May 8, 2014

The Brown Family Medicine Residency
Welcomes New Residents

Match Day 2014 left us with smiles all around! It's hard to decide who was happier, the Department of Family Medicine or the prospective graduates who matched to the Family Medicine residency at Brown!

Reina (Chamerlain) Blackwood, MD: Eastern Virginia Medical SchoolReina (Chamerlain) Blackwood, MD: Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School, 2014
  • Undergrad at College of William and Mary, Community Health
  • Fullbright Scholar who studied barriers to healthy outcomes for infants born to teenage mothers in the Dominican Republic prior to medical school
  • Helped establish a free Women’s Health Clinic at Easter Virginia Medical School
  • Speaks advanced Spanish
  • FM Interests: Comprehensive Care, Women’s Health, Public Health, Research
  • Other Interests: Traveling, running road races, ballet, the great outdoors and dog owning
Shokoufeh Dianat, DO: Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic MedicineShokoufeh Dianat, DO: Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2014
  • Undergraduate at University of Virginia, Biomedical Engineering
  • Co-founded her Edward Via Virginia’s chapter of Medical Students for Choice and was a member of the Bioethics in Humanities Medicine Interest Group
  • Speaks basic Spanish, fair French and native Persian
  • FM Interests: Women’s Health, Palliative Care, Quality Improvement Research, Patient Advocacy and Mobilization, Integrative Medicine, Behavioral and Community Health
  • Other Interests: Contra dancing, community potlucks, gardening, commuting by bike, learning Spanish, reading medical non-fiction
  • Couples matched with Joseph Fields-Johnson
Karl Dietrich, MD: Geisel School of Medicine at DartmouthKarl Dietrich, MD: Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
  • Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, 2014
  • Undergrad at Bates College, Biology; MPH from Dartmouth, 2008
  • During medical school, pursued a research fellowship in Medical Education, founded  migrant health project to improve access to care for farm worker and worked internationally in Peru and Tanzania during medical school
  • Founded a peer-to-peer support group which allowed 3rd year medical students to process and reflect on clinical experiences
  • Speaks good Spanish and basic Indonesian
  • FM Interest: MCH, Global Health, Health Education
  • Other Interests: Outdoor activities, cooking, travel, athletics and woodworking
Emily Erickson, MD: University of Rochester School of Medicine and DentistryEmily Erickson, MD: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 2014
  • Undergrad at Middlebury College, Neuroscience
  • At Rochester, volunteered at the student-run free clinic where she also organized a group of smoking cessation counselors
  • Prior to medical school, taught science and coached lacrosse at Phillips Exeter Academy and worked as an ophthalmic technician
  • Speaks basic Spanish
  • FM Interests: Teaching, PCMH
  • Outside Interests: Biking, yoga, kayaking, cross-country skiing, cooking, baking, knitting, and travel (especially to US National Parks and foreign cities)
Joseph Fields-Johnson, DO: Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic MedicineJoseph Fields-Johnson, DO: Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2014
  • Undergrad at University of Virginia, Biomedical Engineering
  • Co-Founder of Edward Via Virginia’s chapter of Medical Students for Choice, served as president of Student American Academy of Osteopathy, and as a community engagement fellow for the Health Appalachia Institute
  • Speaks fair Spanish
  • FM Interests: Practice Innovations, Reproductive Health, Integrative Medicine, Underserved Care/Global Health
  • Outside Interests: cooking, hiking, contra dancing, gardening, primitive skill and listening to “Radiolab” and “This American Life”
Estee Fleischman, MD: Boston University School of MedicineEstee Fleischman, MD: Boston University School of Medicine
  • Boston University School of Medicine, 2014
  • Undergrad at Brandeis, Psychology
  • During medical school, co-chaired the local American Medical Women’s Association chapter and served as a peer advisor
  • Prior to medical school, spent time in China teaching English and volunteering with a family planning organization and worked as a research assistant on HIV and breastfeeding studies
  • Speaks good Spanish and advanced Hebrew
  • FM Interests: Women’s Health, Underserved Care, Social Justice, Medical Education, Advancement of Women in Medicine
  • Outside Interests: cooking, exploring new restaurants, practicing yoga, travel and experiencing different cultures
Malasa (Jois) Kahn, DO: Rowan University of Osteopathic MedicineMalasa (Jois) Kahn, DO: Rowan University of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Rowan University of Osteopathic Medicine, 2014
  • Undergrad at Carnegie Mellon, Biological Sciences and Psychology; Master’s in Healthcare Policy and Management
  • Co-founded an interactive, problem-based learning curriculum for 7th and 8th grade students in an inner city school system called Project REACH, and researched risk factors for transmission of congenital Chagas in Bolivia
  • Speaks advanced Spanish and Kannada
  • FM Interests: Underserved Care, Global Health
  • Outside Interests: healthy cooking, yoga, Indian classical singing, travel and jewelry design
  • Couples matched with Jason Kahn
Jason Kahn, DO: Rowan University of Osteopathic MedicineJason Kahn, DO: Rowan University of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Rowan University of Osteopathic Medicine, 2014
  • Undergrad at University of Tampa, Government and World Affairs
  • Co-founded an interactive, problem-based learning curriculum for 7th and 8th grade students in an inner city school system called Project REACH, and researched social determinants of tuberculosis and microlending outcomes in Peru
  • Speaks advanced Spanish and basic Korean
  • FM Interests: Community Health, Global Health, Underserved Care
  • Outside Interests: reading, learning about value investing, surfing, cooking, learning about mindfulness and staying healthy
  • Couples matched with Malasa Jois
Kate LaMancuso, MD: Alpert Medical School of Brown UniversityKate LaMancuso, MD: Alpert Medical School of Brown University
  • Alpert Medical School of Brown University, 2014
  • Undergrad at Brown, Literary Arts
  • Held multiple leadership roles at Brown including small group facilitator, co-organizer of Physical Diagnosis Rounds for medical students at the Miriam Hospital and co-leader of the Refugee and Advocacy Pre-clinical Elective
  • Served as Americorps volunteer, working as a medical case manager in a refugee drop-in clinic in Buffalo
  • Speaks good Spanish and Italian
  • FM Interests: MCH, Reproductive Health, Global Health, Refugee Health
  • Outside Interests: yoga, writing, cycling, baking, books arts and Italian language and literature
Morgan Motia, MD: The Commonwealth Medical CollegeMorgan Motia, MD: The Commonwealth Medical College
  • The Commonwealth Medical College, 2014
  • Undergrad at University of California at San Diego, Biology; MPH from Boston University
  • Served as co-chair of BU’s Student Global Health Organization, as well as co-chair of Commonwealth Medical College’s Human Unity Group and student  representative for the Curriculum Action Committee
  • Served as Americorps volunteer at a community health center in Quincy, Mass., where she later worked as a medical assistant
  • FM Interests: Public Health, Patient Advocacy
  • Outside Interests: cooking and baking, traveling and exploring new coffee shops, and running
Claire Thomson, MD: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of MedicineClaire Thomson, MD: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
  • Undergrad at UNC, biology; MPH from UNC
  • Conducted qualitative research on medical student narrative reflections and co-led UNC’s inaugural Gold Humanism Honor Society chapter, which she was inducted into in 2012
  • Speaks advanced Spanish
  • FM Interests: Adolescent Health, Latino Health, Underserved Care, Global Health
  • Outside Interests: ultimate Frisbee, hiking, running, swimming, making music with friends, playing with her pup, helping on her parents’ farm, and traveling – especially through Central and South America
Mary Walsh, MD: University of Rochester School of Medicine and DentistryMary Walsh, MD: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • Undergrad at Rochester, Biology; MPH from University of Texas
  • Co-founded an outreach initiative at the Rochester public library to engage homeless patrons with library resources and connect them with social resources and medical care, and researched health knowledge and perceptions of disease in farming villages of rural Malawi
  • Speaks fair Spanish
  • FM Interests: Global Health, Integrative Medicine
  • Outside Interests: soccer, distance running, road biking, yoga, spending time with her ever-growing family that is dispersed across the country
Claire (Welteroth) Horth, MD: University of Massachusetts Medical SchoolClaire (Welteroth) Horth, MD: University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Undergrad at Notre Dame, Science
  • Served as a volunteer coordinator at the Epworth Free Clinic, and volunteered with Child Family Health International in Cape Town, South Africa
  • Speaks basic Spanish
  • FM Interests: MCH, Women’s Health, Teaching
  • Outside Interests: baking, singing, spending time with family, soccer and Notre Dame football