Fellows are expected to teach during their training. We have 3rd year and 4th year medical students, pediatric residents and adult rheumatology fellows rotating through our pediatric rheumatology, and expect our fellows to gradually develop skills to conduct formal and informal teaching sessions for the other trainees.
The second and third years of fellowship focus on the research aspects of rheumatology while keeping a continuity clinical training. The research experience is supervised either the Pediatric or Adult Rheumatology faculties or outside of department to suit the fellow’s interest in research.
In addition, our fellows have the opportunity of applying for scholarship to the Clinical Research Graduate Program, a Master’s program which is a well-established in the Clinical Care Division of the Tufts Medical Center. Learn more about the Masters in Clinical Care Research program.
Saumya Vinod Joshi, MBBS
Pediatric Rheumatology Fellow
Specialties + Interests:
Clinical Specialties: General Pediatrics, Pediatric Rheumatology, Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain
Research Focus: Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome, Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
Training + Certifications:
Medical School: Armed Forces Medical College, India
Residency: SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
Fellowship: Second Year Pediatric Rheumatology Fellow
Masters: Masters in Science in Clinical Research at Tufts CTSI (Second Year MS Student)
Board Certifications: American Academy of Pediatrics
Saumya was born and raised in India and moved to the United States for a research scholarship after completing medical school. He completed his pediatric residency at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn before moving to Tufts Children's Hospital at Boston for a pediatric rheumatology fellowship. He lives with his partner and their teacup chihuahua in the South End neighborhood of Boston. He loves to spend time outdoors, practice hot yoga and cook Indian food. Currently he is learning a form of tap dance.
Rima’s Reasons is:
"My experience with Tufts was great! With my infectious disease background I chose Tufts rheumatology program as it was a perfect fit for my future goals of combined practice. I joined the clinical track that provided a rich clinical experience with exposure to a variety of cases at Tufts and its satellite clinics. The staff members were amazing teachers; knowledgeable, cooperative and kind. They prepared me well for the boards, the clinical practice and have continued to maintain a good back-up resource for me after graduation as well. Add to this, the location of Tufts; Boston is an amazing unforgettable place!"
Saumya’s reason is:
"I am very pleased with my training at the pediatric rheumatology program at Tufts Medical Center. It is a very fellow-centric program with friendly attendings and staff. You will be the only fellow which increase your exposure to outpatient clinics, inpatient consults and procedures. Both the attendings Dr. Zhang and Dr. Davis are extremely invested in the fellow’s education. There are ample opportunities for research both within and outside the division. I strongly recommend utilizing the CTSI program for a certificate course or even a full Masters. I could not have asked for a better program for my training."
Fellowship Program Coordinator