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Feidi obtained her MD from Guangzhou Medical University (China), then went on to her PhD (University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston) and postdoctoral work (Washington University in St. Louis and Cleveland Clinic) studying the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease. While amassing a body of published work, she has also found time to pursue her love of toy collecting and her cat, Lola.
Samuel completed his medical studies at the Universidade Federal do Ceará Faculdade de Medicina Fortaleza (Brazil), where he received a Science Without Borders scholarship to study abroad in Australia for a year and undertake research using complex systems to model hematopoietic stem cell migration. After medical school, he practiced as a family physician in rural Brazil. Get your paddles ready, because he also loves table tennis.
Ruth comes to us from the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, where she continued to work as a registered nurse while excelling in her academic pursuits, volunteering in a variety of settings, researching the impact of immediate release of patient medical reports on web portals, and acting as a reviewer and senior editor of the Medical Student Research Journal.
Ashley completed her studies at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She has been academically productive with numerous publications in cutaneous lymphoma and other dermatologic disorders, and has also served as a court-appointed special advocate for foster youth. She is very proud to be carrying on a family tradition of a career in our field.
Lily hails from the University of Alabama School of Medicine, where she contributes her award-winning art to fundraiser auctions, volunteers extensively, pursues her research interests, and has had multiple teaching and mentoring roles. She has already presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of Medical Examiners on her work on viral myocarditis and won a Scholar of ’67 Travel Award to attend the 2019 Association of Pathology Chairs National Meeting.
Nandan completed his MBBS at Kasturba Medical College in Mangalore, India, where he dove into research on HPV immunization rates among medical students, the sensitivity and specificity of cytologic interpretation of CT-guided pancreatic aspirates, and the ameliorative effects of vitamin D in metabolic derangements. He also held leadership roles in multiple local and national medical societies. In his spare time, Nandan is active on PathTwitter (@nandanp0) and his favorite pastimes include cooking and travel.
Danielle comes to us from U Massachusetts Medical School, where she built on her undergraduate biomedical engineering degree to research hyperspectral imaging in burn evaluation, and where she also authored an educational case on classic seminoma of the testis. Danielle has a love of drawing and doodling, which she has shared through engagement with pediatric patients in the “Arts for Healing” program, and also enjoys running, biking, skiing, and tennis.
Sierra joined us from the Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, where she was co-president of Pathos, the MUSC pathology interest group, and was invested in helping others through formal mentoring of both prospective and incoming medical students and participation in a non-profit clinic serving uninsured and underserved populations. Her undergraduate studies were in microbiology and an internship in public health. In her downtime, she especially enjoys drawing and painting.
Maureen joined us from the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, where she served as a teaching assistant in osteopathic manipulative medicine and studied a new technology to measure bone strength, bringing together her passion for athletics with her medical career. In college, she ran competitively for Ohio University's division one cross country and track & field teams and continued to train through medical school.
Melissa completed her medical studies at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine and returned to her Boston roots to train with us. Melissa has an extensive teaching history covering topics such as osteopathic manipulative medicine, graduate-level histology, and physiology. Her research interests include endothelial cell dysfunction in atherosclerosis and the effects of IL-1beta and IL-6 on lipolysis and insulin signaling in human adipocytes. When relaxing, Melissa enjoys cooking, tennis, and kickboxing.
Christian studied Medicine at the University of Berne. Following initial clinical training in general surgery he obtained a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University Basel focusing on the tumor-immune microenvironment. He continued his scientific training with a postdoctoral fellowship at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and one at the ETH Zurich, working on translational oncology research projects. He started an AP/CP residency at BIDMC in 2020.
Kirill, a graduate of Universität Zürich Medizinische Fakultät, Switzerland, co-authored PathoMaps, a German textbook in pathology for students and junior pathology residents. He is the co-founder of Asimov Medical, which builds a software solution to assist physicians with diagnoses of rare diseases, and is currently a product manager at January.ai, which is a startup working on metabolomics. Kirill has a background of training in clinical toxicology, is also a polyglot, and in his spare time likes to read medical history and run long distances.
Originally from Smolensk, Russia, Katya is a product of the public school system. This includes obtaining her MD/PhD from SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, NY, during which time she authored a life sciences 101 curriculum implemented in over thirty New York middle schools, a week-long STEM camp (including grant funding to pay for all campers), and a four-year-long extracurricular course on bioethics for medical students. She has completed research projects in nanophysics, inorganic synthesis, neuroelectrophysiology, male fertility and characterization of complex suicides. In her spare time she continues to play the trombone and enjoys the company of family and friends. She is excited to start her career in forensic pathology in New York.
Joining us from the Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Lindsay is passionate about global health, which she has pursued through both on campus activities including coordinating the global health club, and off campus activities, including a total of thirteen service trips to deliver medical, dental, and surgical care in Haiti, with a nine-month residence there as well. Closer to home, she has served as a Svenskarnas Dag Swedish Ambassador, a six-time summer camp counselor, and as a medical scribe.
Masa obtained her MD degree from the University of Belgrade, where she was a mentor of young students as part of the pathology interest club. Reflecting her fluency in French, Serbian, and English, Masa has a rich background of work with the United Nations and of organizing the humanitarian services of Rotary International. She enjoys her hobbies of boxing, canoeing, travel, and board games. Masa is one of the social chairs, a College of American Pathologists delegate for our program, a quality improvement officer, and a future GI/Liver fellow at our institution.
Marc completed his MD/MBA at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, where he found time to carry out work in renal pathology, ranging from a case presentation at the CAP 2019 annual meeting to studying machine learning in identification of glomeruli in whole slide imaging. Also at UIC, Marc had leadership roles in the Class Board and Latino Medical Student Association. In his spare time, he enjoys DIY projects, staying physically active, and reading both fiction and non-fiction.
Lynette, holder of an MPH, obtained her MD from the Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine, Puerto Rico, where she received the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Award and was the recipient of the Academic Excellence Scholarship. She also carried out many volunteer commitments in community healthcare and studied knowledge of intimate partner violence in the general Puerto Rican population. Her disparate talents include oboe, paddle-boarding, and American Sign Language.
Mike came to us from the Medical College of Wisconsin. An Eagle Scout, he has remained continued in Boy Scouts as an adult leader, and has been active in many other volunteer pursuits both within and outside of his medical school. His legacy at MCW will include the rotation changes effected subsequent to his work on medical school curricula and evaluation mechanisms. In his free time, he especially enjoys running and other outdoor activities, table tennis, and competitive chess. Mike is currently writing a monthly wellness newsletter for our department.
Xenia grew up in Massachusetts and attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where she studied for her BS in biochemistry and molecular biology. She completed her MD at Georgetown University while working at the National Institutes of Health. Her research interests vary but specifically include the natural history and molecular pathogenesis of disease. Within the department, she is one of the CP chief residents. In her spare time, she is active on PathTwitter (@XeniaParisi) and the South Shore waterfront with family, friends, and two dogs. She is looking forward to becoming a hematopathologist.
Dimitra obtained her MD degree from the University of Athens and then her PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Tufts University, where she won numerous awards and honors for her work in novel non-linear microscopy imaging techniques. Before joining us she was further awarded a NIH-T32 Research Fellowship from Harvard’s Training Program in Bioinformatics. Among several educational and community service activities, she also has a publication record and holds a patent. When she has the opportunity, she enjoys nature with her dog Mel, horseback riding, helicopter pilot training, and snowboarding, among other pursuits. Dimitra is concluding her AP training as an AP chief resident before pursuing informatics and dermatopathology through the Mass General Brigham program.
Cana completed her medical studies at the University of New Mexico, where she garnered pathology expertise already in the course of a post-sophomore fellowship. A former small business owner, Cana also takes time to mentor young people in STEM careers. When not busy with all of these, she enjoys hiking, traveling, and cooking.
Leo joined us from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, where he capped off his studies by presenting an abstract summarizing his statistical analysis of 1300 appendectomy surgical pathology reports. He also holds a master's degree in medical science. He enjoys travel, especially backpacking; his passion for this was solidified after a three-month, nine-country odyssey between college and medical school.
Dave graduated from the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science. Prior to medicine, his experience included research awards in tumor immunotherapy, cancer epidemiology and anthropology. He was also a science journalist and blogger while living in NYC. His equally diverse other interests include tennis, ragtime piano, mystery novels, informatics applications, following trends in science and technology, and amateur film-making. Dave is currently serving as a CP chief resident, and looking forward to a future in informatics, hematopathology and/or molecular genetic pathology.
Tiffany graduated with her MD from the University of Queensland School of Medicine, Australia. She holds a master's degree in comparative pathology, and has been a chemist and researcher in both industry and academics. In her spare time, she enjoys the arts, hiking, racquetball, gaming, and dogs.
Josh joined us from the University of New England. He has consistently pursued a variety of volunteer activities, both at home and abroad, and has teaching experience ranging from tutoring anatomy in medical school to a year as a high school substitute teacher. His work experience includes the development of point-of-care assays. Josh is currently an AP chief resident after serving as a CP chief resident last year.
David came to us from the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University, where he combined his interest in research with his athletic pursuits (running and cycling, among others) in work studying cardiac biomarkers in runners post-marathon, and was active in community volunteer work. His prior history in cancer research (STAT3) informed his career choice.
Born in Canada and holder of a Masters in Molecular Genetics from the University of Montreal, Simon graduated with his MD from the University of Belgrade, where he founded and tutored in the pathology student interest group. His background includes work as a science communicator, international educator on infectious disease, and researcher focusing on the role of cytokines in hematologic malignancies. Simon recently concluded his tenure as CP chief resident and has now been elected to the executive committee of the CAP RF.
A native of Ireland, Max performed a transitional year at Cork University Hospital after having completed his medical studies at The University of Limerick. He found time during his medical studies to also organize medical curricular units for teenagers and to complete a project in melanoma staging. After completing his AP training with us, Max is now a hematopathology fellow.
After his first two years of residency with us, Dmitry completed a fellowship in medical microbiology in June of 2021 and is now completing his CP-only curriculum. He hails from the University of Massachusetts MD/PhD program, where his PhD work involved generating a comprehensive model describing the interactions of Y. pestis with several inflammasomes, a subset of which has clinical relevance to patients with Familial Mediterranean Fever. In what time remains after his research, medical studies, and being a father, he enjoys chess, martial arts, and music.
Harry completed his MD/PhD at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, where his PhD work focused on astrocyte cytoskeletal morphology in the suprachiasmatic nucleus, including in reaction to light. He is also continuing with long-term work in inflammatory bowel disease. In his spare time, he volunteered helping recent immigrants settle into their new lives. In Boston, he has continued his hobby of classical singing. He is currently completing his second year of neuropathology fellowship in our AP/NP track.
Steven completed his MD at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. The veteran of graduate-level training in chemistry, he has in more recent years taken on projects analyzing usage patterns and storage needs of whole slide scanning. Steven has a passion for puzzles, and can carry on at least basic conversations in Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, and Hebrew.
Yaileen joined us from Ponce Health Sciences University School of Medicine. She is returning to complete her last year of AP/CP training after completing an out-of-sequence in Breast Pathology fellowship. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, and indoor cycling. Yaileen is currently an AP chief resident.
Kritika completed her MBBS at Lady Hardinge Medical college and MD at Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi India. She then completed her AP/CP residency at Mount SInai Medical Center, FL before joining as a surgical pathology fellow at BIDMC. She will go on to a molecular fellowship in New York next.
Yuho is currently one of our GI/Liver Pathology fellows. She is from Honolulu, where she attended University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine. She subsequently completed AP/CP residency at BIDMC and is a former AP and CP chief resident. Her interest outside of work includes cycling, gardening, and Japanese pop culture.
Jazzy joined us from the University of Central Florida College of Medicine and has a background in cardiac research. During her MD, she concurrently pursued an MPH and has employed her biostatistics background in many research projects. Prior to medical school, she was president of her chapter of a national honor society and managed numerous successful fundraisers and outreach projects. In her leisure time, she enjoys a variety of marine sports and domestic hobbies. She is currently our transfusion medicine fellow, after having completed her AP/CP residency with us.
Yubo joined us from the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he co-founded the Student Pathology Interest Faction, served as a teaching assistant in the pathology and histology courses, and was an active community volunteer as a member of Sigma Sigma Phi. He is a polyglot with a fondness for acquiring new languages as well as making confections. After completing his AP/CP studies with us, he is currently a cytopathology fellow.
Hanqiao (Ciao) received her MBBS and PhD at Wuhan University School of Medicine, China. She completed her AP/CP residency at Drexel University/Hahnemann University Hospital, and Boston University/Boston Medical Center before joining as a surgical pathology fellow at BIDMC.