Alumni

Munya Hayek, MD
Current position: Associate Medical Director, Adolescent Acute Residential Treatment Program at McLean Hospital.  Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Karen Saroca, MD
Current Position: Tufts Medical Center Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Faculty; Program Director, Triple Board Residency Program; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Tufts University School of Medicine

Mary Daley, MD
Current Position: Sports Medicine & Sports Psychiatry, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Teresa Vente, DO
Current Position: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Palliative Care); Program Director, Pediatric Palliative Medicine Fellowship, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Ireen Ahmed, MD
Current Position: Attending Psychiatrist, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Tufts Medical Center; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine

Elizabeth Killmeyer, MD
Current Position: Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist at Newton Wellesley Hospital; Killmeyer Psychiatry private practice

Alumni Testimonials

Mary Daley, MD:
“I graduated from the Tufts Triple Board program in 2018, and truly feel that my training at Tufts provided a foundation that allowed for incredible career opportunities. I applied to multiple triple board programs, with pediatrics as my back-up. I ultimately chose Tufts because of the leadership and the atmosphere of the program, which place a strong emphasis on supporting each resident in discovering their own path and achieving their individual goals. In other words, this is not a one-size-fits-all program! I’ve always felt that triple board training offers almost limitless opportunities, and that triple board graduates can essentially create any career they can imagine. This has certainly turned out to be true for me, as I went on to complete a fellowship in Sports Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital, and earned a certificate of added training in Sports Psychiatry through the International Society of Sports Psychiatry. I have found that my psychiatry background is incredibly relevant to sports medicine, and provides unique opportunities to contribute to research in the field as well. I am now thrilled to be a member of the Sports Medicine faculty at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and am so appreciative of the training that allowed me to discover my passion and consistently supported me in pursuing my own interests and goals.”  

Teresa Vente, DO:
"There were three main reasons I chose triple board residency at Tufts. First and foremost were the people. I felt an instant camaraderie with the trainees I met in the department of pediatrics and the psychiatry division was warm and welcoming. This held true during my residency as well, when I met some of the closest and dearest friends. The second reason I chose Tufts was because of the opportunity.  I was told at the time of my interview that the opportunities for a triple board resident were wide open, and this was true not only in training but even now in my career. During residency I discovered that I had an interest in palliative care. I was able to mold my residency experience to provide more interaction with patients in pediatrics and in psychiatry that aligned with my interests such as an additional PICU elective month and taking all of the adolescents with new oncology diagnosis into my child and adolescent psychiatry patient panel. This helped me to solidify my interests in palliative care and ultimately led me to pursue palliative care fellowship. The third reason I chose Tufts, was because of the reputation and location in Boston, MA. There is a renown that comes from training in medicine in Boston. It is seen as a city with a long history of training highly skilled medical professionals. Tufts Children's Hospital has been treating children since it was actually a boat floating in the harbor. That history and commitment to caring for children was a big draw. Now, two years out from graduation, I have completed palliative care fellowship and work as a full-time pediatric palliative care clinician. I am triple boarded (working on my quadruple board) and each of these disciplines helps to inform my palliative care practice. Triple board training was a huge advantage when applying to fellowship and set me apart from many other candidates. I am proud of my triple board training and I know it makes me a better clinician."