Our Residents

PGY4

Samantha Baer, MD is a OB/GYN resident at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA. Samantha Baer, MD- Administrative Chief Resident
Hometown: Merritt Island, Florida
Undergrad: University of Florida
Med School: University of Florida
Favorite Thing about Tufts: The resident group, clinic at Neponset, family planning exposure
Favorite Thing about Boston: Delicious restaurants and experiencing all 4 seasons

  

Amanda Poe, MD is a OB/GYN resident at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA. Amanda Poe, MD- Administrative Chief Resident
Hometown: Richardson, TX
Undergrad: The University of Texas at Austin
Medical School: Texas Tech Health Sciences Center El Paso
Favorite Thing about Tufts: Early exposure to subspecialties, intern-chief pairing and mid-level autonomy
Favorite Thing about Boston: Walkable city, beautiful architecture, access to everything

 

Deanna Sverdlov, MD is a OB/GYN resident at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA. Deanna Sverdlov, MD- Education Chief Resident
Hometown: Newton, MA
Undergrad: Wheaton College, MA
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
Favorite Thing about Tufts: My co-residents!! I also love our outside hospital rotations.
Favorite Thing about Boston: Boston is a city big enough to have something for everyone, but small enough to never feel overwhelming.

  

Janelle Whitney, MD is a OB/GYN resident at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA. Janelle Whitney, MD- Wellness Chief Resident
Hometown: Middleburg, PA
Undergrad: MIT
Medical School: University of Pittsburgh
Favorite Thing about Tufts: We have the best interns!
Favorite Thing about Boston: Running along the Charles River

 

PGY3

Kristen JorgensenKirsten Jorgensen, MD
Hometown: Juneau, Alaska
Undergrad: Harvard University
Medical School: University of Washington
Favorite Thing about Tufts: Diversity of experiences (community hospitals, academic medical centers, hybrid hospitals) and the excellent mentorship and support we receive to go after our goals!
Favorite Thing about Boston: The Charles River -- it is great to see people running, walking, biking, sailing, kayaking... you name it!

 

KelloggEmily Kellogg, MD
Hometown: 1000 Islands, NY
Undergrad: Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Medical School: SUNY Upstate College of Medicine
Favorite Thing about Tufts: I love the exposure to all the subspecialties we get early
in our training. We also get great generalist exposure and no pressure to go either
way, so we graduate really well trained. I also love my co-residents.
Favorite Thing about Boston: All the good food and running along the esplanade. 

 

Katherine KoniaresKatherine Koniares, MD
Hometown: Boxford, MA
Undergrad: Boston College
Medical School: Georgetown University 
Favorite Thing about Tufts: My co-residents!
Favorite Thing about Boston: Delicious restaurants

 

Jennifer LudginJen Ludgin, MD
Hometown: Shaker Heights, OH
Undergrad: Connecticut College 
Medical School: George Washington University
Favorite Thing about Tufts: The residents (of course) and MFM department, early autonomy and leadership in the PGY2 year at outside hospitals
Favorite Thing about Boston: The restaurants!

 

Sivan VainerSivan Vainer, MD
Hometown: Melrose, MA
Undergrad: Kenyon College
Medical School: NY/American Program of Sackler School of Medicine Tel Aviv University 
Favorite Thing about Tufts: Co-residents, LDR nurses, continuity clinic!
Favorite Thing about Boston: Family nearby, Fall weather and activities, good food. 

 

PGY2

Christiana Bitas, MD is an OB residentChrissie Bitas, MD
Hometown: Bronxville, NY
Undergrad: Darthmouth
Medical School: Weill Cornell Medical School
Favorite Thing about Tufts: My co-residents!
Favorite Thing about Boston: The city’s rich history

 

Abby Shultz, MD is an OB residentAbby Schultz, MD
Hometown: Excelsior, MN
Undergrad: Cornell College
Medical School: Eastern Tennessee State University
Favorite Thing about Tufts: I love how supportive faculty is. I feel comfortable going to any faculty member with questions or concerns and I feel valued and supported.  I also really like how we do rotations in the ED and SICU, it created relationships with other departments and strengthens our clinical knowledge outside of Obgyn. I love how our program values social justice and advocacy. I feel supported and encouraged to advocate for systemic change on a local and federal level. 
Favorite Thing about Boston: Jamaica Pond, all the parks

 

Cassandra Trammel, MD is an OB residentCassie Trammel, MD
Hometown: West Hartford, CT 
Undergrad: Washington University in St. Louis 
Med School: University of Connecticut 
Favorite Thing about Tufts: My co-residents! I also love our MFM and ICU experiences- we get great exposure to high acuity patients and decision making early on!
Favorite Thing about Boston: Exploring new neighborhoods and restaurants
 

 

Erika Wallace, MD is an OB residentErika Wallace, MD
Hometown: Western Springs, IL
Undergrad: University of Notre Dame
Medical School: University of Illinois at Peoria College of Medicine
Favorite Thing about Tufts: My co-residents and the great sense of community
Favorite Thing about Boston: The restaurants in the South End, the esplanade, and the breweries

 

Victoria Wang, MD is an OB residentVictoria Wang, MD
Hometown: Miami, Pittsburgh, DC, LA
Undergrad: Washington University in St. Louis
Medical School: University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Favorite Thing about Tufts: the other PGY-2s 
Favorite Thing about Boston: eateries, and speakeasies in Cambridge

 

PGY1

Evie Adams, MD is an OBGYN residentEvie Adams, MD
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Undergrad: MIT
Medical School: University of Wisconsin
Favorite thing about Tufts: Large volume of high-acuity cases and my co-residents!
Favorite thing about Boston: Friends, arts and culture

 


Caitlin Dane, MD is an OBGYN residentCaitlin Dane, MD, MPH
Hometown: Portland, OR
Undergrad: University of Michigan
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
Favorite thing about Tufts: The community is so supportive and we are always finding ways to smile whether we are in the middle of a party or the middle of a pandemic 
Favorite thing about Boston: Friends, restaurants, outdoor yoga, dogs everywhere, summer. 

 

Alexis Griffin, MD is an OBGYN resident.Alexis Griffin, MD
Hometown: Montgomery, Al
Undergrad: Wellesley College
Medical School: University of South Alabama
Favorite thing about Tufts: We are a team.  We help each other, we are family.
Favorite thing about Boston: Boston is incredibly diverse and open; it’s a city that fosters a culture of acceptance and understanding.

 

Preetha Nandi, MD is an OBGYN residentPreetha Nandi, MD, MPH
Hometown: Chapel Hill, NC – go Heels!
Undergrad: Yale University
Medical School: Emory University 
Favorite thing about Tufts: Definitely the people- from the residents to attendings, everyone is incredibly kind, supportive, fun and inspiring!
Favorite thing about Boston: Amazing sushi.  Also, so many cute New England towns to explore that are incredibly close!

 

Andy Polio, MD is an OBGYN residentAndrew Polio, MD
Hometown: Simsbury, CT
Undergrad: College of the Holy Cross
Medical School: University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Favorite thing about Tufts: My co-residents and faculty support
Favorite thing about Boston: South End restaurants, you can walk to everything, all the new breweries