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Hahnemann Family Health Center Faculty

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Ronald Adler, MD, FAAFP 
Associate Professor
Director, Primary Care Practice Improvement
Center for the Advancement of Primary Care 
Ronald.Adler@umassmemorial.org
UMass Medical School, 1989
UMass Worcester Family Medicine Residency, 1992
Clinical/Academic Interests:  Women’s health, obstetrics
Why Hahnemann? Residents of this program are deeply committed to learning to be providers of superior care to their patients. They are attracted to the health center by the diverse patient population and the excellent support staff. What I value most about Lincoln Street is the full spectrum of family care delivered to people of various ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.

     

 

Kathleen Barry, MD
Assistant Professor
Kathleen.Barry@umassmemorial.org
UMass Medical School, 2010
University of Virginia Family Medicine Residency,  2013
Clinical/Academic Interests: Evidence-based medicine, resident education, preventive medicine, well-woman and well-child care.
About Kathleen:  I grew up in Central Massachusetts, graduated from the College of the Holy Cross, and completed medical school at UMass before exploring other parts of the country for a few years. I am happy to return home! I love spending time outside, and feel fortunate to have seen some really beautiful places in my life. I love to bake (and eat) all kinds of things. I’m always on the hunt for new and interesting podcasts.
Why Hahnemann? I love the academic focus of a full scope Family Medicine practice that UMass offers. The faculty and residents are dedicated to their patients and to each other, making it a fulfilling place to work.


     

 

Kimberly Bombaci, MD
Assistant Professor
Colleen.Bregman@umassmemorial.org

UMass Medical School, 2010
UMass Worcester Family Medicine Residency (Hahnemann), 2013
Clinical/Academic Interests: Women's health and pediatrics
Why Hahnemann: I originally came to UMass as a medical student. I loved the supportive environment here and stayed for my residency and now as a faculty member. UMass strives to be on the forefront of medical innovations and keeps patient care a priority. The organization is also dedicated to training new physicians to be compassionate and competent which is fun to be a part of.

   

 


   

Colleen Bregman, PT, MPH
Ambulatory Clinic Manager
Colleen.Bregman@umassmemorial.org
About Colleen:
I've been the Clinic Manager at the Hahnemann Family Health Center since 2014. I went to Northeastern University for my undergraduate degree in  Physical Therapy and earned my Master’s Degree in Public Health from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. I've worked at UMass Memorial for 30 years in roles including Physical Therapist, Director of Rehabilitation Services and more recently as clinic manager in Family Medicine. I'm 
invested in process improvement and practice transformation. I earned my LEAN/Six Sigma Green belt in 2016. I currently live in Auburn, MA with my husband Howard and son Matthew.


 

Megan Brochu, PA-C
Physician Assistant
Megan.Brochu@umassmemorial.org
About Megan
: Raised in Northbridge, MA, I've always lived in Massachusetts. I  received my Bachelor of Science degree from Westfield State University. I then went on to study at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Worcester for my Master of Physician Assistant Studies, graduating in 2015.
Why Hahnemann? Prior to starting at Hahnemann in August 2017, I was practicing urgent care in the Boston area. I enjoys the wide variety that urgent care medicine has to offer, as well as serving a diverse patient population. I'm grateful for the ability to work with students and collaborate with residents every day in my role.


     

 

Stephanie Carter-Henry, MD, MS
Assistant Professor
Medical Director, Hahnemann Family Health Center
Education Director, Hahnemann Family Health Center  

Stephanie.carterhenry@umassmemorial.org
UMass Medical School, 2008
UMass Worcester Family Medicine Residency (Barre), 2011
Clinical/Academic Interests: Clinically I enjoy care of young famllies, prenatal, intrapartum and postpartum/newborn care. I enjoy procedures including colposcopy. I am passionate about care of patients with complex mental health needs and co-management with integrated behavioral health. I am interested in the interface between mindfulness, leadership, and process improvement and how to incorporate this into medical education. I am committed to developing sustainable practices that allow us to care for our communities and educate our learners to deliver quality care and how to work with/lead a highly effective team. 
About Stephanie: I live in Holden, MA with my husband Matt and chldren Samantha and Elsa (named after her maternal grandmother and not Frozen!) I enjoy the New England seasons and have a favorite part of each of them! In particular, I love the Rhode Island shoreline and frequent the beach with my family in the summer. My extended family is mostly in Massachusetts and Rhode Island and I've been known to drop the occasional "r" in conversation! I am one of two children with a younger sister in Denver and definitely have older child tendencies. I'm a UMass "lifer" as you can tell from my training!
Why Family Medicine? Family Medicine values caring for entire families and communities and I draw strength from this. There is so much insight and effectiveness you can gain as a doctor for an entire family and it makes my work even more meaningful. In particular, the opportunity to care for families through the transitions that come with pregnancy, delivery and transitions after delivery is one that I find rewarding and family medicine has such a unique ability to care for families in this way - it is the best  part of what I get to do.
Quote: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou

     

  Henry Del Rosario, MD
Assistant Professor
Henry.DelRosario@umassmemorial.org
Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University
West Suburban Family Medicine Residency Program, Chicago
Clinical/Academic Interests: Global health, procedures, refugee health care
About Henry: I live in Providence, RI with my wife, Jisoo, a pulmonologist at Brown. When I'm not commuting, I enjoy hiking and art (particularly Zen calligraphy and photography). My artist portfolio can be found online at www.henrydelrosario.com/ 
I've made several trips to northern and southern China helping to teach family medicine to residents as well as establish a culture of primary care in Asia.
Why Hahnemann? I have a passion for medical education and the theory of teaching and so am excited to be part of the culture of learning at Hahnemann. 
Why Family Medicine? The beauty of family medicine comes from seeing patients from birth to death, in the clinic and in the hospital, and multiple members of the same family. As a doctor you are privy to some of the most intimate, vulnerable, and beautiful aspects of human experience. I find that this variety is mentally fulfilling, fun, and sustainable. A wide spectrum may also bring in difficult situations or patients very different than you, but uncomfortableness stretches your heart muscle— and empathy is something we need more of in this world

     

 

 

Michael Ennis, MD
Associate Professor  
Assistant Dean of Student Advising, UMass Medical School
Michael.Ennis@umassmemorial.org

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 1983
UMass Worcester Family Medicine Residency (Barre), 1986
Clinical/Academic Interests: Student/Resident mentoring, family centered maternity care, travel medicine
About Michael:  I'm from the Bronx, New York. I worked as a taxidriver in NYC for several years prior to going to medical school.

Why Hahnemann? Teaching residents and students feels like a special privilege that I get to enjoy every day. It is definitely one of the top reasons that I have continued to work at Hahnemann for 30 years. Bearing witness to, and occasionally helping, our residents transform into highly competent clinicians is a blast!
Why Family Medicine? My reasons for choosing family medicine continue to constantly morph and evolve. Perhaps, as a student, I initially came to this work enchanted by the idea of caring for the broadest of spectrums: “the cradle to the grave.” Nowadays, it is much more the continuity that I have with my families that sustains my passion for being a family doctor. Caring for extended families, sometimes 4 generations, delivering the babies of women whom I delivered as babies....these things too feel like a unique privilege that family doctors get to enjoy.

     


 

Gerald Gleich, MD
Medical Director, St. Mary Health Care Center
Interim Clinical Chief of Geriatrics, UMass Division of Geriatrics
Gerald.Gleich@umassmemorial.org
University of Massachusetts Medical School, 1984
UMass Worcester Family Medicine Residency (Barre)1987
Clinical/Academic Interests:  Geriatrics, Practice Redesign, Chronic Pain Management
About Gerry:  I grew up in Long Beach, New York. I play the guitar and sing and have written many songs over the years. Some of them are actually good. I enjoy downhill skiing in Vermont in the winter with my family, and cycling, golf, walking and playing basketball in the driveway with my youngest son (the one still at home) in the other seasons.

Why Hahnemann? I love my practice at Hahnemann. It is a well-organized, stimulating environment in which to practice, teach, and learn. I get to work with a terrific group of colleagues on the faculty who are committed educators and talented clinicians. I enjoy working closely with residents helping them grow and develop the skills and confidence they will need for their careers in Family Medicine. Worcester is the birth place of Family Medicine in Massachusetts and the UMass Family Medicine community continues to provide the leadership and support we need to help us train the family physicians of the future, and transform the way we deliver care to our patients.
Why Family Medicine? I initially chose to be a family physician because of my political belief that good health care is a right for all and it begins with primary care. Over the years family medicine has been an extremely fulfilling career for me. As I have changed and grown, I have been able to focus my career in different ways keeping me interested and engaged in my work. I enjoy talking to people, and learning about their lives, hearing their stories, and helping them make sense of, and come to terms with the ailments, stresses, discomforts, conflicts, and disabilities they face in their daily lives. I am a big picture person and also enjoy helping to make systems work better. I love being involved in medical education because I believe the physicians I help train today will carry on the traditions and philosophy of holistic patient centered-care that is central to family medicine.

     

  Jeremy Golding, MD, ABFM, FAAFP
Professor of Family Medicine
Professor of OB-GYN
Departement Quality Officer
Jeremy.Golding@umassmemorial.org
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, MD, 1987

Highland Hospital/University of Rochester Family Medicine Residency (1990)
Health Services Research and General Academic Preparatory Fellowship at University of Rochester School of Medicine (1991) 

Clinical/Academic Interests:  Evidence-based medicine, adolescent medicine, women's health, computers and electronic technology in medicine, electrocardiography, dermatology, office surgical procedures, office ultrasound. I'm the associate editor of The 5 Minute Clinical Consult (Lippincott/Wolters Kluwer Health). I can’t believe I’m fortunate enough to get paid to write and edit and learn! 
About Jeremy:  After completing a fellowship in health services research in Rochester, I practiced family medicine, college health, and emergency medicine for about 10 years before coming to UMass. I was also a medical advisor of a Planned Parenthood site in CT.  I have a particular interest and expertise (certificate of added qualifications from the ABFM) in adolescent medicine. I enjoy seeing patients at Clark University. Outside of medicine, I enjoy the outdoors, especially hiking and downhill skiing. I run for exercise. I love (really love) to sing and folk dance.  
Why Hahnemann? I joined Hahnemann because I felt a particular kinship with the faculty there. We share a sense of mission to our patients and a passion for teaching our learners. We offer full spectrum women's care, office procedures, and treat OUD with buprenorphine. All of our residents come with diverse interests and needs, and they are well-supported by an equally diverse, intelligent, amazing, and compassionate faculty committed to resident education.
Why Family Medicine? I think I would get bored doing the same thing every day! Instead, I am constantly challenged by the innumerable presentations we see here in our office. I get to practice to the full extent of my knowledge, training, and experience. I have several multigenerational families in my practice, and find getting to know all my patients very satisfying. Over time, I have grown with them. I cannot imagine practicing any other medical specialty. Although I will never be in the highest paid of physician specialties, I am already the most rewarded for my work.

     

  Mukti Kulkarni, MD, MPH 
Assistant Professor
 
Mukti.Kulkarni@umassmemorial.org

Washington University in St. Louis, 2012
University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency, 2015
UMass Medical School Preventive Medicine Residency, 2017
Clinical/Academic Interests: Public health, preventive medicine, adolescent medicine, correctional health
About Mukti: I provide mostly urgent care services at Hahnemann Family Health. Outside of Hahnemann, I am part of the core faculty for the Preventive Medicine Residency at UMass and a regional medical director with the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services, providing primary care to adolescents in correctional care.  After growing up and going to school in the Midwest, I’ve lived in various places in the West and New England. I’ve recently settled in Providence RI and, because New England is quite compact, the commute to Worcester is not too bad! I love mountains and hiking, visiting national parks, and exploring vegetarian food from around the world.
Why Hahnemann? I'm fortunate enougth to provide urgent care services in the setting of a diverse and dynamic academic family medicine clinic. It's easy for me to communicaet with providers and staff who care for the patients I see and I can better arrange necessary follow-up to provide them teh best possbile care. I also enjoy working with medical students and learning from terrific faculty colleagues. 

Why Family Medicine? As you may have noticed, i like variety! I love the breadth of family medicine and being able to practice in a wide range of settings. I appreciate the whole person, whole family, whole community approach that family medicine offers and cannot imagine practicing in any other specialty. Family medicine is also a natural fit with my interests and training in preventive medicine and public health. 

     

 

Jeanna R. Lee, PhD
Licensed Clinical Health Psychologist
Director of Intern Curriculum, UMass Psychology Internship Program
Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Jeanna.Lee@umassmemorial.org
Predoctoral Internship at Colorado West Regional Mental Health, Grand Junction, CO (community mental health center)
Post-doctoral Fellowship at UMass Medical School, Dept. of Family Medicine, Clinical Health Psychology (2-year, APA-accredited): 
PhD program in Clinical Psychology: Palo Alto University, CA (MS and PhD in Clinical Psychology) 
Clinical/Academic Interests: Rapid diagnostic assessment, motivational Interviewing, health behavior change, neuroplasticity, self-compassion, chronic pain management, weight loss, lifespan development, family systems, trauma-informed care, culturally-informed care, education and training of medical and psychology trainees
About Jeanna: I grew up in western Montana, near Yellowstone National Park. I like to travel and have lived many places, though none quite like Worcester. 
Why Hahnemann? I came here initially as a post-doctoral fellow and was happy to return when a jpb opportunity opened up. The words I would choose to describe this practice are "team oriented" and "innovative." Our clinical, administrative, and academic work is collaborative and differing perspectives are sought out and considered when making decisions. 
Why Family Medicine? FM providers are generalists who treat patients throughout the developmental lifespan (birth-death) and often have the privilege of watching individuals and families grow over the course of their career. I think that FM is the medical discipline with values most closely aligned with psychological practice. FM providers see patients in the context of their family, community, and circumstances. They aim to treat a person, not just the disease. This bias supports collaboration with psychological practice, and together, we provide better care for our patient community.

     


  
 

Joy O'Brien, FNP-BC
Instructor, Graduate School of Nursing, UMass
joy.obrien@umassmemorial.org
Clinical/Academic Interests: Addiction medicine, informatics, practice improvement,  women's health and family planning
About Joy:  Originally from Texas, I have lived in MA for almost 20 years and consider it my home. I am passionate about a career of service but in my free time, I enjoy skiing, cooking, traveling, reading, and hiking with my dogs.
Why Hahnemann? My patients here are near and dear to my heart and feel like part of my family, and I am so grateful to be surrounded by colleagues at all levels who are here because they share the same drive to provide the best quality care and live up to the highest standards.
Why Family Medicine? I want to be able to help anyone regardless of their age and to address all their issues holistically in the context of their life situation, family constellation and community.

     


 

Christine Purington, MD
Assistant Professor 
Director of College Health Programs
Chris.Purington@umassmemorial.org
Tufts University School of Medicine, 1986
UMass Worcester Family Medicine, Hahnemann, 1989
Clinical/Academic Interests: My clinical interests include adolescent medicine and rural and global health. Throughout the years I have provided clinical care at multiple rural sites in Alaska, along with Guatemala and Haiti.
About Chris:  Originally from MA, I graduated from Tufts University in Chemical Engineering, working as an engineer prior to earning my medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in 1986.  I then completed residency in Family Medicine at UMass Worcester (Hahnemann) and have remained involved in primary care at Hahnemann Family Health Center since, along with maintaining clinical practices and oversight of the student health centers at WPI, College of the Holy Cross, and Clark University. I have served as Director of College Health Programs for the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health since 2012, in which I coordinate educational opportunities for medical students and residents at the student health centers in Worcester. My husband and I live in Rutland, MA and enjoy much time hiking and biknig locally and traveling to new locations. We have three adult children, Eric, Carolyn and Myles, pursuing a variety of endeavors.
Why Hahnemann? Mixing teaching with clinical practices at the college health centers and Hahnemann is invigorating and challenging. The medical students and residents are resourceful, and bring such strengths into the program. Watching learners mature over time is so rewarding!
Why Family Medicine? I enjoy Family Medicine as it incorporates the strength from relationships into the science of medicine. It is so gratifying to have attained the expertise to aid patients through their milestones in life.

  Veronica Torres, MD
Assistant Professor 
Veronica.Torres@umassmemorial.org
Boston University School of Medicine, 2016
UMass Worcester Family Medicine (Hahnemann) 2019
Clinical/Academic Interests: Women’s Health; LGTB Health; Procedures
About Veronica: Most people are surprised to find that I am Puerto Rican and speak Spanish fluently. I have lived in 4 different states plus Puerto Rico throughout my life. Currently, I live in the greater Boston area with my husband, Ian. In my free time I enjoy reading, cooking, kayaking, yoga, pilates, and trying all types of new cuisines.

Why Family Medicine? I enjoy Family Medicine as it incorporates the strength from relationships into the science of medicine. It is so gratifying to have attained the expertise to aid patients through their milestones in life.
09/10/2019    
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