CDI Resident and Fellow Committee

CDI Resident and Fellow Committee

  • Hermioni Lokko, MD, MPP

    Hermioni Lokko, MD

    Adult Psychiatry, PGY 4
    Chair

    I am a fourth year resident in the MGH/McLean Psychiatry Residency Program. I'm interested in bringing my clinical training to the domains of global health and health policy. And during my residency, I hope to explore my interests in models of psychiatry training in the US and globally as well as, mental health capacity building in developing countries.

    I have a Bachelor of Science summa cum laude in Biology from Purdue University before attending Harvard Medical School for my MD and Harvard Kennedy School of Government for a Master of Public Policy (MPP) with a focus on Social and Urban Policy. This is my third year of working with the Resident and Fellows Committee and the Center for Diversity Inclusion and I am honored to serve as the Chair this year. 

    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!

  • Utibe Essien, MD

    Utibe Essien, MD

    Internal Medicine, PGY 3
    Vice Chair

    I was born and raised in New York City and moved to Boston to become a resident in Internal Medicine/Primary Care. I completed my undergraduate training at New York University and went to medical school at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Growing up as a physician’s son, I saw the impact my father had on his patients and the community and decided that this was the job I would one day have. The mentorship he provided his young patients is similar to what I hope to offer as a member of the CDI board. I look forward to the opportunity to continue to develop this CDI family and increase its influence on campus and beyond.

  • Nkemdilim (Nkem) Mgbojikwe, MD

    Nkem Mgbojikwe, MD

    Internal Medicine, PGY 2
    Education and Career Development Officer

    I was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria, and moved to the US in my late teens for college. I attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette were I studied Dietetics, and afterward started my slow migration up north, starting with earning my medical degree at Howard University and now here in Boston completing my first year in Internal Medicine. The one continuing thread in my life through all my experiences has been giving back, and I want to use whatever position and experience I have to help others. To this end, I am thrilled to be working for the next year (at least) with the RFC serving as the Education and Career Development Officer, helping to shape and guide the careers of those coming up behind me. When I have free time, I love to travel (internationally if I can) or engage in some outdoor activity

  • Nathalee (Nat) Kong, MD

    Nathalee Kong, MD

    Internal Medicine, PGY 3
    Community Outreach Officer

    I was born and raised just outside of Boston, MA. My parents both emigrated from Cambodia and their work ethic and values inspired much of what I did growing up and much of what I’m interested in going forward. I was heavily involved in volunteerism and service in high school, a habit that continued while I was a biology major at Boston University. During college, I volunteered at the Brigham to explore my budding interest in medicine and had the privilege to interact with members of the many communities of Boston. While studying at the University of MA Medical School, I continued to reach out into the community by helping to establish a new free clinic in a previously underserved area of Worcester, MA. I am currently a third year internal medicine resident in the primary care program. As chair of community outreach, I am thrilled to be able to continue to meet and serve the communities that I grew up in!

  • Marcelo Matiello, MD

    Marcelo Matiello, MD

    Neurology, PGY 4
    Public Relations Officer

    I have always desired a lifelong career in a field that would bring me both intellectual and humanistic challenges and rewards. I found the best match in academic neurology, a fascinating and dynamic field of medicine.

    I learned early in my medical school years, in the University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, how the treatment of neurological diseases requires great compassion and knowledge, as well as the importance of providing excellent care to the very disadvantaged. I have completed two neuroscience fellowships at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, where I also obtained a master degree in clinical research. Prior to coming to MGH and Brigham and Women's Neurology residency, I completed my intern year at Yale University in New Haven, CT. My parents live in Brazil, where I was born, and my sister is a cardiologist in Barcelona, Spain. In the spare time, I enjoy a variety of summer and winter sports: swimming, surfing, sailing, kiteboarding, snowboarding. I am a big fan of all Boston sports teams. We have a unique set of tools and opportunities within the MGH CDI to help promote a diverse and well accomplished physician workforce. Residents and fellow from a diverse background are critical components in making health care available to those who need it most; for this reason I am happy to serve as the MGH CDI public relation officer.