About Our Surgery Residents

Our residents come from many parts of the world and many different backgrounds. We strive to recruit residents of high academic and personal quality who, through our General Surgery Residency Program, will develop into excellent clinicians, teachers, and scholars.

Residency Leadership

Chief Administrative Residents

Charity Glass, MD, MPPCharity Glass, MD, MPP

Harvard Medical School, Harvard Kennedy School

Charity was born in Atlanta, Georgia and moved to Pittsburgh at age 11. As an undergraduate at Harvard, she served as Director of AHEAD (Aim for Higher Emerson Academic Development), an after-school program providing mentoring and tutoring to students at the Ralph Waldo Emerson School in Roxbury, Massachusetts. Charity also served as a mentor for a community based program that served teens with sickle cell anemia. She was also active in the Alberta V. Scott Scholars Program established by the Association of Black Harvard Women, which provides academic mentorship at Cambridge Ridge and Boston Latin High Schools. While attending Harvard Medical School, Charity served on the HMS Admissions Committee, co-founded the Culturally Competent Care Interest Group, and pursued a Master of Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government. After her second year of surgical residency, Charity served a research fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital. Charity enjoys spending time with her family, as well as reading, skiing and running.

Nicholas Swerdlow, MDNicholas Swerdlow, MD

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University

Nick’s hometown is Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. Nick received his BS cum laude from Bates College, majoring in Biological Chemistry, was the recipient of the Robert Rackow Memorial Scholarship and the Biochemistry Research Excellence Award, and was inducted into Sigma Xi. Prior to medical school, he conducted research on the impact of gastric bypass surgery on diabetes. Nick received his MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, pursuing research related to kidney transplantation. As a medical student, Nick volunteered at Einstein’s student run free clinic and was elected to AOA. During his research years of residency, he studied complex endovascular aortic surgery. His surgical interest is vascular surgery. Nick enjoys skiing, Ultimate Frisbee, and rock climbing.

Administrative Residents for Research 


Jane Cheng, MDJane Cheng, MD

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Jane’s hometown is Ann Arbor, MI. Jane received her BS from the University of Michigan, majoring in Biochemistry. She received the Woodlock Alumnae Scholarship, the Gomberg Chemistry Scholarship, and the Walton Scholarship. She also served as Captain for the University of Michigan Dance Marathon and a health screening coordinator for the Vietnamese American Association. Jane received her MD from the Wayne State School of Medicine and was a member of the Cass Clinic for uninsured and underinsured residents of Detroit, the Detroit Medical Orchestra, and served as President of the Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association. Her surgical interest includes surgical oncology. Jane is currently doing a research fellowship in cancer biology at BIDMC. Jane enjoys hiking, traveling, and exploring various culture through food. 

Daniel Kent, MDDaniel Kent, MD

Albany Medical College

Dan’s hometown is Los Gatos, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area. Dan obtained his BA from the University of California at Los Angeles, majoring in International Development Studies and minoring in Spanish. During college, he worked for Physicians for Social Responsibility and Amigos de las Americas. Between college and medical school, he worked at PEAK Surgical and Medtronic. Dan obtained his MD from Albany Medical College, where he received the Scholastic Excellence Award, the Tompkins Alumni Scholarship, and was elected to the Gold Humanism Honor Society and AOA. He was the co-founder and co-President of the Albany Medical College Global Health Interest Group, co-President of the Students for a National Health Program, and served as a member of the Executive Board of the IMANA Clinic, a free clinic serving local immigrants and refugees. His surgical interests include trauma, vascular surgery, surgical innovation, and global health. Dan enjoys music, surfing, and woodworking.

For more information, please contact:

Department of Surgery
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Lowry Medical Office Building
110 Francis Street, Suite 9B
Boston, MA 02215
Phone: 617-632-9236
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