We are delighted to introduce our 2017-2018 Inaugural Class for the new Brigham and Womens/HMS Residency!

Categorical Residents

Chinedu Anyaeji
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Chinedu majored in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. He spent a year at the NIH before medical school where he worked on modeling cartilage tissue using a biomimetic system. He was chosen for Case Western’s College Track Program, a 5‐year collaborative program with the Cleveland Clinic. While in medical school, he developed a passion for Psychiatry and his research included work at the NIMH, studying functional connectivity in Autism. He enjoys poetry & Sci‐fi, both reading and writing, and is working on a book looking at mental illness from an engineering perspective.


Heather Burrell Ward
Duke University School of Medicine

Heather completed her undergraduate studies at Williams College, where she was a Chemistry major. Her interest in psychiatry began when she conducted clinical research at MGH on smoking cessation in people with severe mental illness. In medical school, she built upon her previous research to investigate the role of tobacco in first-episode psychosis. She has also conducted research in ECT for relapse prevention in schizophrenia, TMS, and non-opioid pain management in an emergency setting. She is interested in community psychiatry and developed a program partnering medical students with an Assertive Community Treatment team to improve medical conditions in people with severe mental illness. Heather also led the psychiatry student interest group and taught first year medical students in the “Practice of Medicine” course. She enjoys running marathons and spending time in Maine.


Alicia Hanson
University of California, Davis, School of Medicine

Alicia was a Neuroscience major at UCLA and then a research coordinator at the VAMC and the Naval Marine Mammal program, where she did research on dolphins. In medical school, she received a number of travel awards and was Klingenstein fellow. Her research in medical school includes work on Fragile X at the MIND institute. She enjoys fine art, baking, tennis and helped start the UC Davis Ping Pong group.


Hema Kher
University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine

Hema joins us from Florida where, as an undergraduate at the University of Florida she studied Health Science and developed an interest in Neuroscience and Psychology. During med school she ran a community service program which conducted health fairs and worked at free clinics. She also did research on nutrition health in children. She enjoys exercising, playing the ukulele and exploring new cities local markets, parks, and music scene.


Ranjani Logaraj
University of Illinois College of Medicine

Ranjani is a Biology and International Studies major at the University of Chicago, where she conducted research on the history of healthcare delivery in India. Before entering medical school, she also did research at the NIH Department of Rehab Medicine on children with neuromuscular disease. In medical school, she is the treasurer of her med school class and started a psychiatry interest group. She enjoys dancing, watercolors, and writing, plays the cello and enjoys cooking and hosting dinner parties.


Michael Mclaughlin
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Michael studied at Duke University where he majored in Public Policy and worked for HUD’s Office of HIV/AIDS Housing after college before entering the University of Maryland for Biology and Chemistry. In medical school, he continued his interest in HIV, researching the effects of statin use and lung functioning, is involved in the LGBT community, free clinics and a student support program for oncology patients and families. He enjoys cooking, musicals, swimming, and reading about urban planning and politics.


Matthew Mosquera
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

Matthew completed his undergrad work at Georgetown where he studied Science, Technology, and International Affairs. He also obtained a Masters at Georgetown in Physiology and Biophysics. He research has focused on med student stress and wellness, created a mind‐body elective and developed a stress scale. He is the recipient of the Gold Humanism Award. He enjoys water polo, playing the bagpipes, and is an amateur vexillologist.


Rachael Rosales
Harvard Medical School

Rachael completed her undergrad degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she studied Philosophy and Biology, and was part of their BS‐MD program. At Harvard, she was involved in the curriculum redesign and she founded a philosophy interest group. She spent time in rural El Salvador, where she helped implement and evaluate a pediatrics malnutrition intervention. She enjoys reading literature, pop culture, and befriending dogs.


Research Track Residents

Sarah Earp
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Sarah was a Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology as well as Music Major at Emory University. In medical school, she was accepted into Case Western’s College Program, a 5‐year collaborative program. There she did a year of research investigating visual systems in mouse models and has received a number of training grants for her research. She was also involved with the admission committee, volunteered for public animal welfare society of Ohio and free clinics. Initially interested in ophthalmology, she became increasingly interested in the behavioral sciences, and plans to translate her previous work into the psychiatric setting.


Natasha Fedotova
University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine

Natasha was a Psychology major at Princeton and obtained her Masters and PhD in Psychology at U Penn.  In medical school, she was selected for the pathway of emphasis in genetics and genomics and participated in the ACMGF Summer Genetics Scholars program.  She was the President of the Genetics Student Interest Group and the Academic Medicine group and has volunteered as a coordinator in free clinics.  Her research interests include cognitive and social psychology and most recently she has studied the psychological and social issues surrounding genetic testing.  Having taught multiple college courses in Psychology before medical school, she is also interested in medical education.  She enjoys playing tennis and badminton, reading fiction, and experimenting in the kitchen.