bundle branch block using high resolution electoanatomic mapping. Outside of medicine Tim enjoys running, live classical music, and learning how to cook.
Nicholas Palmeri, MD
Medical School: Columbia University Residency: Columbia University – New York Presbyterian Hospital
Nick hails from the great state of Colorado. After attending Middlebury College, Nick moved to New York City where he completed medical school and residency, both at Columbia. He is currently an EP fellow at BIDMC. His research interests include device infection, anti-arrhythmic drugs and the role of calcium regulators in arrhythmia. Outside of the hospital, Nick enjoys spending time with his wife, two children, and pug.
David Shim, MD
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine Residency: New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Kunal Tandon, MD
Medical School: Boston University Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical School: Northwestern University Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital
Dan is from Chicago and went to both undergraduate and medical school at Northwestern. He received his internal medicine training at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is now a fourth year Cardiovascular Research Fellow supported by the institutional T32 training grant under the mentorship of Dr. Robert Gerszten. His work focuses on multi-omic profiling of cardiometabolic disease, specifically heart failure and cardiomyopathy, and he is currently applying for fellowship in advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology. Dan enjoys skiing and hiking in his spare time.