Trainees

First Year Fellows

 

Kristie AamodtKristie Aamodt was born in Houston, Texas and earned her MD and PhD from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She is a graduate of the Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics, which she completed on the Accelerated Research Pathway. She is dedicated to caring for each individual patient at their bedside, and to using basic research to improve care for all patients. Her basic research experience has focused primarily on proliferation and regeneration of pancreatic beta cells. If you can’t find Kristie on call or in the lab, she is probably training for a triathlon, cycling, or playing the flute.

 

Charlotte ChenCharlotte Chen is from Lincoln County, North Carolina. She graduated from New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed pediatric residency training at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (NJ). During medical school she pursued research in the molecular biology of panhypopituitarism to identify novel mutations in genes responsible for pituitary development. Throughout medical school has been an active volunteer for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, providing support to teens with type 1 and 2 diabetes. Charlotte’s passions include cooking healthy cuisine, video filming and editing, and performing stand-up comedy.

 

Lindsey GastonLindsey Gaston was born in Detroit, Michigan and came to the Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics after earning her MD from the University of Michigan. During medical school, she held leadership roles in the Women's Health and Advocacy section of AMSA and in the Latino/Native American Medical Student Association. As a pediatric resident, Lindsey pursued clinical research on inhaled steroid-induced adrenal insufficiency and the endocrine manifestations of Prader-Willi syndrome. Lindsey is a former Division III springboard diver and enjoys running, skiing, and playing and composing music.

 

Second Year Fellows

 

Jia Zhu was born in China and moved to America at age 4. She attended MIT as an undergraduate, where she studied how to engineer better vaccines. She graduated from Harvard Medical School and was an active member of the Asian Pacific America Medical Student Association. Prior to fellowship, she completed her residency in the Boston Combined Residency Program. Her academic interests include the genetics and physiology of puberty.

 

 

Svetlana Azova was born in Russia and immigrated to the US at age 9. She received her BA from Hunter College and her MD from the New York University School of Medicine, and completed her pediatric residency at Mount Sinai. Besides being an active volunteer in several organizations, Svetlana loves to travel, ride her bike, and write.

 

 


Kevin Scully was born and raised in Portland, Maine. Kevin attended medical school at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and returned to the US for residency at Maine Medical Center. He has volunteered and taught in many places, including in Ghana and Tanzania. Kevin is a huge New England sports fan, and developed his rugby skills during medical school in Ireland. He loves spending time in the outdoors and with his family, friends, and wife.

 

 

Third Year Fellows

 

Kate Millington was born in Maryland but grew up in Chatham, NY. She matriculated at Bard College at Simon’s Rock where she studied liberal arts. She also did a two year BS in biomedical engineering at Columbia and taught high school math, physics and engineering in Queens before entering the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Her interest in Endocrinology began when she spent a summer doing diabetes research at the NIH. In Kate’s free time, she loves to run and spend time with her friends and family.

 

Rebecca Harris grew up in Chicago. She has always been interested in endocrinology, reproductive biology and genetics. Rebecca received her MD and PhD from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, where her PhD research focused on the genetics of testicular development. After her residency in Pediatrics at Lurie Children’s Hospital, during which she also received a Masters degree in Bioethics, she completed a fellowship in Academic General Pediatrics at Lurie Children’s. Her academic interests include the biology and genetics of sex development. In Rebecca’s free time you might find her practicing yoga, reading a biography, or cooking something delicious.

 

Elise (Schlissel) Tremblay received her BA at Princeton in Public and International Affairs and attended the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She completed her residency in pediatrics at Yale-New Haven Hospital, where she was Chief Resident. Elise’s interests focus on diabetes and public health, particularly as related to diabetes care in underserved populations. Elise loves to run, bake, and spend time with her friends and family.