BWH Internal Medicine Residency Graduates in the News

BWH Internal Medicine Residency graduates are recognized for excellence across specialties.

Dr. Joel Katz was recently named one of Boston Business Journal's 2015 Healthcare Heroes.
Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program, Dr. Joel Katz (intern class of 1991), was recently named one of Boston Business Journal's 2015 Healthcare Heroes.  Click here to read more.
Drs. Benjamin Sommers and Arnold Epstein were recently recognized by AcademyHealth
Drs. Benjamin Sommers (intern class of 2007) and Arnold Epstein (intern class of 1976) were recently recognized by AcademyHealth, a preeminent national association of health policy researchers.  To read the full article, click here.
Drs. Erika Pabo and YiDing Yu were named in MedTech Boston’s 40 under 40 young healthcare innovators.
Drs. Erika Pabo (intern class of 2011) and YiDing Yu (intern class of 2012) were named in MedTech Boston’s 40 under 40 young healthcare innovators.  To read the article, click here.
Dr. Duncan Maru has been named one of Schwab Foundation's 2015 Social Entrepreneurs.
r. Duncan Maru (intern class of 2009) has been named one of Schwab Foundation's 2015 
Social Entrepreneurs.  He co-founded a nonfprofit, Possible, which delivers high quality and 
low-cost health care in Nepal.  Click here to read more.
Dr. Ruth Vleugels received the 2015 Donald O'Hara, PhD, Faculty Prize for Excellence in Teaching
Dr. Ruth Vleugels (intern class of 2004 ) received the 2015 Donald O'Hara, PhD, Faculty Prize for Excellence in Teaching for her outstanding instruction in her dermatology course at Harvard Medical School (HMS).  To read the full article click here.
Dr. Duane Wesemann is a recipient of the Food Allergy Research and Education’s (FARE) inaugural FARE Investigator in Food Allergy Award.
Dr. Duane Wesemann, (intern class of 2005), is a recipient of the Food Allergy Research and Education’s (FARE) inaugural FARE Investigator in Food Allergy Award. This is a new award, given to investigators to the field of food allergy. Click here to read more.
Dr. Reisa Sperling received the 2015 Potamkin Prize for Research in Pick’s, Alzheimer’s, and Related Diseases from the American Academy of Neurology and the American Brain Foundation.
Dr. Reisa Sperling (intern class of 1991), received the 2015 Potamkin Prize of $100,000
for Research in Pick’s, Alzheimer’s, and Related Diseases from the American Academy of 
Neurology and the American Brain Foundation.  To read more about this, click here.
Dr. D. Branch Moody has been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Dr. D. Branch Moody (intern class of 1992) has been awarded a grant from the 
National Institutes of Health and the National Institute of Allergy and 
Infectious Diseases to direct one of four Tuberculosis Research Unit Programs.  
To read more, click here.
Drs.. Rebecca Baron, Nancy Keating and Nora Osman were all recognized with the 2014-2015 Excellence in Mentoring Awards from Harvard Medical School.
Drs. Rebecca Baron (class of 1994), Nancy Keating (class of 1993) and Nora Osman (class of 2001) were all recognized by Harvard Medical School with the 2014-2015 Excellence in Mentoring Awards from Harvard Medical School.  Click here to read the full article.
Dr. Aaron Sodickson is a recipients of the 2014 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Honored Educator Award
Dr. Aaron Sodickson (intern class of 1999) is one of the recipients of the 2014 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Honored Educator Award.  Click here to read the full article.

Dr. Joel Katz and Dr. Marshall Wolf were elected to Mastership of the American College of Physicians
Dr. Joel Katz (intern class of 1991) and Dr. Marshall Wolf (intern class of 1963) were elected to Mastership of the American College of Physicians. To read the article, click here.
Dr. Vivek Murthy has been confirmed as the nation’s 19th surgeon general.
Dr. Vivek Murthy (intern class of 2003) has been confirmed as the nation’s 19th surgeon general.  
Dr. Tom Sequist received the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Award from the Rosenthal Family Foundation.
Dr. Tom Sequist (intern class of 1999) received the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Award from the Rosenthal Family Foundation. Click here to read more about the award.  
Dr. Paula Johnson was awarded the 2014 Public Health Leadership Award
Dr. Paula Johnson (intern class of 1985) was awarded the 2014 Public Health Leadership Award by the Friends of Brookline Public Health. Click here to read more about the award.
Dr. Elazer R. Edelman received the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Conference of Innovation
Dr. Elazer R. Edelman (intern class of 1984) received the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Conference of Innovation.  He was also recently named a National Academy of Inventors Fellow.  Click here to read more about the award.
Dr. Deepak Rao received the 2014 American College of Rheumatology Distinguished Fellow Award
Dr. Deepak Rao (intern class of 2010) received the 2014 American College of Rheumatology Distinguished Fellow Award.  Click here to read more about the award.
Dr. Harley Haynes was awarded the Senior Distinguished Clinician Award
Dr. Harley Haynes (intern class of 1963) was awarded the Senior Distinguished Clinician Award from the Brigham and Women's Physicians Organization for his leadership in dermatology.  Click here to read more about the award.
Dr. Loscalzo was named a 2014 fellow for the American Association for the Advancement of Science
Dr. Loscalzo (intern class of 1978) was named a 2014 fellow for the American Association for the Advancement of Science for his work in molecular and translational vascular biology. Click here to read more about the award.
Dr. Tara Narula became a Medical Contributor for "CBS This Morning."
Dr. Tara Narula (intern class of 2004) became a Medical Contributor for "CBS This Morning."  To read her bio, click here
Dr. Sachin Jain was named a 2014 Emerging Pharma Leader
Dr. Sachin Jain (intern class of 2010) was named a 2014 Emerging Pharma Leader and profiled in Pharma Executive magazine.  To read the article, click here.

Dr. Ryan Broderick received the Consultant of the Year award from the Brown University Family Medicine Residency Program
Dr. Ryan Broderick (intern class of 2004) received the Consultant of the Year award from the Brown University Family Medicine Residency Program at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island (MHRI). To read the article, click here.
Dr. Sophia Koo and her team, were honored with first prize at the seventh Massachusetts Life Sciences Innovation Day
Dr. Sophia Koo (intern class of 2004) and her team, were honored with first prize at the seventh Massachusetts Life Sciences Innovation (MALSI) Day. To read the article, click here.
Dr. Peter Libby received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology
Dr. Peter Libby (intern class of 1978) received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology. Click here to read more about the award.
Drs. Aaron Goldberg, Kunal Patel, and Nicholas Short were featured in the latest issue of BWH Clinical & Research News
Drs. Aaron Goldberg, Kunal Patel, and Nicholas Short, (all from the intern class of 2011), were featured in the latest issue of BWH Clinical & Research News.  The three physicians were not only part of the same residency class, but they also originated from the same high school in San Antonio, TX, called Health Careers High School.   To read more about the recent grads, and how their high school played a signifcant role in starting their medicine career paths, click here. Click here to read more about the award.
Dr. Ian Huntington and Dr. Talya Salant began their second year as Kraft Fellows for the Kraft Center for Community Health
Dr. Ryan Broderick (intern class of 2004) received the Consultant of the Year award from the Brown University Family Medicine Residency Program at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island (MHRI). To read the article, click here.
Dr. O'Neil Britton has been selected Chief Health Information Officer to provide the clinical leadership of the Partners eCare implementation.
Dr. O'Neil Britton (intern class of 1997) has been selected Chief Health Information Officer to provide the clinical leadership of the Partners eCare implementation.  O’Neil is the Chief Medical Officer at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital (BWFH).  O’Neil will provide the clinical and academic leadership in developing and implementing Partners eCare, the enterprise-wide information strategy that meets our system’s goals in the areas of clinical care, population health management, research, community service, and teaching.
Drs. Carmen Peralta and Soma Stout were recipients of the first annual Robert Wood Johnson Young Leader Award.
Drs. Carmen Peralta (intern class of 2001) and Soma Stout (intern class of 1999) were recipients of the first annual Robert Wood Johnson Young Leader Award.  This award recognizes leaders under the age of 40 for their exceptional contributions to improving the health of the nation and their future potential leadership. Click here to read more about the award.
Dr. Duncan Maru and Dr. Ryan Schwarz received the 2012 Dean's Community Service Trainee Award from HMS.

Dr. Duncan Maru (intern class of 2009) and Dr. Ryan Schwarz (intern class of 2011) received the 2012 Dean's Community Service Trainee Award from Harvard Medical School. Both were recognized for their work with Nyaya Health. 

Click here to read more about the award.

Dr. David Cohen, director of Hepatology in the Division of Gastroenterology at BWH, received a MERIT award from the National Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Advisory Council.

Dr. David Cohen (intern class of 1988), director of Hepatology in the Division of Gastroenterology at BWH, received a MERIT (Method to Extend Research in Time) award from the National Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Advisory Council. The MERIT award acknowledges consistent and excellent contributions to scientific knowledge. 

Click here to read more about the award.

Dr. Dave Chokshi was appointed as a 2012-2013 White House Fellow.

Dr. Dave Chokshi (intern class of 2009) was appointed as a 2012-2013 White House Fellow. The White House Fellows Program was created in 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson to give promising American leaders “first hand, high-level experience with the workings of the Federal government, and to increase their sense of participation in national affairs.”

Click here to read more about the award.

Dr. Peter Reese is a recipient of the NIH Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.
Dr. Peter Reese (intern class of 1999) is a recipient of the NIH Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. The award was commissioned by President Clinton in 1996 to create an award program that would honor and support the extraordinary achievements of the finest scientists and engineers who, while early in their research careers, show exceptional potential for leadership at the frontiers of scientific knowledge during the twenty-first century. You can read more here.
Dr. Ben Sommers has an article in NEJM on Mortality and Access to Care After State Medicaid Expansions.
Dr. Ben Sommers (intern class of 2007) has an article in NEJM on Mortality and Access to Care After State Medicaid Expansions.  You can read the article here.
Drs. Nora Osman and Fidencio Saldaña have received the Charles McCabe, MD, Prize for Excellence in Teaching in Years III and IV.
Drs. Nora Osman and Fidencio Saldaña (both from the intern class of 2001) have received the Charles McCabe, MD, Prize for Excellence in Teaching in Years III and IV. The prize is named in memory of Charles McCabe, a Harvard professor and director of Core Clerkship in Surgery at MGH for more than two decades.  You can read more here.
Dr. Florencia Halperin received a 2012 Career Development Award
Dr. Florencia Halperin (intern class of 2002) received a 2012 Career Development Award from the BWH Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. You can read more here.
Dr. Wolfram Goessling was selected as one of 22 national recipients of the 2012 Pew Scholars Program
Dr. Wolfram Goessling (intern class of 1998) was selected as one of 22 national recipients of the 2012 Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences. Launched in 1985, the Pew Scholarship invests in talented researchers in medicine and biomedical sciences. You can read more here.
Dr. Leonardo Riella was awarded the John P. Merrill Career Development Grant in Transplantation from the American Society of Nephrology
Dr. Leonardo Riella (intern class of 2004) was awarded the John P. Merrill Career Development Grant in Transplantation from the American Society of Nephrology. This grant provides two years of funding to young faculty conducting biomedical research related to transplantation. You can read more here.
Dr. Schott Schissel accepted the position of Chief of Medicine at Faulkner Hospital, effective June 15, 2012.
Dr. Schott Schissel (intern class of 1999) accepted the position of Chief of Medicine at Faulkner Hospital, effective June 15, 2012. Dr. Schissel will be responsible for ensuring that Faulkner Hospital’s Department of Medicine is aligned with the overall strategic direction of the greater BW/F enterprise, and that its clinical operation, patient quality, patient safety, and clinical outcomes are and remain superb. In addition, Dr. Schissel will be responsible for the educational mission of the medicine service at Faulkner Hospital, and ensuring that Faulkner Hospital remains a coveted site of learning for students, residents, and faculty. He will serve as an associate program director for the Department of Medicine preliminary internship selection process, and serve as an advisor to the preliminary residents and many other trainees.
Dr. Gary Gibbons has been named the new Director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
Dr. Gary Gibbons (intern class of 1984) has been named the new Director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Dr. Gibbons will join NIH from Morehouse School of Medicine, where he was founder and Director of the Cardiovascular Research Institute, an NIH-funded Research Center of Excellence.
Dr. Jim Kim was appointed the President of the World Bank.
Dr. Jim Kim (intern class of 1991) was appointed the President of the World Bank. You can read his profile here.
Drs. John Iralu, Maricruz Merino and Tom Sequist are all featured in this ACP article on Indian Health Service.
Drs. John Iralu (intern class of 1987), Maricruz Merino (intern class of 2007) and Tom Sequist (intern class of 1999) are all featured in this ACP article on Indian Health Service.

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