Spring 2019
Greetings Alumni!
‘Tis the season for preparing for the arrival of our new intern class. We are thrilled to share with you the results of our recent match. Our efforts from a busy recruitment season have paid off with an exceptional match.
Other highlights from the past several months include the Health Equity Symposium and Winter Fun Fest.  
Dr. Jenny Siegel and her team worked very diligently to put together the second annual Health Equity Symposium. This year’s theme was racism and representation in health sciences. Panelists for the event included Harold Cox, Camila Mateo, Jason Sherer, Sebastian Hamilton, and Yvette Cozier.
Winter Fun Fest (WFF) was also a great success. The series if events is intended to promote wellness during the cold winter months. WFF this year had a variety of activities that ranged from APD vs Chiefs Jeopardy to Iron Chef.

Senior Resident Academic Day (SRAD) is coming up THIS Friday (5/24). Join us!  The event showcases the scholarly work of our Senior residents. Below you can find more details.
Finally, make sure to take time to “catch up” with Dr. Payal Parikh, class of 2013, in our alumni spotlight and learn what current PGY 3 resident, Dr. Jason Sherer, has been up to.
We are delighted to share any updates or accomplishments from our residents and alumni. If you would like to contribute to our next newsletter please email .
Gopal Yadavalli, MD
Program Director
News & Updates
Intern Class 2019

Congratulations and welcome to our incoming intern class! Click below to learn more about our 53 interns.
Healthy Equity Symposium
This year's theme was Racism and Representation in the Health Sciences. The panel was highly attended, 40 posters were presented and Dr. Lydia Villa-Komaroff was the keynote speaker for the event.
Winter Fun Fest
Winter Fun Fest is an annual event to promote wellness and well-being for our residency program. Take a look at photos of the many events we've hosted!
Upcoming Events
Senior Resident
Academic Day (SRAD)
Please join us for our annual Senior Resident Academic Day where you can learn more about the scholarly activity the senior residents have been working on!

When: Friday, May 24th
Where: Hiebert Lounge
Time: Starting at 8:30AM
Alumni Spotlight
Payal Parikh, MD
BMC IM '13; Chief Resident '14

Dr. Parikh, a former chief resident, has been working in quality and safety and now has the title of Vice Chair of Quality and Safety for the Department of Medicine at Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Hospital. Dr. Parikh talks about the path she took to receive her current position.
House Staff Spotlight
Jason Sherer, MD
Housestaff Spotlight (PGY3)

Dr. Sherer, is a rising Chief Resident and a member of the urban health pathway. He was a panelist in this year's Health Equity Symposium and recently presented a Senior Talk titled, "Race, Ethnicity, and Health in Boston."
Please contact Nicole.Nguyen if you would like to submit an accolade to be featured in a future newsletter.
Dr. Johny Kuttab (BMC '12, Chief '13)

At the Elliot Health System's Doctors' Day celebration, Dr. Kuttab was named 2019 Physician of the Year. This award is given to the physician who exhibits leadership in their area of expertise and who has practiced in their chosen area of medicine with exceptional skill and dedication. Dr. Kuttab is currently an Interventional Cardiologist at Elliot Cardiovascular Consultants.
Dr. Andrew Staron (BMC '18)

Promoting wellness and well-being by volunteering to host a fantastic Paint Night for our residents during Winter Fun Fest 2019. This year's painting was the Boston Skyline. Dr. Staron will begin his Hematology/Oncology Fellowship this July.
Dr. Rachel Strykowski (BMC '18, Chief '19)

Dr. Strykowski was announced as one of the 2019 Boston University School of Medicine faculty/alumna selections for an Alpha Omega Alpha ( AΩA) induction. After completing her Chief Residency year, Dr. Strykowski will move on to a Pulmonary & Critical Care Fellowship at University of Chicago.
Dr. Christine Reardon (BMC '95)

Dr. Reardon received the Stanley L. Robbins Award for Excellence in Teaching, which is BUSM's highest teaching honor. The award recognizes an outstanding educator and acknowledges the importance of teaching skills and commitment to students and education. Dr. Reardon is currently the Program Director for the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program at Boston Medical Center.
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