Afkera Daniel MD
Born: Boston, MA
Education: Harvard University, AB in Government (2011); Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, MD (2021)
Loves to: run (serial half-marathoner), yoga, touch rugby; a good book + a good drink; ice cream; concerts/music; exploring new restaurants/recipes; hanging out with the other fine people on this page
Wants to: work in maternal and child health both domestically and internationally with a focus on sexual and reproductive health, health equity, and health systems capacity building
Ask me about: anything! especially: being from Boston then moving back to Boston; global health
Samee Hameed, MD
Born: Houston Texas, so yes I do use y’all all the time and I will never change that
Education: University of St. Thomas Houston TX BS Biochemistry BA Philosophy 2016; London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine MSc Public Health 2020; University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston MD 2021.
Loves to: EAT, hear the sound of my own voice (co-residents can confirm), watch sports, play basketball, cooking, hiking, concerts/festivals/live music, and I just want to reiterate this… EAT
Wants to: work towards improving health systems abroad specifically trying to improve health care delivery and health capacity for oncologic care in resource-poor settings.
Ask me about: being 10 minutes late to everything, moving from the deep south to the polar opposite part of the country, finding indoor basketball, and the live music scene.
Gio Jaen, MD
Born: Miami, Fl
Education: Florida Atlantic University, B.S. in Biology and M.D.
Things you love to do: Listen to podcasts about behavioral science, hang out with Sydney (my 1-year-old cat), jog in Beacon Hill, bake plant-based desserts
Things you want to do in life/work: health equity, advancing access to care, advocacy and working with the adolescent age group, transitional nephrology in particular
Ask me about: Moving to the northeast from the south, living without a car in Boston, long-distance relationship in residency
Megan Marshall, MD
Born: Born in New York City, grew up in Wayne, New Jersey
Education: BA in Health and Human Biology at Brown University (2015) and NYU School of Medicine (2021)
Loves To: Walk everywhere! Hang out with all the residency dogs, sing and do some West African Drumming (when it fits into the residency schedule…). I love being outdoors and spending time with friends and family (especially if that time involves lots and lots of food)!
Wants To: Work towards fostering a culture of vulnerability in medicine and medical education! I hope to get involved in medical education initiatives and research at MGH and continue sharing my love for patient-provider communication, palliative care, and the value of reflection in medicine. I am also passionate about addressing the impact of bias in clinical care and medical education and working towards thoughtful, effective solutions.
Ask me about: Living in the northeast, experiencing new pup-parenthood during intern year, and truly anything else!