Sheena McDaniels, MD
Rush Medical College of Rush University
I was born and raised on the south side of Chicago, IL in the neighborhood Englewood. I stayed in Chicago to receive my B.S. and M.S. in chemistry from DePaul University. After instructing college chemistry for a bit, I attended Rush Medical College in Chicago’s very own medical district. Moving to Boston will be my first time living outside of Chicago and I’m very excited to join my Tufts and Floating family! My passions include volunteering, teaching, mentoring, research and advocacy. I’ve worked a lot with urban populations and at-risk youth and adolescents are my population of choice! I discovered the Triple Board program in my 3rd year of medical school and knew it was meant to be. In my free time I love cooking, singing, dancing, and listening to music, traveling, and spending time with my two cats and friends and family.
Joshua Brown, MD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Triple Board Program
Originally from Teaneck, NJ, I traveled the short distance to NYC to attend Yeshiva University for my undergraduate studies where I majored in History and studied Talmudic law along with my secular classes. After college, I spent a year conducting bio-medical lab research at Columbia University Medical Center. Thereupon, I returned to Yeshiva University for advanced studies at their rabbinical college, Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, and in 2014 I was ordained a Rabbi. As part of my training, I completed a chaplaincy internship at North Shore University Hospital, and in addition, served as Rabbinic Intern at a large synagogue in NJ, where I taught several courses in Jewish law and philosophy and helped officiate at life cycle events. After my rabbinical studies, I attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY where I discovered my love for working with and treating children, and in particular with children who have experienced personal or family trauma. I am absolutely thrilled to join the Triple Board Program at Tufts and the Floating Children's Hospital, where I can seamlessly combine my two passions in medicine, Pediatrics and Psychiatry. Outside of my studies, I enjoy reading (especially mystery novels), going to concerts and sports games, hiking, rafting, and traveling around the globe. In summary- just 2 words: "Go Patriots!!"
Audrey DiMauro, MD, PhD
Boston University School of Medicine
I am originally from the suburbs northeast of Philadelphia. I moved to Baltimore, MD to attend Johns Hopkins University, where I received by B.A. in neuroscience. Although I loved the city of Baltimore, the weather was too warm for me, and I decided to make my way north. I attended Boston University School of Medicine as part of the MD/PhD program with a research focus in cognitive neuroscience. I discovered very soon after the move up here that I am a New Englander at heart and decided to remain in Boston for residency. During medical school I debated for a long time about whether I wanted to do residency in pediatrics or psychiatry so the triple board program is a perfect fit for me. I am so excited to be part of the Floating family! In my free time I enjoy knitting, pretty much any craft project, being an over-the-top cat person, listening to music and dancing.
Sarah Daily, MD
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Hello - I'm originally Canadian, but I moved around a lot when I was young. I then went to high school, college, and medical school in Kentucky, which became the place that feels like home. I am glad to be part of the triple board program where I can combine my passions for pediatrics and child mental health. In my spare time I like to read, go to the movies, explore my neighborhood and I have started learning to play piano.
Erin Dunn, MD, MPH
University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
I grew up in Arkansas but moved to southern California when I was in high school. From there I traveled up to northern California to attend college at UC Berkeley. For medical school I moved all the way to the other side of the country to get my MD/MPH at the University of Miami. I am excited to be joining the Triple Board Program at Tufts and the Floating Hospital for Children! As I enjoy living in and experiencing different parts of the US, I look forward to discovering what Boston has to offer!
Peri Akchurin, DO
University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth/Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hello! I am originally from Iowa but spent my teen years in Lubbock, Texas. I then moved north to attend Vassar College in New York, where I majored in neuroscience and behavior, worked as a peer health educator, and volunteered as an EMT. Between my undergraduate years and medical school, I worked in New York City at a pediatric psychiatry practice before returning to Texas for medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. While there, I participated in multiple women’s health advocacy programs and realized my passion for mental healthcare and adolescent medicine. Though I will always love the warmth and unique character of the Lone Star State, I am thrilled to have joined the Tufts Triple Board family and love my new life in Boston. In my free time, I enjoy knitting, drawing, cooking, hiking, yoga, and eating oysters all while listening to some good classic rock.
Rachel Olfson, MD
Albany Medical College
I grew up in New York City with my parents and older sister, where I attended an international school in Manhattan from elementary through high school. I moved to Connecticut to receive a B.A. in Neuroscience and Behavior at Wesleyan University, where I also enjoyed volunteering in local schools to teach children hands-on science projects and discovered an interest in baking. After college, I returned to my home state to attend medical school at Albany Medical College. I am thrilled to be joining the Pediatric team at Tufts, and pursuing Triple Board training over the next five years! I am also looking forward to enjoying life in Boston by jogging on the Esplanade, exploring museums, and discovering all that the city has to offer.
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
I was born and raised on the Jersey Shore where I learned to appreciate the peace and strength of the water. I headed up to Old South Mountain in Bethlehem, PA to attend Lehigh University where I received a degree in Behavioral Neuroscience and English and was given the opportunity to appreciate the mountains of PA. After Lehigh, I went on to earn my Masters at UMDNJ in South Jersey and then crossed the river to attend medical school in Philadelphia at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. It was in Philly that I found my first true home away from home and started to trek down my own journey. I discovered my passion for preventive medicine, working with children and adolescents, and saw a dire need for mental health resources within my community; thus I started my journey of discovery of the triple board program. Outside of medicine, I enjoy hiking, rock climbing, drawing, coffee, and anything to do with the beach. I am incredibly excited to continue my journey with the Floating Family here at Tufts Medical Center and making my one way move to Boston – where I am told I can find the waves, the mountains, and of course, the city life. What more can this Jersey born, mountain loving, city living girl ask for?
University of Colorado School of Medicine
I was born in New York City and then grew up in a ballet studio in beautiful Boulder, Colorado. I attended Smith College where I double majored in Dance and Chemistry. After graduating, I was a professional ballerina with American Midwest Ballet, Missouri Ballet Theatre, and the Montgomery Ballet. During that time, I was teaching dance as well, which is when I fell in love with working with children. Seeing my students struggle with illness and injury inspired to go to medical school to become a pediatrician. My passion for psychiatry developed when I moved back to Colorado to complete my medical training at University of Colorado School of Medicine. I am thrilled to be a part of the Triple Board Program at Tufts Medical Center and to work at the intersection of pediatrics and psychiatry. I am excited to live in Boston with my husband, Ryan, and two kittens, Autumn and Earl Grey. Outside of medicine, I enjoy dancing, drinking coffee with friends, long walks, and folding paper cranes.