Leadership and Current Residents

Sara Ross, MD is the director of the Pediatric Residency Program at Tufts Children's Hospital in downtown Boston, MA.Sara Ross, MD
Director, Pediatric Residency Program

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charles (Chas) Hannum, MD is a general pediatrician at Tufts Children's Hospital in downtown Boston, MA.Charles (Chas) Hannum, MD
Associate Program Director, Pediatrics Residency Program

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jaclyn Boulais, MD
Associate Program Director, Pediatric Residency Program

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adrianna Serrao is the program coordinator for the Pediatric Residency Program at Tufts Children's Hospital in Boston, MA.Adrianna Serrao
Program Coordinator, Pediatric Residency Program

Brianna Albert, DOBrianna Albert, DO
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hey guys! I was born and raised in Middleboro, MA. My college years were spent in Boston at Northeastern University where I studied Behavioral Neuroscience and participated in the co-op program. After college, I worked as an ABA Teacher Assistant at the May Center School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities by day and bartended by night. I eventually ventured to Western PA to start medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. I then moved to Buffalo, NY for my clinical rotations. I will miss the city of good neighbors and their wings, but I’m thrilled to be back home. I’m so excited to join the Floating Family and have the opportunity to pursue my residency in Child Neurology at Tufts! In my spare time, you can find me at the beach, in the gym, dancing, playing video games, baking cookies/eating the cookie dough, or hiking with my husband and our two furbabies, Gatsby and Betsy.
 
Stephanie Batson, MDStephanie Batson, MD
Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University
Hi! I’m Stephanie, I was born in Israel, but spent most of my childhood in Charlottesville, Virginia. I attended the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA for undergrad. Following graduation, I spent five months working in a lab at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel. Shortly after returning to the States, I got a job in a lab at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. I spent three years living in (and loving) Boston, while studying the JC virus. I ventured down to CT for medical school at the Frank H Netter MD School of Medicine. And now, after four years, I’m thrilled to return to Boston and to join the wonderful community at the Floating Hospital. Outside of the hospital, I love to be outdoors, whether that’s taking in a view on a mountaintop or having a picnic on the Common.
 
Kyna Donohue, MDKyna Donohue, MD
Robert Larner, M.D., College of Medicine at the University of Vermont
Hello everyone! I grew up in a suburb of Boston, MA (Newton - specifically Newton North, go Tigers!). I moved out to Amherst, MA, to attend UMASS Amherst from 2006-2010, where I studied Neuroscience. Following graduation, I returned to the Eastern side of the state, and lived in Brighton, MA, for 6 years. During that time, I worked at Boston Children's Hospital in Orthopaedics as a research coordinator. I realized my dream of going to medical school in 2016 when I moved to Burlington, VT, to attend UVM. While I loved living up north, I am thrilled to be coming back home for residency!

 
Colleen Geraghty, MDColleen Geraghty, MD
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Hi everyone! I am originally from Bedford, New Hampshire where I grew up with my parents and 3 siblings. I went to the University of New Hampshire for undergrad and then made the move to Virginia with my now husband, Jeff,  while he pursued his PhD at UVA. I worked as a newborn hearing screener at UVA before attending VCU School of Medicine. In January I had my daughter, Eleanor! I am beyond excited to be moving back to New England to be close to my family while raising my daughter and completing residency! I can’t wait to join the Floating Family!
 
Alexandra (Alex) KenneyAlexandra (Alex) Kenney
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, MD
Hi! I grew up just outside of Boston in Milton, Massachusetts. I then moved to Philly to attend the University of Pennsylvania, where I studied Biological Basis of Behavior and Hispanic Studies, and played clarinet in Penn Band. After college, I came back to Boston and worked at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for a few years before heading to New York for medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. While I will miss NYC, I'm so excited to be coming home to Boston to join the Floating family! In my free time I love to travel, go to the beach (even during the winter), watch reality tv, try new restaurants, and explore the city that I'm in!
 
Alexandra (Alex) Miller, DOAlexandra (Alex) Miller, DO
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hi everyone! My name is Alex Miller and I am from Buffalo, NY. For my undergrad I decided to venture to New England and attended Holy Cross in Worcester, MA.  At Holy Cross, I obtained a degree in Math with a pre-med concentration. After college I moved to Boston to get my Masters at Boston University, and stayed to do research. This is when I really fell in love with Boston! I then left to start medical school at LECOM in Western PA. When choosing a specialty, I realized that I had been unknowingly preparing to be a pediatrician my entire life- both in my jobs and volunteering, I always wanted to be working with kids! Pediatrics was the perfect fit. After living and falling in love with all things Boston (except the Patriots- Go Bills), I knew I wanted to head back to Boston for residency. I am so excited to have the opportunity to pursue my residency at Tufts and to join the Floating Family! In my free time, I enjoy being outside, trying any and all exercise classes, binge watching Netflix, and spending time with my husband and our dog Jack (who we are both obsessed with).
 
Alex Nanchanatt, MDAlex Nanchanatt, MD
Drexel University College of Medicine
Hello! I was born and raised in New Jersey. Growing up in northern NJ I enjoyed playing baseball and basketball and rooting for many of the New York sports teams. I stayed in New Jersey for undergrad at Monmouth University by the Jersey Shore where I studied Biology and minored in Chemistry. After graduating I went into industry before attending medical school in Philadelphia at Drexel University. I have always enjoyed teaching and mentoring others, and I developed my interest in pediatrics during medical school. Living in Philly for the last few years made me appreciate city living and I am excited to move to Boston and train at Floating Hospital. Living in Boston I am excited to see the Yankees beat the Red Sox a few times!
 
Jessica PriceJessica Price, MD, PhD
Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
Hi! I grew up in the South in Nashville, Tennessee. I attended Bryn Mawr College, a women’s college outside Philly, where I was a Biology major studying genetics and developmental biology. After college, I spent two years living in Washington, D.C, doing research at the NIH in the National Human Genome Research Institute. I studied cancer genomics including cancer with ethnic disparity. I then moved to New York City where I earned my M.D./Ph.D. from Columbia University. My Ph.D. research focused on metastasis signaling in cancer. After I graduated, I spent a year conducting research in pediatric surgery, investigating congenital disorders and fluid administration in critically ill post-operative and trauma patients. Living in NYC has been amazing since I enjoy the performing arts, museums, and baseball. I am looking forward to exploring Boston's museums and seeing the Boston Ballet. I am excited to be a part of the Tufts Floating family!
 
Cassandra Scott, MDCassandra Scott, MD
Tufts University School of Medicine
Born NYC and raised in the suburbs, and part of a pretty eclectic bunch. I'm half-French, half-born-and-bred-New Yorker, and the product of a biology teacher and a computer engineer. Naturally, I went to McGill University in Montreal and The University of Edinburgh in Scotland to study computer science and biology before making my debut as a medical student at Tufts University School of Medicine. During my time here, I've become passionate about sex and relationship education, medical student and resident mental health, and preventive psychiatric care. I am so excited to continue my training in the Triple Board program at Tufts with some of the most incredible mentors I've ever had.  When I'm not at Tufts, I work on far too many knitting projects, bake bread, and cook new meals with my ever-expanding collection of kitchen supplies. When I'm not doing those things, I spend a lot of time going on walks with my husband, Gregor, who is a recent immigrant from Scotland getting used to New England life. Between the two of us, we have a large collection of stuffed animal friends, including a beluga whale named Keith, a penguin named Pingwing, and an owl named Q-Tip.
 
Allison Seats, MDAllison Seats, MD
Creighton University School of Medicine
I'm originally from Golden, CO where I grew up skiing, hiking and playing volleyball. After high school, I attended Creighton University and majored in Biology with a minor in Spanish. During this time, I developed an interest in medicine and global health in the Dominican Republic through yearly medical service trips. After my graduating, I returned to Colorado to earn my Masters in Biomedical Sciences from Regis University. Shortly after, I headed back to Omaha for medical school at Creighton. I spent my first two years in Omaha but then decided to pick up and move to Phoenix, Arizona to Creighton's regional campus. That's where I discovered my shared love of pediatrics and child psychiatry. I'm thrilled to move cross country once again to further explore medicine through the triple board program at Tufts Medical Center!
 
Julia Staschen, MDJulia Staschen, MD
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
I was born in a small town in Germany and moved to the United States with my family when I was in elementary school. We spent time in Virginia and California before settling down in Kennett Square, a small suburb outside of Philadelphia. For college I attended Tulane University in New Orleans where I studied neuroscience. After graduating, I worked in research and as a medical scribe before starting at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. I love baking (Nutella flower bread is a fan favorite), Star Wars, and hanging out with my two cats, Honey and Bowie. I’m very excited to move to Boston with my fiancé and to join the Floating family!
 
Kaleigh Tomkinson, DOKaleigh Tomkinson, DO
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hello! Although I have called Boston my home for a long time now, I actually grew up in Littleton, Colorado and made my way back to the East Coast for college. I went to WPI in Worcester, Ma and then first became part of the Tufts family when I did my Master of Biomedical Sciences here. I then went off to Maine for medical school at the University of New England, but I am so happy to be back at home and once again a part of the Tufts family. I enjoy cooking, trying various workout classes, skiing, and exploring Boston with friends. On the weekends I spend a lot of time with my family who all live in the area. I am so happy to settle down in the city I call home, start this new chapter as a pediatric resident, and join the Floating Family!
 
Annie Wang, MDAnnie Wang, MD
Boston University School of Medicine
I grew up in the East San Francisco Bay Area and enjoyed dancing, playing piano and violin, and tennis. My family spent a lot of time outdoors, from hiking along the California coast to skiing the mountains around Lake Tahoe. For college, I moved to the Midwest to attend Washington University in St. Louis, where I majored in biochemistry. After graduation, I spent a year working in a dermatology practice in the Boston suburbs, during which I explored all that New England has to offer. I decided to stay in the area and attend Boston University School of Medicine, and I’ve come to love Boston and its people through my experiences in medical school. I’m thrilled to stay in this amazing city and join the Floating Family for residency!

Hala Al-Safarjalani, MDHala Al-Safarjalani, MD
Hi there! I come from the deep south, where I studied at the University of South Alabama (Go Jags!) for college and medical school, and I am very excited to join my new family at Tufts! I'm happy to escape the humidity of the south and brave the cold weather of Boston, with the help of some clam chowder and my new Canada Goose investment. I enjoy bodybuilding, failed attempts at cooking, and the guilty pleasure of watching the Kardashians...which my hubby also secretly enjoys. I'm 5'2" and am a huge proponent for Tufts Children's's catch phrase: You Don't Have To Be Big To Be Strong!
 
Eleanor Allen, MDEleanor Allen, MD
I grew up in Belvedere, a small town near San Francisco, and attended a French immersion school from pre-K through high school. I then moved to Houston to attend Rice University, where I was a French literature major and pre-med. I also did a short stint as pre-vet, and worked at the Houston Zoo! After undergrad, I stayed in Texas and moved to Dallas for medical school at UT Southwestern. There, I stayed very busy studying, doing clerkships, volunteering, and taking care of my Golden Retriever/Great Pyrenees, Sonoma. Now, I am super excited to move to Boston and start my residency training at Tufts Children's!

Ruba Barbar, MDRuba Barbar, MD
Hello, I am originally from Damascus-Syria. I earned my Medical Degree from Damascus University School of Medicine and then moved to Beirut /Lebanon to finish my training in general pediatrics. Later on, I was so fortunate to join the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital /Le bonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis, TN which was a fascinating period of my life. Outside medicine, I have a 3-year-old son who keeps me busy all the time. My husband and I enjoy cooking, watching TV, traveling and hanging out with friends. Although I have been in Boston for short period, I have fallen in love with this city! Too many outdoors activities and great people to hang out with. I am so happy to be part of such an amazing pediatric residency program at Tufts Medical Center and looking forward for the next 2 years here!!

 

Daneille Burton, MDDaneille Burton, MD
I was born in New York City and then grew up in a ballet studio in beautiful Boulder, Colorado. I attended Smith College where I double majored in Dance and Chemistry. After graduating, I was a professional ballerina with American Midwest Ballet, Missouri Ballet Theatre, and the Montgomery Ballet. During that time I taught dance as well, which is when I fell in love with working with children. Seeing my students struggle with illness and injury inspired to go to medical school to become a pediatrician. My passion for psychiatry developed when I moved back to Colorado to complete my medical training at University of Colorado School of Medicine. I am thrilled to be a part of the Triple Board Program at Tufts Medical Center and to work at the intersection of pediatrics and psychiatry. I am excited to live in Boston with my husband, Ryan, and two kittens, Autumn and Earl Grey. Outside of medicine, I enjoy dancing, drinking coffee with friends, long walks, and folding paper cranes.
 
Rebecca Clayman, MDRebecca Clayman, MD
Hi Everyone! I grew up just north of Boston in Marblehead, while spending my summers working at a summer camp up in Maine. I then travelled out to the Midwest to study Biomedical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin (Go Badgers!). Eventually, I returned back to Boston to teach, do research and get my masters at Boston University. My research brought me to Botswana, and ignited my interest in global health. I soon after left for medical school in Ireland and was able to spend four wonderful years in Dublin.  That being said, I am so excited to be returning to Boston for residency and to join Tufts Children's Hospital Family!
 
Geoffrey Daves, MDGeoffrey Daves, MD
Hello! I was born and raised in Laredo, Texas, a small South Texas border town filled with fantastic Mexican food. I grew up playing sports and enjoying the outdoors, particularly hunting and fishing with my parents and sister. I attended college at Texas A&M International University, where I majored in Biology and played collegiate golf. After college, I earned a Masters of Anatomical Sciences from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. After graduate school, I attended medical school at Ross University which is located on a small island in the Caribbean. It was here where I met my beautiful wife, Seanna. Seanna, who grew up in Easton, MA, introduced me to Boston and I absolutely loved it.  I am extremely excited and appreciative to train at Tufts Children's.
 
Sarah Ghabbour, MDSarah Ghabbour, MD
Hello! I am originally from Arlington, Massachusetts, where I grew up with my little sister and parents. Staying close to home, I attended Boston University, where I majored in health science and minored in business administration. After graduating, I ventured two hours north to attend medical school at Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine. I am super excited to be back in Boston and joining Tufts Children's Hospital family! Outside of pediatrics, I enjoy figure skating, running, soccer, listening to podcasts, and spending time with family.

 
Courtney Hanna, MDCourtney Hanna, MD
Hi everyone! I grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan and went to the University of Michigan for college. I made the move to Penn State for medical school, but have always remained a loyal Wolverine (even in enemy territory)! I did a 1-week pediatric rotation outside of Boston during my first year of medical school and fell in love with the city, so I am incredibly excited to be doing my training here!
 
Samuel Hilbert, MDSamuel Hilbert, MD
When people ask me where I’m from I usually say “the east coast.” I was born in Columbia, South Carolina but grew up in Southborough, Massachusetts. I went to college at Boston University where I majored in biology with a specialization in neuroscience and played rugby. After graduating I stayed in Boston for four years doing a little bit of everything. During that time, I created my own position at a high-end restaurant, L'Espalier, volunteered at Horizons for Homeless Children, drove for Lyft/Uber, pursued a masters in medical science at BU, and researched LASIK surgery. I then was lucky to have the opportunity to attend medical school at Drexel University in Philadelphia where I was able to work with a diverse patient population and explore a new city. While in Philadelphia I enjoyed running, cooking, and hiking with my foster dog. Now I am thrilled to return to Boston and have the opportunity to learn and grow as a resident at Tufts Children's.
 
Diane Saint-Victor, MDDiane Saint-Victor, MD
Hi! Originally born and raised here in Boston but spent a lot of time travelling (one of my favorite hobbies) since then. I went to undergrad at Williams College, where I majored in psychology, started a slam poetry group, and helped out doing some theater tech for plays my friends were in. Then I flew down to Atlanta for grad school at Emory and stayed in the city doing some health research for a few years. I was excited to explore a new city and eat lots of Southern comfort food! Eventually, I left the warmth to go to Pennsylvania for medical school at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. After all that, I made my way back home to Tufts Children's! I am so excited to be back and see new and familiar sites. Looking forward to exploring Boston with friends, new and old. Outside of loving pediatrics, I also enjoy running, yoga, reading, and trying to train my cat. I couldn't be happier to join this great group of future pediatricians and I'm so honored to be at Tufts Children's Hospital!
 
Millie Shah, DOMillie Shah, DO

Hi! I was born and raised along the famous Jersey Shore and grew up loving the sand, waves, and salt of the water. But, I soon found my love for the mountains when I attended Lehigh University (real life Hogwarts!) for my undergraduate years. After Lehigh, I moved back to South Jersey to earn my masters at UMDNJ and then went on to attend Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. I enjoy drawing, climbing, reading, hiking, and, of course, spending time at the shore. Philly is the first city to claim a spot in my heart as home but I am incredibly excited to be making the one way trip to Boston and to join the Triple Board and Tufts Children's family!
 
Cristina Stefanescu, MDCristina Stefanescu, MD
Boston has been my home for a long time and I'm super excited to spend another three years here as a Tufts pediatric resident!  I grew up in Needham, MA and went to college at MIT, majoring in Materials Science and Engineering.  I then worked for several years in biomedical research focused on developing controlled drug delivery systems to enhance medical treatments at the Koch Institute in Cambridge.  While working there, I realized I wanted to pursue a career in medicine and enrolled in Tufts MBS masters program. After that, I went on to start medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Needless to say, I am very familiar with Beantown and the Tufts medical community! In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with my husband cooking or catching a show at the House of Blues.  I also love spending time with family, including my 15 month-old nephew who is currently obsessed with fish and balloons.  I also used to play both field hockey and ice hockey in college and still like to play pick-up games of either sport whenever I get a chance.  I am ecstatic to be staying in Boston and to be joining Tufts Children's Hospital family!
 
Lauren Winter, MDLauren Winter, MD
Hi! My name is Lauren Winter and I am from Lake Placid, New York - Home of the Winter Olympics! Although I loved growing up in a small town and loved being in the mountains, when I applied to college I wanted to experience living in a city. So I came to Boston, went to Northeastern, and studied Finance. Northeastern's co-op program helped me realize finance wasn't my true calling and allowed me to find my passion for medicine. After graduation I did research at GW in DC before starting medical school in Albany, NY. Before starting at Albany Med, I was drawn to pediatrics, which was only reaffirmed during my clinical years. Children are so optimistic and resilient, and I am so happy that I get to spend every day with them. I am thrilled to join Tufts Children's Hospital Family in pursuit of my dream of becoming a pediatrician!
 
Ying Zhang, MDYing Yi Zhang, MD

Hello everyone! I was born in China but moved to New York City with my mom to pursue "the American dream" when I was in elementary school. I love everything about New York City, even the very old and always delayed subway system, but I decided that I need to explore other places. So after graduating high school, I moved to MA to attend Wellesley College for undergraduate studies where I majored in Economics and Chemistry. During this time, I made so many meaningful friendships, and I met my then boyfriend, now husband, who is native to MA. I then spent two years doing research in Boston at Brigham and Women's Hospital before moving back to New York to attend medical school. While I will surely miss New York, I am excited to come back to Boston and train at Tufts Children's. I look forward to this next stage in my life, making new friends, and being part of the Patriots fandom.

Peri Akchurin, DOPeri Akchurin, DO
University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth/Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hello! I am originally from Iowa but spent my teen years in Lubbock, Texas. I then moved north to attend Vassar College in New York, where I majored in neuroscience and behavior, worked as a peer health educator, and volunteered as an EMT. Between my undergraduate years and medical school, I worked in New York City at a pediatric psychiatry practice before returning to Texas for medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. While there, I participated in multiple women’s health advocacy programs and realized my passion for mental healthcare and adolescent medicine. Though I will always love the warmth and unique character of the Lone Star State, I am thrilled to join the Tufts Triple Board family and cannot wait to explore Boston and its many sources of oysters! In my free time, I enjoy knitting, drawing, cooking, hiking, and yoga, all while listening to some good classic rock.

Michael Coughlin, DOMichael Coughlin, DO
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

I’m originally from Cleveland, Ohio where I grew up in the chaos of a large family alongside my 2 siblings and 54 first cousins. I attended John Carroll University for college where I majored in biology, ran the 400 meter hurdles, and created a charitable organization to benefit a local children’s hospital. After college, I conducted physiology research at Case Western Reserve University and coached my high school track team. During this time I began the process toward medical school and was fortunate to be accepted into the University of New England. Having spent the majority of my life in Cleveland, I was thrilled with the opportunity to explore a new area in coastal Maine. I quickly fell in love with the east coast and all it has to offer: beautiful beaches, delicious seafood, and many outdoor activities. At UNE, I took advantage of the outdoors and led the Maine Adaptive ski program for kids and adults with disabilities. Outside of Pediatrics, I enjoy running, skiing, and exploring new areas. I’m looking forward to discovering Boston and its sports scene. I’m excited to begin this next stage in my medical career and couldn’t be happier to be at Tufts and a new member of Tufts Children's Hospital family.

Robert Joseph Daniels-Mulholland, MDRobert Joseph Daniels-Mulholland, MD
New York Medical College

Born and raised in east Tennessee, I grew up playing all sorts of sports, hiking, mountain biking, and cheering for the North Carolina Tar Heels (my parents both attended and met each other at UNC-Chapel Hill). After a great college experience at the University of Tennessee, I followed a yearning to branch out and explore another part of the country, landing in Westchester County, NY at New York Medical College. The past 4 years of medical school have been filled to the brim with classes, work, studies, extracurricular sports and hiking, not to mention meeting some of my very best friends. Moving on will be hard, but I’m so excited to explore my new town of Boston, go to Celtics games, find some pickup basketball to play, and to grow as a person and physician at Tufts Children's Children’s. And hopefully I’ll get to meet some new neat friends along the way!

Ankita Deosthali, MDAnkita Deosthali, MD
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

Hello! My name is Ankita and I am very excited to train at Tufts Children's at Tufts. I spent the first half of my childhood growing up in Austin, TX and moved to NY for the second half. Growing up in Texas developed my love for Mexican food and growing up in NY introduced me to my favorite season - fall! I returned to Texas for college at Rice University, a real life version of Hogwarts (Harry Potter is another love of mine). In college I was a Cognitive Science major and balanced my pre-med studies with an arts or theater related course every semester. I returned to the northeast for medical school, starting at LKSOM at Temple University in Philadelphia. Living in Philadelphia solidified how much I love city living, and am so grateful for the opportunity to explore Boston. I have been wanting to be a pediatrician for as long as I can remember, and truly cannot wait to work with Tufts Children's Hospital community!

Michelle Foley, DOMichelle Foley, DO
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

I have been a New Englander throughout my entire life. I spent the majority of my childhood in Franklin, Massachusetts which is a small suburb of Boston. I decided to follow in my older sister's footsteps for college and attended Holy Cross in Worcester, MA where I obtained an undergraduate degree in Biology with a pre-med concentration. After college I took a few years off of school and did clinical research at Tufts before heading up to the wilderness of Maine for medical school at University of New England COM. While I loved Maine and all it had to offer (especially the close by beach in the summer), I knew that I wanted to head back down the coast for residency and am so excited to pursue my residency at the Tufts Children's! In my free time, I love exploring new places and new foods with my fiancé (a fellow Holy Cross Crusader), reading a good book, spending time with my family, and cooking and baking. I can't wait to spend the next three years in my favorite city and continue exploring everything it has to offer.

Lisa Hsu, MDLisa Hsu, MD
National Yang-Ming University School of Medicine

I was born in California but raised and finished all my education in Taipei, Taiwan. I started to learn Chinese dance and ballet dance at the age of five, and they had become the most important part of my childhood. Until now, I keep it a habit to take dance classes in my spare time.The medical schools in Taiwan are 7-year programs right after high school, so I spent several years in National Yang-Ming University located on a tranquil hillside. It takes hundreds of steps to reach our medical building near the hilltop!

During my clerkship at Taipei Veterans General Hospital (on the other side of the hill), I met my husband, Kuan. He followed my dream to come to the US and got admitted to Boston University School of Dental Medicine last year. No word could express our excitement when the match results came out, and we knew we could stay together for the next few years! Tufts Children's Hospital is my No.1 choice, and I cannot wait to move to this beautiful city, meet Tufts Children's Hospital family, and attend the adult ballet classes in Boston Ballet.

Trupti Ingle, MDTrupti Ingle, MD
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Hi everyone! I grew up outside of Boston in Burlington, MA. I was a competitive figure skater growing up, but don't ask me to show you any tricks now! I stayed in Boston for undergrad where I majored in Health Sciences at Northeastern University. I love to travel, and I was fortunate enough to go on several study abroad trips to Singapore, Bali, and South Africa. After college I took a year off and worked at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston as a research administrative assistant before starting medical school at UMASS in Worcester, MA. I loved my time at UMASS where I was very involved in a project aimed at identifying patients who super-utilize medical resources. Outside of medicine, I enjoy trying new restaurants, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. I'm excited to be back in Boston yet again and to join Tufts Children's Hospital family!

Christina Kratlian, MDChristina Kratlian, MD
Albany Medical College

Born on the Cape and raised on the South Shore, I traveled up to Boston for my undergraduate education at Boston University. I majored in Psychology, developed a passion for Art History, and worked as a resident assistant on campus. I stayed at BU to obtain my Masters degree at the School of Medicine, where I studied bubble blowing as a way to help kids cope with immunizations - and met my fiance, Andrew! After finishing my degree, I ventured into the adult world and spent a few years researching the heart, and then ventured even further to New York for medical school at Albany Medical College. During medical school, I solidified my love of Pediatrics and became very involved with child advocacy and legislative efforts around pediatric issues. In my free time you can find me cheering for the Red Sox, cooking new recipes or exploring new restaurants, sitting on the beach (even in the winter), attempting to teach my cat how to fetch, or spending time with my family and friends. I couldn't be more overjoyed to come home to Boston and join Tufts Children's Hospital family!

Priya Mishra, MDPriya Mishra, MD
Sawai Man Singh Medical College

Hi everyone! I was born in the small town of Kota in India. I grew up with my parents and one older brother moving around. Right after high school, as the first person in my family joining the medical profession, I joined Sawai Man Singh Medical College for medical school which is at the heart of pink city of Jaipur. During my 6 years of medical school, I fell in love with the art of medicine and in particular, enjoyed interacting with children and making them smile. Outside of medicine, I enjoy playing badminton, dancing to bollywood music, painting and traveling the world. Matching at Tufts for residency is a dream come true and I am ecstatic to be a part of Tufts Children's Hospital family!

Rachel Olfson, MDRachel Olfson, MD
Albany Medical College

I grew up in New York City with my parents and older sister, where I attended an international school in Manhattan from elementary through high school. I moved to Connecticut to receive a B.A. in Neuroscience and Behavior at Wesleyan University, where I also enjoyed volunteering in local schools to teach children hands-on science projects and discovered an interest in baking. After college, I returned to my home state to attend medical school at Albany Medical College. I am thrilled to be joining the Pediatric team at Tufts, and pursuing Triple Board training over the next five years! I am also looking forward to enjoying life in Boston by jogging on the Esplanade, exploring museums, and discovering all that the city has to offer.

Marina is a residentMarina Santos Oren
Universidade do Estado do Pará


Hi! I was born in the north of Brazil, in the amazon region in a city called Belem. Where I grew up, it was always warm. What marked seasons were if there was a lot of rain or just a little! Winter in Boston will be amazing for me! My medical school was in my hometown at Para State University. I went to Sao Paulo for Residency in Pediatrics and Fellowship in Neonatology after that. I lived there for 7 years and I enjoyed every minute of the big city life. In one of my visits to my sister in Dallas, Texas, I had the opportunity to observe at Children’s Hospital, and I was fascinated by it. All the research, education, and resources to practice Medicine were amazing. I also met my husband there! So I decided to start my medical education here in the US. I went to the University of New Mexico to pursue a Fellowship in Neonatology. I learned to love green chile and New Mexican food there. I also had my two kids there! Outdoors were amazing too. I am very excited to be joining the Tufts Residency Program to finish my training. It is an amazing team and I am looking forward to our next 2 years! 

 

Julian Ponsetto, MDJulian Ponsetto, MD
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

Hello all! I grew up in Wayland Massachusetts and stayed close to home to attend undergrad at nearby Boston College. I knew I wanted to go into pediatrics after volunteering with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program during college. I spent two years after college working in a hematology/oncology lab at Mass General Hospital and then moved to Chicago to attend medical school at Loyola Stritch School of Medicine. My interests include reading, travel, live music, eating tacos, trying to cook, and playing pickup basketball. Recently my turnaround jump-shot has been developing well. I also enjoy spending time with my family’s pet dachshund, Finnegan. I’m excited to be back in Boston to continue my medical training!

Laura Rosenkrantz, MDLaura Rosenkrantz, MD
Stony Brook University School of Medicine

Hello! I was born and raised on Long Island, NY. My college years were spent at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where I received a BS in Biochemistry/Biophysics and MS in Biology. While there, I continued my love for running on the Track & Field team, became involved in research and met my future husband. After graduation, we moved to Boston and I spent three years working as a Clinical and Research Assistant at Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Among the quaint cobblestone streets and picturesque seashore, I found a welcoming and passionate community with unparalleled culture. Boston had stolen my heart! I returned home to Long Island to attend medical school at Stony Brook University School of Medicine and made monthly trips back to Boston to visit my husband. In addition to traveling, I enjoy hiking, camping, running, reading books on the beach, skiing and spending time with family and friends. I cannot wait to make a one-way trip back to Boston to start my pediatric career and serve this city as part of the Tufts Children's community!

Erin McMillan, ResidentErin McMillan, MD
Tufts University School of Medicine
I grew up in Hockessin, Delaware where I spent a good amount of time working in my dad's pet store and learning about aquatic critters for my high school's Envirothon team. College took me to Ithaca, NY where I studied biology at Cornell. Concentrating in animal physiology continued my love of learning weird and useless animal facts. Acting as a teaching assistant, tutor, and student advisor revealed my passion for teaching (especially weird animal facts, but also things like biology and medicine). I then came to Tufts for medical school and fell in love with Boston, so was thrilled to stay on for residency at the Floating. I’m so excited to be here for another year as Chief before starting a career in primary care!
 
Olivia Perrone, ResidentOlivia Perrone, MD
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, I had always dreamed of attending college in New England. That dream came true at Tufts undergraduate, where I majored in French and Community Health. After completing my Master's in Cell and Molecular Biology at Tulane University and medical school at LSU New Orleans School of Medicine, I returned to Boston for residency at the Floating. Although I am admittedly more at home in the humidity and heat, we have enjoyed exploring Boston with our endlessly energetic dog, Bruno, and now our daughter, Emilia. I love the Floating family so much that they couldn’t get rid of me at the end of residency and instead I am staying for a chief year before heading on to Hematology-Oncology fellowship.