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Our Rheumatology fellows will train to become outstanding clinical rheumatologists, teachers, and researchers at the conclusion of their fellowship. Learn more about our current fellows and their backgrounds.
Eduardo Mantovani-Cardoso was born and raised in southern Brazil, where he graduated from the Western Paraná State University Medical School. He did some clerkships at that time in the US and decided to come here for further training. He then moved to the US and completed his Internal Medicine residency at the University of Connecticut, where he was at the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic, and discovered his passion for Rheumatology. He did research in residency into COVID-19 and autoimmunity, knee osteoarthritis, and industry involvement in Rheumatology guidelines. His other academic interests include SLE, systemic sclerosis, and medical education. Outside of medicine, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two cats, going on road trips, and can potentially be spotted on a tennis court.
James Haigney grew up in New York, and received his Bachelors of Science in Biology from University of Massachusetts Amherst. He attended New York Medical College and graduated as a member of AΩA Honor Medical Society before completing his residency in Internal Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Currently, he actively works in clinical research on the clinical manifestations, treatment, and diagnosis of neuropsychiatric lupus. Academically, he is interested in lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, quality improvement, and medical education. In his free time, he enjoys indoor rock climbing, hiking, fishing, and playing with his dog.
Hannah Gendelman grew up in Lexington, MA and attended Tufts University School of Medicine. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. She is interested musculoskeletal ultrasound as well as medical education and health literacy. Outside of the hospital she enjoys crossword puzzles, hiking, and scuba diving.
Natalya Surmachevska was born in Ukraine and grew up in New York City. She attended Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and completed her Internal Medicine residency at the University of Massachusetts in Worcester, MA. Her clinical interests are in lupus and seronegative arthritis, and her research interests include lupus, frailty, and social determinants of health. She will be participating in the Clinical and Translational Research Academy Program at the Harvard Catalyst in her 2nd and 3rd year of fellowship where she will be investigating the risk of frailty in late- versus early-onset systemic lupus erythematosus. In her free time, Natalya enjoys running, cooking, and taking care of her many house plants.
Afroditi Boulougoura graduated from the University of Athens Medical School in Greece. She then moved to the US, where she worked as a Research Fellow at the National Institutes of Health, initially on autoimmunity in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus and subsequently on inflammatory conditions in primary and secondary immunodeficiency syndromes. She was the first author of a Phase I Clinical Trial studying a novel phosphodiesterase 4 inhibitor in patients with HIV. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. Academically, she is interested in systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis and scleroderma. On a personal level, she loves hiking, cooking, and barre fitness.
Dan Magliulo was born and raised in Kailua, Hawaii. He graduated from the University of Hawaii Medical School as a member of AΩA Honor Medical Society and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He actively works in clinical research in the areas of gout treatment and lupus lymphadenitis. His academic interests include musculoskeletal ultrasound, quality improvement, and medical education. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, playing with his cats, and tending to his bonsai tree collection.
Jose Rubio was born and raised in Guayaquil, Ecuador. After obtaining his medical degree at the University of Guayaquil, he completed Internal Medicine Residency at MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham, MA. Then, he served one more year at MetroWest Medical Center, as Chief Medical Resident, improving his skills as an educator and a leader. Throughout his fellowship, he demonstrated interest in SLE and preclinical lupus. He published a study on the usefulness of the new classification criteria in diagnosing lupus using the BIDMC lupus cohort and performed a literature review of the role of interferon activity in pre-clinical SLE. Currently, he is participating in the Clinical and Translation Research Academy program at Harvard Catalyst where he is studying the role of CD8+CD38 T cells as a predictor of infection risk in patients with SLE. He plans to continue a career in academia with a focus in clinical research, mainly exploring predictive biomarkers in evolving connective tissue diseases. In his free time, he enjoys outdoor activities, soccer, and cooking.