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

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.


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.


Diana Barragan-Bradford

I was born and raised in Colombia. I moved to Boston for anesthesiology residency and Critical Care fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. Outside the hospital I enjoy traveling and spending time with my husband and baby.



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.



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.


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.

Allison Dorogi

I am a current CA-2 resident from Cleveland, OH. I completed her undergraduate at Duke University and medical school at the University of Cincinnati. I plan to pursue a regional fellowship upon graduation. My other interests include personalized medicine and patient advocacy. Outside of the hospital, I love to travel, play tennis, ski/snowboard, cheer on the Cleveland Browns and make music. 


Yasmin Fatemi

I was born and raised in Dallas, TX and did medical school in San Antonio, TX. I moved to Boston for anesthesiology residency and am currently a CA-2. I’m applying to chronic pain fellowship now. In my free time I like to eat, bake, exercise, play music, play video games, and explore the city with friends. 


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.

Gabe Fregoso

I grew up in southern California, the oldest of three siblings. I attended the University of California, Berkeley for undergrad and Harvard Medical School thereafter. I completed a preliminary medical internship in the MGH Department of Medicine, prior to joining the MGH Department of Anesthesia where I am currently a CA-2. I am currently working on my application for critical care, but I hope to continue to be involved in the range of clinical exposures anesthesia has to offer. For fun I enjoy running, hiking, video games, and cooking.


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.


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.


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…).


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.


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.


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.


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.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Diana Liu

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

Amber Liu

Pedi, regional, OB, research


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).

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!


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.

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.


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.


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!!


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!


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.


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.


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.

Daniel Saddawi-Konefka

My clinical interests are critical care and anesthesia for thoracic surgery. My research focuses on medical education, motivation, goal pursuit, and feedback. I have four wonderful kids and an amazing wife. On the side, I enjoy “dad jokes”, chess, and woodworking.



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!


Aubrey Samost-Williams

I finished residency at MGH in 2020 and then completed my chief residency here. I currently direct the preoperative assessment clinic, and I’m a fellow with Ariadne Labs. Outside of work, I love spending time with my wonderful husband and beautiful daughter.


Jonathan Shaffer

I am a CA-2 and am currently applying for a fellowship in critical care. I’m originally from Wisconsin, moved around a few times after undergrad and eventually came out to Boston for anesthesia training. I went to medical school after living my best life in my 20s. I can get very nerdy when discussing coffee, bbq and marvel comics.

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.


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.


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.

Yasmine Tameze

I am originally from Cameroon and, after medical school at Duke, moved to Boston for anesthesia residency and ICU fellowship. My favorite thing to do outside of work is traveling and spending time with my family. 


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.

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.


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.

Elisa Walsh

I’m 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. 



Gabe Washington

I grew up in a low-income, predominantly minority community in Las Vegas, NV. I went to Stanford for undergrad and medical school where my interest in advocacy and healthcare began to take off. I participated in research for sickle cell disease and remained active in diversity efforts through both undergraduate and medical school. I found myself enjoying all of my rotations throughout medical school and realized that anesthesia has the perfect combination of medicine and procedures for me. My interests within anesthesia span from regional to cardiac.

In my personal life, I am a father to a 12-year old son, an avid weight lifter, and sometimes vegetarian. This is my first time living on the east coast and I’ve enjoyed exploring the region. I am also interested in advocacy, politics, and diversity initiatives.


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.


Mark Wong

I am a New Yorker at heart who happens to live in Boston. Though born in Hong Kong, most of my young life was in the heart of New York city. I went to medical school at Mount Sinai, did my residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, my ICU and Cardiac fellowships at NYP-Columbia and decided to come back to Boston and work at MGH. My clinical interests include Cardiac Anesthesiology and Critical Care. Specifically, I work in the Cardiac ORs as well as the Heart Center ICU where I care for postoperative cardiac surgical patients and patients in decompensated heart failure requiring various mechanical circulatory support devices. My administrative roles include the Associate Fellowship director of the Cardiac Anesthesia fellowship and the Medical Student Director for the Cardiac Anesthesia Sub-internship. Pre-COVID, I would spend my free time traveling, often to NYC or Hawaii.

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.