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Meet Our Residents + Fellows

Each year, Tufts Medical Center welcomes a new group of Interns, Residents and Fellows who join us from medical schools across the country. These trainees come to Tufts MC from diverse backgrounds and use their experiences to truly shine while training here.


Graduates of our graduate medical education training programs have gone on to become leaders in clinical care, research and medical education.  We are proud of our Tufts MC trainees and the work that they have done to improve patient care and the health care environment. Whether they have moved on to additional training programs, clinically-based jobs, academic positions, industry-related posts or other careers, they look fondly upon their training years at Tufts Medical Center. 

There are many things that I like about training here at Tufts MC, but one that has made the biggest impression on me so far has been the collaborative atmosphere in the OBGYN department. In working with the attendings, generalists and specialists alike, I have witnessed countless instances of collaboration to ensure optimal patient care. Ego never comes into play when a difficult case requires additional opinions, input and assistance. Additionally, this attitude clearly trickles down into the attitudes of the residents, who prioritize collaboration amongst each other to ensure resident wellness so that we can provide the best possible patient care. It is a privilege to train in such an environment.
Jennifer Ludgin, OBGYN Residency ‘21
I found Tufts Medical Center to be an amazing place to train. The teaching programs offer an ideal mix of patient care, education, and mentorship. The hospital itself is a major academic tertiary care center in Boston with all the resources needed for my training. The environment is incredibly collegial and I felt part of the “Tufts family”. After finishing internal medicine residency I stayed on for further training in Nephrology. If I had to make the choice over again I would choose the same path in a heartbeat and would highly recommend it to others.
Taimur Dad, Internal Medicine Residency ‘14, Nephrology Fellowship ‘17
The General Surgery Residency at Tufts MC is a small residency program (three categorical residents/year) that has the case volume and diversity to create well-trained surgeons, while maintaining an intimate, almost familial environment. Academically, the program inspired me to become a transplant surgeon, and helped prepare me for my continued fellowship training at Stanford. At the beginning of internship, it seems almost impossible to absorb all the knowledge necessary to become a board-certified surgeon. But at the end of chief year, you stand confident and able to take care of the sickest adult and pediatric patients in the hospital. I met some of my closest friends at Tufts- Helena, Nari, Ann, and Marwan, and to this day, we still call and support one another. There are many highs and lows in training- what gets you through it all is the love and support of your friends.
Irene Kim, MD, Transplant Surgeon, Cedar-Sinai Health System
My fellowship at Tufts-NEMC was a great educational experience. It allowed me to become an expert in general and transplant Infectious Diseases, with exposure to a vast array of renowned attendings during the many clinical rotations. I learned many valuable lessons from my mentor, Dr. David Snydman, one of them being how to successfully write a scientific manuscript; this has proven to be a priceless skill to have in academic medicine.

Additionally, I was exposed to the management of an ICU outbreak of ESBL-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae. This particular event started my love for hospital epidemiology and molded my future care.
L. Silvia Munoz-Price, MD
I came into the Developmental and Behavioral fellowship at Tufts Medical Center at Tufts Medical Center with high expectations, and yet the training has exceeded my expectations on a daily basis. My first year of training included a multi-disciplinary team discussion and brain-storming session before and after each patient clinical evaluation, to match testing strategies, analysis, and recommendations to the unique profile of every child. Moreover, every Fellow-Patient interaction was observed in real time by the assigned attending through a two way mirror, with immediate and effective actionable performance feedback. Another surprise was how dynamic the curriculum is; the educators constantly helped me in exploring my personal and career goals and actively directed me towards making a plan to reach them, even allowing me to redesign the fellowship focus and details to fit. Add to this a sincerely supportive staff who take to heart the mission of “helping every child to thrive and helping every fellow to reach their potential”, and you can imagine the astonishing first year learning curve, both in personal and career development. I am now in my second year and can start focusing on research, as the program has one year of protected research time. My clinical training now is shifting to maneuvering the complex system involved in this specialty, as well as preparing me for real-life practice with focus on problem-solving and continuing professional growth. What I like most about this program is that it is on the one hand small enough to allow an “open door” policy where I feel free to seek advice and feedback on the fly from all attendings and staff, and on the other hand large enough and includes some of the most respected developmental pediatricians in the field to allow for an almost limitless potential of career directions and opportunities. I thank my lucky stars every day that I have chosen this program for my training.
Modar Sukkarieh, Pediatric Developmental Behavioral Fellowship ‘19
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