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Anesthesiology Residency Program – Current Residents

Georges Abi Roustom

Georges Abi Roustom, MD 
Medical School: LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine 
Undergraduate School: Lebanese American University 
Clinical Interests: Acute Pain, Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, Simulation Education 
Hometown: Amioun, Lebanon 
Hobbies: Tennis, working out, geography, table tennis, traveling, comedy, pop culture 
Why Tufts MC?: "I chose Tufts MC because of the great people. They make a wonderful collegial and friendly atmosphere with diverse faculty members. Patients here are very sick and make for excellent education within a premier academic center. Also, living in Boston is fun and a huge plus!"

Rhiannon Kathleen Guzman

Rhiannon Kathleen Guzman, MD 
Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School 
Undergraduate School: University of California - Davis 
Clinical Interests: Pain, Cardiac Anesthesia, OB Anesthesia 
Hometown: Auburn, CA 
Hobbies: Traveling, baking, hiking, spending time with family 
Why Tufts MC?: "I chose Tufts MC because the people are friendly and it creates a welcoming learning environment. I also like that it offers complex cases and patients that will allow me to develop a strong skill set for my future practice."

David Oh

David Oh, DO 
Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine 
Undergraduate School: University of Massachusetts 
Clinical Interests: Critical Care, interventional/chronic pain 
Hometown: Stoughton, MA 
Hobbies: Golfing, snowboarding, swimming, fitness and table tennis 
Why Tufts MC?: "Tufts MCis a well-respected institution in Boston that provides variety of complex clinical cases and the opportunity to treat a diverse patient population. The program fosters a positive, collegial training environment and reinforces resident wellness. The exceptional training experiences encourage residents to become not only the best anesthesiologists, but well-rounded physicians."

Sreekrishna Pokuri

Sreekrishna Pokuri, MD, MBA 
Medical School: Albany Medical School 
Undergraduate School: Union College 
Clinical Interests: Chronic pain management, regional anesthesia 
Hometown: Cary, NC 
Hobbies: Triathlons, weightlifting, breweries, traveling 
Why Tufts?: "Close to family and friends. Loved the family and close-knit environment."

Jasmine Robinson

Jasmine Robinson, MD 
Medical School: University of Louisville School of Medicine 
Undergraduate School: Tufts University 
Clinical Interests: OB Anesthesia 
Hometown: Boston, MA 
Hobbies: Spending time w/ family, being in nature, peloton 
Why Tufts?: "Grew up in Boston and went to Tufts for undergrad, so I was happy to match here. Had a really great interview day and felt like the residents were truly genuine about their experience. They all seemed very happy and I admired the camaraderie.  Tufts is a strong program with good exposure to all fields and also good matches into fellowships. I also love that when I’m not working, I am able to enjoy quality time with my family and friends."

Eduardo Toledo

Eduardo Toledo, MD 
Medical School: Universidade de Sao Paulo Faculdade de Medicina Sao Paulo 
Undergraduate School: N/A 
Clinical Interests: Critical Care and Cardic Anesthesia 
Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil 
Hobbies: Listening to music, working out 
Why Tufts?: "Tufts has a diverse group of residents, an excellent training program and impressive fellowship placement"

Alex Wang

Alex Wang, DO, MPH 
Medical School: Philadephia College of Osteopathic Medicine 
Undergraduate School: Emory University 
Clinical Interests: Cardiac, Pediatric Anesthesia 
Hometown: San Jose, CA 
Hobbies: Photography, cooking  
Why Tufts?: "There has been a very good record of residents matching in highly competitive fellowships. I like that the class size is smaller and provides a very collaborative atmosphere. The case load at Tufts is extermely diverse. Boston!"

Eddison Williams

Eddison Williams, MD 
Medical School: University of Oklahoma College of Medicine 
Undergraduate School: East Tennessee State University 
Clinical Interests: Cardiac, Pain, Pediatric Anesthesia 
Hometown: Clarksville, TN 
Hobbies: Martial Arts (Taekwondo) 
Why Tufts?: "The faculty is amazing and made me feel like family which is the main reason I chose Tufts. I have lived in the South my entire life and wanted a change of scenery with my family. I have always wanted to live in Boston and experience the city."

Waldo Zamor

Waldo Zamor, MD 
Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School 
Undergraduate School: Northeastern University 
Clinical Interests: Chronic Pain, regional pain, neuroanesthesia 
Hometown: Queens, NY 
Hobbies: Traveling, finding the best "lobstah" rolls in New England, finance and training my Japanese Akita. Go Pats! 
Why Tufts?: "Tufts is a unique Boston hospital in that it serves both the sickest and most diverse patient population in the commonwealth. The diversity in our department also mirrors that of the population we serve. Great education and camaraderie are the reasons why Tufts Medical Center was my #1 choice."

Amos Alcius

Amos Alcius, DO     
Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine  
Clinical Interests: Cardiac Anesthesia, Neuro Anesthesia, & OB Anesthesia  
Hometown: Jean Rabel, Haiti  
Hobbies: Soccer, running, guitar and spending time with family and friends.  
Why Tufts MC?: "Diverse patient population, great training and fellowship opportunities, also living in Boston is close to family and friends."

John Michael Castillo

John Michael Castillo, DO     
Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine  
Clinical Interests: Cardiac Anesthesia, Critical Care and Regional Anesthesia  
Hometown: Ossining, NY  
Hobbies: Classical and contemporary piano, minimalist running, basketball  
Why Tufts MC?: "Tufts MC had everything I was looking for in a residency program. It has excellent training, a fantastic location in Boston and a very strong fellowship match history. The people are genuinely happy and I felt it would be the perfect environment to become an outstanding anesthesiologist."

Renan Ferrufino Rosales

Renan Ferrufino Rosales, MD     
Medical School: Escuela Latinoamericana de Medicina  
Clinical Interests: Cardiac Anesthesia, Critical Care, & Pain Medicine  
Hometown: La Ceiba, Honduras  
Hobbies: Enjoy time with my family organizing activities for our son, educational, science & sports.  
Why Tufts MC?: "During my research experience at the anesthesiology department, I was amazed with the collaborative environment. Great mentorship from the attendings, strong academics but also a positive and engaging community."

Ifeanyi Ikwuanusi

Ifeanyi Ikwuanusi, MD     
Medical School: Meharry Medical College  
Clinical Interests: Chronic Pain and Regional Anesthesia  
Hometown: Randolf, MA  
Hobbies: Football, basketball, boxing/mma, fitness, fashion, traveling   
Why Tufts MC?: "I'm from the Greater Boston area, so it's nice to be close to family. Furthermore, Tufts MC is a world renowned institution. The training and experiences gained here are top-notch. The strong fellowship match and ability to care for a diverse patient population was also extremely appealing."

Iheichi Ohia Enyia

Ihiechi Ohia-Enyia, DO  
Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine  
Hometown: Bronx, NY  
Hobbies:  Running, traveling  

Kunal Sampat

Kunal Sampat, DO     
Medical School: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University  
Hometown: Chino Hills, CA  
Hobbies: Coffee, making homemade ice cream   

Abigail Schrang

Abigail Schrang, MD     
Medical School: University of Connecticut School of Medicine  
Clinical Interests: Cardiothoracics, OB, and Palliative Medicine  
Hometown: New Milford, CT  
Hobbies: Anything that gets me outside! Hiking, camping, sailing, kayaking, photography and keeping my house plants alive.   
Why Tufts MC?: "Tufts MC had everything I was looking for in a program and it was the best feeling I got on an interview day. I like that the program size is smaller, with a close-knit vibe and has dedicated teaching time. "

Leor Shalot

Leor Shalot, MD     
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine  
Clinical Interests: Acute/Chronic Pain, Interventional Pain, and Critical Care.  
Hometown: North New Hyde Park, NY  
Hobbies: International traveling and food instagramming  
Why Tufts MC?: "Tufts MC is an academic teaching hospital at the forefront of anesthesia that provides a cutting-edge and unparalleled training experience. Year after year the fellowship match is highly impressive, and the smaller class size fosters a more close-knit learning environment among residents and attendings. Everyone I've met is so happy with their decision. Let's not forget, we are in the heart of Boston!"

Gabriel Stapleton

Gabriel Stapleton, MD     
Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine  
Clinical Interests: Pain Management and Pediatric Anesthesia  
Hometown: Lake Oswego, OR  
Hobbies: Reading books, cooking, experiencing other languages and cultures.  
Why Tufts MC?: "I love the city of Boston and wanted to train in a hospital that could provide me with complex, diverse cases that would prepare me for anything in fellowship and beyond. I also was impressed by the fellowship matches of the program graduates."

Lok Wan Yeung

Lok Wan Yeung, DO     
Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine  
Clinical Interests: Critical Care, Interventional Pain  
Hometown: New York, NY; Waltham, MA; Hong Kong  
Hobbies: Formula One, cue sports (snooker, pool), everything Marvel-related and boxing  
Why Tufts MC?: "Completed undergrad at Brandeis University, so I was excited to return to Boston for residency. Boston is famous for its rich history and diverse population. There are many places to explore, great food and scenic routes that are perfect for outdoor activities. Different parts of the city are easily accessible by walking or a quick ride on the T. Tufts MC has a reputation for providing its residents with excellent training. On interview day, everyone had a strong sense of camaraderie. I felt that my values and career goals aligned perfectly with the program's academic mission."

Najla Beydoun, MD

Najla Beydoun, MD
Medical school: American University of Beirut
Clinical interests: Regional anesthesia, critical care
Hometown: Beirut, Lebanon
Hobbies: Piano, tennis, hiking, working out, traveling
Why Tufts MC?: Very supportive work environment and faculty - phenomenal training!

Christleen Casem, MD

Christleen Casem, MD
Medical School: University of California Irvine School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Critical Care, Trauma, Pain Management
Hometown: Fremont, CA
Hobbies: Spending time with my family and playing with my now senior dog, cooking, running, traveling
Why Tufts MC?: Great program with a variety of cases and excellent fellowship match. I love the diversity of trainees and staff, the residents are realistically happy and the leadership fosters a nurturing professional environment. Tufts MC made me feel the most welcome during interviews.

Callie Ding, MD

Callie Ding, MD
Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Critical care, Interventional pain
Hometown: San Jose, CA                
Hobbies: Cooking, gaming and crafting
Why Tufts MC?: I did an away rotation here and was really impressed with the acuity and complexity of patients. I felt that I would receive strong clinical training taking care of a diverse patient population in the heart of Chinatown. Tuft MC's commitment to learning is evident through its integrated didactic series and strong mentorship program throughout residency, which resonates with my goal to one day provide high-quality care to patients and excellent education to future students.

Jae Ho Kim, MD

Jae Ho Kim, MD
Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Pain Medicine, Development of new opioid-sparing anesthesia protocols, Anesthesia informatics
Hometown: Seoul, South Korea and Annandale, VA
Hobbies: Basketball, exploring new cities, cooking, philosophy, hagiography, potlucks, swimming, biking
Why Tufts MC?: I felt a sense of peace and community during my interview with everyone. I also believe I would be challenged to go beyond my potential with this program. Boston is also a phenomenal city for intellectual growth, collaboration, community, food, culture and sports.

Victoria Larkins, MD

Victoria Larkins, MD
Medical School: Wright State Boonshoft School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Pediatric Anesthesia, OB Anesthesia, Global Health
Hometown: New Orleans, LA 
Hobbies: Traveling, fitness classes, watching Broadway theater
Why Tufts MC?: Tufts MC allows you to serve a diverse patient population at a Level 1 Trauma Center in the heart of Boston! Small class sizes, protected teaching time and early exposure to complex cases makes Tufts a great place to train.

Andrew Nguyen, MD

Andrew Nguyen, MD
Medical School: University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Cardiac Anesthesia & Critical Care
Hometown: Peralta, NM
Hobbies: Hiking, camping, cooking and reading
Why Tufts MC?: At Tufts MC, I found everything I was looking for in a residency, including a supportive environment, excellent educational opportunities and a proven history of a strong fellowship placement, all combined with being in the vibrant city of Boston.

Shreya Ranjan, MD

Shreya Ranjan, MD
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: General anesthesia, acute pain, critical care
Hometown: Novi, Michigan
Hobbies: reading, traveling, cooking, spending time with friends
Why Tufts MC?: I chose Tufts MC because of its nurturing and enriching environment. I was able to experience that as a medical student here and that is exactly what I was looking for in my residency program!

Anni Rong, MD

Anni Rong, MD
Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Clinical Interests: OB anesthesia, pediatric anesthesia, palliative care
Hometown: Boxborough, MA
Hobbies: Cooking/baking, volleyball, traveling, hiking/walking with my dog
Why Tufts MC?: I liked Tufts MC's residency program because of the size and focus on education/individual growth. I could tell from interviews and interactions with faculty and residents that everyone really cares about each other and resident education and wellbeing. Boston is home for me and I am happy to be near family during a challenging part of my training.

Sahil Shah, MD

Sahil Shah, MD
Medical School: University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School
Clinical Interests: Interventional Pain, Regional Anesthesia
Hometown: Winchester, MA
Hobbies: Dancing, Ultimate Frisbee, Traveling, Astronomy
Why Tufts MC?: "Excellent location, diverse population/ case variety, outstanding fellowship match, and a culture of support and growth evident throughout the department and institution made this the perfect place for me!"

Talya Weinshel, MD

Talya Weinshel, MD
Medical School: The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Clinical Interests: Cardiothoracic, Pediatric, and OB Anesthesia and Critical Care
Hometown: Dartmouth, MA           
Hobbies: Traveling and exploring new places, cooking, trying different foods, swimming and spending time with my family.
Why Tufts MC?: Having had multiple family members complete their residency training at Tufts MC, I grew up knowing how exceptional a hospital it was and that it provided high-quality training and education. Tufts MC, located in the heart of Boston, draws people from all walks of life, both professionally and for patient care. Lastly, I chose Tufts MC due to the camaraderie I saw among the residents, the numerous research opportunities and the impressive fellowship placement.

Linda Lee

Linda Lee 
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine 
Clinical Interests: Critical Care, Pain Management, Palliative Care 
Hometown: Belmont, MA 
Hobbies: Cooking, baking, running and being outside! 
Why Tufts MC?: Tufts MC has a very warm learning environment filled with people who are always willing to teach and support each other. At the same time, the patients at Tufts are clinically complex and provide very good learning exposure. The diverse patient population was also a big draw for me. I love how close the residents are to each other because of the small class size and Boston is an amazing city to live in!

Temitayo Adegbenro

Temitayo Adegbenro 
Medical School: CUNY School of Medicine 
Clinical Interest: Obstetric Anesthesia, Pediatric Anesthesia 
Hometown: Queens, NY 
Hobbies: Lifting, thrifting, trying new restaurants 
Why Tufts MC?: Tufts MC has a sense of collegiality and kindness that is very apparent. It feels like a small community within a large metropolitan area. There's also an abundance of excellent leadership and faculty.

Kaley McMullen

Kaley McMullen 
Medical School: Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine- AZ Campus    
Clinical Interests: Cardiac and OB Anesthesia, Education, Women Representation in Anesthesia 
Hometown: East Greenwich, RI                 
Hobbies: Running, Pickleball, Country Music/Concerts, Skiing, Going to the Beach, Reading  
Why Tufts MC?: The supportive faculty, close-knit residents, amazing educational opportunities and the city of Boston!

Vanja Tolj

Vanja Tolj 
Medical School: The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine 
Clinical Interests: Cardiothoracic Anesthesia 
Hometown: Akron, OH                 
Hobbies: international travel, tennis, and pickleball 
Why Tufts MC?: The program's leadership, faculty, and residents work hard to create a family-like environment in which you feel supported to pursue your passions within and outside of anesthesiology. High acuity care, a close-knit group of residents, and amazing fellowship opportunities are just a few reasons that made Tufts MC my top choice program!

Alice Chang

Alice Chang 
Medical school: Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine 
Clinical interests: Regional 
Hometown: New City, NY 
Hobbies: weightlifting, traveling 
Why Tufts MC?: Great location in Boston and small residency size.

Andrea Oliver

Andrea Oliver 
Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine 
Clinical Interests: Cardiac Anesthesia 
Hometown: Greenford, OH 
Hobbies: Hiking/exploring with my husband, snowboarding, gardening and baking. 
Why Tufts MC?: Co-residents from all over the world. Awesome cardiac exposure. Thoughtful and passionate mentors.

Taylor McCracken

Taylor McCracken 
Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio 
Clinical Interests: Obstetric anesthesia, Regional anesthesia, Ultrasound 
Hometown: Flower Mound, Texas                
Hobbies: soccer, beach volleyball, pickleball, skiing, watching college football (Hook 'em!), trying new restaurants, reading, reality TV 
Why Tufts MC?: I was initially interested in Boston because of the rich history of the city and the beautiful scenery of the Northeast. I was further drawn to Tufts MC because of this department's reputation for strong didactics, supportive leadership and a complex patient population. I was also looking for a smaller to mid-sized program, so I would be able to get to know and learn from my attendings and co-residents in a more personal setting.

Henry Sosa

Henry Sosa 
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine 
Clinical Interests: Pediatric Anesthesia, Pain Medicine 
Hometown: Miami, FL 
Hobbies: I love performing music whether it be playing the drums/percussion in a live ensemble or tracking in a studio for a recorded project. I also enjoy producing records and ensuring they're ready for release. Getting people to dance and enjoy themselves is a feeling like few others I've come to experience. 
Why Tufts MC?: Having had the opportunity to attend medical school at Tufts MC and participate in the anesthesia rotation as a student, I saw first-hand the level of collegiality and family that persists in this department. The people, in tandem with the opportunity to partake in superb training that would expose me to a breadth of complex patients and situations, made staying at Tufts MC a very easy decision to make.

Joseph Cannella

Joseph Cannella 
Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine 
Clinical Interests: Regional anesthesia, OB anesthesia 
Hometown: Nanuet, NY                 
Hobbies: Traveling, hanging out with friends, food, video games, pop culture and reality TV   
Why Tufts MC?: After completing an away rotation at Tufts MC, I knew it would be my #1 choice for residency training. All the residents and attendings I worked with were invested in teaching me as a student and allowed me to participate in their cases and procedures. Everyone was easy to get along with and there was genuine camaraderie amongst the department. It was definitely a place where I could see myself for the next 4 years, knowing I would be very well-prepared for my career as an attending anesthesiologist with the diversity of complex cases Tufts MC sees every day.

Victoria Coutin

Victoria Coutin 
Medical School: Nova Southeastern University Dr Kiran C Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine    
Clinical Interests: Pediatric anesthesia, pediatric hearts/congenital defects, medical education 
Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela/ Miami, FL           
Hobbies: Rock climbing, hiking, cooking and collecting records/vinyls. 
Why Tufts MC?: The culture, the people and their dedication to the program. The program leadership and residents have cultivated such strong bonds with each other, and this shined through in every interaction I had with the program throughout the interview process. The combination of a high acuity caseload and patients with complex comorbidities, coupled with the program's post-residency placement history, made it an easy choice. Boston was the cherry on top!

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