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Meet Our Residents (2020-2021)

PGY-1:

   
     
 

William Brown, DO

Medical School: University of New England
Undergraduate: Rutgers University 
Hometown: South Plainfield, New Jersey
Family Medicine interests: Addiction Medicine, Palliative Care, Rural Medicine
Why did I choose to train at Barre? I chose UMASS, and specifically Barre, because it offered a unique combination of the training and resources provided by a university health system along with the rural health training provided at Barre Family Health Center.
Hobbies: Camping, Hiking, Guitar, Music
Fun Facts:  I am a pen collector and enthusiast.

     
  Alex Doering, MD

Medical School: Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College
Undergraduate: Bowdoin College
Hometown: Windham, Maine
Family Medicine interests: I particularly like geriatrics, palliative care, and addiction psychiatry
Why did I choose to train at Barre? I worked at UMass for two years before medical school, and I love the area. Of the three clinics, Barre allowed me to continue working in a rural clinic setting while still getting more inpatient cultural diversity in Worcester
Favorite place(s) in the Worcester area: The local restaurants are incredible. Some of my favorites are Fatima's Cafe, Armsby Abbey, and Birtchtree Bread Company. Closer to Barre, there is also Rose32 Bread and Stone Cow Brewing
Hobbies: I like hiking, running, cooking, and gardening
Fun Facts: The only time I have ever been in a cop car, I was with my high school chemistry teacher in Ecuador.

     
 

Grant Lewandrowski, MD

Medical School: UMass Medical School
Graduate: Tufts, MS in Biomedical Sciences
Undergraduate: Washington and Lee University
Hometown: Lexington, MA
Family Medicine interests: Procedures, inpatient and outpatient care delivery, military and veteran's healthcare.
Why did I choose to train at Barre? I drank the Barre Health Center koolaid during a third-year medical school clerkship rotation, and my FMIS sub-internship in fourth year only further solidified my desire to stay at UMass for residency. Interviewing around the nation and seeing how FM was practiced in different regions, I found Barre to be the best of all worlds with outpatient practice in a rural healthcare setting complete with home visits, as well as rounding on inpatient wards at a large academic university hospital center. In my eyes that was the epitome of what it meant to be a clinician and family physician.
Hobbies: Being a dog dad, gardening, DIY home improvement, and grilling meat. 
Fun Facts: I'm 32 years old! I'm a third generation physician following my father and grandfather, and my sister is also starting her residency at UMass in Pathology.

     
 

Nick Martin, MD

Medical School: UMass Medical School 
Undergraduate: Northeastern University 
Hometown: Chelmsford, MA
Family Medicine interests: Addiction Medicine, Sports Medicine, Longitudinal Primary Care
Why did I choose to train at Barre? During my 4 years at UMass Medical School the Family Medicine faculty members were some of my biggest inspirations. They are incredible mentors, educators, and advocates, and I'm very fortunate to be continuing my education here and learning from them.
Hobbies:  Basketball, Golf, Gardening, Hiking, Video games
Fun Facts: I was a back to back county free throw shooting winner in high school, I can cook almost anything in a Crock Pot, I had a rhinoplasty (nose-job) stemming from an inside fastball incident, my family won a toilet at a minor league baseball game (Lowell Spinners)

PGY-2:

   
  Julia Bindon, MD

Medical School
: Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont
Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame
Hometown: Hudson, MA
Family Medicine interests: Medical Ethics, Obstetrics, Palliative Care, Motivational Interviewing
Why did I choose to train at Barre? I loved Barre. I had an amazing interview day not just at the clinic but in the town, too (it started with a breakfast at Becki’s Bistro). Barre also showed me how capable and independent I could be as a physician.
Favorite place(s) in the Worcester area; I’m still discovering that myself!
Hobbies: Reading, dancing, watching classic movies, debating philosophy and having deep discussions with friends
Fun Facts: I’m a triplet, I couples matched with my husband (Orthopedics resident), and my first job was as a ballet teacher.
     
 

Sarah Bou-Nader, MD

Medical School:
Ross University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Concordia University (Canada)
Hometown: Raised in Lebanon
Family Medicine interests: Full-spectrum family medicine; sports medicine; Ob/gyn
Why did I choose to train at Barre? Loved the Barre clinic and the rural medicine focus
Favorite place(s) in the Worcester area; I'm new to Worcester but I fell in love with Green Hill Park and Lake Quinsigamond.
Hobbies: Travel, film production, sketching, weight lifting
Fun Facts: I'm a twin and I speak 4 languages

     
 

Maegan (Maggie) Pollard, MD

Medical School:
UMass Medical School 
Undergraduate: Ithaca College
Hometown: Uxbridge, MA
Family Medicine interests: Geriatrics, Palliative Care, Rural Medicine
Why did I choose to train at Barre? Barre is the epitome of rural health in MA.
Favorite place(s) in the Worcester area: Barre, obviously! Stone Cow Brewery is a revelation. Also, I grew up going to Oakham for family camping trips, so driving through town gives me a lovely nostalgic feeling.
Hobbies: Singing (classical, jazz, pop), playing piano (Disney), swing dancing (with my significant other), cooking/baking, long-distance running (Disney Marathon- are you sensing a trend?), decorating my house with knick-knacks purchased at Christmas Tree Shop.
Fun Facts: If I had chosen a different path in life, I would have been a music teacher! One of my biggest passions outside of medicine is amateur community music. My mom is a conductor of a community chorus in my hometown, which is what drew me back to this community to practice medicine.

     
 

Brittany Reid, MD

Medical School:
St. Georges of London Medical School
Undergraduate: St. Lawrence University
Hometown: Saskatoon, Canada
Family Medicine interests: Rural medicine, lifestyle medicine and healthcare policy
Why did I choose to train at Barre? I love the Barre clinic because of the wide range of services it makes available to the lovely surrounding rural community, the friendly and supportive staff & faculty and the rural medicine training combined with experience and resources of a university health system.
Favorite place(s) in the Worcester area: Shrewsbury St., Stone Cow Brewery
Hobbies: Horseback riding, kayaking, scuba diving
Fun Facts: I have lived in 4 countries

 


PGY-3:

   
  

Elizabeth Bobersky, MD

Medical School: Albany Medical College
Undergraduate: Northeastern University
Family Medicine interests: home care geriatrics, women's health
Hobbies: Yoga and meditation 

     
 

Stefanie Russell, MD, Chief Resident

Medical School: 
St. Georges University
Undergraduate: SUNY Plattsburgh
Hometown: Westport, NY (in the Adirondacks)
Family Medicine interests:  Rural medicine and full-spectrum practice; Healthcare policy/advocacy
Why did I choose to train at Barre? I chose Barre because I was looking for a rigorous program that would teach me how to handle just about anything. I was impressed with the full spectrum training provided at Barre and by the dedication of the residents, faculty and staff. Most importantly, I was impressed with the type of doctors they produced.
Favorite place(s) in the Worcester area; My favorite thing about Worcester is the food scene! I love exploring new places in the area.
Hobbies: I enjoy traveling, home projects (including agricultural and gardening ones) reading and podcasts. I just finished season 3 of Serial.
Fun Facts: I grew up on a farm.

     
 

Beshoy Sidhom, MD

Medical School:
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate: Johns Hopkins University in 2012.
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Family Medicine interests: Pediatrics, global health, procedures, teaching, community health, inpatient medicine
Why did I choose to train at Barre? Global health track, good training in inpatient/outpatient and maternal child health, academic center with opportunities to rotate with different specialties, opportunities for research/presentations/QI, breadth of practice at Barre, diverse/international population in Worcester, location, within driving distance of home, and Epic EMR.
Favorite place(s) in the Worcester area: Outdoor space- Elm Park and Indian Lake; Restaurant- My Sister's Crawfish II
Hobbies: Travel, cooking/eating, discovering new cities/places, hanging out with my wife/family/friends, and watching animated movies.
Fun Facts: I grew up in Alexandria, Egypt and moved to the United States when I was 11. I speak Arabic fluently, I've been to 18 countries and my wife and I have a goal of 20 by 2020, I love maps, and my favorite movie is "How to Train Your Dragon."

     
 

Suhas Sreeharshan, DO

Medical School: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, American University of the Caribbean 
Undergraduate: Stony Brook University 
Family Medicine interests: OMM 
Hobbies: Hiking and swimming