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CLASS OF 2023

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CURRENT TOPS FELLOWS

Chao Cao received a Ph.D. in Movement Science-human metabolism from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. His research focuses on human metabolism on mechanisms of and treatments (exercise/nutritional) of metabolic dysfunction and cancer. His goal is to develop accessible interventions to reduce the burden of chronic disease and improve physical function and quality of life in patients with comorbidities. He will be working with Dr. Jennifer Ligibel as his mentor..

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Richard Newcomb is a hemetology/oncology fellow at DFCI who will work with Dr. Areej El-Jawahri. His goal is to improve the quality of life of those with malignant and benign hematologic diseases. Richard plans to pursue a career in stem cell transplantation.

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Kelcie Willis received a doctorate in clinical psychology from Yale University. Her research interests center on improving the quality-of-life of both patients and caregivers affected by advanced cancer. She’ll be working with Dr. Jamie Jacobs at MGH..

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Micah Aaron received a PhD in Health Policy from Harvard Medical School in 2022. She works under the mentorship of Mary Beth Landrum at HMS to study variation in quality performance across large provider organizations to elucidate the conditions under which these organizations actually practice evidence-based medicine. 

Stephen Lo received an PhD from clinical psychology from Ohio State University. He’s interested in addressing psychological and behavioral issues in patients with cancer, with a focus on developing and implementing scalable interventions to enhance patient outcomes in cancer. His mentor is Joseph Greer at MGH.

Tom Roberts received an MD and an MBA from Stanford University and was previously a medical oncology fellow at DFCI. His research centers on the epidemiology of head and neck cancers and approaches to improve the quality of care for patients with these cancers. He also works with Joseph Greer at MGH.

TOPS Alumni - Where are they now?

CLASS OF 2022

CLASS OF 2023

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Clinical Fellow in Surgery

Massachusetts General Hospital 

Camille Mathey-Andrews

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Postdoctoral Fellow and Member of the Faculty of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry

Massachusetts General Hospital

Lucy Finkelstein-Fox

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Postdoctoral Fellow

Harvard Medical School

Michael Anne Kyle

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CLASS OF 2022

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Instructor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Member of Division of Population Sciences, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Anny Fenton, PhD

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Instructor of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

Daniel Lage, MD

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Instructor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Member of the Division of Population Sciences, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Christopher Manz, MD

CLASS OF 2021

Instructor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Member of Division of Population Sciences, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

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Andrew Hantel, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine and Department of Population Health,
Dell Medical School, University of Texas at Austin

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Jennifer Spencer, PhD

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Ashley Nelson, PhD

Clinical Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital

and Harvard Medical School

TOPS (formerly called “PCORT, Program in Cancer Outcomes Research Training”, PI Dr. Scott Gazelle) has a strong history of success!  From 2002-2017, the program supported over 40 fellows in their research training.  Our alumni hold leadership and research positions in a number of academic medical centers, cancer centers, policy and other positions around the U.S.

To find out more about past fellows' research activities, funding, and publications, click to check them out online!

Justin C. Brown, PhD

Director, Cancer Metabolism at Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Oreofe Odejide, MD MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Member of both Hematologic Malignancies and Division of Population Sciences, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

CLASS OF 2015

CLASS OF 2016

Kelly Edwards Irwin, MD MPH

Director, Collaborative Care and Community Engagement Program, Psychiatric Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)

Attending Psychiatrist, MGH Cancer Center and MGH Schizophrenia Center

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Vanessa Merker, PhD

Instructor in Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital 

Winta Mehtsun, MD MPH

Assistant Professor of Surgery, UC San Diego School of Medicine

Jose Alejandro Rauh-Hain, MD MPH

Assistant Professor, Department of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Assistant Professor, Department of Health Services Research, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

Gynecologic Oncologist, MD Anderson Cancer Center

CLASS OF 2014

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Christy E. Cauley, MD

Colorectal and Gastrointestinal Surgeon, Massachusetts General Hospital

Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Loren Saulsberry, PhD

Assistant Professor, University of Chicago Department of Public Health Sciences

CLASS OF 2013

Gabriel Brooks, MD MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine 

Assistant Professor of The Dartmouth Institute

Medical Oncologist, Norris Cotton Cancer Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Mark G. Shrime, MD MPH PhD FACS

Research Director, Program in Global Surgery and Social Change, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology and Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
 

CLASS OF 2012

Jennifer A. Shin, MD

Instructor, Harvard Medical School

Physician in Hematology-Oncology and Palliative Care, Massachusetts General Hospital

Thomas Tsai, MD MPH

Surgeon,  Massachusetts General Hospital 

Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Management, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Craig White

Senior VP & General Manager, Concerto HealthAI; 

CLASS OF 2011

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Paola Friedrich-Medina, MD

Assistant Member, St. Jude Faculty

Director, Mexico Region, St. Jude Global

Carrie C. Lubitz, MD MPH

Senior Scientist, Institute for Technology Assessment, Massachusetts General Hospital

Attending Surgeon, Massachusetts General Hospital

Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Dorothy Romanus, PhD MS

Director, Global Outcomes Research, Takeda Oncology

CLASS OF 2010

Inga Lennes, MD MBA MPH

Senior Vice President Performance Improvement and Service Excellence, Massachusetts General Hospital

Director of Clinical Quality, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center

Medical Director, Ambulatory Services, MGH Cancer Center

Nick Menzies, PhD

Associate Professor of Global Health, T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University

Shoshana M. Rosenberg, MPH ScD

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Weill Cornell Medicine

CLASS OF 2009

Shilpa Grover, MD MPH

Founder and Director Onco-Gastroenterology Program, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Staff Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Division of Gastroenterology

Haejin In, MD MBA MPH

Assistant Professor of Surgery, and Epidemiology and Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Surgical Oncologist, Montefiore Medical Center

Health Services Researcher, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Nadine Jackson McCleary, BSN MD MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Medical Oncologist, Gastrointestinal Cancer Center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Nadine Jackson McCleary, BSN MD MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Medical Oncologist, Gastrointestinal Cancer Center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

CLASS OF 2008

Stacy W. Gray, MD AM

Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Clinical Cancer Genetics, Department of Population Sciences, City of Hope

Susannah L. Rose, PhD

Scientific Director of Research, Office of Patient Experience, Cleveland Clinic

Assistant Professor and Professional Staff, Cleveland Clinic, Department of Bioethics

Alexi A. Wright, MD MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Assistant Professor, Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

CLASS OF 2007

Gregory A. Abel, MD MPH

Associate Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Director, Older Adult Hematologic Malignancy Program, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Julia H. Hayes, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Medical Oncologist, Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

CLASS OF 2006

Stacey B. Dacosta-Byfield, PhD MPH

Vice President of Research, OPTUM, Heath Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) – Oncology & Immunology

Rebecca Miksad, MD, MPH

Senior Medical Director, Research Oncology, Flatiron Health

CLASS OF 2005

Michael Hassett, MD MPH

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Attending Physician, Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Amy Knudsen, PhD

Senior Scientist, Institute for Technology Assessment, Massachusetts General Hospital

Assistant Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School

CLASS OF 2004

Mary Buss, MD MPH

Director, Outpatient Palliative Care Services, Tufts Medical School

Christopher Lathan, MD MS MPH

Medical Director, DFCI at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center

Chief of Hematology/Oncology, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center

Faculty Director for Cancer Care Equity, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Pari Pandharipande, MD MPH

Chair, Department of Medicine, Ohio State University College of Medicine

Jennifer M. Yeh, PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Boston Children's Hospital

Associate Scientific Researcher, Division of General Pediatrics, Boston Children's Hospital

Affiliated Faculty, Center for Health Decision Science, Harvard School of Public Health

CLASS OF 2003

Tanya Bentley, PhD

CEO, Health & Human Performance Foundation

Research Scientist at UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC)

Janie Lee, MD MSc

Senior Scientist, Institute for Technology Assessment, MGH

Associate Professor, Radiology, University of Washington School of Medicine

Director, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) Breast Imaging

Elissa Ozanne, PhD

Associate Professor, Population Health Sciences, Health System Innovation and Research, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah

CLASS OF 2002

Vicki Jackson, MD MPH

Chief, Palliative Care Division, Massachusetts General Hospital

Pamela McMahon, PhD

Project Director, Precision Medicine Prevention and Treatment, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute 

Thomas Roberts, MD

Managing Member, Farallon Capital Management

Partner and Health Care Portfolio Manager at Noonday Asset Management, LP

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