Your Interview Day

Please review the material below prior to your interview. We are excited to meet with you!

Program Values

Our Program Director, Dan Saddawi-Konefka, discusses the values that drive our educational and wellness efforts. He also describes our match tracks.

Interviewer Bios

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Christopher Aiudi

Hi there, My name is Chris Aiudi. I am originally from Rhode Island, where I obtained a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree before attending medical school at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. I decided to move back to Boston for residency to be closer to my family and to have amazing opportunities at an institution like MGH. I was a categorical resident and spent my intern year at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. I am currently a CA-2 and have truly enjoyed my entire residency experience thus far. My professional interests include chronic pain management, medical education and pharmaceutical/device development and innovation. I plan on applying for a chronic pain fellowship after residency and see myself spending my career splitting time between clinical practice and industry/innovation projects. My personal interests include traveling, playing tennis, and being active by running, biking, and hiking. I look forward to meeting you all, Chris

CAIUDI@mgh.harvard.edu

Daniel Ankeny

I’m interested in thoracic anesthesia, and also spend time in endoscopy, neuro, and ortho services. Personal interests include gardening, hiking, fishing, and golf. I also roast coffee.

DANKENY@PARTNERS.ORG

Keith Baker

Keith Baker, M.D., Ph.D. is Vice Chair for Education and Faculty Affairs for the Department. He did his residency at MGH from 1993-1996 and has been at the MGH since then. Dr. Baker was the Anesthesia residency Program Director at the MGH for 15 years. More recently he has been focusing on expert performance. He has led a seminar series for residents, fellows and faculty on expert performance. He is an America Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) Senior Examiner and is on the ACGME Anesthesiology Review Committee. His clinical interests include thoracic anesthesia and major general surgical cases. His hobbies include photography and fly-fishing.

KHBAKER@PARTNERS.ORG

Bruna Castro da Oliveira

I was born and raised in Fortaleza, Brazil, where I attended medical school at Universidade Federal do Ceará. I moved to Boston in 2015 for my anesthesiology residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. After graduating from residency, I joined staff at MGH. My interests include orthopedic anesthesia, neuroanesthesia, vascular anesthesia, airway management , POCUS, and medical education. I currently serve as a member of the Clinical Competency Committee and the Group for Women’s Career Development in the Anesthesia Department. On my free time I enjoy running, cooking, and traveling.

BCASTRODEOLIVEIRA@MGH.HARVARD.EDU

 

Frances Chen

I’ve applied for fellowship in pediatric anesthesia and am interested in medical education. Outside of the hospital, I love to cook, try new restaurants (take out mostly now), and read campy murder mysteries.

FKCHEN@PARTNERS.ORG

Jenny Cheng

I am from Vancouver, Canada. I went to medical school at Washington University in St. Louis. I am currently a CA-3 resident pursuing a career in chronic pain. During my leisure time, I enjoy cooking, dining out, and traveling.

JZCHENG@PARTNERS.ORG

Jerome Crowley

I am a critical care and cardiac anesthesiologist. I spend half my time in the cardiac ICU and as part of the ECMO team.

JCCROWLEY@mgh.harvard.edu

Michael Fettiplace

I would typify myself as mostly a Midwesterner at heart; I hail from Wisconsin and graduated from the MSTP program at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. I am a CA3 with a passion for translational research and evidence-based practice. After graduation I plan to pursue further research training on the T32 grant and continue practicing OR anesthesia. In my personal time I enjoy hiking the white mountains, cycling the trails of Boston, shaking tiki cocktails and dancing to rock’n’roll.

MFETTIPLACE@MGH.HARVARD.EDU

Michael Fitzsimons

Mike is currently Director of the Division of Cardiac Anesthesia at Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School. He graduated from Wake Forest Medical School and completed an internship at Brooke Army Medical Center. He then served tours of duty on South Korea and Fort Lewis Washington before his residency at MGH. After his year as chief resident he completed fellowships in Critical Care Medicine and Cardiac Anesthesia. He has served in multiple roles including Fellowship Director, Clinical Competency Chairperson, and Director of Substance Use Disorders Prevention. He serves as Chairperson of the ASA Substance Use Disorders Prevention Advisory Panel as well as Co-chairperson of the ASA Task Force on Clinician Mental Health. He has published widely on multiples topics as in cardiac anesthesia and physician health. Dr. Fitzsimons is a highly sought after speaker and has lectured medical centers throughout the country.

He and his wife Suzanne have 2 daughters and live in nearby Milton, MA where they are active in their community and church.

MFITZSIMONS@mgh.harvard.edu

Adam Flaczyk

Adam Flaczyk is a CA-2 resident in the Massachusetts General Hospital Anesthesia Residency Program. He hails from Toronto, Canada; completed undergraduate and graduate studies at McGill University; and medical school in Ireland at University College Dublin. He and his wife have lived in Germany, Ireland, Peru and Quebec, Canada. In his spare time, Adam enjoys travelling and cycling and has visited more than 50 countries. He has significant prior research experience in Allergy and Vaccine Immunology, and is applying to a Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship after residency. His favorite elements about the program include the people, patients and complexity of cases he does as a resident. He is excited to meet the applicants and ready to answer any and all questions you may have about the program.

AFLACZYK@MGH.HARVARD.EDU

Lei Gao

I specialise in the care of general surgery, endoscopy and neurosurgical patients. After completing residency training at the MGH, I joined the faculty at the MGH/Harvard Medical School while conducting research as part of the Harvard Anesthesia T-32 training grant. My area of expertise is in disorders of cognition, sleep/ circadian rhythms, and neurotrauma. I was born in Chengdu, China, went to medical school in London, and now live with my wife two dogs and three cats in Sharon, MA.

LGAO@MGH.HARVARD.EDU

Erica Gee

Erica is a CA-3 who will continue for fellowship training at Stanford in the field of regional anesthesia and acute pain. She also has an interest in global health. She is a native Californian who enjoys hiking, cooking, travel, tennis, and yoga.

Erica.Gee@MGH.HARVARD.EDU

Philipp Gerner

Interested in data driven anesthesia practice, with clinical interest in pediatric anesthesia. In my free time I enjoy being outdoors, skiing, hiking and being on the water as well as cooking and spending time with friends and family.

PGERNER1@MGH.HARVARD.EDU

David Hao

David Hao is a CA-3 anesthesia resident who will be completing a fellowship in chronic pain management. He has an interest in the application of multimedia and design principles to medicine. He hosts the Depth of Anesthesia podcast. Originally born in Edmonton, Canada, David spends most of his free time trying to find a hobby to replace soccer and basketball (COVID happened…).

David.Hao@MGH.HARVARD.EDU

Jean He

Jean He grew up in Ithaca, NY and attended UNC School of Medicine. She is a CA-2 resident interested in Obstetric Anesthesiology and medical education. She enjoys hiking, traveling, and trying new restaurants.

JHE9@PARTNERS.ORG

Ryan Horvath

I am a staff anesthesiologist in primarily covering Thoracic anesthesia. I am also a Critical Care Intensivist in several of our ICUs here at MGH and NWH. I have two kids and enjoy home improvement and skiing.

RHORVATH@PARTNERS.ORG

Alexander Kuo

Alexander Kuo is a Cardiac and Critical Care anesthesiologist. He is a member of the educational leadership team and serves as Associate Program Director for the residency. He has a background in biomedical engineering. His interests include 3D printing and other advanced media for education, as well as quantitative hemodynamics and point of care ultrasound.

ASKUO@PARTNERS.ORG

Jean Kwo

I have been an attending at MGH for almost 20 yrs. I have a very diverse practice working both in the ICUs and in the ORs (and other varied areas). Personally, I spend my free time running, doing yoga, and keeping my kids in line and out of trouble.

JKWO@mgh.harvard.edu

Yvonne Lai

Yvonne is a cardiac and critical care anesthesiologist with clinical interests in mechanical circulatory support, perioperative ultrasound and electrophysiology. She has an adorable rabbit named Myshkin and a wonderful husband. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and photography.

YLAI@MGH.HARVARD.EDU

Lu (Angela) Lang

Angela is a CA2 with interest in cardiac anesthesiology. She is from Toronto and went to medical school in Cleveland. She couple-matched with her husband, who is a radiology resident, and together they have two cat babies named Kitkat and Wonka. She enjoys reading, cooking, baking, and cuddling with her cats.

LDAI@MGH.HARVARD.EDU

Kyla Lappo

Hello! My name is Kyla, and I am a CA-2 resident from Texas. I am interested in pediatric anesthesia, global health, and academic medicine. When I am not in the hospital, I enjoy traveling (pre-COVID), exploring outdoors, cooking, and spending time with the people I love.

KLAPPO@PARTNERS.ORG

Johanna Lee

I’m a CA-2 resident who is planning to apply to pediatric anesthesiology fellowship in the fall. I’m interested in pursuing clinical research, with a particular interest in the intersection of neuroscience and anesthesia in children. In my free time, I love traveling, cooking/baking, exploring restaurants and cafes, and spending time with family and friends.

JLEE184@PARTNERS.ORG

Lucy Li

In regards to above, I can interview either from home or at MGH. I will be serving as chief resident and will be doing a pediatrics fellowship with the goal of working in an academic center doing anesthesia for both adults and children. On a personal note, I have lived in a variety of places, primarily Miami, New Jersey, and New York. I love to cook, eat, watch movies and TV shows, spend time with friends exploring new restaurants/breweries/bars, traveling and hiking.

LTLI@PARTNERS.ORG

Diana Liu

Pediatric anesthesia, resident education, baking, foodie, puppy training

DLIU14@mgh.harvard.edu

Amber Liu

Pedi, regional, OB, research

CLIU19@PARTNERS.ORG

Gem Manalo

I am a CA2 originally from the greater Detroit area. I am applying to cardiothoracic fellowships this fall. I also have an interest in global health. I enjoy yoga, spinning, hiking, hanging out with my rescue dog, cooking, new restaurants, and international travel (before COVID).

GMANALO@mgh.harvard.edu

Joseph McDowell

 I completed my fellowship in regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine at MGH. My clinical interest is in advancing these sub-specialties and inspiring residents to do the same. I’m an avid sports fan and recreational golfer. I’m finally learning to play [correctly]. It’s a lot like learning anesthesia: challenging and frustrating at times, but worth it!

JLMCDOWELL@PARTNERS.ORG

Mark Meyer

I’m interested in the areas of innovation, entrepreneurship, and medical device development professionally. Personally I like golfing, hopefully will climb a mountain in the next year, and am getting into home brewing.

MAMEYER@mgh.harvard.edu

John Nichols

I am a pediatric anesthesiologist who has clinical interests in pediatric transplant anesthesia and patient safety. My research interests are in respiratory monitoring, with an ongoing project using standard ECG monitoring to estimate respiratory rate and tidal volume in human subjects. Outside of the hospital, I spend my time with my wife, son, and dog, and love to participate in all sorts of outdoor activities including mountain biking, skiing, running, and hiking.

JHNICHOLS@PARTNERS.ORG

Peter Ochieng

I went to undergrad at Arizona and Med school in Tennessee. I am doing a Cardiac fellowship next year here at MGH and hopefully stay on staff after. Outside of work I enjoy running, basketball, hiking, snowboarding, mountain biking and woodworking. I also enjoy exploring the many breweries that Boston has to offer.

POCHIENG@PARTNERS.ORG

Miguel Patino Montoya

I completed a research fellowship in Houston before starting residency. I am interested in critical care and cardiac anesthesia. I am from Colombia. I like sports, dancing and trying new food!!

MPATINOMONTOYA@PARTNERS.ORG

Kai Qiu

Hello! I’m a current CA3 bound for critical care fellowship after graduation next year. I worked in management consulting for a couple of years after college and finished a joint MBA degree during medical school. In the future I hope to spend my non-clinical time in health systems administration. Outside of work I’m a big fan of eating, sleeping, reading/learning about random history, and the occasional foray into video games. Looking forward to meeting you all!

KQIU@PARTNERS.ORG

Raissa Quezado da Nobrega

I am very interested in Innovation (the whole process of creating devices, techniques and protocols to improve healthcare), especially related to Pain Medicine. I also enjoy dancing, cooking/eating and traveling.

RQUEZADODANOBREGA@PARTNERS.ORG

Kyle Riley

Hi, I am a CA2 resident. I am from Seattle originally, and I went to undergrad and medical school in NYC. I have interests in chronic pain and OB anesthesia. I enjoy museums, restaurants, and exploring Boston and the New England area.

KRILEY12@PARTNERS.ORG

Sassan Sabouri

I am an anesthesiologist with interest in Regional Anesthesia/Acute Pain Management. My personal interest is in bicycle riding, and my favorite team is the Boston Celtics.

ASABOURI@mgh.harvard.edu

Daniel Saddawi-Konefka

Dan’s clinical interests are critical care and anesthesia for thoracic surgery. His research focuses on medical education, motivation, goal pursuit, and feedback. He has four wonderful kids and an amazing wife. On the side, he enjoys “dad jokes”, chess, and woodworking.

DSADDAWI-KONEFKA@MGH.HARVARD.EDU

 

Kyan Safavi

Healthcare systems, healthcare operations, healthcare policy, data science, critical care

KSAFAVI@PARTNERS.ORG

Max Samimi

I was born in Iran, grew up in California and have bounced around the East coast for medical school and now residency. My career interests are in both general and regional anesthesia as well as medical education. I also have a keen interest in global health and hope to bridge the gap of surgical and anesthetic care in developing countries. Personal interests include exploring with my wife and pug, Hamilton and spending as much time outdoors as possible!

MSAMIMI@PARTNERS.ORG

Ken Shelton

I am a cardiac anesthesiologist and ICU attending at MGH. I am the medical director of the Heart Center ICU. My clinical interests include cardiac critical care medicine and rescue echocardiography.

KSHELTON@MGH.HARVARD.EDU

James "Cres" Simpson

Hello Potential MGH Residents, My name is Cres Simpson, and I’m a staff anesthesiologist here at MGH. I trained here and opted to stay after finishing residency. Professionally, my interests are complex vascular surgery, liver transplants, international / low resource anesthesia, and ERAS. Personally, I was born and raised in Alabama and attended medical school there after a stent in DC. I’m an avid outdoor enthusiast (mostly running and climbing). I have one very needy cat at home. Look forward to meeting you.

JCSIMPSON@PARTNERS.ORG

Jenn Smith

Jenn is a cardiac anesthesiologist and errant pediatrician. She has particular interests in adult congenital cardiac anesthesia, liver transplantation, and perioperative echocardiography education. She, her partner, and their elderly lab, Sophie, live in Cambridge and firmly believe that the best part of Boston is the view from across the river. Her hobbies include cooking and eating.

JSMITH93@PARTNERS.ORG

Abraham Sonny

My clinical interests are in cardiac anesthesia and critical care medicine, and with specific interest in point of care ultrasound and echocardiography. My research interests are in sepsis and RNA sequencing. Outside of work, I love biking and sailing.

ASONNY@mgh.harvard.edu

Zach Sullivan

Zach is a CA-2 anesthesia resident with a clinical interest in critical care medicine and he is currently in the process of applying for a fellowship position in that field. He grew up in Northwest Ohio before meeting his wife at the Ohio State University. Together they have an 8-year-old dog named Bear who enjoys long walks on the Esplanade. In his free time, Zach enjoys travelling throughout the Northeast and spending time exploring Boston with his co-residents.

ZPSULLIVAN@PARTNERS.ORG

Pacifico Tuason

In 2008 I joined the faculty of the Department of Anesthesia Critical Care and Pain Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. My work at MGH consists of clinical care of pediatric patients during the perioperative period as well as training of residents and medical students rotating through the Division of Pediatric Anesthesia. Apart from my daily clinical commitment my passion is in Global Health, specifically cleft missions in underserved countries. I am part of an organization that sends teams abroad to perform cleft lip/palate surgeries and also to educate both trainees who come with the team and the local healthcare providers in the host country. My hope is to someday narrow or even close the gap between the big discrepancy in healthcare between the west and in underdeveloped countries.

PTUASON@mgh.harvard.edu

Matthew Tung

I will be joining the MGH faculty in 2022 after completing a critical care fellowship. I have a particular interest in medical education and simulation. Outside of work I help my wife run her food instagram and enjoy all types of card and board games.

MatthewG_Tung@DFCI.HARVARD.EDU

Rafael Vazquez

I am from Mexico and immigrated to Newburgh in upstate NY. I grew up the inner city in a low socioeconomic neighborhood. I went to a local college, graduated from Cornell Medical School and did my residency at MGH. After, 2 years in private practice, I came back as staff. I serve as the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. I also serve as the Director of Anesthesia for Interventional Radiology. I enjoy applying perioperative acute pain techniques such as ERAS to IR (ERAP) as well as regional anesthesia. Conversely, I have applied fluoroscopy for spinal drain insertion and central line insertion (liver transplants) in the OR. Personally, I enjoy football, nutrition, and fitness.

RVAZQUEZ@mgh.harvard.edu

Elisa Walsh

I’m a CA3 who will be serving as a chief resident in 2021 before pursuing a fellowship in critical care. Outside of the hospital, I’m passionate about long-distance running (favorite distance: half marathon), hiking, cooking, and traveling in the pre-COVID era. I live in Dorchester with my husband, two Siberian cats who outweigh the majority of small dogs, and innumerable plants. 

EWALSH6@PARTNERS.ORG

 

Gabrielle White-Dzuro

I am a current CA2 who is interested in regional or critical care. I plan to pursue fellowship and my career in Canada where I am from.

GWhite-Dzuro@MGHIHP.EDU

Samuel Wood

I was born and raised in San Diego, California and attended undergrad and medical school at UCSD. I matched at MGH into the categorical program and am currently a CA-2. I am applying to pediatric anesthesia fellowships this year. My academic interests include pediatric anesthesia and education. Outside of work I enjoy snowboarding, travel, theater, board games, and video games.

SWOOD13@PARTNERS.ORG

Nancy Wu

I’m interested in cardiac anesthesia and quality improvement. I also spend time in general surgery, ortho, and neuro services. Personal interests include vegetable gardening, traveling, and singing.

NWU@mgh.harvard.edu

Rebecca Wu

I completed my anesthesiology residency at MGH and a pediatric fellowship at Boston Children’s. I’m interested in large database outcomes research, simulation, and pediatric difficult airways. In my free time, I like to Peloton and try to grow orchids.

RLWU@PARTNERS.ORG