Welcome to the Class of 2024!

Posted: March 20th, 2020

Welcome to the 16 new residents of the Class of 2024! We are thrilled to have them join us in June 2020!
Seth Daly Stennis, MD
University of Florida College of Medicine
Originally from Florida, Seth attended Southern Adventist University in Tennessee before returning to his home state for medical school at University of Florida. There he was co-president of the Student National Medical Association’s chapter and a student representative to the UF College of Medicine Leadership Council. Seth is passionate about mentoring undergraduates from underrepresented backgrounds exploring careers in medicine. In his free time, he loves playing sports, reading post-modern literature and thinking about behavioral economics.
Mackenzie Davis, MD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Mackenzie attended University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill for her undergraduate degree in chemistry, and continued her education there for medical school. In medical school she has been an active volunteer in her community, holding leadership roles in the student-run free clinic and serving as a family-visit supervisor for mothers who are incarcerated. She is interested in geriatric psychiatry and has worked on several research projects related to geriatrics, including a study on social support and depressive/pain symptoms in older adults. Outside of medicine, Mackenzie enjoys running, playing the clawhammer banjo, and swing dancing.
Deirdre Gorman, MD
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
After attending Whitman College in Washington for her undergraduate degree in English, Deirdre spent a year teaching English to middle school students in France. She then worked at Gould Farm, and later as a mental health specialist at McLean. At medical school at University of Chicago, she has been passionate about reducing disparities in healthcare, and has conducted research to explore inequalities in primary care mental health screening. She also led an urban high school health advocacy group, served as a peer educator. Outside of medicine she enjoys skiing and reading long-form journalism and contemporary fiction.
Karima Holmes, MD
Howard University College of Medicine
Karima was raised primarily in Saudi Arabia before attending the University of Virginia, where she majored in religious studies. She went on to medical school at Howard University, where she was involved in several wellness initiatives, including helping to create RealTalk, a mental health support group for medical students. She also served as a remote tutor for students preparing for Step 1. Karima is interested in child and adolescent psychiatry as well as cross-cultural psychiatry. She is a former champion runner and loves reading science-fiction and Afrofuturism literature.
Matthew Kearney, MD, PhD
Duke University School of Medicine
Matt was raised in Iowa and attended college at the University of Chicago, where he majored in biology and psychology. He then joined the MSTP program at Duke University, where his PhD work focused on learning in songbirds. Matt also helped to organize an after-school curriculum for parents of children attending an at-risk school. Matt plans to continue on his well-paved path as a physician-scientist and is particularly interested in child and adolescent psychiatry. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball and hiking.
Rachel MacLean, MD
Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
Rachel journeyed from Nova Scotia to Williams College, where she studied political economy. She then spent two years as a research assistant at MGH utilizing computer models to analyze clinical efficacy and cost-effectiveness of HIV treatment in several African countries prior to beginning medical school at Columbia University. She co-founded and led the Companionship Project in medical school, pairing students with terminally ill patients and completed a longitudinal clerkship year in upstate New York as part of the Columbia-Bassett program. Outside of medicine, she is an avid rock climber and also enjoys playing basketball.
Ana Marques Pinheiro, MD
Emory University School of Medicine
Ana identifies as a “third-culture kid,” having grown up in various locations, including Saudi Arabia and Brazil, before attending Davidson College, where she majored in biology. After a gap year spent as a research fellow in oncology in Atlanta, she matriculated at Emory University School of Medicine. There, she conducted clinical research on clozapine adherence and knowledge gaps among physicians regarding electroconvulsive therapy, and she was the mental health coordinator for a clinic serving a large refugee population. She maintains a thriving indoor garden and enjoys kickboxing and yoga.
Alejandra Morfin Rodriguez, MD
The University of Texas at San Antonio School of Medicine
Born and raised in Mexico, Alejandra attended Texas A&M for her undergraduate degree in biomedical science, before continuing to medical school at University of Texas San Antonio. In medical school, she was very active in the American Medical Association, serving as Community Service Co-Chair for her region and helping to organize an online opioid training. She also participated in the Latino Medical Students Association and was an interviewer for the admissions committee. Alejandra loves all things Harry Potter and also enjoys touring vineyards and breweries.
Katherine Mullersman, MD
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Kate attended Northwestern University for her undergraduate degree in political science, before spending time in the Bay Area where she worked first at Google and later as a Project Manager at UCSF on a nationwide program to expand access to long-acting contraceptives. She completed her medical degree at University of Chicago, where she has volunteered extensively in a women’s correctional facility, including teaching health education lessons for incarcerated women. Outside of medicine, she is a crafter, marathon runner, and open- water swimmer.
Henry Onyeaka, MBChB
Kwame Nkrumah University
Henry was born and raised in Nigeria and completed medical school at Kwame Nkrumah University in Ghana. Afterwards, he worked for three years as a general practitioner in remote areas in Ghana, in addition to working in a prison and also helping to establish remote health services. He came to the US to complete an MPH at the Harvard School of Public Health and has been conducting research with the Cardiac Psychiatry Research Group at MGH. Henry is an avid soccer player and video-gamer, and he looks forward to challenging his co- interns in FIFA.
Alexander Powers, MD
Boston University School of Medicine
Alex attended Bowdoin College for his undergraduate degree in neuroscience, before spending two years working at the Broad Institute conducting research on neurodegenerative diseases. During this time he also worked as a mental health specialist on AB2 at McLean. During medical school at Boston University, he has participated in psychiatric research investigating epigenetic biomarkers for treatment response in first episode psychosis and has served as a mentor to children with chronic health conditions. Outside of medicine, he enjoys the outdoors by hiking and whitewater rafting, and also plays volleyball and basketball.
Julia Probert, MD
New York University School of Medicine
Julia was raised in Massachusetts and attended Wellesley College (majoring in psychology) before continuing on to medical school at New York University. She founded the Art of Dying club at NYU to provide a space for students to explore attitudes towards death. Throughout medical a school, she was involved in research related to psychiatric complications, including delirium, of patients in intensive care units, and remains interested in consultation-liaison psychiatry. Julia enjoys listening to alternative music and has an impressive command of music history.
Richard Seeber, MD
University of Alabama School of Medicine
Ricky attended University of Alabama for his undergraduate degrees in biology and German, and stayed on for medical school in Alabama as well. During medical school, he taught a science Olympiad program at a local underserved high school and served as a TA for junior medical student courses. He is passionate about child-adolescent psychiatry and perinatal psychiatry, and he has a particular interest in the outcomes of premature infants. Ricky is a musician, playing the piano and accordion, and he and his wife enjoy taking their three rescue dogs out for walks along nature trails and in state parks.
Andrea Soto Ordoñez, MD
USF Health Morsani College of Medicine
Born and raised in Colombia, Andrea attended Emory University for her undergraduate degree in biology. In medical school at University of South Florida, she has participated in research on assessing the burden of chronic disease among uninsured Tampa Bay residents with a focus on importance of screening for psychiatric diseases and hypertension. She also led her school’s Peer Support Network and is an advocate for optimizing mental health in medical providers. Andrea is an avid traveler, enjoys true crime podcasts and has a six-year old Yorkshire terrier.
Rebecca Ukaegbu, MD
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Rebecca was born in Nigeria and completed her undergraduate work at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she majored in psychology with a specialization in neuroscience. She continued to medical school at UMass, where she was very active in the Student National Medical Association, serving on the Executive Board and as a member of Parliament for the New England Region. She did significant outreach with local communities, including helping to establish health screening clinics. Rebecca is interested in child and adolescent psychiatry, as well as global mental health. In her free time, she loves cooking West African cuisine (the spicier the better!).
Joshua Zollman, MD
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Josh comes to MGH/McLean from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, following his undergraduate work in psychology and neuroscience at Penn State University. Prior to medical school, Josh’s interest in child psychiatry emerged as he challenged himself to work as a preschool teacher and an activity leader on a child/adolescent inpatient psychiatry unit. Josh will be joining our “Child Track” and is particularly interested in child/adolescent consult-liaison psychiatry as well as working with children and families who have experienced medically-related trauma. Josh is also an avid musician and served as director of the Pitt medical student musical production.

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