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Nephrology Fellowship Training Program – Current Fellows

Learn about the current nephrology fellows education background and interests.


Clinical fellows
Christina Capistrano

Christina Capistrano, MD     
Medical School: University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery     
Residency: Kent Hospital/Brown University Program (Internal Medicine – General) 
Hobbies and Interests: Play classical piano (since the age of 7), loves to sing (Broadway and Disney songs), scuba diving and horseback riding, paddle boarding and kayaking. 

Why did you choose Tufts MC? While researching for fellowship programs, I was looking for an institution known for academic excellence and would advocate for wellness. Once I interviewed at Tufts Nephrology, I felt at home. The attendings and staff are extremely supportive. There is a good sense of work-life balance at Tufts, without sacrificing the quality of training we get. Given the chance to do the match all over again, I would still choose Tufts. It is a great community to be a part of. 

Daniel Corning

Daniel Corning, MD     
Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry     
Residency: Tufts Medical Center     
Hobbies and Interests: Crossfit, running, cooking, trying out new Boston restaurants, and spending time with my family.     

Why did you choose Tufts MC? I chose Tufts MC Nephrology because the faculty and fellows are very welcoming and supportive. There is a collegial environment within the department and I wanted to be a part of it for my training. Tufts has some of the leading experts in Nephrology, and I knew that learning from them would give me the tools for a successful and fulfilling career in the future.          

Manuel Hernandez

Manuel Enrique Hernandez, MD    
Medical School: Universidad de Puerto Rico - Recinto de Ciencias Medicas    
Residency: Hospital Universitario de Adultos    
Hobbies and Interests: I like to listen to music, travel, try new food, watch sport events, perform community service and provide primary care.   

Why did you choose Tufts MC? I chose Tufts MC because the staff and co-fellows make you feel like part of a family; the educational experience; great balance between inpatient and outpatient; diversity of population and pathology; access to modalities of dialysis; and location (Boston is a sports city)       


Paul Zeller

Paul Zeller, MD, Pharm         
Medical School: Central Michigan University College of Medicine   
Residency: UMass Chan Medical School 
Hobbies and Interests: Running, hiking, weightlifting, podcasts 

Why did you choose Tufts MC?     
I chose Tufts Medical Center primarily because of the incredible people. From the moment my interview started I could tell that all the fellows, faculty, and administrators are genuine, down-to-Earth people and are a true family who always support each other. I've had the opportunity to work with and learn from national experts in nephrology all while enjoying the amazing benefits that Boston has to offer. The exposure to transplant, peritoneal dialysis, home hemodialysis, a longitudinal clinic, and an interesting consult service will make me a well-rounded nephrologist ready to begin a successful post-training career in any setting that I want. 

Allison Reaves

Allison C. Reaves, MD         
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine   
Residency: Tufts Medical Center         
Hobbies/Interest: Spending time with my husband and daughter, cooking, baking, gardening and writing poetry.         

Why Tufts MC? I was drawn to Tufts for its warm and collaborative environment, great clinical training and the opportunity to pursue formal training in clinical research through the research fellowship. I had worked with nephrology faculty as a resident at Tufts, and I knew that this was a place where I could find mentorship.

Research fellows
Seda Babroudi

Seda Babroudi, MD  
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine  
Residency: Tufts Medical Center  
Hobbies and Interests: I love spending time with family and hiking – especially in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. My clinical interests include acute kidney injury and acid-base and electrolyte derangements in the ICU.  

Why did you choose Tufts MC? I chose Tufts MC Nephrology because it offers a triple threat – 1) rigorous clinical training with longitudinal exposure to hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis; 2) focused, one-on-one mentorship; and 3) integrated clinical research with an abundance of resources.  


Marcelle Tuttle

Marcelle Tuttle, MD 
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine 
Residency: Tufts Medical Center Internal Medicine 
Hobbies and Interests: Reading, cooking, gardening 

Why did you choose Tufts MC: Tufts offered everything I was looking for in a fellowship training program. The research track allows for dedicated time for research and to obtain a master's degree in clinical and translational research. On the clinical side of things, we get to see all aspects of nephrology and the attendings are some of the most intelligent and kind people I have interacted with in medicine.

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