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Dr. Noronha was born and raised in Rochester, NY. He attended Boston University for his undergraduate and medical school training. He stayed at Boston University for his internal medicine residency and chief residency. After chief residency he accepted a position at Boston Medical Center as a medical educator splitting his inpatient time between primary care and inpatient ward attending. Dr. Noronha was the director medicine consult service including being the clinic director for the Boston Medical Center Pre-procedure clinic for several years. Dr. Noronha is currently an associate program director for the Internal Medicine Residency at Boston University School of Medicine. He has served on Association for Program Directors in Internal Medicine E-Learning and Communication Committees. Dr. Noronha is the Director for Quality Improvement Education at Boston Medical Center. He directs the quality improvement curriculum for the residency and leads the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QIPS) pathway. He also directed the ambulatory curriculum for the residency program.
Dr. Noronha’s academic work focuses on career preparation, residency scheduling and quality improvement. He has presented several national workshops on subjects including fellowship and job preparation, trainee professionalism, ambulatory curriculum, and residency scheduling systems. Dr. Noronha acts as a mentor for medical students and residents. While he has a great appreciation for academic medicine, he believes strongly that each trainee should choose a career path that best fits with their individual values and goals. He takes pride in seeing his mentees move on to a variety of fields and areas of practice.
In his free time Dr. Noronha enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 young daughters. He is an amateur aquarium enthusiast, enjoys exercising, and is still an avid Buffalo Bills fan despite decades of futility.
I am an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago in the Section of General Internal Medicine. I train medical students and residents in areas such as clinical reasoning, primary care, transitions of care, patient-centered communication and resilience skills. My research interests include handoffs in the ambulatory setting, ambulatory medical education, patient-centered communication, and resilience of medical trainees.
Neha Vapiwala, M.D. is an Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Education in the Department of Radiation Oncology and an Advisory Dean in the Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania. She has published extensively on issues related to medical education and training, and received multiple teaching awards in recognition of her dedication to trainees. Dr. Vapiwala also holds leadership roles in several national committees; she was elected as President of the Association of Directors of Radiation Oncology Programs, and Vice Chair of her specialty’s Residency Review Committee of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. She also serves on cancer education and examination committees in the American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society for Radiation Oncology, American College of Radiology and American Board of Radiology.