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Our OB/GYN Residents

  • Semonti Hossain, MD

    Semonti Hossain, MD


    Hi! My name is Semonti and I am originally from Seattle, WA. I attended University of Washington to complete a dual major in Neurobiology and Economics. I subsequently attended Tufts University for medical school. Obviously, being from Seattle, I love my Starbucks and enjoy our local cafes, restaurants, and grocery stores during my free time! When my husband and I get the chance, we frequently visit Boston and New York City for comedy and Broadway shows and see friends. I love to cook, organize, and spend time with my friends and family, especially those that can make me laugh! The residents and faculty at UMass are diverse and passionate, and I feel very fortunate to be a part of such an incredible community. 

  • Britta Knutson, MD

    Britta Knutson, MD


    I was born and raised in Minnesota. I was fortunate enough to continue my education in Minnesota, with both undergrad and medical school at the University of Minnesota! While at the University of Minnesota for college, I majored in French and Francophone studies. I was looking for a well-rounded program with a strong sense of community and teamwork, which is definitely here at UMass. Outside of the hospital, I love spending time with family and friends, listening to Prince, and cuddling my goldendoodle, Freya. I am so happy to be a part of the UMass Family. 

  • Amir Mehdizadeh, MD

    Amir Mehdizadeh, MD


    Hello! I was born and raised in San Jose, California. I stayed in the area for college and studied Bioengineering at UC Berkeley. Before committing to the path of medicine I dabbled in film and helped create a feature length movie prior to attending medical school at New York Medical College. I came into medical school planning to go into orthopedics, but after doing ob/gyn as my first 3rd year rotation, I fell in love and never looked back. During my interview at UMass, I was attracted to its hybrid academic / community type of program that allows for the opportunities for research / fellowship and solid hands on training that would make you a strong generalist. But what really drew me in was how happy and collegial everyone was. Fortunately, after starting residency, I quickly learned that this friendly environment was not just an act that everyone put on for the interview day. I am happy to call UMass my home and since they are letting me type this blurb I will also add that many people consider me the top resident in our program in terms of surgical skills, clinical knowledge, sheer muscle strength and looks.

  • Kathleen Minor, MD

    Kathleen Minor, MD


    I grew up in Oregon and moved to Maine to obtain my undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Colby College. After graduation, I was in the Peace Corps in El Salvador, focusing on rural health, spending much of my time providing care to our community with the local health promoter. I was motivated to find the same daily purpose and duty to service in my work when I returned to the US and made the decision to join the AmeriCorps/HealthCorps in Northern California. This afforded me with a better understanding of health disparities in our own country. I attended medical school at Tufts University and was a part of their Maine Track which has the goal of training physicians to understand the challenges of working with and serving a rural population. I was thrilled to join the UMASS Residency, as it was clear on my interview day the comradery between residents, the high caliber of faculty mentors and support in place to challenge yourself. I have loved getting to explore Central MA, whether it is hiking, finding new running trails, going to concerts in Boston or exploring the wonderful restaurant scene in Worcester.

  • Corinne Weeks, MD

    Corinne Weeks, MD


    Hello! I am Corinne and I grew up in Bedford, MA. I went to both undergrad and medical school at The George Washington University. While Washington DC will always have a place in my heart, I am happy to be back in Massachusetts!  I love exploring Worcester and the surrounding areas for new restaurants to try. When I'm not busy looking for my next bite to eat or spending time with friends, you'll find me with my two adorable nephews!

  • Smita Carroll, MD MBA

    Smita Carroll, MD MBA


    I was born and raised outside of New York City. I went to Union College in upstate NY, and majored in Chemistry and French Language and Literature. I also attended Clarkson University Capital Region Campus for a Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration and Management. I then went to Albany Medical College for medical school. When interviewing for programs, I was looking for a residency program that had a strong emphasis on Family Planning, a wonderful and warm community, and commitment to resident education and wellness. I am beyond thrilled to be training here, and I particularly love the dedication to women’s rights, training residents to be excellent physicians as well as advocates for reproductive justice. When away from the hospital, I love spending time with family and friends, my amazing co-residents, and my two adorable cats. I also love singing, especially Indian music. I feel very thankful to be part of the UMass family!

  • Kasey Hebert, MD

    Kasey Hebert, MD


    I was born and raised in Western Mass and went to UMass Amherst for undergrad. I had a year off before completing the post-bac program at UMass Medical School and then continued on to medical school there. During that year off, I was a substitute teacher and had the opportunity to coach my youngest sister through my hometown’s middle school girls soccer and basketball teams. I have loved growing up and living in Massachusetts for many reasons, which is why I have stayed for all of my schooling here. I really enjoyed my 3rd and 4th year rotations with the Ob-Gyn team at UMass and so it was an easy decision for me to stay here for residency. The people, including my wonderful co-residents, attendings and all other staff have made work enjoyable, are extremely supportive and make me look forward to coming in each day. As resident’s we really love getting together outside of the hospital to eat great food and just hang out. At UMass Memorial, we have a great patient population and it is a pleasure to be able to care for the women in the Central Mass community. I live right in Worcester and am a proud dog mom of two crazy pointer puppies. My husband and I love having hiking trails near our home to be able to take them on walks and embrace the always changing seasons of New England.  

  • Christina Kunycky, MD

    Christina Kunycky, MD


    Christina is a proud native of Marlborough Massachusetts, graduate of Middlebury College where she studied Classics and track, and graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School.  Prior to beginning medical school she taught middle school science in south Chicago as a Teach For America Corps member.  She is delighted train at Umass where a warm learning culture is fostered by faculty who are incredible professional and also personal role models. Aside from hanging with co-residents at any of Worcester's fantastic restaurants or breweries, when not at work Christina enjoys running outside, skiing, and making pizza. 


  • Michelle Marieni, MD

    Michelle Marieni, MD


    Hi, I'm Michelle. I grew up in central Massachusetts and studied Biology and Latin American Studies at Holy Cross, right here in Worcester. During college, I had the chance to study abroad in Peru. This was a wonderful and eye-opening experience, and I was able to learn to speak Spanish as a result. After college, I moved to Washington, DC where I worked as a high school biology teacher through the program Teach For America. I went to Creighton University in Omaha for medical school and enjoyed getting to experience a new part of the country. In Omaha, I was involved in a community health initiative with the local Guatemalan Maya population. I enjoyed the diverse population in Omaha, including many immigrant and refugee communities, which led me to love the population in Worcester as well. I found my way back to Massachusetts for residency at UMass. In addition to enjoying the diverse patient population of Worcester, I am happy to be close to my family and the community where I grew up. The friendly and collegial environment at UMass ultimately drew me in, and I continue to feel very supported every step of the way in residency. 

  • Estefania Santamaria Flores, MD MPH

    Estefania Santamaria Flores, MD MPH


    I was born in San Juan, Puerto and moved to Orlando, Florida at a young age. I attended the University of Florida for my undergraduate and medical school degrees. During medical school, I took a year off to attend the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, where I graduated with a Master's Degree in Public Health with a focus on Global Health. I worked in Haiti during medical school, where I participated in cervical cancer and breast cancer projects, and helped jump start the first pathology lab in north of Haiti in Cap Haitien. I also developed an educational tool to teach pregnant patients about pregnancy and contraception. As a fluent Spanish speaker, one of my favorite aspects of my job is interacting with Spanish speaking patients. I love all aspects of my job and my residency program, but particularly enjoy being in the operating room, and I hope to sub-specialize in Minimally Invasive Gynecology. My partner and I enjoy traveling and exploring new restaurants and recipes. We just welcome our first baby boy Eli!!! 

  • Michael Frangieh, MD

    Michael Frangieh, MD


    I grew up in the suburbs of Boston. I went to Trinity College in Hartford, CT and then completed a post-baccalaureate program at Boston University. Afterwards, I worked in a neurology research lab at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. I then went to medical school at George Washington University, and now I’m back in the state where it all started. My wife and I love being back in Massachusetts! We like to spend free time with family, exploring new restaurants, and traveling. UMass is a great place to train. My colleagues are not only amazing physicians, but also fun to work with. The faculty are excellent teachers and passionate about their work. It has been an incredible experience so far, and I look forward for more to come!


  • Caroline Geiger, MD

    Caroline Geiger, MD


    Hello! I'm Caroline and I was born and raised in Georgia. I got a taste of life in New England when I attended college at Tufts University where I majored in Spanish and Community Health. I returned to Georgia for medical school at the Medical College of Georgia, but couldn't stay away for too long! I am passionate about women's health and advocacy and felt that UMass was a place that shared those passions. On my interview at UMass there was a sense of family and camaraderie amongst the residents and faculty that had already made me feel at home here. Since starting residency, this has continued to be true. The faculty, staff, nurses, and my wonderful co-residents are incredibly welcoming and supportive and I could not think of a better place to train. Outside of residency, I enjoy exploring new craft breweries, traveling, photography and eating large amounts of chocolate.

  • Kelsey Mantoni, MD

    Kelsey Mantoni, MD


    I was born and raised in Western Mass. I went to UMass Amherst for college and UMass for medical school, so you could call me a UMass lifer! I studied chemical engineering in college. I loved my time as a medical student at UMass, and found the community to be wonderful, supportive, and so much fun. Therefore, when the time came to decide where to go for my residency, UMass just felt like home. I absolutely love living in Worcester, with its amazing restaurants and fun places to explore. I am thankful to have the most wonderful co-residents and am so excited to have stayed here for residency! My hobbies include cuddling on the couch and watching HGTV with my Bassett Hound, Bruce, playing soccer, and woodworking/DIY projects. 

  • Elizabeth Thayer, MD

    Elizabeth Thayer, MD


    I am originally from Maynard, MA but moved to Lancaster, PA for half of my childhood. I came back to MA for undergrad at Wellesley College and stayed on in Boston in a research job for three years after college. I returned to PA to go to medical school at Penn State where I was involved in the Global Health program and in Med Students for Choice. I am thrilled to be back in MA once again for residency at UMass! The program here is very supportive and we have opportunities to explore diverse interests. I love spending time with my coresidents, both in and out of the hospital. Worcester is a great place to live and I look forward to continuing my exploration over the coming years.

  • Jordan Trubiano, MD

    Jordan Trubiano, MD


    Hi, I’m Jordan. I grew up in Massachusetts and I first moved to Worcester to study Biology at the College of the Holy Cross (HC). My co-resident Michelle and I both joined Teach for America after graduation from HC. For three years, I taught middle and high school science at LCHS in Itta Bena, Mississippi (go Tigers!). From leading a novel study of Rebecca Skloot’s “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” to teaching the 7th grade reproductive health class, my passion for medicine always found a way into my classroom. I then went on to complete my medical training at Penn State University, with another co-resident, Elizabeth. We both participated in the Global Health Scholars Program, through which I studied women’s health in Ecuador.  I was so happy to return to Worcester to join of the UMass OB/GYN family!

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