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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.
Dr. Desrochers is a third year internal medicine resident at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA and a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School. Prior to pursuing medicine she worked in public health research and practice in Boston. She has a particular interest in innovative healthcare delivery and plans to enter primary care following her chief year this coming academic year.
Adedapo Iluyomade, known as Dapo, is a native of Nigeria and raised in Maryland, the eldest of four children. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Marketing from Emory University, then a Doctor of Medicine degree at American University of Antigua, where he graduated cum laude. His dual interests in Medicine and Business led him to pursue a Masters of Business Administration degree in Healthcare Administration, while simultaneously completing medical school.
He then completed an Internal Medicine internship and residency at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West Hospitals in New York City. After his chief residency year, he embarked on a fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases at the University of Miami, with a focus on disease prevention and outcomes research, where he also served as chief Cardiology fellow.
His interests are preventive cardiology, sports cardiology, and both healthcare policy and advocacy.
Extracurricular interests include graphic design, basketball, football, binge watching documentaries and traveling the world.
Rashi Aggarwal, MD, is an Associate Professor and Associate Director of Residency Training, and a Consultation Liaison Psychiatrist in the Department of Psychiatry at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark, New Jersey.
Dr. Aggarwal completed her residency training at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York and her fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.
Dr Aggarwal served as a member of the Governing Council for the IMG section of the American Medical Association from 2013-2016. She is currently serving on the Council on Medical Education and Lifelong Learning, American Psychiatric Association. She is also an Assistant Editor for Academic Psychiatry.
Dr. Aggarwal is an active researcher in the fields of stigma, resident empathy and wellness, and IMG education, training and acculturation and has published extensively in these fields. She is the recipient of numerous awards for teaching excellence.
Steven T. Chen, MD, MPH, MS-HPEd is a board-certified internist and dermatologist. He is Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Chen graduated with Honors from Johns Hopkins University where he earned a BS in Biology. He subsequently earned a Masters in Public Health (MPH) and a medical degree (MD) at Johns Hopkins, and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He then pursued residency training at Harvard, where he completed an Internal Medicine residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a Dermatology residency in the Harvard Combined Dermatology Program. He served as Administrative Chief Resident during his final year of combined training.
He belongs to several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Dermatology, the Association of Professors of Dermatology, the Society of Dermatology Hospitalists, and the Medical Dermatology Society, where he also serves on the Board of Directors. He pursues clinical and education research and has co-authored peer-reviewed articles in medical education and complex dermatology. His clinical interests include onco-dermatology, complex medical dermatology, and inpatient dermatology.
Dr. Chen attends on both the dermatology and internal medicine services. He is the Co-director of the Comprehensive Cutaneous Lymphoma Program and the Dermatologist on the Severe Immunotherapy Complications Service in the MGH Cancer Center. He also serves as Associate Program Director for the Harvard Dermatology Residency Program, and in the MGH Department of Dermatology, serves as the Director of Education and the Director of the Blistering Disorders Clinic.