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Additional Med/Peds Faculty

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Christine Bielick, MD 
Chris received her BS in Biology from the University of Wisconsin.  She attended Tufts University Medical School, and completed her Med/Peds Residency at UMass in 2013.  She joined the faculty after completing her Adult Critical Care / Pulmonary fellowship at UMass in 2016. In addition to practicing adult critical care and pulmonary medicine, she has a transitional care pulmonary clinic where her interest is in caring for adults with cystic fibrosis, as well as young adults with chronic lung disease.

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Margret Chang, MD
Margaret completed her medical degree at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She then went on to pursue a residency in Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Brown. She has extensive experience caring for underserved patients, having served as a National Health Service Corps Scholar following her residency. Margret is presently an attending physician at Tri River Family Health Center, where she practices as a primary care physician and serves as the Medical Director of the clinic’s Outpatient Based Addiction Treatment program. She is also part of the teaching faculty at UMass Medical School, where some of her other academic interests are in examining the effect of cultural and linguistic factors on health. She presently resides in Smithfield, Rhode Island with her husband and 2 children.

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Nicolina Cordaro, MD 
Nicky is in practice at Tri-River Health Center, a community-based health center affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. She completed her residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital Med/Peds Residency program in 1995. She is a graduate of Colgate and Albany Medical College.


Nura Elhaj, MD
Born and raised in Switzerland, Nura moved to Ireland to attend medical school at Trinity College Dublin. She completed her Med/Peds residency at Baystate Medical Center in 2018 and relocated to California to pursue a fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. During her fellowship, she spent two years at the Kroetz Laboratory at the UCSF Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutics investigating the molecular mechanisms underlying chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy. Her training has empowered her to explore disease pathophysiology from various perspectives to improve patient care and clinical outcomes. Nura has recently joined the pediatric hematology/oncology faculty at UMass. She is particularly interested in applying knowledge of treatment exposures to address present and future therapy-related toxicities and comorbidities in childhood cancer survivors.

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Bryon Gentile, MD
Bryon earned his undergraduate degree from Providence College, where he studied the molecular babis of osteosarcoma and Paget's Disease.  Following graduation, he attended medical school at Penn State before completing his Med/Peds residency at UMass in 2012.  Bryon joined the Cardiology faculty at UMass after completing an adult Cardiology fellowship here in 2015.

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Laura Gibson, MD
Laura returned to UMass Memorial Medical Center for a fellowship in Infectious Diseases after completing her Med/Peds residency at Baystate Medical Center. She is a graduate of Yale University and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She remained at UMass after finishing her fellowship in 2001 to pursue research on immune responses to human cytomegalovirus. Laura served as the Med/Ped’s first division chief for ten years. She also serves on the general and transplant Infectious Diseases services in both the Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics.

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Tatiana Hamawi, MD
Born in Boston and raised in central Massachusetts, Tatiana attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and completed her Med/Peds residency at Albany Medical Center in 1998. She is a  Board Certified Internist and Board Certified Pediatrician and runs a solo private Med/Peds primary care practice in downtown Worcester where patient-centered care and seeing your own doctor at each visit is the norm. She also provides travel consultations and Botox Cosmetic services. 

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Timothy Hogan, MD
Dr Hogan grew up in Western Massachusetts and went to WPI for undergrad.  After this he joined the Peace Corps and served for 2 years in Tanzania where he taught math and did HIV education at an all boys school. He was also involved in the production of an HIV focused radio soap opera and well construction in 4 villages.  He then worked at the Transplantation Biology Research Center at MGH for 2 years before attending Tufts for medical school.  He did his Med/Peds residency at Vidant Medical Center where he was a chief resident in 2014.  After graduation he worked for a few years in North Carolina as an outpatient physician and covering a local nursery before returning to Worcester.  He is currently practicing at the West Boylston Family Practice.

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Jeff Lee, MD 
Jeff was recruited to UMass because of an active desire to teach residents. Having grown up in suburban Boston, he then attended Brown University and the University of Rochester School of Medicine, where he stayed on to complete his Med/Peds residency. Jeff practices at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Community Medical Group site in Spencer. He is also the current faculty sponsor of the UMass Med/Peds Medical Student Interest Group.

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Amy Lo, MD 

Amy was raised outside of Boston and attended Trinity College. She completed medical school at the University of Massachusetts and traveled to Chicago for Med/Peds training at the University of Chicago. She works at West Boylston Family Practice, a small physician group associated with the University of Massachusetts. Amy has a strong clinical interest in caring for transition-aged young adults with chronic medical conditions and now runs our transition clinic program.

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Bonnie Mathews, MD 
Bonnie is a graduate of Birmingham-Southern College, and the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. She completed residency at Baystate Medical Center, where she also served as the Med/Peds Chief Resident during her fourth year. Bonnie then completed a pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at Children's Hospital Boston, and recently joined the faculty of the UMass pediatric emergency department.

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Brigid McKenna Carlson, MD
Brigid is a graduate of Georgetown University, and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She completed her Med/Peds residency at UMass in 2010, and then completed an adult cardiology fellowship at UMass as well. She joined the UMass Department of Cardiology as an attending in 2013.

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Paulo Oliveira, MD
A graduate of Tufts University and UMass Medical School, Paulo has since continued his medical training and career at our institution. He was one of the first graduates of our combined Med/Peds program at UMass and since then he has seen the program flourish and grow to its current state. Paulo pursued his interest in medical education and administration by serving as a chief resident for the Internal Medicine Department. He then went on to complete a pulmonary/critcal care fellowship at UMass Memorial Med Center and is now a faculty member in the pulmonary/critical care division. In addition to his current faculty position, Paulo is pursuing further training in interventional pulmonology.

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Rachel Vuolo, MD
Rachel received her undergraduate degree from
Yale University, and subsequently she attended medical school at
UMass.  She completed Med-Peds residency training at UMass in
2009. Since graduation, she has been working at a UMass-affiliated primary care site in Marlborough, MA.  She has been excited to be involved in medical student as well as resident outpatient clinical teaching.