Multicultural Affairs Office

Organization of Minority Residents and Fellows Board

Vicky Vargas and Nicole Christian-Brathwaite                                                                                      2013-14 OMRF Co-Chairs

 

 Vicky and Nicole

Vicky Vargas, MD

OB/GYN, PGY 4
Co-Chair

     

 

I was born in Caracas, Venezuela and raised in the suburbs of Washington, DC. Growing up, I traveled frequently to Venezuela and El Salvador (my father's native country), which sparked my interest in working internationally with underserved communities. I attended the University of Maryland for my undergraduate studies and George Washington University for medical school, I was actively involved in both the Latino Medical Student Associated as well as the Student National Medical Association. I also served as the Education and Career Development Officer for the OMRF from 2012-2013. I am currently a fourth year Ob/Gyn resident in the MGH/Brigham program and I am pursuing a minimally invasive gynecology fellowship. Outside of residency I enjoy yoga, running, travel, and food. I am excited to be part of the OMRF Board and look forward to another great year!

Vicky Vargas

Vicky Vargas

Co-Chair                         

Nicole Christian-Brathwaite, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, PGY 5                                                                                               Co-Chair

 

 

I am a PGY5 Child Psychiatry Fellow in the Child and Adolescent psychiatry program, and recently graduated from the MGH/Mclean Adult Psychiatry Residency Program. I attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and am originally from Philadelphia. I am interested in working with underserved communities both locally and globally. Currently, I am working with the Chester Pierce Global Psychiatry Department to study traditional and alternative medicine in Liberia. I am also working with the Benson Henry Mind Body Institute to learn more about integrating mind body medicine into psychiatric practices. My clinical interests and expertise revolve around delivery of mental health care to underserved populations both locally and globally. Since beginning residency in 2008, I have been actively involved in clinical work, providing treatment for culturally diverse and socioeconomically disadvantaged patients.

     Nicole Christian-Brathwaite    

Nicole Christian-Brathwaite

Co-Chair

Nneka Ufere, MD

Internal Medicine, PGY 2
Public Affairs Co-Officer

       

 

I was born in Nigeria and raised in Atlanta, GA. I graduated from Harvard College in 2008 with a degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology, and I went to medical school at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. I am a second year internal medicine resident and am interested in gastroenterology, medical ethics, and medical education. Outside of residency, I enjoy watching soccer, cooking, and traveling. I will be serving as one of the Social Chairs of the OMRF for this year and I am excited to help foster, build, and strengthen our community.

Nneka Ufere

Nneka Ufere

Public Affairs Co-Officer

 

 

McKinley Glover IV, MD, MHS

Diagnostic Radiology, PGY 3
Public Affairs Co-Officer

 

 

I was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. I earned my undergraduate degree from Davidson College in Norh Carolina. Following college, I attended the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, earning a Master's in Health Finance and Management. Subsequently, I worked as a financial analyst for Hopkins Medicine, focusing on business development and strategy. I returned to North carolina for medical school, where I attended the Duke University School of Medicine. My research interests include healthcare policy, finance, health disparities and technology transfer. Outside of the rigors of residency, I am a sports enthusiast and enjoy the outdoors.

  McKinley

McKinley Glover IV

Public Affairs Co-Officer

Hermioni Lokko, MD, MPP

Adult Psychiatry, PGY 2                                                                                                                         Community Outreach Co-Officer

 
I am a second year resident in the MGH/McLean Psychiatry Residency Program. I'm interested in bringing my training to the domains of global health and health policy, and during my residency I hope to evaluate the structure for psychiatry training in Global settings and explore the relationship between child welfare and mental health.

I have a Bachelor of Science summa cum laude in Biology from Purdue University where I was actively involved with student mentorship and teaching, as well as, community service projects in inner city Indianapolis. I attended Harvard Medical School for my MD, where I served as a member of the Admissions Committee and on the board of the Student National Medical Association, SNMA. I attended the Harvard Kennedy School of Government for a Master of Public Policy (MPP) with a focus on Social and Urban Policy culminating a policy analysis for the state of Montana evaluating how Montana can effectively monitor healthcare in their foster care population. As a resident physician, I currently serve on the board of the Organization of Minority Residents and Fellows (OMRF) at MGH as a Community Outreach Officer.

I was Born and raised in Accra, Ghana and miraculously moved to Indiana at the end of high school. For the past four years, I have been a resident tutor at Currier House, one of the Harvard College’s residential communities where I enjoy mentoring college students. In my spare time, I love to travel and to bake unhealthy treats!   

            

Hermioni Lokko

Hermioni Lokko

Community Outreach  Co-Officer         

James Sawalla Guseh, MD 

Internal Medicine, PGY 2                                                                                                                    Community Outreach Co-Officer

 

 

I am a senior resident in the MGH Internal Medicine Residency Program. I currently serve as a Community Outreach Co-Chair alongside Dr. Hermioni Lokko for the Organization of Minority Residents and Fellows at MGH. I attended Harvard College where I majored in the Biochemical Sciences prior to attending Harvard Medical School and joining MGH. I was born in Monrovia, Liberia and grew up predominantly in Durham, North Carolina. My interests include international health, cardiovascular medicine, critical care medicine and cardiopulmonary development. I enjoy playing intramural soccer in my spare time and follow collegiate and professional athletics. I am married to Stephanie Guseh who is a resident in the Combined Partners Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency.

    Sawalla Guseh                

Sawalla Guseh

Community Outreach     Co-Officer 

Dayron Rodriguez, MD, MPH

Urology, PGY 2                                                                                                                                                Education and Career Development Officer  

                         

 

I was born in Sancti-Spiritus, Cuba and was raised in Miami, Florida. I attended University of Miami for my undergraduate studies and graduated from Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health. While in medical school I was president of the Medical Students of Las Americas (MeSLA), a HMS student council group that is dedicated to the empowerment of the Latino community. We carried multiple community service projects for underserved Latinos in the Boston community, educated medical students about social and health-related issues concerning the Latino population and also heavily participated in the recruitment of prospective Latino students. I also served as the coordinator for the Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students, a Student National Medical Association group that mentored minority pre medical students at MIT and Northeastern University. I am currently a second year Urology resident in the MGH Harvard Program for Urologic Surgery. Outside of residency I enjoy biking, traveling, food and playing baseball. I am excited to be part of the OMRF board! 

Dayron

Dayron Rodriguez

Education and Career Development Officer