Our PGY3 Residents
Margaret Berrigan, MD
George Washington University School of Medicine
Margaret's hometown is Washington, DC. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Virginia, where she received a BA, majoring in Biology and Spanish, and subsequently obtained a Masters in Physiology from Georgetown University. She received her MD from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, where she was elected to AOA, was the recipient of the 2017 and 2018 Cecile and Seymour Alpert Medical Scholarship and served as Co-President of the Student Council. She engaged in a number of clinical research projects throughout medical school. Margaret's interests include hiking, travel, and crafts. Her current clinical interest is pediatric surgery.
Jane Cheng, MD
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Jane's hometown is Ann Arbor, Michigan. Jane received her BS from the University of Michigan, majoring in Biochemistry. She received the Woodlock Alumnae Scholarship, Gomberg Chemistry Scholarship, and the Walton Scholarship, and served as Captain for the University of Michigan Dance Marathon and was 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. After two years of clinical training, Jane pursued a research fellowship in cancer biology at BIDMC. Jane enjoys hiking, traveling, and exploring various culture through food.
Omar Haque, MD
Mayo Clinic School of Medicine
Omar's hometown is Atlanta, Georgia. He received his BS with honors from Johns Hopkins University, majoring in Molecular and Cellular Biology. In college, he was a Woodrow Wilson Research Fellow, received the William F. Clinger, Jr. International Research Award and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He also studied abroad at Oxford during his junior year, researching the economics of health and development. Omar received his MD from the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine. At Mayo, he won the Endowment for Education Research Award and was elected to the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society. Omar created and taught a video based surgical skills curriculum and was active in refugee resettlement work in Rochester, MN. His surgical interests include abdominal transplant surgery and liver perfusion research. Omar enjoys watching the Red Sox, running, tennis, and traveling.
Angelica Hernandez Alvarez, MD
Universidad Centroccidental Lisandro Alvarado
Angelica is a graduate of the Universidad Centroccidental Lisandro Alvarado (UCLA) in Venezuela, where she was on the Dean's List, received a Student Merit Award for highest grades, and served as a community health instructor and coordinator. After graduation, Angelica served as a primary care physician in urban and rural communities and as a general surgery hospitalist in Caracas. She has pursued a number of research projects at the University of Southern California, which have led to multiple presentations and publications. She enjoys cooking and reading. Her clinical interests include colorectal and minimally invasive surgery.
Jessica Means, MD
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Jessica is a native of Massachusetts, attended Harvard, and majored in Human Evolutionary Biology, graduating with Honors. She was the first female conductor of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals in 161 years, produced Harvard's 375th Anniversary Celebration, and was the recipient of the Edward H. Potter Prize for fulfilling the enthusiasm and curiosity for eclectic learning. Upon graduating, she received the Harvard Center for Public Interest Careers Fellowship to serve at the Medicare Rights Center in New York City. While in NYC, she played the piano for the Broadway community, and became the pianist for Tony Award-winner Alice Ripley, with whom she plays concerts in NYC and across the country. She attended medical school at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where she pursued research in breast and plastic surgery, was the national first-prize winner of the Linda Brodsky MD Essay Contest, the president of the monthly musical Coffeehouse, and recipient of the Seymour Kaplan Award for academic excellence and citizenship. As a resident at BIDMC, she continues to play the piano regularly, recently accompanying Alice Ripley for “Broadway in the Berkshires”. Jessica's surgical interests include breast surgery, surgical oncology, and surgical education. She enjoys spending time with her partner, family, and two dogs.
Praachi Raje, MD
Boston University School of Medicine
Praachi's hometown is Palo Alto, California. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania, earning a BA in Biological Basis of Behavior, while serving as captain of the 20 member Penn Masti Dance Team. Praachi matriculated to Boston University School of Medicine, was elected to AOA, and was the recipient of the Eli Shapiro Award. She has engaged in a number of translational and clinical research projects at the University of Pennsylvania and Boston University with publications in the neurosciences. She enjoys reading, weight lifting, and continues to dance, most recently with CONcept Artists, a hip-hop dance company in Boston. Her clinical interest is surgical oncology.
Kelsey Romatoski, MD
Rush Medical College
Kelsey's hometown is St. Paul, Minnesota. She completed her undergraduate work at Harvard University, where she earned a BA in Neurobiology. While at Harvard, she played varsity ice hockey and was a four-year member of the ECAC All-Academic team. After graduation, Kelsey pursued research in neuroscience, which resulted in multiple presentations and publications. She matriculated to Rush Medical College, was elected to AOA, pursued clinical research in trauma and oncology, and has been active in medical school admissions, health screening of underserved populations, and mentoring of at risk youth. She founded and served as President of the Rush Medical College chapter of the Association of Women Surgeons. Kelsey enjoys running, hiking, camping and baking. Her clinical interest is surgical oncology.
Andrew Sanders, MD
Emory University School of Medicine
Drew's hometown is Alexandria, Virginia. He graduated from the University of Virginia with a BA in Chemistry and served as the President of Chi Phi Fraternity. He matriculated into Emory University School of Medicine, was elected to AOA, was recipient of the Joseph B. Whitehead Surgery Scholarship, and served as Vice-President of the Emory Osler Society. At Emory, Drew pursued research in thoracic surgery and volunteered in community health clinics, served as a peer mentor, organized a charity cook-off to support food insecurity, and founded a Surgery Clerkship Peer Teaching Curriculum. Drew enjoys college football, skiing and tennis. His clinical interest is thoracic surgery.
Lumeng Jenny Yu, MD
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Jenny's hometown is Plainsboro, New Jersey. She is a graduate of the BA/MD program at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, majoring in Cell Biology and Neuroscience. She was the recipient of the Rutgers University Tepper Scholarship, Rutgers University Academic Excellence Award, Rutgers University School of Arts and Sciences Excellence Award, Rutgers University James Dickson Carr Fellowship, and was an Edward J. Bloustein Distinguished Scholar. She was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. In medical school, Jenny pursued research in the Susan Lehman Cullman Laboratory for Cancer Research, served on the Curriculum Committee, was on the board of the Healthy Living Task Force, and served as co-President of the Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association. After two years of clinical training, Jenny pursued a research fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital, studying angiogenesis and tissue regeneration, as well as intestinal failure associated liver disease. Her surgical interests include pediatric surgery and surgical oncology. Jenny enjoys cooking, baking, and reading.
Winona Wu, MD
Integrated Vascular Surgery Resident
Harvard Medical School
Winona graduated summa cum laude with a BA in Molecular Biology from the University of Pennsylvania, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and served as President of the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships Advisory Board. As an undergraduate, she also conducted research in immunology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Winona matriculated to Harvard Medical School and continued to pursue research studies in cardiovascular medicine, which has resulted in multiple publications and presentations. Winona has a passion for drawing and illustrating and is a freelance illustrator for academic publications and university organizations. Her clinical interest is vascular surgery.