Our residents!

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Ruth Cadet, MD, MPH

Position: PGY-1

Undergraduate: Brown University
Graduate (MPH): Columbia University
Medical School: Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at University at Buffalo

Ruth was born in Brooklyn NY and grew up in northern NJ.  She attended college at Brown University concentrating in Sociology.  At Brown, she discovered her love for public health and after graduating she decided to get her MPH in Epidemiology at Columbia University.  While pursuing her MPH she earned a position working with NYC Health + Hospitals, the public safety net health care system of New York City.  She started there as a data analyst and eventually went on to manage several initiatives focused on improving community health and chronic disease management.  Though she loved her work, she knew she wanted to provide direct care to patients and so she decided to pursue medical school at the University at Buffalo. There she learned about Med-Peds and knew she found her calling.  The reasons she wanted to go into Med-Peds are the same reasons why she wanted to come back to Brown for residency. She knows at Brown she will receive great clinical training in caring for a diverse patient population while also being able to pursue work in public health in the US and abroad.  In her free time, she likes connecting with family and friends, reading (or really listening to audiobooks at this point), playing tennis, and playing piano & guitar. She is also attempting to cook and bake more with varying degrees of success.

Tamara Lhungay, MD

Position: PGY-1

Undergraduate: University of Colorado
Medical school: University of Colorado School of Medicine

 

Tamara grew up in rural Hygiene, Colorado. She attended the University of Colorado where she graduated with honors with a B.S. in Biology and dual minors in Interdisciplinary Research Methods and Health Humanities. At the University of Colorado School of Medicine, she developed an interest in oncology and survivorship, as well as in serving refugee and migrant populations (her father is a Tibetan refugee and her mother is the daughter of Dominican and Jamaican immigrants.) Her research was mainly focused on quality improvement and oncology, but her guiding star remained the humanity within medicine. Wanderlust struck, and after crisscrossing the country, Tamara fell in love with New England, and Brown instantly felt like home because of the warm and genuine people, paired with academic excellence and a supportive and growth-focused culture. In her free time, Tamara enjoys hiking, skiing, (or any outdoor activity), and will say yes to most adventures. When she must stay indoors she enjoys board games, crocheting, and spending time with her two cats, Remi and Theo.

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Cameron Ulmer, MD

Position: PGY-1

Undergraduate: Northwestern University
Medical School: Rush Medical College of Rush University (AOA, GHHS)

Cameron was born in Pennsylvania, then lived in California and Massachusetts before heading to Chicago to attend college at Northwestern, where he majored in Neurobiology and minored in Music Cognition. Before starting medical school, he worked for a year as a phlebotomist. At Rush, Cameron was involved in medical education efforts including TAing, tutoring, and curriculum development, and sat on the committee addressing student mistreatment. Apart from medicine, he loves to volunteer with Camp Kesem, even advising Brown’s camp in 2018! Brown’s Med-Peds program blew Cameron away with the warmth of the residents and faculty along with the strong categorical training programs, and he is thrilled to return to New England to continue his training. In his spare time, he enjoys running, hiking, baking, trying new and adventurous foods, and playing and watching sports (huge Northwestern fan).

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Madeleine Ward, MD

Position: PGY-1

Undergraduate: Georgetown University
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine (AOA)

Madeleine grew up in Atlanta, GA. After graduating valedictorian from high school, Madeleine ventured north to spend her days on the hilltop of Georgetown, where she majored in biochemistry and minored in art history. Knowing her passion for medicine and her love for Georgetown, she chose to apply to the early assurance program for medical school and was accepted at age 20. As she transitioned to a new chapter in her Georgetown adventures at medical school, Madeleine decided to explore the intersection between art and medicine. She created a research project to look at how art education at the National Gallery of Art in DC can improve medical students’ communication skills. She hopes to continue learning more about arts and medicine at Brown. The Med-Peds Program at Brown stood out among the rest because of the people. She absolutely loved everyone she met and felt extremely welcomed. She also appreciated the reputation of excellent clinical training in both internal medicine and pediatrics. As an added bonus, Madeleine also realized the incredible extent of art and dance at Brown and in the surrounding community. At this time, Madeleine is currently undecided on her career path, but is interested in the Clinical Educator Track and potentially a dual adult/pediatric fellowship. She is excited to live in Providence and explore all the amazing food. In her free time, Madeleine enjoys crafting, board games, dancing, cooking, and outdoor activities.

 

Chelsea Boyd, MD

Position: PGY-2

Undergraduate: Brown University
Medical School: Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Chelsea hails from Randolph, New Jersey. She attended college at Brown University where she studied neuroscience. During this time, she worked as an EMT and conducted research on the neurometabolic effects of psychostimulant drugs. Before returning to Brown for medical school, she moved to Boston to work in pharmaceutical consulting. Upon returning for medical school, her research focused on the identification of emergent large vessel occlusions in suspected stroke. Chelsea is thrilled to stay at Brown for her training in Internal Medicine & Pediatrics. In her spare time, Chelsea enjoys Crossfit, playing squash, and retail therapy. She is an aspiring unicyclist.

Ashley Nguyen, MD

Position: PGY-2

Undergraduate: Boston College
Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University

Ashley was born and raised in Naugatuck, CT. She went to Boston College, and she graduated Cum Laude with a BS in Biology and a BA in Philosophy. During her time between college and medical school, she did research in the Pediatric Oncology Department at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. Her research focused on hematologic malignancies and creating zebrafish animal models. She also served as a Chief Research Associate for the Research Associates Program in St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, CT. Despite her love for Boston, Ashley excitedly left one major city for another, and she attended the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Ashley was involved with Jefferson’s Med-Peds Society of Philadelphia, American Medical Women’s Association, Office of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives, and the Clinical Translational Research track. Her professional interests include Women’s Health, Medical Education, and Diversity Initiatives. Ashley chose Brown for her Med-Peds training first and foremost because of the amazingly kind and warm residents and faculty. Additionally, Brown’s academic excellence, numerous training tracks and programs, and strong learning environment made it a perfect fit. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys running, journaling, praying, eating good food (especially sushi burritos), and spending time with friends, family, and her husband, Brandon.

Since residency has started, Ashley has gotten involved in the BRIGHT pathway for global health. She has also published in Academic Medicine, the journal of the AAMC, and NMPRA’s Perspective newsletter.

Fritz Siegert, MD

Position: PGY-2

Undergraduate: Whitman College
Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine (GHHS)

Fritz was born in Nevada, lived in Arizona and Kentucky, and finally settled on Boise, Idaho with his parents and two younger brothers. He attended Whitman College and graduated with a double-major in Philosophy and Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology (BBMB). One year out of college found Fritz back in Boise working as a medical scribe, tutoring high school students in science and math, and working as an intern at the Basque Cultural Center (little known fact, Boise has a huge Basque population). After that, Fritz spent a year teaching middle school science in Botswana as a Princeton in Africa Fellow. He then attended medical school at the University of Washington in Seattle. During that time he enjoyed organizing “community-based research” looking at free-health clinics and tobacco cessation counseling. He additionally held leadership positions in student government, the Health Equity Circle student advocacy group, and conducted community outreach in Kenya. From 2017 to 2018, Fritz researched pediatric sickle cell anemia in Uganda as a Fogarty Global Health Scholar. With strong interests in global health, policy, and medical education, Fritz was impressed with Brown’s commitment to global health equity, academic rigor, mentorship, and friendly residents. Providence also fondly reminds him of Boise (though with less of a potato emphasis). He loves the outdoors, aspires to one day learn how to play the harmonica, and makes a mean frittata. 

Julia Solomon, MD, MSc

Position: PGY-2

Undergraduate: Wellesley College
Medical School: Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Julia was raised in Sharon, Massachusetts, and received a BA in economics, cum laude, from Wellesley College in 2013. Between college and medical school she worked in stroke and brain injury research at Rhode Island Hospital, then stayed in Rhode Island for medical school at Brown. During medical school she helped to coordinate the student free clinic at the Rhode Island Free Clinic and to improve sustainability efforts in the medical school building. She is also one of the inaugural cohort of the Primary Care-Population Medicine program at Brown, through which she obtained a master’s degree. In her free time she likes to take advantage of all the beaches and delicious food and coffee that Rhode Island has to offer!

Ann Ding, MD

Position: PGY-3

Undergraduate: Vanderbilt University
Medical School: University of Texas Health at San Antonio (AOA, GHHS)

Ann was born in Fargo, North Dakota (believe it or not!), but was raised in Knoxville, Tennessee. She went to Vanderbilt for college, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA in Molecular and Cellular Biology and minors in Chemistry, Music, and Chinese. She headed to San Antonio, Texas, for medical school, where she enjoyed mentoring younger medical students, visiting Ethiopia on global health trips, and volunteering at the Student Run Free Clinics. Her medical interests include providing primary care for incarcerated populations and specifically transitions of care for these patients. She is also interested in medical education, global health, and correctional healthcare. Hobbies include piano, guitar, eating all the delicious food in Providence, writing reviews about all those wonderful restaurants as a Yelp Elite, and going to Body Pump (an aerobics weight lifting class.) Brown stood out to Ann on the interview trail because of the authenticity, warmth, and kindness of the faculty and residents, coupled with its academically rigorous learning environment.

Residency Highlights: BRIGHT program, Medicine Housestaff Support Group

Lindsey Mahoney, MD

Position: PGY-3

Undergraduate: Georgetown University
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine (AOA)

Lindsey grew up in Stoneham, MA.  After graduating from Stoneham High School, she attended Georgetown University, where she graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Human Science.  After college, Lindsey returned to Massachusetts and spent a year working as a research assistant at Boston Children’s Hospital.  Her projects focused on quality improvement in the care of children with disabilities and transitioning from pediatric to adult care in children with chronic health conditions.  Lindsey then returned to Georgetown for medical school, where she was involved in women’s health research and the Georgetown Student Mentorship Program.  She graduated as a member of AOA. 

Lindsey chose Brown for her Med-Peds training because of the warm, welcoming residents and faculty here, as well as the strong reputation of scholarship.  Additionally, she is thrilled to be back in New England, close to her family and friends.  Lindsey is interested in medical education and is an active mentor for Brown medical students as part of the doctoring curriculum.  She is also a member of the Pediatrics wellness committee and is currently focused on projects that enhance interdisciplinary relationships.  In her free time, Lindsey enjoys cooking, trying new restaurants, watching any and all Boston sports, and spending time with her friends, family, husband, and cat, Nyx. 

Sam Masur, MD

Position: PGY-3

Undergraduate: Wesleyan University
Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School (AOA)

Originally from Needham, MA, Sam graduated from Wesleyan University in Connecticut with a degree in Physics. After spending two years in Philadelphia as a pediatric research coordinator, he returned to Massachusetts for medical school at UMass. The amazing Med/Peds community picked him up early, and he’s been incredibly excited to take care of kids and adults ever since. Sam came to Brown with his partner Jess (Pediatrics) because of the welcoming culture, awesome residents, and strong teaching. Outside of the hospital, Sam loves to grill, hike, play ultimate frisbee/soccer, and ski, having spent time downhill racing in college.

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Vivian Shi, MD

Position: PGY-3

Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles
Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine

Vivian was originally from Connecticut before her family made the big move to sunny Southern California. Since then, she has been slowly making her way back to east coast. She majored in Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology at UCLA, followed by medical school at University of Maryland. Her passion lies in teaching and enhancing community health literacy. In her spare time, she loves arts and theatre and can probably recite the entirety of Hamilton on demand. Brown was the perfect choice for her residency for innumerable reasons but what stood out most was the warmth and camaraderie she felt from the residents, faculty and administration.

Roger Auth, MD

Position: PGY-4

Undergraduate: University of Maryland, College Park
Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine

Roger was born and raised a Maryland Terrapin and prior to residency had never lived outside of his home state. What drew me to Rhode Island and Brown were many things: the phenomenal leadership and experience of our faculty, evidence based cultures of our medicine and pediatrics departments, flexibility and encouragement to pursue non-medical ambitions, and the collaborative and motivating personalities of my med-peds family.

Living in Rhode Island has kept me rooted to the things that make me who I am, amidst what most would argue is an incredibly challenging time of life, residency. At Brown I’ve had ample time for the things that are at the core of my personality: my wife, family (including my cat), friends, and hobbies, including: surfing, paddle/kite/skate/snowboarding, camping, hiking, and playing various musical instruments both well and badly.

Professionally, I am interested in a career in Pulmonary and Critical Care medicine. I am currently involved in clinical research related to both adult and pediatric pulmonology with a focus on improving inpatient care for individuals with cystic fibrosis. This research has been presented at the North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference. I have secondary interests in palliative care and improving resident utilization of point of care ultrasound. I have felt tremendously supported by the faculty at Brown and my colleagues with whom I engage in these research projects and clinical endeavors.

Erin Baroni, MD

Position: PGY-4

Undergraduate: University of Texas, Austin
Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine

Originally from Dallas, Texas, Erin graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with a BA in Biology. She moved to Lubbock, Texas, to pursue medical training focused on primary and rural healthcare. During medical school, Erin founded the first Gay-Straight Alliance, which paved the way for students, staff, and faculty to educate and advocate for the local LGBTQ+ community.

At Brown, Erin was awarded an AAP CATCH grant for her work with a local LGBTQ+ youth organization, Youth Pride Inc. She founded the first LGBTQ+ housestaff organization, the Brown Sexual and Gender Minority Alliance (BSGMA), with the hope to further educate healthcare staff and provide a voice for the LGBTQ+ medical community. She is also active in the Clinician Educator Track. 

Kenzie Daniels, MD

Position: PGY-4

Undergraduate: Texas Tech University
Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine

Kenzie was born and raised in Texas, where she completed her undergraduate degree and medical school at Texas Tech University. She completed her intern year in med-peds at The Ohio State University / Nationwide Children’s Hospital and then transferred to Brown second year for residency.

Kenzie is currently applying for adult palliative fellowship with plans to ultimately practice in outpatient academic med-peds with an advanced care planning niche. She also has particular interests in sexual health, STI prevention, and HIV in the primary care setting and is taking her HIV specialist exam in November 2020.

In her spare time, Kenzie enjoys discovering the many beautiful beaches Rhode Island has to offer, bouncing around breweries, perfecting her golf game, and jumping on her Peloton at any time of the day. Her husky, Klondike, is anxiously awaiting their next adventure, but they’re both going to miss Providence, and more importantly all of the people, so much.

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Julia Ding, MD

Position: PGY-4

Undergraduate: Vassar College
Medical School: Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University (GHHS)

Julia grew up in New York City and graduated from Vassar College with a BA in Science, Technology, and Society, and a minor in Biology. She found her way to Providence for medical school at Brown and fell in love with the city. In medical school, she was an active member of Spectrum, an LGBTQ student group, and helped lead workshops to better train students to become physician allies. It was the Med-Peds program at Brown that made Julia realize it was the perfect specialty for her. As a resident here, she has been able to explore her interest in gastroenterology and adolescent/young adult transition care, and spearhead multiple projects collaborating between pediatric and adult gastroenterologists. 

In her free time, Julia enjoys playing board games, rock climbing, and practicing circus arts. 

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Rebecca Moore, MD

Position: PGY-4

Undergraduate: Barnard College
Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine (GHHS)

Rebecca grew up in Framingham, MA. She majored in economics at Barnard College. She received her medical degree from Tulane University where she served as Coordinator of the Healthcare Policy elective, Fundraising Chair for the Student Clinic Council, and helped start the Formerly Incarcerated Transitions clinic, a new primary care clinic for those recently released from prisons across Louisiana. She was drawn to Brown Med-Peds for the encouraging and highly motivated faculty and staff, and has loved training alongside her supportive, fun-loving co-residents while enjoying the beauty of Rhode Island.

She has had an increasing interest in transitions of care for children with complex congenital heart disease. She received the National Med-Peds Residents’ Association’s quality improvement grant to improve rates of pediatric lipid screening at the Medicine Pediatrics Primary Care Clinic, and was invited to give Pediatric Grand Rounds on this topic. She has published work on the inpatient utilization of telemetry and her research has been presented at the NMPRA and national ACP conferences. She has given lectures on pediatric cardiology to two local Physician Assistance programs. In her spare time, she enjoys running, hot yoga, hosting dinner parties, browsing her favorite architecture blogs, and hunting down Rhode Island’s best lobster roll.