Academy Fellowships

The HMS Academy offers fellowships that provide physician educators with dedicated time and mentoring to increase their knowledge of educational principles, to improve their skills as teachers and to pursue a scholarly project in medical education.
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Academy Medical Education Fellows

Current Academy Fellows

Dr. Afari

Dr. Henrietta Affari
Morgan-Zinsser Fellow

Dr. Henrietta Afari was born and raised in Accra, Ghana, moved to Wales, UK for high school and thereafter to Boston where she has been for her college and medical training. She is a recent graduate of the MGH internal medicine residency program, and currently on staff with the MGH Hospital Medicine Unit. Within the realm of HMS medical education, Dr. Afari helps coordinate the Clinical Finding Rounds for core clerkship students at MGH. She has been a PDR tutor for the past 2 years and is excited to join the tDP group as well this year. Dr. Afari is thrilled for the opportunity to further develop and hone her skills in curriculum development and medical education through the HMS Academy Fellowship.

Dr. Noelle Saillant
Jackson Fellow 

Dr. Noelle Saillant completed her surgical residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in 2013 after completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. Thereafter, Dr. Saillant entered a two-year trauma and critical care fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. She practices trauma and emergency general surgery and is an ICU intensivist at Massachusetts General Hospital. In 2017, She was named the director of the Harvard Medical School Surgical Core Clerkship at MGH. She has overhauled and reinvigorated the surgical clinical student curriculum. Furthermore, she has pioneered a variety of educational outreach initiatives to improve the surgical learning environment. She has received the Principal Clinical Experience Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award. She has twice received the highest faculty teaching award at MGH, the Bulfinch Award, in 2017 and 2018 for excellence in teaching across all clerkships. In addition, she has repeatedly been nominated for the McCabe Award, the highest education award for faculty in the clinical teaching years at Harvard Medical School and won the prestigious honor in 2018. In 2020 she received the Excellence in Clinical Faculty Award at Harvard Class day.

Interests: Dr. Saillant’s research interest is in translational research in trauma induced coagulopathy, platelet function and hemostasis, rib fixation and severe chest injury. Her educational interests are the surgical learning environment, high stress training, teaching models and evaluation of learning models.

Dr. MendiolaDr. Monica Mendiola
Curtis Prout Fellow

Dr. Monica Mendiola is an academic OBGYN generalist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, the director of graduate medical education for the department of OBGYN and the founder and co-director of the GME Diversity Inclusion and Advocacy Council. She is passionate about bringing diversity and inclusion into academic medicine and committed to the care of underserved populations. Her research and academic work focus on improving healthcare outcomes universally by creating a diverse and inclusive educational environment that teaches and advocates for improved patient care.

Dr. Tara Kent 
Morgan-Zinsser Fellow

Tara S. Kent, MD, MS is an Associate Professor in Surgery at Harvard Medical School and a general and HPB surgeon at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Her clinical interests include benign and malignant pancreatic, biliary and ampullary disease. Dr. Kent graduated from the Weill Cornell Medical College and then trained in general surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center in New York. During residency, she completed a research fellowship in surgical oncology and obtained an MS in Clinical Research Methodology from Einstein. While at BIDMC, she has completed the Rabkin Fellowship in Medical Education. Dr. Kent is the program director of the general surgery residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Vice Chair for Education in the BIDMC Department of Surgery. She is an Associate Editor of HPB and on the editorial boards of the Journal of

Surgical Education and the Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. She has been involved in the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association since 2008, where she is a member of the Executive Council and the Vice Program Chair, having recently completed her term as Chair of the Education & Training Committee. She is also a member of the Education & Training Committee and Unified standards Taskforce of the Fellowship Council as a representative from the AHPBA and is a member of the Education & Training Committee of the IHPBA. In addition, she is a member of the Research Committee of the Association of Program Directors in Surgery. Dr. Kent’s research focuses on surgical education, in particular on the learning environment in surgical residency, as well as on curricular innovations. In addition, she has an active research focus on patient-centered outcomes in pancreatic surgery. She is currently a co-investigator on a multicenter R01 grant evaluating a cultural dexterity curriculum for surgical residents and serves as a technical advisor for a USAID grant, ImpactMED, that involves surgical education in Vietnam.

Dr. Elizabeth Petersen
Jackson Fellow

Dr. Elizabeth Petersen is a hospitalist and clinical educator at Brigham and Women’s and Boston Children’s Hospitals and the Associate Clerkship Director for Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She received her undergraduate degree from Gustavus Adolphus College, her medical degree from the University of Minnesota and her Master of Public Health from Harvard. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s and Boston Children’s Hospitals and served as chief resident of the Global Health Equity residency. Her work in medical education has focused on curriculum development and implementation and clinical teaching locally and in global settings. Her current educational research interests include learner assessment and evaluation and improving bidirectional feedback.

Dr. Solomon

Dr. Daniel Solomon
Morgan-Zinsser Fellow

Dr. Daniel Solomon is a clinician educator in the Infectious Diseases Division at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. A staff physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Solomon practices in the Infectious Disease division and the Brigham Health Bridge Clinic for Addiction Medicine. The focus of his clinical work is at the intersection of injection drug use and infectious diseases. He has clinical expertise in managing the infectious complications of opiate use disorder such as HIV, hepatitis C, endocarditis and osteomyelitis, and is committed to addressing treatment of opioid addiction as the underlying driver of infection.

In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Solomon is a devoted educator with an interest in teaching clinical skills and clinical reasoning, as well as nurturing professional development in trainees. He is the Morgan-Zinsser Associate Director of Clinical Learning in Health Sciences and Technology track at Harvard Medical School. In this role, Solomon co-directs Growth of the Physician Scientist and Introduction to Clinical Medicine and helps to oversee the clinical education across the curriculum. His goal is to cultivate a learning environment that reinforces characteristics of compassion and caring by creating patient centered longitudinal curricula and structures for personal mentorship and professional development.

Dr. Wilder

Dr. Jayme Wilder
Morgan-Zinsser Fellow

Dr. Jayme Wilder grew up in southern New Jersey and attended Princeton University as an undergraduate where she majored in Operations Research and Financial Engineering. After a brief stint on Wall Street,

she quickly realized she was meant to be a pediatrician rather than a commodities trader. She graduated from Harvard Medical School in 2015 and completed her pediatrics residency training at the Boston Combined Residency Program in 2018. She is currently a pediatric hospitalist at Boston Children’s Hospital, where she serves as an Assistant Clerkship Director for HMS students in their primary clerkship year and as the Quality Improvement and Safety Lead for the inpatient hospitalist group. She looks forward to bringing her interest in medical education quality improvement to the PCE redesign project. Her other academic interests include patient safety, pediatric pulmonary diseases and simulation. Personally, she enjoys attending music class with her two young children, sleeping when they let her, and reading (or listening to) fiction novels.

Academy Medical Education Fellows 2019-2020

Dr. Chen ​​Justin Chen, MD, MPH
Morgan-Zinsser Academy Fellowship in Medical Education 
Project:  Novel approaches to psychiatric education at Harvard Medical School
Chutinan Headshot Supattriya Chutinan, DDS
Project: Efficacy of caries managment implementation at HSDM teaching practice
Dr. Finger Lenna Finger, MD
Curtis Prout Academy Fellowship in Medical Education
Project:  Investigating Team-Based Care Teaching Best Practices
Navin L. Kumar, MD
Morgan-Zinsser Academy Fellowship in Medical Education
Project:  Strategies for Teaching Medical Students in the Subspecialty Ambulatory Clinic: A Qualitative Study
Geren Stone, MD, MPH
Jackson Academy Fellowship in Medical Education
Project:  Global Health Leadership Development Curriculum

Academy Medical Education Fellows 2018-2019

Deborah Bartz MD, MPH
Jackson Academy Fellowship in Medical Education
Project: Development of a Sex- and Gender-Informed Undergraduate Medical Curriculum: Incorporation of Education on the Interplay between Biological and Social Determinants of Health for Improved Delivery of Women’s and Men’s Medical Care   
Julia Caton MD, EdM 
Curtis Prout Academy Fellowship in Medical Education 
Project: Creating and Assessing a Curriculum in Design Thinking and Educational Program Design in the Medical Education Longitudinal Elective
Ashwini Ashwini Jambhekar PhD
Morgan-Zinsser Academy Fellowship in Medical Education
Project: Evaluating the efficacy of co-teaching for increasing student achievement and confidence

Benjamin Benjamin James MD MS
Morgan-Zinsser Academy Fellowship in Medical Education
Project: Professionalism in Surgery

AML Alden Landry MD MPH
Morgan-Zinsser Academy Fellowship in Medical Education
Project: Integrating Health Equity Education in Undergraduate Medical Education Curriculum

Amulya Nagarur MD
Curtis Prout Academy Fellowship in Medical Education
Project: Comparison Of Standard Internal Medicine Clerkship Models versus Apprenticeship under the Care of Hospitalists: The COACH Study

esra Esra Salihoglu-Yener, DDS, PhD​
​Project: Implementation of a New Collaborative Interprofessional Education (CIPE) Program
Wing Jonathan Wing MD, MSEd
Curtis Prout Academy Fellowship in Medical Education
Project: Simulation for Pre-Professional Development in Post-PCE Medical Students

Academy Medical Education Fellows 2017-2018

​Nadaa Ali, MD, M. Ed
Curtis Prout Academy Fellowship in Medical Education 
Projec:Teaching and Assessing Advanced Communication Skills with a Muslim Healthcare-based curriculum 


Rachel Hathaway, MD 
Morgan-Zinsser Academy Fellowship in Medical Education
Project: Adapting Case-Based, Collaborative Learning to the clinical year: Promoting self-directed learning and clinical reasoning in the Cambridge Principal Clinical Experience 


Rebecca Karp, MD
Morgan-Zinsser Academy Fellowship in Medical Education 
Project:The Imposter Phenomenon: A Study in Transitions.  
Marcelo Matiello, MD MSc
Morgan-Zinsser Academy Fellowship in Medical Education 
Project: Education outcomes of an innovative neurology online learning system 

Hiroe Ohyama DMD, MMSc, PhD
Project: Integration of digital 3D technologies into dental curriculum for improvement of students self assessment abilities
Daniele Ölveczky, MD, MS
Jackson Academy Fellowship in Medical Education
Project: Standardizing in the inclusion of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation and ethnicity undergraduate medical education curricula
Leah Rosenberg, MD
Curtis Prout Academy Fellowship in Medical Education
Project: Creating a palliative care curriculum for the MGH PCE internal medicine clerkship

Bianca Shagrin, MD 
Curtis Prout Academy Fellowship in Medical Education
Project: Teaching the Practice of Longitudinal Care for Patients in Undergraduate Medical Education

Andrea Schwartz, MD, MPH
Curtis Prout Academy Fellowship in Medical Education
Project: Development and assessment of a longitudinal integrated curriculum in Geriatrics for Harvard Medical School students