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  • David Chiang

    David Chiang

    Med/Peds PGY4

    David hails from Silicon Valley, California and went to Stanford for his undergraduate degree. There, he fell in love with both medicine and science, and pursued his MD/PhD at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. He spent years studying the role of T cells in various diseases such as inflammatory bowel diseases and food allergies. He also spent time working at the free clinic and assisting in various QI and research initiatives. During his clinical rotations, he again fell in love with two fields, medicine and pediatrics, and was delighted to discover that he could do a residency in both fields! David is interested in combining his scientific and clinical skills in service of both adults and children, and he looks forward to continuing his training at UMass. When he’s not taking care of patients or thinking about science, David enjoys board games, hiking, whiskey/wine, cooking, and finding the newest spots to eat or enjoy cocktails.

  • Arjun Kumar

    Arjun Kumar

    Med/Peds PGY4

    Arjun was born in Bombay, India, and moved to the US when he was 5 years old. He grew up in Lilburn, Georgia, outside of Atlanta, and lived there until coming to Worcester. He did his undergrad in Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech and worked as a supply chain consultant for 4 years before deciding to go back to study medicine at Augusta University (formerly Medical College of Georgia). These years in residency will be his first real winters, and he is looking forward to it! Arjun is excited to start his Med-Peds residency at UMass, and hopes to work in primary care in the future. Outside of work, Arjun enjoys playing basketball, running, working on cars, gardening, and spending time with his wife, family and friends.

  • William Mitchell

    William Mitchell

    Med/Peds PGY4

    Will was born in Myrtle beach, South Carolina, but being the son of a fighter pilot, he moved around a lot growing up. Collectively, he's lived in five different states, making his move to Massachusetts his sixth "home" state. Will attended undergrad at Clemson University (Go Tigers!) before mixing it up with grad school at Columbia University in New York, obtaining his MS in Nutrition; then headed back home to the University of South Carolina for medical school. He’d never heard anything about Med/Peds until medical school, where he got to help take care of a young man with down syndrome and learned about the challenges some patients have to face in making the transition from childhood to adult care. He realized how instrumental Med/Peds providers can be in caring for patients through that transition and he was hooked! Med/Peds is the life for him. Moving to Worcester was his thirteenth move but he's excited to be up north, get a break from the sweltering heat of the south, and explore more of New England. Temporarily, he is a single dad to an extremely sweet, lab-mix named Buttercup while his fiancé, Mandi, finishes her PA training in New Mexico. In his spare time, Will enjoys baking, cycling, playing guitar, and brewing his own beer. He also enjoys playing fetch with Buttercup, and he hopes to introduce everyone to some real, southern BBQ.

  • Harun Thimmiah

    Harun Thimmiah

    Med/Peds PGY4

    Harun grew up in Worcester and is excited to return to his hometown to begin his med/peds residency. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Music and Chemistry from the College of the Holy Cross, Master of Arts in Teaching from Clark University, Master of Science in Medical Sciences from Boston University, and his Medical Doctorate at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. His academic interests include pediatrics-medicine transitional care, patient advocacy, medical outreach, hospitalist medicine, and medical education. He has pursued these interests while teaching students from underserved communities at the Nativity School of Worcester, as a tutor with African Community Education, as a patient advocate at the Eliza Shirley women’s clinic in Philadelphia, and researching the role of HIF-1α in triple negative breast cancer at Drexel University. Outside of the hospital, he enjoys performing and writing music, playing in community soccer leagues, vegetable gardening, and spending time with his family and friends.