Preliminary Year

Brigham and Women’s Hospital provides a rigorous and richly rewarding one-year experience for physicians headed to residencies in other fields, such as radiation-oncology, dermatology, ophthalmology, anesthesiology, and radiology. BWH will offer 19 preliminary positions to start in July 2022. The selection criteria for entry into the program and our commitment to your career development is exactly the same as for residents in our other programs.  Our philosophy is to make all programs equal and treat every trainee with the same level of trust and respect, and thus the programs are completely and seamlessly integrated into the full intern experience and curriculum; with three differences:

  1. No continuity clinic;
  2. Five 2-week blocks of elective (categorical residents do electives starting in the junior year);
  3. Rotating at the VA Hospital is optional.

In addition to standard preliminary positions; we participate in partnerships for BWH PGY 1 years in Advanced-Preliminary Neurology ProgramMedicine-Anesthesia; and Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Program.

2021-2022 PrelimINARY INTERNS

Michael Alcala, MD

Harvard Medical School

Advanced Specialty: Radiology

Mina Bakhtiar, MD

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Advanced Specialty: Radiation Oncology (Harvard)

Ai-Tram Bui, MD

Harvard Medical School

Advanced Specialty: Dermatology (Stanford)

Nadiya Chuchvara, MD

Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Advanced Specialty: Dermatology (Stony Brook)

Lynn Daboul, MD, MS

Cleveland Clinic Learner School of Medicine

Advanced Specialty: Neurology
(Mass General Brigham)

Leela Chakravarti Dilley, MD, PhD

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Advanced Specialty: Neurology
(Mass General Brigham)

Simon Gritsch, MD, PhD

Medical Faculty of Heidelberg University

Advanced Specialty: Neurology
(Mass General Brigham)

Thomas Howard, MD, PhD

Harvard Medical School

Advanced Specialty: Radiation Oncology (Harvard)

Anusha Kumar, mD, MS

Stanford University School of Medicine

Advanced Specialty: Dermatology (Harvard Combined)

Carrie Li, MD

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Advanced Specialty: Neurology
(Mass General Brigham)

Vanessa Moreira Ferreira, MD

Faculty of Medicine of São José do Rio Preto (FAMERP)

Advanced Specialty: Neurology
(Mass General Brigham)

Keegan O'Hern, MD

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Advanced Specialty: Dermatology
(Mayo Clinic)

Vartan Pahalyants, MD, MBA

Harvard Medical School

Advanced Specialty: Dermatology (NYU)

Carson Quinn, MD

University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine

Advanced Specialty: Neurology
(Mass General Brigham)

Prashanth Rajarajan, MD, PhD

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Advanced Specialty: Neurology
(Mass General Brigham)

Daniel Roffe Vazquez, MD

Monterrey Institute of Technology School of Medicine (Mexico)

Advanced Specialty: Neurology
(Mass General Brigham)

Hannah Scott, MD

Harvard Medical School

Advanced Specialty: Anesthesiology
(Stanford)

Mack Su, MD, PhD

Harvard Medical School

Advanced Specialty: Dermatology (Harvard Combined)

Qisi (Mary) Sun, MD

Yale School of Medicine

Advanced Specialty: Dermatology (Stanford)

Leah Thompson, MD

Harvard Medical School

Advanced Program: Radiation Oncology (Harvard)

2021-2022 BWH MEDICINE-ANESTHESIA INTERNS

Janet Adeola, MD, MS

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Qanetha Ahmed, MD

New York University Grossman School of Medicine

Karyn Barrett, MD

Drexel University College of Medicine

Cameron Bosinski, MD, MS

State University of New York Upstate Medical University

Katherine Chan, MD

Harvard Medical School

Rosalyn Chen, MD

Boston University School of Medicine

Sherwin Davoud, MD

Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

Megan Hunt, MD

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Julian Landaw, MD, PhD

University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine

Christopher Mukasa, MD

Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

Timothy O'Malley, MD

University of Massachusetts Medical School

Akash Patel, MD

University of Illinois College of Medicine

Joeli Roth, MD

University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine

Abel Samanez, MD

Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Matthew Smith, MD

McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Melanie Winters, MD

New York Medical College

Ahmed Yousef, MD

University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine

Andres Zorrilla-Vaca, MD

Universidad del Valle Escuela de Medicina, Cali (Colombia)

2021-2022 MEDICINE-PSYCHIATRY INTERNS

Marie Desir, MD

University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine

Grace Ma, MD

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Kabir Nigam, MD

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Andrew Pines, MD

Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine-Arizona

Harish Pudukodu, MD

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Ali Raza, MD

Harvard Medical School

Erin Reed, MD

Yale School of Medicine

Lucas Wittman, MD

Harvard Medical School