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  • Sarah Alkilany

    Sarah Alkilany, MD

    Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
    College: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Medical school: Duke University School of Medicine
    Anesthesiology interests: Acute pain, Critical Care
    Outside interests: I enjoy weightlifting, cooking, baking, sculpting, drawing, traveling abroad, hiking, cycling
    Why UMMS?: Even though my interview year was a virtual one, I felt an immediate connection to the staff and residents at UMMS at a level I didn't experience anywhere else. I was confident I would be encouraged to thrive throughout my residency, supported by the innovative, affable, and dedicated members of the UMMS community that I now have the privilege of calling my collegues. Having spent most of my life in the northeast, I was also excited to return to my home region and begin my career at a center recognized for it patient centric approach, with a clear focus on immersive teaching

  • Antonino Altadonna

    Antonino Altadonna, DO

    Hometown: Binghamton, New York
    College: Marywood University
    Medical school: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Anesthesiology interests: Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, Critical Care
    Outside interests: I enjoy the outdoors (hiking, snowboarding, and playing sports), hanging out with friends, watching Netflix, and working out
    Why UMMS?: I chose UMass for its patient experience, supportive environment amongst other residents and physicians, and outstanding clinical experience. It is important chose a place you can train in a comfortable place and have a great time. 

  • William Bushey

    William Bushey, DO

    Hometown: South Portland, Maine
    College: University of New England
    Medical school: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Anesthesiology interests: Perioperative Management, Regional Anesthesia
    Outside interests: I enjoy playing golf in the summer and skiing in the winter. I love getting new house plants and keeping them alive to the best of my ability
    Why UMMS?: Even during the trying times of COVID I could tell UMMS was a place with strong comradery among the residents and a place that emphasizes teaching residents to become the best they can be in whatever field they desire. 

  • Kwaku Domfe

    Kwaku Domfe, MD

    Hometown: Staten Island, NY 
    College: University of Connecticut
    Medical school: SUNY Upstate Medical University
    Anesthesiology interests: Critical Care & Pain Medicine
    Outside interests: Basketball, Football, Distance Running, Hiking, Food & Movies
    Why UMMS?: I chose UMass Med because of its reputation for clinical excellence and the complexity of cases. I knew I would receive great training here from the world-renowned staff in every specialty. The culture of the program shined during the interview process and made me feel comfortable amongst those I would be training with. 

  • Vishaaq Mathew

    Vishaaq Mathew, DO

    Hometown: Syosset, NY
    College: Binghamton University
    Medical school: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Anesthesiology interests: Pediatrics, Regional, Device Innovation
    Outside interests: Traveling, spending time with friends
    Why UMMS?: Excellent training, smaller class size, supportive staff and attendings

  • Olivia Napoli

    Olivia Napoli, DO

    Hometown: Plainville, MA
    College: UCONN
    Medical school: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Anesthesiology interests: Not sure yet!
    Outside interests: hiking, anything outdoors, college basketball, cooking, gardening (recently)
    Why UMMS?: I wanted to come back to New England for residency and loved the sense of community I felt after my UMass interview. Everyone I met from the PD, attendings, residents, to the staff seemed genuinelty happy. Also the acuity and variety of cases along with the excellent teaching!

  • Michael Thomas

    Michael Thomas, DO

    Hometown: Bridgewater, MA
    College: UMass Amherst
    Medical school: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Anesthesiology interests: Undecided but interested in regional, pain and cardiac
    Outside interests: Hiking with our dog, reading, cooking, exercise, snowboarding, tv/movies/video games, New England Sports
    Why UMMS?: Excellent reuptation and preparation for practice. In a really strange year to interview i still felt a personal connection to faculty at UMass that I didn't get anywhere else.

  • Brelynn Witty

    Brelynn Witty, MD

    Hometown: Monroe, Louisiana
    College: Louisiana State University 
    Medical school: LSU Health Sciences Center School of Medicine 
    Anesthesiology interests: currently acute pain, regional (still exploring my interests!!)
    Outside interests: Can't live without pilates and yoga! Also enjoy baking (macarons are my favorite to make), flowers, running/playing soccer, traveling, and exploring new foods/cultures. 
    Why UMMS?: I was very impressed with the program overall during my interview.  I chose it for many reasons: the breath of exposure, high acuity and case volume, plenty of anesthesia early-on, strong didactics/simulation, and competitive fellowship matches. More importantly, I wanted a program that emphasizes resident well-being, promotes a supportive learning environment, and is small enough to get to know everyone; this program fits that bill! Although I am from the South, I cannot get over how kind and friendly everyone at UMass is. I truly feel at home here and am excited for the years to come!