Fall 2018
Greetings, we hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! In this issue of the alumni newsletter, we bring you updates from our busy summer and breaking news from the fall.
To start, we are very proud to share the news that current PGY 3, Dr. Philipp Rauch, has recently been recognized nationally as the recipient of the 2018 American Society of Hematology Outstanding Abstract Award. Congratulations Phil! See below to read his abstract.
An additional congratulations to all those who Matched this past Wednesday! We are very proud of your accomplishments and wish you all the best in your next endeavor. View our full match results here.

Many members of our residency program (me included) are enthusiastic runners in races all over the country. At the Boston Athletic Association 10K this summer, I was joined by a number of residents seeking to take me up on my offer of buying a drink for anyone who finishes before me... and almost all of them did. In addition to coming together for races, our residents stay active by participating in various outings and activities organized by the resident-led Wellness Committee.

Our local alumni were also active this summer at our 2nd Annual Alumni BBQ. Alumni, friends, colleagues and their families reunited for an afternoon of good food and fun in Boston's Franklin Park Zoo. Thank you to all who came out and supported the event. We'll see you at our next alumni event - this time in Philadelphia! Details included below.
As many of you remember, fall means retreat season. And yes, the Interns still camp in the Warren Conference Center cabins and the Juniors are still hosted at Dr. Sheilah Bernard's home. Check out below for some pictures from present and past retreats - see if you can spot your class!
Our spotlights this issue are PGY 3 resident Dr. Leah Harvey and alum from the class of '08, Dr. John Ryan. Dr. Harvey is a member of the Primary Care track and the HIV Medicine Pathway, and recently matched here at BMC for ID/addiction medicine fellowship. Dr. Ryan is an international renowned specialist in pulmonary hypertension and a Director in the University of Utah's Division of Cardiovascular Medicine.
Finally, as always, if you have anything you'd like to contribute to the newsletter, please email , and we would be happy to feature it.
We hope you enjoy this issue and enjoy the upcoming holiday season.
Gopal Yadavalli, MD
Program Director
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News & Updates
PGY 3 Philipp Rauch Awarded ASH Outstanding Abstract Achievement Award
Dr. Rauch (matched at Dana-Farber Hem/Onc Fellowship) was the highest scoring abstract in the resident category and will be presenting his abstract at the American Society of Hematology meeting later this year in San Diego.
Alumni BBQ 2018
We picked the perfect summer day to hold our 2nd Annual Alumni BBQ in Boston's beautiful Franklin Park. Our next alumni event will be held during the 2019 AAIM/APDIM meeting in Philadelphia, PA. Be sure to mark your calendars!

Wellness in Action: BAA 10K
At the heart of our program is the well-being of our residents. The #BMCIMRES Wellness Committee works to provide opportunities for residents to have fun and connect with one another outside the program. Wellness Committee activities include volunteering, visits from the BMC Healing Pups and Winter Fun Fest.
Retreats 2018
For all those out there who still remember the scavenger hunt and campfire at Intern Retreat, driving to Dr. Bernard's home for Junior Retreat and then getting really nostalgic at senior retreat, this post is for you. See if you can spot you or your friends in these pictures throughout the years.
John Ryan, MD
Alumni Spotlight (BMC IM '08)

Dr. Ryan, a former BMC chief, is an associate professor in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, and the Director of the Pulmonary Hypertension Program, Dyspnea Clinic and the Inpatient Medical Director for Cardiology at the University of Utah.
Leah Harvey, MD
Housestaff Spotlight

Dr. Harvey, a PGY 3 Primary Care resident and member of the HIV Medicine Pathway, is currently working to expand access to naloxone in the BMC community and collaborates with community and hospital partners to train fellow residents in advocacy skills.
Please contact if you would like to submit an accolade to be featured in a future newsletter.
Dr. Theodoros Karantanos (BMC '17, Chief '18-'19)
Presenting his abstract “Independent Association of Male Sex with Presentation and Clinical Outcomes in Myeloproliferative Neoplasms” at the ASH Meeting in San Diego, CA.
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