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Graduate Medical Education Office

The Tufts Medical Center Graduate Medical Education (GME) Office provides support for the activities within our medical education programs.

The Tufts Medical Center Graduate Medical Education (GME) Office staff works to ensure that all of our trainees receive an education of the highest quality. We also make sure that every trainee is provided with equitable treatment under the guidelines of ACGME and Tufts Medical Center (Tufts MC) policies.

The GME office serves as the credentialing office for all ACGME residents and fellows, working directly with the Board of Registration in Medicine for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Tufts MC’s Human Resources office.

The Graduate Medical Education committee

The GME Committee (established in accordance with ACGME regulations) has the responsibility of monitoring and advising on all aspects of residency education, and reports to Tufts MC's Medical Executive Committee. Voting membership on the GME Committee includes peer-nominated residents, program directors and other members of the faculty, hospital leadership and a designated institutional official. Attendance and participation at the GMEC is strongly encouraged for faculty and residents interested in medical education.

In addition, residents and fellows are expected to participate in the work of various hospital committees; this is an invaluable way to get involved in the hospital and learn how a large academic medical center is run. It also ensures that the residents' concerns are addressed.


Contact info
Graduate Medical Education
Tufts Medical Center
800 Washington St., Box 836
Boston, MA 02111


GME office leadership
Kari E. Roberts, MD

Kari E. Roberts, MD
Associate Chief Medical Officer for Graduate Medical Education
Director, Bronchoscopy Service
Designated Institutional Official, Graduate Medical Education
Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency
Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine

Sarah F. Denniston, MD, FAAP

Sarah F. Denniston, MD, FAAP
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Tufts University School of Medicine
Associate Designated Institutional Official (DIO), Graduate Medical Education Office


Abdel Lazaar, MBA, MS
Director, Graduate Medical Education Office

Nichole Formicola, MHA, C-TAGME
Assistant Director of Graduate Medical Education
Perioperative and Surgical Programs

Denise McGrath 
Accreditation Manager

Kristin Sweeney
Senior GME Administrator

Elizabeth Dixon
Housestaff Coordinator 

GME program leadership
  • Anesthesiology: Maurice Joyce, MD
  • Cardiac Anesthesia: Eric Ursprung, MD
  • Cardiovascular Disease: Gordon Huggins, MD
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology: Munther Homoud, MD
  • Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics: Carol Baumgupta, MD
  • Endocrinology: Anastassios Pittas, MD
  • Gastroenterology: Raffi Karagozian, MD
  • Hematology / Oncology: Rachel Buchsbaum, MD
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine: Mary Buss, MD
  • Infectious Disease: Brian Chow, MD
  • Internal Medicine: Kathleen Finn, MD
  • Interventional Cardiology: Carey Kimmelstiel, MD
  • Neonatal Perinatal Medicine: Rachana Singh, MD
  • Nephrology: Scott Gilbert, MD
  • Neurology: Joshua Kornbluth, MD
  • Neurosurgery: Julian Wu, MD
  • Obstetrics + Gynecology: Megan Evans, MD
  • Ophthalmology: Kamden Kopani, MD
  • Orthopaedic Hand Surgery: Charles Cassidy, MD
  • Orthopaedic Surgery: Scott Ryan, MD
  • Otolaryngology: Andrew Scott, MD
  • Pediatrics: Sara Ross, MD
  • Physical Medicine + Rehabilitation: Rina Bloch, MD
  • Psychiatry: Daniel Morehead, MD
  • Pulmonary Disease + Critical Care: Michael McBrine, MD
  • Radiation Oncology: Kathryn E. Huber, MD
  • Radiology Diagnostic: Ozden Bulut, MD
  • Rheumatology: Robert Kalish, MD
  • Sleep Medicine: Aarti Grover, MD
  • Surgery General: Lilian Chen, MD
  • Thoracic Surgery: Fredrick Chen, MD
  • Vascular Neurology: Emiliya Melkumova, MD
  • Vascular Surgery: Payem Salehi, MD

Verification of training

GME office verification of training

Requests for Verification of Training must be accompanied by a signed authorization for release from the former Tufts MC trainee.

The signed release form may be submitted by email, fax, or mail to:

Graduate Medical Education
Tufts Medical Center
800 Washington St., Box 836
Boston, MA 02111
fax: 617.636.8215


GME rotator qualifications

Residents from other training programs looking to rotate within Tufts MC are evaluated on a case-by-case basis by clinical departments.

All rotators must meet the following qualifications:

  • Are graduates of an accredited medical or dental school and are interns/residents/fellows in good standing in a GME program within an ACGME, AOA or Dental-accredited institution
  • Hold a valid Massachusetts license or they must apply for and be approved for a valid full, limited or dental Massachusetts license prior to the start of rotation
  • Fulfill all Tufts MC rotation documentation requirements

To apply for a rotation in one of our programs, please review the materials below.  Send your completed forms to your program coordinator.

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