Abdulrahman Alshiban, MD
King Saud University, Riyadh College of Medicine
I was born and raised in Saudi Arabia where I completed my medical degree at King Saud University. One of the many reasons I decided joining Tufts is that it’s a program that focuses on psychotherapy training as well as psychopharmacology. Outside work, you may find me enjoying a run along Mystic river or having coffee with friends in the beautiful city of Boston. Fact! "The Office" is the best sitcom.
Rachel Casseres, MD
Tufts University School of Medicine
I grew up in the Boston suburbs. I went to Brandeis University, where I studied chemical-biology. Then I went to Tufts University School of Medicine, and I guess I still haven’t left! I’ve loved the fact that Tufts Medical Center feels like a small community even though it’s a major Boston hospital. I’m also happy to stay in the city that I love and to be nearby to my family. In my spare time I love walking outdoors. I also like doing crafts such as origami and crochet—usually while watching a comedy, horror movie, or HGTV.
Eric Chen, MD
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
I was born in Buffalo, NY but quickly moved to CT where I spent most of my life. I majored in chemistry and economics at UConn and attended medical school there as well (go Huskies). I have always been interested in the philosophy of mind and so psychiatry was a natural fit for me. Boston, and by extension Tufts, were equally easy choices for residency. When not at work, I enjoy gaming, cooking and traveling.
Baqir Hassan, MD
University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine
I was born in Virginia, then lived in Illinois, then Missouri. I finished high school in St Louis then attended the University of Missouri-Kansas city BA/MD program. I chose Tufts for the diverse patient population, the broad range of opportunity afforded to residents, and the camaraderie of residents and faculty. Outside of the hospital, I enjoy the outdoors, hiking, backpacking, rafting and rock climbing. The coolest land mass I’ve climbed so far is probably Devils Tower in Wyoming. Living in Boston has been a blast, the list of fun things to do in and around the city has been steadily growing since moving here!
Hannah Hollander, MD
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
Tara Lowe, MD
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
I attended medical school at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and started my residency training in Florida. After spending five years in Florida (and having completely forgotten that winter exists in other places), I decided it was time for a new adventure and followed I-95 north for a few days. I eventually ended up in Boston where I joined the Tufts psychiatry team. My goal is to become a child and adolescent psychiatrist. In my free time, I enjoy walking my chihuahua at local parks. It turns out that winter here is actually not as bad as the stereotypes make it out to be, and the unparalleled New England foliage in autumn makes up for it.
Angelina Noriega, MD
SUNY Upstate Medical University College of Medicine
I grew up in a small town in Westchester, New York before moving Upstate. I studied Human Biology as an undergraduate at Cornell University in Ithaca, then spent a year working as a medical scribe before starting medical school at SUNY Upstate in Syracuse. Outside of the hospital, you can find me in the gym training for my next bodybuilding competition, or exploring the various parks and beaches around Boston with my family, friends, and 2 dogs (a Chiweenie and Pomeranian). I hope to combine my interests by pursuing a career in sports psychiatry.