Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Dept of PM&R, Boston University Medical Center (Boston, MA)
University of Massachusetts Medical School (Worcester, MA) MD, June 2002 College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, MA) BA in Biology, May 1996
Phi Beta Kappa, Graduated cum laude
Boston University Medical Center (Boston, MA) Internal Medicine Residency, July 2006 to June 2008
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency, July 2003 to June 2006
Internal Medicine Internship, July 2002 to June 2003
Medical License, MA, September 2005
ABPMR Board Exam Part 1, Passed August 2007
Incidence of venous thromboembolism in asymptomatic family members who are carriers of factor V Leiden: a prospective cohort study. Paolo Simioni, Daniela Tormene, Paolo Prandoni, Patrizia Zerbinati, Sabrina Gavasso, Philip Cefalo, and Antonio Girolami. Blood, 3/2002, Volume: 99, Pages: 1938-1942
A Road Map to Coverage for Vulnerable Citizens of the Commonwealth. Philip Cefalo, Peter Smith, Jay S. Himmelstein, et al. The UMass Medical School Center for Health Policy and Research and UMass Commonwealth Medicine. April 2000. http://www.umassmed.edu/healthpolicy/roadmap
Research Experience Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Boston, MA), October 2005 to January 2006 Preceptors: Joseph Loscalzo, MD and Jane Leopold, MD
Aldosterone is known to have several pathologic effects on the cardiovascular system, among which is endothelial dysfunction. Recent studies indicate that addition of aldosterone blockade to current standard therapy may improve cardiovascular mortality in certain groups of patients. I studied the effect of aldosterone on the vascular endothelium to elucidate the mechanism of aldosterone’s pathobiology.
University of Padua Medical School (Padua, Italy), June 2002 to December 2002 Preceptors: Paolo Simioni, MD and Paolo Prandoni, MD
I participated in a research fellowship with NIH funding in the field of inherited thrombophilia. I assisted in the writing of scientific papers, participated in clinical and laboratory research and attended international medical conferences. I co-authored a scientific paper published in March 2002.
UMass Medical School Center for Health Policy (Worcester, MA), October 1997 to May 1999 Preceptor: Jay S. Himmelstein, MD, MPH I led a public health research project with a classmate through which we mapped out all of the health care resources available for the underinsured in Massachusetts in a flow diagram format. This “roadmap” is now available in pamphlet and web-based formats and has been used to educate medical students volunteering in local free clinics as well as to help train MassHealth employees. Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston, MA), June 1996 to August 1997
Preceptor: Ian Sanderson, MD I received an American Gastroenterological Association Student Fellowship award to participate in basic science research in the fields of pediatric gastroenterology and immunology. I investigated the relationship between the environmental milieu of the gut and expression of inflammatory markers, which had clinical implications for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease.
Spaulding and the people there gave me the courage, strength, and desire to get my life back. Now I can function and play with my girls and enjoy my husband. Thank you for giving me my life back.
—A Patient with Newfound Courage