Fellow Profiles

First-Year Fellows

Janine Amirault

Janine grew up south of Boston and attended Boston College for undergrad.  She then moved to DC for medical school at George Washington, however, after realizing that she was not cut out for the humidity, she returned home for the Boston Combined Residency Program.  Outside of the hospital she can be found riding her bike around the city (many bike lanes) and beyond (especially the Provincetown Dunes/National Seashore), doing yoga, and test cooking gluten free recipes (some wins, some losses). She also loves exploring restaurants, especially in Cambridge where she lives with her partner and personal surf instructor Mike.  In addition to clinical practice, she hopes to continue clinical research as a way to improve emergency care for pediatric populations.

Joshua Dodderer

Joshua was born in California before making several detours on his way to Abilene, Texas, where he was raised. He attended college at Dallas Baptist University and afterwards embraced the desert of El Paso for medical school and his MPH. Joshua and his wife, Madison, then transplanted themselves to New England, where he completed residency in the Boston Combined Residency Program. He is excited to stay in Boston for fellowship and continue his New England adventures with his wife, dog, and son. Together, they enjoy visiting the many New England coastal and mountain towns, cheering on Boston sports’ teams, finding all the best running routes and races in the area, and attending their local church. Joshua has participated in global health projects and clinical care in Mexico and the border region, Jamaica, India, Liberia, and with the Indian Health Services in South Dakota. He is passionate about implementing clinical guidelines and improving access to pediatric emergency care in resource-limited settings as well as participating in medical education in both the domestic and global environment.

Katherine “Kate” Douglas

Kate grew up in Connecticut and attended Washington University in St. Louis for medical school. She returned to New England for residency in the Boston Combined Residency Program. She can be found running, picnicking, or kayaking on the Esplanade, and taking advantage of the mountains up north to hike and ski. When she isn’t outside, she loves spending time with friends and family, and baking. She is excited for a career in PEM, hoping to use advocacy and research to improve access to care and health equity.

Michael “Fish” Fishman

Fish grew up in New Orleans, then went to medical school in Chicago followed by residency in the Boston Combined Residency Program, trading in the hot, humid summers for snowy, cold winters (but also still hot, humid summers).  Teaming up with his wife and dog, Fish spends most of his time chasing after his one year old daughter and trying to make her smile and laugh. When not spending time with his family and dog, he enjoys playing soccer and pretending his joints don’t ache, strumming the guitar, and dodging Boston drivers on his bike. He is passionate about medical education and working to optimize the learning environment for trainees through improved feedback delivery and assessment mechanisms.

Lukas Gaffney

Lukas was born and raised in Newton, MA. He then worked his way down the east coast going to Princeton for undergrad and University of Miami for med school before returning home to Boston for residency. Outside the ED, Lukas can be found running, playing golf, or going out for ice cream with his wife and son. Lukas hopes to combine clinical practice with his academic interests in health services research with a focus on health equity, medical education, and simulation.

Jane Jarjour

Jane was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and moved to Houston, Texas with her family in middle school. She stayed in Texas for college at Rice University (go Owls!) and medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Drawn to the beauty of the mountains, she moved to Denver for her pediatrics residency at the University of Colorado and enjoyed learning how to hike (even a 14er!), backpack, snowshoe and generally just enjoy life outdoors! During the COVID pandemic, she worked on the front-lines as a pediatrician in urgent care in Dallas and Houston for 2 years. She found her way back to the best specialty and is thrilled to be starting PEM fellowship this year! She still loves nature and is looking forward to the fall in New England and sweater weather. Her academic interests are in improving health for children around the world through advancing partnerships and medical education, tropical medicine, and point-of-care-ultrasound.

Second-Year Fellows

Catherine Coughlin

Catherine grew up in Connecticut, went to med school in New York, completed residency in the Boston Combined Residency Program. She is thrilled to stay in Boston for PEM fellowship! She enjoys cooking, baking, yoga, kayaking, and visiting museums. She loves exploring different Boston neighborhoods with her husband, committed to eating on all the patios in the city. Her academic interests include health equity, reproductive justice, and human trafficking. She hopes to pursue a career combining clinical practice and heath services research focused on social determinants of health. 

Kathryn “Kate” Hunt

Kate was born and raised in Scranton, PA. She attended Amherst College, ventured to NYC for medical school at Columbia, and then finally ended up in Boston for residency at the Boston Combined Residency Program. She loves Boston for its urban charm, expansive green space, and proximity to all sorts of New England adventures. When not in the ED, you can find her jogging across the city, working on a puzzle, cozied up at a coffee shop, or cooking with her husband. Long term, Kate hopes to combine her interests in clinical medicine and medical education. 

Imikomobong “Micky” Ibia

Imikomobong (Micky) Ibia was born in Calabar, Nigeria but spent his formative childhood years in Reston, Virginia. He subsequently attended the University of Pennsylvania and Mount Sinai School of Medicine, before completing a general emergency medicine residency in the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency (HAEMR) at Mass General Brigham. He is especially passionate about the Green Bay Packers, comic book movies, the recruitment of students & trainees (especially those unrepresented in medicine), pediatric emergency medicine infrastructure development in southeastern Nigeria/Haiti, and building tools to assist the general emergency medicine provider in caring for pediatric patients. Don’t hesitate to reach out on Twitter at @mickbong. ​

Stephanie Mitrano

Stephanie grew up in Shrewsbury, MA. As a born and bred New Englander, she went to high school in New Hampshire and college in Maine before settling back home for medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester. She then trained at the combined emergency medicine program at Harvard working at MGH and BWH. During her entire training, she has wanted to specialize into PEM and is so excited that her dreams have come true. Within pediatric emergency medicine she wants to focus her research on health equity and disaster medicine. She played ice hockey and lacrosse in college but in her free time lately, she enjoys tennis and golf. She loves board game nights and traveling the country to try out the best roller coasters. 

Mary Mottla

Mary grew up in Andover, MA then traveled to DC for college and medical school at Georgetown, followed by residency at Children’s National. Some of her favorite activities include going to the beach (aided by her oversized umbrella and SPF 70 sunscreen), reading, and exploring nearby hikes with her toddler and husband. She also enjoys ice skating and skiing, and comes prepared with additional hand/foot warmers if anyone needs an extra pair. Clinically and academically she interested in the integration of collaborative medical education and health systems development to improve child health globally.

Robert “Bobby” Rosen

Bobby grew up a Yankees fan in New York City only to have found himself outnumbered at home when his wife and toddler recently bought Red Sox hats. When he is not in the emergency department, he pretends he can play the electric bass, but mostly co-leads expeditions to Boston-area splash pads and jungle gyms with his daughter. They are lucky to return home every night to their apartment in the South End, which they love, and leave again on weekends for day trips to the North Shore or walks along Carson Beach and the ponds of Middlesex Fells Reservation. In addition to clinical medicine, he is interested in quality improvement research and harnessing quality improvement to drive health equity.

Third-Year Fellows

Lawrence Chang

Lawrence was born in Taiwan and grew up in Orange County, California, before crossing the country for college, and eventually venturing up to Boston for residency. On his days off, he can be found running (or more often strolling) along the Charles River Esplanade or Seaport Harbor Walk, lounging in coffee shops, exploring new food or bubble tea spots, or hurrying home to catch the start of a Dodgers game. In addition to teaching students and residents, his academic passions revolve around advancing upstream interventions to address social determinants of health and alleviate health disparities.​​

Laurel Gabler

Laurel grew up in a small town of 900 full-time residents on the tip of Long Island. ​Prior to medical school she lived and worked in over 7 different countries, developing a passion for international public health and diverse cuisines. After completing medical school in Boston she moved to Philadelphia for residency, but is happy to be back in Boston for fellowship. One of her favorite things to do in Boston is stroll through the Arboretum or around the Jamaica Pond with her dog and wife (she used to run rather than stroll, but being currently pregnant with twins has made the running part much harder). Other than strolling, she loves to hike, camp, make amateur pottery, watch horror movies, play board games, read murder mystery novels and get out of the city to see beautiful foliage as much as possible. She is passionate about global health and hopes to continue to work internationally after fellowship.

Alexandra “Ally” Geanacopoulos

Ally grew up in a suburb of Boston and went to Penn for medical school prior to returning home for pediatrics residency at the Boston Combined Residency Program. She plans to pursue a career combining clinical research and emergency care with an emphasis on improving diagnosis and management of infectious diseases in the emergency department. In addition to her work, Ally enjoys spending time with her family and friends, playing soccer, taking Peloton classes, and trying new restaurants in Boston. She loves baking and cake decorating and is currently working her way through the cookbooks Zoe Bakes and 100 Cookies. She loves Boston for its local farmers’ markets, festive holiday craft fairs, and scenic nature walks in JP and the Arnold Arboretum. On long weekends, Ally and her husband, Ben, like to visit her favorite coastal town, Kennebunkport, Maine.

Katia Genadry

Katia is an IMG from Beirut, Lebanon. She went to medical school at the American University of Beirut (AUB) then moved to the United sates for residency. She completed her residency in the Boston Combined Residency Program at Boston Children’s Hospital. Having grown up minutes away from the beach with a 6-month long summer, Katia naturally enjoys ANY and ALL bodies of water (highly recommend Plum Island beach), and she was really excited to discover that Boston even has it’s own local beach scene!  Her other hobbies (if going to the beach can even be considered a hobby) include playing the guitar, hanging out with friends and discovering bars around Boston. Best of both worlds are bars WITH live music, her favorite being Wally’s.

Nathan Georgette

Nathan hails from near Jacksonville, Florida. Despite the UV index, he enjoyed watching his Jags put up strong efforts in their 15 consecutive “rebuilding seasons”. Voting biennially for the members of the Mosquito Control Board is one of his most cherished civic duties. While in Chicago for residency, Nathan became an avid biker and he’s enjoyed exploring Boston’s neighborhoods on two wheels. He has many uninformed opinions about the incredible Boston food scene — ask him his recs for the beloved Longwood Galleria!​

Caroline Kahane

Caroline was born and raised in Los Angeles and ping-ponged across the country, attending college in New York, returning to Los Angeles for medical school at UCLA, before finally making her way to Boston for residency training in the Boston Combined Residency Program. As an official East Coast convert, Caroline’s favorite activities include enjoying New England weekend getaways (highlights: Newport, Portland, Gloucester, Nantucket, Bar Harbor, the Berkshires – find her to discuss recs!), bike-riding, cycling, skiing, baking and reading. She is working through her goal of trying (almost) every restaurant in Boston (highlights: Pammy’s, Kava, Gourmet Dumpling House — ask her for recommendations on this front too) and shockingly, the Boston winters are one of this California girl’s favorite parts of living here. Long term, Caroline hopes to combine a rich clinical career with her interests in longitudinal, clinical research and medical education.