Welcome to the Newly Matched Class of 2021!

Posted: March 17th, 2017

Join us in welcoming the sixteen new residents in the Class of 2021! The new class will begin their training in early June.
Chase Anderson, MD, MS | Northwestern University the Feinberg School of MedicineChase attended MIT, where he earned his B.S. in chemistry as well as a Master’s in biological engineering and was instrumental in resurrecting a fraternity chapter focused on inclusion. At Northwestern he participated in research focused on associations between various antibodies’ effects on HIV strains. During medical school Chase was selected by his peers to serve as Class President during all four years, focusing much of his work on student wellness. Chase is interested in LGBT psychiatry as well as child and adolescent work, and has created a literary series detailing the lives of teens dealing with various conflicts entitled “The Aurorian Series.”
Roman Becicka, MD | Northwestern University the Feinberg School of Medicine Roman completed a dual undergraduate degree at Duquesne University, studying philosophy and biochemistry. Prior to medical school, he served in Americorps for a year in Austin, TX, as a case manager for homeless, chronically ill clients. Roman was active in the Student Senate at Northwestern with a focus on student well-being, and was also a member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Roman has strong interests in bioethics, mental health policy and community psychiatry. He was a decorated long-distance swimmer in college.
Noor Beckwith, MD | Harvard Medical School Noor grew up outside Philadelphia and attended Harvard University where he majored in organismic and evolutionary biology with a minor in East Asian Studies. Following graduation he worked as a biostatistician at the Ragon Institute analyzing genetic and immunologic responses to HIV. At HMS he has been involved in a collaborative cross-cultural quality improvement project at the Harvard Center for Primary Care in which he developed an educational video for Haitian patients with diabetes. Noor enjoys running, photography, bird-watching, entomology, and cooking and speaks Chinese and French Creole.
Samuel Dotson, MD | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine Sam earned his Bachelor of Science in chemistry from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa prior to entering medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. During medical school he served as a member of the curriculum committee, was involved in the design of the electronic medical record system, and worked in the free clinic as a volunteer serving underserved clinical populations. In his free time he enjoys mountain and road biking, hiking, camping and volunteering in his church youth group.
Veronica Faller, MD | Boston University School of Medicine Veronica ("Vee") received her undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering from Boston University where she was also a member of the synchronized swimming club. She attended Boston University School of Medicine where she’s served as a student leader with the “Outreach Van Project,” bringing medical care, food and clothing to homeless and underserved populations. She also helped create an integrated homeless health curriculum for medical students. She is a member of the BU a cappella group “Doctors’ Notes” and is actively involved in singing in her church choir.
Mark Fusunyan, MD | University of Massachusetts Medical School Mark grew up in Lexington, MA and stayed close to home for his undergraduate work at Harvard University, where he majored in Philosophy. During college, Mark analyzed the media coverage of waterboarding, authoring an online publication that was named a “must-read” by the Council on Foreign Relations. During medical school at UMass, Mark worked with Burmese refugees helping to create a mentoring program and a book of narratives. He also developed an online survey for the study of neural correlates and adverse effects of mindfulness-based stress response therapy. Mark enjoys meditating and music, having previously performed in a mariachi band.
Adam Henderson, MD | The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University Adam grew up in Doylestown, PA before completing both undergraduate and medical school work at Brown. In college he became very interested in the issue of prescription opioid use among older patients. He continued this work in medical school, focusing primarily on the emergency room setting. He was also very involved with a free clinic during medical school in addition to maintaining a strong interest in wilderness medicine. Adam remains very interested in both geriatric and addiction psychiatry, and enjoys running marathons, hiking in the White Mountains and biking in his free time.
Elisabeth Hill, MD | Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Elisabeth attended Yale University for undergraduate where she played on the varsity squash team during all four years, earning two national titles with the team. She worked as a management consultant for several years and lived in Santiago, Chile working with at- risk and abused children before starting medical school at the University of Pennsylvania. In medical school she’s been involved in a free clinic providing care for underserved communities and coaches a local girls squash team. She also enjoys playing golf, reading and traveling.
Benjamin Hoover, MD | Duke University School of Medicine Ben received a degree in biology from Duke, during which time he was named a Howard Hughes Fellow for his research with post- transcriptional gene expression. After graduating, he spent a year received an Intramural Research Training Award from the NIH. In medical school, Ben became interested in the microbiome and the gut-brain connection, directing his research towards this area. He served as copy editor for Duke Science Review and has been involved in several local writer’s groups in the Durham area. He enjoys kayaking, fly-fishing and cheering on Duke basketball and football teams.
Kate Hsih, MD, MPhil | Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Katie was born and raised in northern California and completed her undergraduate studies at Princeton University, majoring in operations research and financial engineering. She lived abroad in Sierra Leone, where she developed programs in community health outreach around sexual health education and HIV before completing her masters at Oxford University in medical anthropology. In medical school Katie’s been involved in wellness initiatives and has served as a peer advisor. She enjoys contemporary dance and has remained active in the performing arts, choreographing and performing multiple productions throughout medical school.
Katherine Kilgore, MD | University of New Mexico School of Medicine Katherine was born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico where she developed an early love of the arts. She pursued a degree in vocal performance and opera from Northwestern University and obtained her teaching certificate from Pace University prior to joining NYC Teach for America Corp. Katherine’s traveled to Ghana and Uganda as part of global outreach and teaching programs. In medical school at UNM, she’s been involved in an outreach project around healthy teen dating and has served in leadership roles in multiple student interest groups. She enjoys singing classical music, attending operas, cooking and all-things French.
James Luccarelli, MD, DPhil | Harvard Medical School James was born and raised in New York City and attended Yale University for undergraduate where he studied chemistry. He was awarded a Marshall Scholarship to attend Oxford, earning his D.Phil in organic chemistry where his dissertation work focused on the synthesis of small molecules to disrupt protein-protein interactions. As a medical student in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST) program, he’s continued to conduct research on protein interaction inhibitors at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in addition to volunteering at the Crimson Care Collaborative. James enjoys scuba diving and running in his free time. He will be joining our integrated pediatrics and child psychiatry track.
Charles Masaki, MBChB, DPhil | University of Nairobi School of Medicine Charles grew up in western Kenya and completed his undergraduate studies in anatomy and medicine at the University of Nairobi. He was a recipient of a Rhodes Scholarship to the University of Oxford where he completed both a master's and doctorate of philosophy in neuroscience while conducting research in psychopharmacology. While at Oxford, Charles served as president for graduate students at his academic college and became junior dean to support student welfare. Most recently, he researches ketamine use for anesthesia in low-resource settings. As hobbies Charles enjoys choral singing and Swahili poetry and literature.
Nathan Praschan, MD, MPH | Georgetown University School of Medicine Nathan received his bachelor of science in physiology and Masters of Public Health degrees from Michigan State University. His public- health research has focused on decision making schemas for malaria infections in Ghana and attitudes around HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis. At Georgetown University School of Medicine he founded and directed a medical asylum program to provide evaluations and support to survivors of human rights abuse in addition to being an active volunteer and peer mentor at the school’s student free- care clinic. He is fluent in Spanish and enjoys traveling, hiking, playing squash and the theater as well as all things Star Wars.
Andrew Skoirchet, MD | University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign Andrew studied kinesiology at the University of Illinois before going on to medical school at the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign. There, he founded and led a discussion group for medical students to talk about diverse topics impacting the field of medicine. He also conducted research on the clinical applications of attachment theory, particularly for patients suffering from developmental trauma. He is interested in psychotherapy, advocacy work, and child and adolescent psychiatry. He has a green belt in Kenpo karate and has worked as a martial arts instructor as well as a blacksmith, and is currently learning French.
Jack Turban, MD, MHS | Yale University School of Medicine Jack was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and attended Harvard University where he earned his B.A. in neurobiology with a minor in dramatic arts. At Yale School of Medicine he served as student chair of the Cultural Competence Committee and he helped develop a center for the treatment of transgender youth, a population he hopes to continue working with during residency. Jack is interested in a career in child and adolescent psychiatry and will be joining the integrated child track. He speaks Italian and Spanish and enjoys yoga and indoor cycling.

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