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Program Director, Primary Care Residency Track

image5ymk.png Elizabeth A. Murphy, MD, FACP

Hometown: Assonet, MA
Undergrad: College of the Holy Cross
Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Massachusetts Internal Medicine
Chief Residency: University of Massachusetts Internal Medicine
Dr. Murphy is a lifelong Massachusetts resident. She graduated from College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA and from Boston University School of Medicine. She completed her residency and Chief Residency at UMass, where she developed her interest in and love for teaching. In 1999, she joined the Division of General Internal Medicine and continues to practice and precept in the Benedict Adult Primary Care Clinic. She treasures the long-term relationships she has developed with her patients and her amazing General Internal Medicine colleagues and enjoys the variety of medical issues she sees each day. 

Dr. Murphy has been involved in ambulatory education since finishing her residency. She completed the inaugural UMass Quality Scholars Faculty Development program in 2009 and developed a robust QI curriculum and training program for our IM residents. In 2015, she became an Associate Program Director for Ambulatory Training in the IM residency program and implemented the 4+1 scheduling/residency learning community structure we have today.  She is the APD for Kelley Firm and has an obvious passion for training and mentoring residents. In 2019, she achieved her career dream when she was asked to create and lead a new Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency at UMass!

Dr. Murphy is an avid sports and musical theater fan. She treasures time with her husband and two sons, traveling, and relaxing on Lake Winnisquam, NH with family and friends.

Core Faculty

image3p6n54.png Nancy Skehan, MD, FACP

Hometown: South Hadley, MA
Undergrad: Johns Hopkins University
Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Residency: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Chief Residency: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Nancy is a primary care internist and UMass “lifer.” Her clinical work is in both primary care and hospital medicine, and her interests include medical education, evidence-based medicine, and transitions of care. She currently serves as an assistant program director for the IM residency, and associate IM clerkship director. When not at work, she can be found playing roller derby, running after her 3 girls, or reading a good book!

image4765i.png Laura Hallett, MD, MEd

   Hometown: Needham, MA
   Undergrad: Harvard University
   Medical School: University of Pittsburgh Medical School
   Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical School
   Fellowship in Medical Education: Boston University School of Medicine
Dr. Laura Hallett completed medical school and internal medicine residency training at the University of Pittsburgh, as well as a fellowship in medical education at Boston University. As a general internist, she does both outpatient and inpatient clinical work. She serves as core faculty for the IM Residency Program’s Primary Care Residency Track, co-directs the Primary Care Leadership Pathway, and co-directs the IM Residency Program’s ambulatory curriculum. She also serves as a Learning Communities mentor in the UMass Medical School. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, playing tennis, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

imagexrxvg.png Jeeva Subramanian, MD

    Hometown: Coimbatore, India
    Medical School: Coimbatore Medical College, India.
    Residency: Michigan State University/Spectrum Health,  Grand Rapids, MI
Dr. Subramanian is from south India where she did her medical school. She then moved to the United States and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the GRMEP/Michigan State University program. Soon after her residency, she joined the same program as Junior Faculty. She was there for almost 22 years where she built her career as a clinician-educator and physician leader in primary care. She was the Director of the residency clinic and the Associate Program Director for the MSU/Spectrum Health Internal Medicine Residency program.

She moved to UMass in 2017 to be closer to family. She has continued her passion for teaching here, serving as a Longitudinal Preceptor for 3rd year medical students and preceptor for the residents. Recently, she became Co-site director of the residency clinic in Benedict Adult Primary Care. Through her years of experience in primary care education and practice, she has championed the philosophy that primary care medicine is complex and multi-faceted for both the clinician and patient. Adequately understanding and addressing all its different components, not just purely diagnosing and treating symptoms, leads to better outcomes for everyone involved.

Dr. Subramanian enjoys cooking and spending time with her husband and daughter.

Maureen Titus
Project Coordinator, Primary Track and Ambulatory Training

I started working at UMass Medical School in 2010. I was the Administrative Education Program Coordinator in the Office of Undergraduate Medical Education, working with 1st and 2nd year students. I loved working with the students and to see them grow in their careers. Most recently I worked at the UMass Center for Mindfulness guiding participants through the pathway of becoming a Certified MBSR Teacher. I was brought on to as the Project Coordinator for the Medical Residency team. My job will be specifically working with the new Primary Care Residency. I will be working closely with the residents to schedule their ambulatory rotations as well.

I grew up in the Boston area and prior to my time at UMass, I had the greatest job as a stay at home mom to my son, Matthew.