Organization of Minority Residents and Fellows Board
Chair - Lauren Moore
Lauren Moore, MD, Internal Medicine Resident, Class of 2013
Chair of the OMRF Board
I was born in Cleveland, Ohio where I lived until I was five years old. My family then moved to Cincinnati, Ohio where I attended elementary and high school. I moved east for college at Boston University where I majored in Molecular biology and political science. I came back to Ohio for medical school at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University where I also earned a Masters in Bioethics. I am a third year internal medicine resident and I am applying for fellowship in gastroenterology. When I'm not debating politics or pondering the ethics of organ transplantation, I enjoy going to the movies in the theater, good music, and travelling. I am excited to be Chair of the OMRF this year, and hope to work to build a stronger community amongst minority residents and fellows here at MGH.
Public Relations Officer
Willie Siu, MD, PhD
Public Affairs Officer
I was born to immigrants from Nicaragua and raised in southern California, with dreams of becoming an auto mechanic. I instead decided to go to college at UC Irvine after which I moved to Los Angeles for the first two years of medical school UCLA. My research interests and chronic wanderlust led me to take a leave of absence to the Washington DC area and subsequently England, where I completed my PhD in immunology (worked mainly with myeloid biology). After moving back to LA to complete my the clinical years of medical school, I was fortunate to have a great experience on my psychiatry rotation. I found that it was a great fit for a research career and was lucky to have the opportunity to come to Boston to train as a psychiatrist and to keep my airline miles accumulating while visiting the west coast. With my free time I enjoy running (hope to run the Boston Marathon before I leave!), photography, cycling, traveling, the outdoors, riding my 1978 Triumph Bonneville, and sampling European beers/new restaurants I find on Yelp.
Education & Career
Education and Career Development Officer
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 am currently a third year Ob/Gyn resident in the MGH/Brigham program. Outside of residency I enjoy yoga, running, travel, and food. I am excited to be part of the OMRF board and look forward to a great year!
Community Outreach Officer
Nicole Christian-Brathwaite MD
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, PGY-5
MGH/McLean Adult Psychiatry (2012)
Nicole Christian-Brathwaite is a PGY5 Child Psychiatry Fellow in the Child and Adolescent psychiatry program, and recently graduated from the MGH/Mclean Adult Psychiatry Residency Program. She is currently serving her second year as the Community Outreach Officer for the Organization of Minority Residents and Fellows at MGH/MAO. Nicole attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and is originally from Philadelphia. She is interested in working with underserved communities both locally and globally. Currently, she is working with the Chester Pierce Global Psychiatry Department to study traditional and alternative medicine in Liberia. She is also working with the Benson Henry Mind Body Institute to learn more about integrating mind body medicine into psychiatric practices. Nicole’s clinical interests and expertise revolve around delivery of mental health care to underserved populations both locally and globally. Since beginning residency in 2008, she has been actively involved in clinical work, providing treatment for culturally diverse and socioeconomically disadvantaged patients.