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Our Recent Graduates

2020 Recent Graduates

Adam Chamerlain

Adam Chamberlain, M.D.

Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Adam, a native of Massachusetts, completed his undergraduate degree at Wesleyan University and pursued his medical degree at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His passion for Family Medicine began prior to medical school when he worked as a home-visiting community health worker at Partners in Health- PACT in Codman Square. He also worked as a substance abuse counselor in Brazil, and during medical school he researched the safety and acceptability of a harm reduction agency-based buprenorphine therapy initiation. Adam speaks Spanish, Portuguese, basic Italian and Haitian Creole. Outside of medicine, his hobbies include language exchange, swimming and biking.


David Corner

David Corner, M.D. 

Medical School: Brown University School of Medicine

David is a native Rhode Islander joining us from Brown University where he completed his medical degree after getting his undergraduate degree in cultural anthropology from New York University. Prior to medical school he lived in Jérémie, Haiti working with community health workers on the response to the cholera epidemic. During medical school he worked with homeless shelters and outreach workers to conduct community opioid overdose response trainings and naloxone distribution. David speaks Haitian Creole, and is working on improving his basic Spanish. He is thrilled to be training in family medicine at BMC, and looks forward to continuing to explore the ways that full-spectrum urban family medicine with a focus on prevention and community health can improve the lives of those patients who so often need it most. In his free time you can find him going on long bike rides, rock climbing, baking, hiking, and quahoging.


Alexandra Gast

Alexandra Gast, M.D., M.Phil.

Medical School: Harvard Medical School

Alexandra grew up outside of Washington DC, Boston, and the Twin Cities, Minnesota. She studied biochemistry and Spanish at Northwestern University. Before attending medical school, she worked as a research assistant at the National Institutes of Health. She also participated in the NIH Academy, a program in which she learned about health disparities, and worked as an HIV counselor. She completed a master’s degree in clinical biochemistry at the University of Cambridge before moving back to Boston to complete her medical degree at Harvard Medical School. During medical school, she pursued her passion in environmental health. She created a video to educate healthcare providers on the impacts of “fracking” on human health and mapped the effects of sea level rise on hospitals on the East and Gulf coasts. A rotation in family medicine on the Navajo Reservation in Shiprock, New Mexico inspired her to pursue this field because she wants to help all people lead their lives to the fullest and advocate for all patients’ rights. Outside of medicine, she enjoys spending time with her soon-to-be husband Matthew, being outdoors whenever possible, painting, and attending family reunions.


Elena Hill

Elena Hill, M.D., M.P.H.

Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine

Lanie (Elena) received her undergraduate degree at Tufts University and continued on to pursue her MD and Masters of Public Health degrees at the same institution. During medical school, she pursued a four-year track in underserved medicine.  Her passion for Hispanic American culture brought her ultimately to Family medicine as a specialty. Her clinical interests include both outpatient and hospitalist work, procedures, Hispanic health care, and chronic pain/integrative medicine. She completed additional training in functional and integrative medicine during her training at Boston Medical Center. In her spare time she is an eager yoga practitioner, and loves planning trip to new places. She is excited to be working full time at the Fulton Family Health Center, affiliate community health center of Bronx Lebanon Hospital, in the Bronx next year, fulfilling her service obligation to the National Health Service Corps


Jennifer Leah

Jennifer Leahy, M.D.

Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine

Jennifer grew up in Massachusetts and completed her undergraduate degree in mathematics at Mount Holyoke College in 2005. She earned a Master’s in mathematics in Tucson, AZ, before returning to the East Coast to teach high school mathematics in Rhode Island. It was during a health service trip to the Dominican Republic that Jennifer discovered her passion for medicine, and began the steps towards a career change, ultimately enrolling at Boston University to pursue her medical degree. While at BUSM, Jennifer volunteered at Boston University Down Syndrome program, similar to Best Buddies with which she had previously volunteered. Jennifer was drawn to Family Medicine because it drew from her strengths as an educator and a mathematician, and provided an opportunity to create lasting relationships with patients. She is particularly interested in women’s health and speaks basic Spanish. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family, running, and being by the beach.


Christina Marmol

Christina Marmol, M.D.

Medical School: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Christina is joining us from Vanderbilt University where she obtained her medical degree. She earned her undergraduate degree at Yale University. Her passion for family medicine comes from her desire to advocate for patients whose barriers impact their health care needs. She was a co-leader of FMIG and worked as a Senior affiliate advisor running mentoring events while in med school. Christina was a post graduate research fellow at Yale where she assisted on a research project on mammary gland tumor development in control and mutant mice. Christina speaks Spanish and she enjoys running marathons, volleyball, hiking, travelling, reading and no-bake dessert making.


David McCarthy

David McCarthy, M.D. 

Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School

David completed his undergraduate degree at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, before pursuing his medical degree at University of Massachusetts. During his time at UMass, David conducted pediatric asthma research investigating the effects of Community Health Worker home visits provided by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to children with asthma. His research focused on kids in Worcester with high need, specifically in terms of poverty level, health outcomes, racial health disparities, and health condition prevalence. David completed residency with BMC Family Medicine, where he chose to research resident wellbeing and support. On completion of the program, he became a primary care doctor for all ages at Harvard Vanguard in Somerville. David was drawn to family medicine because he loves getting to know people and learning what brings them meaning and happiness. In his free time, David enjoys adventuring outdoors, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.


Claire Paduano

Claire Paduano, M.D.

Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Claire grew up in Arlington and Lexington MA, and pursued her undergraduate degree in physics at Cornell University. She attended University of Pittsburgh for her medical degree, where she was lucky to participate in a longitudinal program pairing students with patients. The wonderful relationship that Claire formed with her 80 year old patient and her patient’s family solidified her decision to pursue family medicine. Claire was a student researcher investigating the link between depression and chronic pain. She also worked with her classmates to found a chapter of Primary Care Progress with the mission of improving inter-professional collaboration and education. She developed a passion for community engagement through her time volunteering at a local food distribution and serving as a coordinator for her school’s student-run free-clinic. Claire is half-Chinese and speaks Mandarin. Her two cats, Oreo and Comet, have loyally followed her throughout her travels. In her spare time she enjoys dancing, reading, making and appreciating art, and live music. After residency she will be working at Manet Community Health Center in Quincy MA where she will be working in primary care and urgent care, and hopes to build a panel of diverse patients of all ages.


Christian Rose

Christian Rose, M.D.

Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School

Christian is a native of New Bedford, MA who received his undergraduate degrees at UMass Amherst and his medical degree at the UMass Medical School. His passion for family medicine is influenced by his desire to provide a wide breadth of care to under-served communities. He will be completing a Sports Medicine Fellowship at UMass Medical School and intends to practice broad spectrum family medicine, ideally with an inpatient component. Christian has a passion for powerlifting and bodybuilding and in his personal time, enjoys travel.


Caroline Royer

Caroline Royer, M.D.

Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School

Caroline completed her undergraduate degree in History at Wellesley College. Prior to attending medical school at the University of Massachusetts, she completed two AmeriCorps terms at the Rhode Island Free Clinic and at Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. These experiences ignited her passion for primary care and underscored the importance of the social determinants of health. While at medical school, Caroline served as co-leader of the Primary Care Principles Group, completed a capstone on improving tobacco treatment education for medical students, and was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. She took an extra year to learn Spanish by living with wonderful host families in Ecuador, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. In addition to taking Spanish courses in those countries, she volunteered at a rural clinic in Nicaragua and at an HIV/AIDS clinic in the Dominican Republic.

While completing her Family Medicine Residency at Boston University, she was involved in a year-long quality improvement project funded by the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care that aimed to reduce the hemoglobin A1c of patients with uncontrolled diabetes at East Boston Neighborhood Health Center. She is excited to continue practicing primary care with immigrant families at Cambridge Health Alliance Revere Care Center upon graduation.


Talia Singer-Clark

Talia Singer-Clark, M.D. 

Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Talia completed her undergraduate degree in Human Biology at Brown University in Rhode Island. She then spent 2 years at the Brown Center for Children at Risk studying the effects of SSRI use during pregnancy and coached the Brown Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Team. She went on to pursue her medical degree at the University of Rochester where she acted as clinical director at a student run free clinic, providing care to Rochester’s underserved community. She was also involved in the Medical Education Pathway, for which she designed and delivered a two part lecture series to first year medical students on the topic of embryology and biochemistry of sex determination and disorders of sexual development. Talia speaks conversational Spanish and basic French. Besides medicine she enjoys running, hiking, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, cooking, traveling and cheering for Boston sports teams (Go Pats!).


Kelsey Thomas

Kelsey Thomas, M.D.

Medical School:  Boston University School of Medicine

Originally from Tustin, California, Kelsey studied Biology at the University of Southern California, where she played flute in the Trojan Marching Band. She then went on to pursue her medical degree at Boston University. During medical school, Kelsey was drawn to family medicine and its focus on building relationships with patients within the context of their communities. While a part of the BMC Family Medicine Residency, she pursued her passion for reproductive healthcare with electives in obstetrics and family planning. She also helped evaluate efforts to increase access to LARCs at her continuity site, the Greater Roslindale Medical and Dental Center. After residency, she will be returning to her home state of California to work for UCLA Health as a primary care physician. In her spare time she enjoys reading, going to the movies, puzzle games, and spending time with loved ones.

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