Atrius Health (HVMA) Program in Primary Care and Population Medicine​

The Atrius Health (HVMA) Primary Care Residency Program offers exceptional training in Primary Care and Population Health.  This dynamic program provides a unique, supportive, individually tailored experience to train outstanding clinicians and leaders in primary care “plus,” where “plus” includes any and all domains that shape and influence the care we provide, including social justice and equity, health care policy and advocacy, health systems, practice reform, social sciences, reflective practice, and communication skills.  Residents care for a diverse community of patients at Atrius Health, a non-profit multispecialty group practice nationally recognized for excellence in patient care, quality improvement, and the use of cutting-edge technology in care management.

The Program has several features that make it distinctive:

  • Small Size
  • Cohort Structure
  • Unique Preceptor Model
  • Practice in a highly integrated health delivery system
  • Resident-led Curriculum
  • Individually tailored training time

Please see Program Features / Curriculum for more information.

Program Leadership / Faculty

Amy N. Ship, MA, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Program Director

Co-Facilitator, Psychosocial Medicine and Communication Skills (“Patient/Doctor”)

Dr. Ship is career medical educator and primary care doctor whose joy it is to lead this program. She teaches learners across the spectrum locally and nationally, with a focus on humanism, personal development, and communication skills.

William C. Taylor, MD

Associate Professor of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Facilitator, Clinical Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine

James Sabin, MD

Clinical Professor of Population Medicine and Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Director of the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Ethics Program

Co-facilitator, Psychosocial Medicine and Communication Skills (“Patient/Doctor”)

Howard Lewine, MD

Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Facilitator, Clinical Case Conference

Program Features / Curriculum

We are a small program within the larger Brigham Internal Medicine Residency family. There are usually 12 residents total, 4 residents in each year, with occasional additions. Our small size affords opportunities for intensive small-group learning and great flexibility and responsiveness to resident initiatives in our program-specific curriculum.

Residents in all three years are scheduled to participate in outpatient-based blocks simultaneously to allow for intensive, interactive small-group learning. This structure is explicitly used to foster professional growth and the development of leadership skills.

Each of our residents is paired with a preceptor with whom he or she works throughout the three years of residency. This is a defining and popular feature of our program. 

One-on-one, longitudinal mentoring: Each resident manages his or her own primary care practice, partnered with a superb clinician-educator at a unique Atrius Health (formerly HVMA) health centers in the metropolitan Boston area. The longitudinal relationship fosters accelerated opportunities for growth and is the cornerstone of our program. Residents practice side-by-side with their preceptors during the entire three years of residency, gaining valuable insight into longitudinal care and practice management.

Individualized patient panels: Atrius Health serves large and diverse clinic populations. Unlike most primary care programs in the country, residents build their own panels tailored to their clinical interests and career goals.

Team-based care: Residents practice alongside important health professionals, including nurses, case managers, pharmacists, and population management specialists.

Integrated subspecialty experiences: Sessions with BWH and Atrius subspecialists are integrated into the outpatient rotations so that all graduates are exposed to the full spectrum of outpatient management and learn advanced techniques in the care of complex patients.

All Atrius Health primary care residents have their outpatient block time scheduled together so that they learn as a dynamic community.  There are several components of the curriculum that are “standard.”  The remainder of the curriculum is conceived of and executed by the residents themselves with oversight by the Program Director.  This allows additional training in leadership, curriculum design, and deliberate practice.  The foundational components of the curriculum include:

CLINICAL EPIDEMIOLOGY Every week a resident leads a roundtable journal article discussion with an emphasis on epidemiologic methods and application to primary care practice. The session is overseen by clinical epidemiologist Dr. Bill Taylor, emeritus Director of this Program.

PATIENT-DOCTOR Residents engage in a weekly reflective session that focuses on the joys and the struggles of clinical practice and explores the intersection between individual growth and clinical care. This regular session fosters support and community within the program and provides space for personal healing and growth. Patient-Doctor is one of the most cherished components of our curriculum and is led by facilitators Dr. Amy Ship and Dr. Jim Sabin.

FACULTY TALKS These talks feature some of the best educators in the Brigham and Atrius community. Residents handpick speakers so lectures are always engaging, relevant and fun.

RESIDENT TALKS As an adjunct to faculty talks residents are also responsible for teaching a subset of topics in ambulatory care. Because learning is an active rather than passive practice, “res talks” allow residents the opportunity to enhance skills as teachers, leaders, communicators, clinicians and learners. Residents are mentored in teaching skills, the art of feedback, and engagement in interactive, adult­ learning styles that keep didactics engaging and useful.

JUNIOR CURRICULUM The program embraces the unique passions and interests of our residents outside of the walls of the exam room. Junior residents create short curricula on topics about which they are passionate. Previous topics are wide-­ranging and include: Disabilities in Healthcare, Design Thinking, and Disruption in Healthcare.

“HOWIE ROUNDS” Residents bring cases for weekly discussion with master clinician Dr. Howard Lewine in a “morning-report” style format.

AND MORE! There is unlimited flexibility to create curricula that best serves the residency cohort. Other components of our curriculum include communication skills (Motivational Interviewing, The Serious Illness Conversation Project, Negotiation Skills), longitudinal palliative care and chronic pain curricula, workshops on implicit bias, Suboxone waiver, leadership skills, .

The residency program offers a close-knit “family” in which each resident both contributes to the overall community and is given the time and support to create a learning experience that serves their unique needs.  Dr. Amy Ship, the Program Director, is committed supporting residents as they craft a path within the Program that will help them refine their skills or expand their capabilities.  While every resident cares for their own panel of patients at Atrius Health, they also have options to pursue electives in every clinical subspecialty, to pursue clinical training in diverse settings including prison health, refugee health, healthcare for the homeless, addiction medicine, LGBTQ health, and women’s health, to name but a few.  Residents are equally able to join research projects in population health and healthcare delivery that are ongoing at Atrius Health’s Center for Innovation, at the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare Institute, or to learn about healthcare management through project work or apprenticeships at Atrius Health C-suite. Many residents pursue projects or create longitudinal learning experiences that are unique to their interests.

Sample Schedules

Intern (PGY-1) Sample Schedule

Resident (PGY-2/3) Sample Schedule

As you can see, the main difference between intern and resident schedules is the addition of more flexible "project" time, which can be used to work on outside projects, or to do other clinical rotation (at BWH, HVMA, or elsewhere). We demonstrate two different weeks to give you a sense of the various components of our curriculum, though we always do our curriculum together

Current Residents


Jonathan Fried

Jonathan Fried joins us after receiving his MD from Harvard Medical School, and a Master of Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy school of Government. At Harvard, Jonathan ran voter registration drives as vice president of HMS Citizen Physicians and served on the Harvard Center for Primary Care Student Leadership Committee. Jonathan has done research on the financial implications of primary care-based buprenorphine prescribing, assisted a health insurer create new payment models, and developed a quality measurement strategy for the Pennsylvania Rural Health Model. Before medical school, Jonathan worked at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, where he supported the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative, a national effort to transform primary care. Jonathan completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a BA in Political Science, and served as a Congressional Intern in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Atrius Health Practice Site: Kenmore
Atrius Health Preceptors: Sarah Post, MD and Kyle Morawski, MD

Delia Shen

Delia Shen comes to us after receiving her MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, where she was elected to the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Throughout medical school, Delia volunteered at Einstein’s student-run free clinic, ultimately overseeing 300 students there, and spearheaded initiatives to improve care for uninsured and undocumented people in the greater New York City region. She has also done global health work in Uganda, improving diabetic outcomes in a rural clinic there, and was selected twice to represent Einstein on a six-person team to the International Emory Global Health Case Competition. Before medical school, Delia spent a year doing qualitative research on behavioral health access as a Coro Fellow in Public Affairs, a competitive national leadership development program. Delia graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a BA in Biochemistry and Healthcare Management
Atrius Health Practice Site: Wellesley
Atrius Health Preceptors: Nadaa Ali, MD and Mary Barker, MD

Nathan Petrou

Nathan Petrou comes to us after receiving his MD from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. During medical school, Nathan focused his extracurricular time on advocacy for vulnerable populations with extensive volunteer and leadership work at the Worcester Free Clinic Program, by caring for chronically ill children, and completing research on models of HIV care. Nathan has completed basic science research in cardiovascular medicine, contributed to a clinical trial analyzing the impact of a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program on physiologic parameters in subjects with an ischemic cardiomyopathy, and contributed to a guide on severe snake envenomation in The Rational Clinical Examination Education Guides. Nathan graduated magna cum laude with distinction from Kenyon College, with a BA in Molecular Biology.
Atrius Health Practice Site: Wellesley
Atrius Health Preceptors: John Whyman, MD and Ida Gorenburg, MD

Khin-Kyemon Aung

Khin-Kyemon Aung joined us after receiving her MD from Harvard Medical School and her MBA from Harvard Business School. For the past 5 years, Khin served as Managing Editor of Healthcare: The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation and played a pivotal role in growing the national research publication to its current form. Khin’s current research focuses on innovative approaches by health systems to address social determinants of health and non-medical needs of patients. She has completed internships at both Iora Health, a multi-state primary care organization; and CareMore Health, an integrated payer-provider system that cares for Medicare Advantage and Medicaid patients. Before medical school, Khin spent a year as a Fellow at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, where she helped design and implement new payment and delivery models for vulnerable populations. Outside of research, Khin has dedicated herself to mentorship and advising, serving as a residential premedical adviser to Harvard College students. Khin graduated from Harvard College, with a BA in Human Evolutionary Biology and Global Health and Health Policy.
Atrius Health Practice Site: Copley
Atrius Health Preceptors: Moira Cunningham, MD and Francine Monahan, MD


Kelly Schuering

Kelly Schuering joined us after receiving her MD from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, where she received the Canby Robinson Society Merit Scholarship and was elected to the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Kelly volunteered for the duration of her education at the student run clinic, leading medical student efforts to advance social mission and health equity at Vanderbilt. During her final year there, she served as Director of Social Work, coordinating all aspects of care for patients, and leading a team of eight. During medical school, she was selected as one of 14 students nationwide to serve as a fellow in the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics program, from which she received a Certificate in Biomedical Ethics. Before medical school, Kelly completed research in India, founded a secondary school scholarship program in Kenya, and served as a volunteer client advocate in Denver, connecting low income elders with community resources. Kelly graduated magna cum laude from Duke University, where she received her B.A. in Public Policy and Global Health.
Atrius Health Practice Site: Somerville
Atrius Health Preceptor: Elisa Choi, MD

Daniel Nelson

Daniel Nelson came to us after receiving his MD from the University of Michigan Medical School, and a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. At the University of Michigan, Daniel received the Charles and Phyllis Lowe Merit Scholarship and was elected to AOA and the Gold Humanism Honor Society. During medical school, Daniel served as President of MedStart, coordinating volunteer groups dedicated to child health promotion and free healthcare for underserved populations. Daniel serves as the primary policy advisor and healthcare outreach director for Reclaim Idaho, aiming to expand Medicaid coverage to 60,000 Idahoans. Daniel has published extensively on his research including econometric evaluation of the outcomes of healthy behavior incentive programs within Medicaid expansion states; analysis of trends in prior Medicaid reforms; and state level associations between maternal mortality rates and medical and social determinants of health. Daniel graduated summa cum laude from Brigham Young University, where he received a B.S. in Microbiology.
Atrius Health Practice Site: Watertown
Atrius Health Preceptor: Ehsan Azimi. MD

Alison Holliday

Alison Holliday joined us after receiving her MD from Harvard Medical School and a Masters in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. At Harvard, she received the Roland Jackson Scholarship Award for Medical Education and served as a Foster Scholar in Health, Advocacy, Media and Policy. During medical school, Alison undertook research which assessed leadership and teamwork training to develop a curriculum in leadership, and performed quantitative and qualitative research on Imposter Phenomenon among medical students. Before medical school, Alison worked for three years as Project Manager at Partners HealthCare in the Patient Safety and Quality, Safety and Value Departments, leading a team to improve transitions of care across 11 hospitals and ambulatory settings. Alison graduated from Stanford University, where she received a B.A. in Human Biology.
Atrius Health Practice Site: Braintree
Atrius Health Preceptor: Holly Thomas, MD and Ross Reel, MD

Alexander Chaitoff

Alexander Chaitoff came to us after receiving his MD from the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, where he received the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine Merit Scholarship, a Truman Scholarship and a Marshall Scholarship, earning a Master’s in Public health from the University of Sheffield, U.K. During all four years of medical school, Alex undertook research at the Center for Value-Based Care at the Cleveland Clinic, assessing areas of healthcare delivery including racial disparities, patient preferences, patient satisfaction, and physician empathy, funded – in part – by a Doris Duke Charitable Foundation grant. Before medical school, Alex co-founded the Pure Water Access project, a 501c3 nonprofit that partners with small organizations to assist them with clean water plans by providing student-led-data analysis and outcome assessment support. He also co-founded “Project Youthpact,” an eBook for young people in public service. Alex graduated summa cum laude from The Ohio State University, with a B.A. in Political Science and a B.S. in Microbiology.
Atrius Health Practice Site: Braintree
Atrius Health Preceptor: Christopher Teitleman, MD and Scott Souther, MD


Allison Vise

Allison Vise earned her MD from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. During her third year of medical school, she was chosen to be a member of InterACT, a selective, longitudinal, ambulatory care-focused clerkship. She also served as the leader of a student group that trains medical students to be doulas for women undergoing pregnancy terminations. And, she was a primary care provider, Spanish to English interpreter, and leader of all medical student education for EHHOP, the East Harlem Health Outreach Partnership, Mount Sinai’s free, student-run clinic. She was awarded by the medical school for her work partnering with chronically ill children and their families, and she presented nationally on research she conducted studying risk factors for poor maternal functional status in the early post-partum period among a cohort of low-income women in East Harlem. Prior to attending Mount Sinai, she earned a BA from Princeton University, where she majored in Anthropology, and earned minors in African-American Studies and Global Health and Health Policy. For her Princeton senior thesis, she studied norms surrounding sexual and reproductive healthcare provision in the US, and conducted ethnographic research at a reproductive health clinic in Washington, DC, where she also served as a Spanish to English interpreter. Prior to medical school, Allison spent time volunteering in rural healthcare centers in Bolivia, and she conducted research with the NYC Department of Health, co-authoring two papers examining mental healthcare provision for Rikers Island inmates, both of which were published in the American Journal of Public Health.
Atrius Health Practice Site: Cambridge
Atrius Health Preceptor: Leann Canty, MD and Rashika Mathews, MD

Sunny Kung

Sunny Kung joined us from the University of Chicago Division of the Biological Sciences where she will receive her MD from the Pritzker School of Medicine. Sunny was a Telluride Scholar at The Academy of Emerging Leaders in Patient Safety and was one of 5 students at Pritzker to serve as a Bucksbaum Institute Student Scholar. She co-founded and served as executive board member at a student run clinic for Asian Immigrants. Sunny served in the Office of Student Representatives at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) as the central regional delegate to the National Committee on Community and Diversity. In college at UC Berkeley, Sunny received a BS in bioengineering and was elected to Tau Beta Pi, and Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society.
Atrius Health Practice Site: Cambridge
Atrius Health Preceptor: Sabrina Selim, MD

Amrapali Maitra

Amrapali Maitra came to our Program after receiving her MD from Stanford University, where she will also receive her Ph.D. in Anthropology. Amrapali was elected to the Gold Humanism Honor Society, received a Soros Fellowship for New Americans as well as a National Science Foundation and Stanford Humanities Center Mellon Fellowships. At Stanford, Amrapali managed the Arbor Free Clinic, and trained and served as a domestic violence advocate at Bay Area shelter. For her Ph.D., Amrapali completed ethnographic research exploring domestic violence, care, and family dynamics in Kolkata, India. In 2017-18, she served as the Presence-Biomedical Ontology Fellow at Stanford, working with Dr. Abraham Verghese. Before medical school, Amrapali worked for Support for International Change on HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns in rural Tanzania. Amrapali earned her BA in history and literature from Harvard College, where she received highest honors for her thesis on madness in Indian literature.
Atrius Health Practice Site: Kenmore
Atrius Health Preceptor: Donald Foxworthy, MD, and Shanthy Sridhar, MD

Sandeep (Sunny) Kishore

Sandeep (Sunny) Kishore came to us from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai where he is a faculty member in the Department of Health System Design & Global Health and former Associate Director of the Arnhold Institute for Global Health. He focuses on care model and policy innovations for chronic disease prevention and control in the US and globally. Over the past decade, he and his colleagues have successfully petitioned the World Health Organization to add ten treatments for chronic disease to the WHO Essential Medicines List. He has served as a civil society delegate and speaker to the United Nations General Assembly through a policy non-profit he founded — Young Professions Chronic Disease Network. Sunny is a prolific author, serves on the TEDMED Advisory Board, and the steering committee for the National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being & Resilience. He received a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, has been recognized as a term-member of the Council on Foreign Relations, an Inaugural Emerging Leader for the National Academy of Medicine, and a Fellow at the MIT Dalai Lama Center for Ethics & Transformative Values. Sunny graduated from Duke University with a BS in Biology, received his MD and PhD from the Weill Cornell / Rockefeller / Sloan-Kettering Institute, and earned an MSc in immunology as the Usher Cunningham Scholar at Oxford. He completed his medical internship at Yale.
Atrius Health Practice Site: Medford
Atrius Health Preceptor: Paul Feiss, MD and Steven Paskal, MD

Julia Jezmir

Julia Jezmir came to us after completing her MD and MBA at Stanford University, where she was elected to the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Julia received a Soros Fellowship for New Americans at Stanford and a Fulbright award for research in Kenya on multi-drug resistant tuberculosis. She co-founded Fabric in America, a social media campaign to celebrate immigrant stories, and co-designed Roofwanda, to address the improvement of health through housing in Rwanda. Before medical school, Julia worked for 2 years for Partners in Health, as Assistant to the Russia and Kazakhstan Project in Boston, MA, and Tomsk, Russia. Julia was elected to Phi Beta Kappa at Boston University, where she received her B.A. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Atrius Health Practice Site: Cambridge
Atrius Health Preceptor: Mahmoud Moawad, MD

Bradford Diephuis

Brad Diephuis joined our program with an M.D. and M.B.A. from Harvard. Brad served as president of Harvard Medical School’s student council. As a member of the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Science and Technology, Brad conducted a computational project on prognostic factors in head and neck cancer, patented an image processing algorithm to analyze the function of ciliated epithelial cells, and developed an innovative method to measure the viscosity of biological secretions noninvasively, leading to multiple publications. As Innovations Committee Leader in Harvard’s Center for Primary Care, Brad developed a text message-based appointment reminder system and is creating a process for automated extraction of structured data from electronic medical records. Brad simultaneously earned his B.S in Electrical Engineering summa cum laude from Harvard College and his M.S. in Computer Science from the Harvard School of Electrical Engineering and Applied Science. He served as a software engineer for a medical technology start-up and developed a tool to help oncologists identify relevant trials based on the molecular biology of patient’s cancers.

Atrius Health Practice Site: Cambridge
Atrius Health Preceptor: Bob Atkind, MD

Graduate Reflections of the Program

Atrius Health Alumni

At the end of their training, our graduates emerge with outstanding clinical, leadership and communication skills, broad-based knowledge of clinical epidemiology, health policy and management, as well as sophisticated training as reflective practitioners. These capacities provide the foundation for diverse careers in academic, organizational and clinical leadership.

Graduates of our program populate myriad domains, and include, to name but a few:

  • Former Surgeon General (under President Barak Obama), Dr. Vivek Murthy
  • Director of the Indian Health Service, Dr. Yvette Robideaux
  • Chief Quality Officer at Partners Health System, Dr. Thomas Sequist
  • Director of the Internal Medicine Residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dr. Joel Katz
  • Vice President, National Committee for Quality Assurance, Dr. Mary Barton
  • Director of the Immigrant & Refugee Health Center at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Sarah Kimball
  • Chief Medical Information Officer at Atrius Health, Dr. Craig Monsen
  • Vice President, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Dr. Marcy Carty
  • President, Primary Care Progress, Dr. Andrew Morris Singer

Recent BWH/AH/DPM Alumni List and Current Positions

Class of 2020
Nora Becker, MD PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Michigan, Minneapolis, MN
Kham Kidia, MPhil, MD, Hospitalist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
Brian Powers, MD, MBA, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Humana, Boston, MA
Aaron Schwartz, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA

Class of 2019
Richard Joseph, MD: Research Fellow in Medicine, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
Haley Thun, MD: Internal Medicine Physician, Gallup Indian Medical Center, Gallup, NM

Class of 2018
Matthew Growdon, MD: Geriatrician, USCF
Scott Lee, MD: Assistant Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Jacob Mirsky, MD, MA: Primary Care Physician, Mind-Body Medicine Consultant, Revere Health Care Center and Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Evan Tschirhart, MD: Primary Care Physician and Virtual Home Hospital, Atrius Health, Boston, MA

Class of 2017
Ryan Anderson, MD: Internist/Primary Care Physician and Associate Medical Director for Quality and Safety, MedStar Health, Washington, DC
Lexie Graham, MD: Internist/Primary Care Physician and Medical Educator, Confluence Health, Wenatchee Valley Hospital and Clinics, Wenatchee, WA
Elizabeth Richey, MD: Internist/Primary Care Physician and Medical Educator, Yale Health, New Haven, CT
Anant Vinjamoori, MD: Internist/Primary Care Physician, Kaiser Permanente; Project Manager, Virta Health, San Francisco, CA

Class of 2016
Chethan Bachireddy, MD: Chief Clinical Innovation Officer, Medicaid, VA; National Clinician Scholars Program, University of Pennsylvania
Shubha Bhat, MD: Assistant Medical Director, Design and Innovation, Ampersand Health; Primary Care Physician at CityLife Neighborhood Clinics, Philadelphia, PA
Craig Monsen, MD: Chief Information Officer, Director Center for Analytics and Informatics, Atrius Health)
Sarah Post, MD: Internist/Primary Care Physician/Medical Educator, Academic Institute, Atrius Health

Class of 2015
Kyle E. Morawski, MD: Internist/Primary Care Physician, Atrius Health
Matthew Goldstein, MD, PhD: Head of Immunology, Tango Therapeutics
Luis Ticona, MD, MPP: Associate Medical Director for Strategy, BMC; Massachusetts General Physician’s Organization; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
YiDing Yu, MD: Founder, Twiage; Internist/Primary Care Physician, Atrius Health; Instructor in Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School

DGM and HVMA/Atrius Shared Primary Care Community

Primary Care Chief Resident

Our programs are fortunate to have a dedicated primary care chief resident, who serves as a key educator, mentor and advocate for the residents across both programs and a champion of primary care education for the program at large. Our 2020-2021 Primary Care Chief Medical Resident is Dr. Tina Meade.

I joined the BWH PCARE family in 2017 as a resident in the DGM program, and have been so grateful to be a part of this wonderful community, which has been my home within the residency. I know that I have lifelong relationships (and frequent curbside consults) in my co-residents from both the DGM and HMVA programs, and I am so thrilled to have an opportunity to work with the residents this year as the primary care chief resident. The best part of this job is the opportunity to learn from and collaborate with the incredible primary care residents in countless ways, including curricula like our joint journal club “clin epi” curriculum and shared outreach efforts at community center in Dorchester. If you are looking for rigorous inpatient & outpatient training alongside like-minded individuals, passionate about primary care, advocacy, and community health, I encourage you to consider the BWH primary care programs!

Tina Meade, MD​

Annual Joint Retreat

At our annual joint retreat, residents from our two primary care programs come together for an evening of community building, primary care inspiration, and plentiful good food. We often feature a keynote speaker from among our alumni.

Community Engagement

In 2018, residents in the two primary care programs identified community outreach and engagement as a core tenet in their training. Sportsmen’s Tennis and Enrichment Center is a tennis club located in Dorchester, a neighborhood of Boston. Sportsmen’s has been serving Boston’s inner city since 1961, as the first indoor non-profit tennis club built by and for the Black community. The BWH Center for Community Wellness (CCW) was launched at Sportsmen’s in 2015 with a mission to advance health and chronic disease prevention in the communities of Dorchester, Mattapan, and Roxbury. Through the CCW, our residents are involved in a longitudinal capacity in conducting health education and health promotion workshops, a collaboration that has been deeply rewarding to all involved.

Shared Didactics and Events

As schedules permit, residents from the 2 programs come together for shared learning opportunities. One such opportunity is the clinical epidemiology curriculum, certain sessions of which occur jointly between our two programs. We also host combined dinners and other special events periodically during the year.

AY21 Atrius Health Clinical Sites and Preceptors


The Braintree practice currently has 11 primary care internists with a reasonably diverse, mostly motivated patient population in what is the fastest-growing geographic area in the state. Braintree is a southern working-class suburb of Boston, approximately 13 miles from the Brigham. The patients at the Braintree Center reflect the broad socio-economic mix of the area. Current residents at Braintree: Alison Holliday, PGY2 and Alexander Chaitoff, PGY2.


The Cambridge practice has been caring for residents of Cambridge, Somerville, Arlington, and other nearby cities and towns since 1979. The office is conveniently located between Harvard and Inman Squares, opposite Cambridge Rindge and Latin School and next to the Youville and Cambridge Hospitals. The Cambridge practice provides primary care for adults and children, as well as a wide range of medical and surgical specialty care. Current residents at Cambridge: Allison Vise, PGY3, Sunny Kung, PGY3, Julia Jezmir, PGY3, and Brad Diephuis PGY3.


The Copley practice has approximately 13 internists.  Its patient population is diverse and draws from several communities: hotel workers, office workers, the neighborhoods of Chinatown, the South End and Back Bay and those communities on the Orange line.  The staff have various backgrounds and speaks languages other than English, such as Spanish and Chinese.  Current residents at Copley: Khin-Kyemon Aung, PGY1


The Kenmore practice has approximately 24 internists, many specialists and an imaging center that includes MRI, CT scan and cardiac stress testing.  It is the largest of the Atrius Health centers and is located about 1 mile from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, in the Fenway neighborhood of Boston.  Its patient population is very diverse: ethnically, socioeconomically, and clinically. Current residents at Kenmore: Jonathan Fried, PGY1 and Amrapali Maitra, PGY3.


The Medford practice has approximately 10 internists.  It is located in the heart of Medford Center, about 10 miles north of the Brigham.  The Medford practice has been caring for residents of Medford, Malden, Melrose, Winchester, Saugus and many other nearby cities and towns since 1982. The office is conveniently located just off Route 93, across from the Medford City Hall. Current residents at Medford: Sandeep (Sunny) Kishore, PGY3.


The Somerville practice provides primary care for adults and children, and a wide range of medical and surgical specialty care to residents of residents of Somerville, Arlington, Cambridge, Belmont, Medford, Malden, and other nearby cities and towns since 1990. The office is conveniently located in the heart of Davis Square, next to the MBTA station Holland Street exit (Red Line). Current Residents at Watertown: Kelly Schuering, PGY2


The Watertown practice has been caring for residents of Watertown, Waltham, Belmont, Newton and other nearby cities and towns since 1987. The office has approximately 12 primary care internists and is conveniently located on Arsenal Street, right next to the Arsenal Mall. The Watertown practice provides primary care for adults and children, as well as a full range of medical and surgical specialty care. Current Residents at Watertown: Daniel Nelson, PGY2


The Wellesley practice has been caring for residents of Wellesley, Framingham, Newton, Natick, Needham, and other nearby cities and towns since 1980. The office has approximately 14 primary care internists and the office is conveniently located on Route 9 near the intersection with Route 128.

Our practice provides primary care for adults and children, as well as a wide range of medical and surgical specialty care. Current Residents at Wellesley: Nathan Petrou, PGY1 and Delia Shen, PGY1