George Molina, MD, MPH
Surgical Oncology (Fellow - PGY 7)
I am a second-year fellow (PGY-7) in the combined complex general surgical oncology fellowship at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. As the Chair, I am excited to lead the board in creating and implementing a successful academic year. I am passionate about creating a calendar of events that prepare underrepresented minority trainees to become the next leaders in academic medicine.
I am originally from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and my family is originally from El Salvador. I went to Johns Hopkins University and then attended Harvard Medical School and the Harvard T.H. School of Public Health.
When I am not in the hospital, I enjoy spending time with my wife, Rose. We both like to go on bike rides throughout Boston, try new restaurants in the area and travel to warm places during the Boston winters.
Andy Cruz, MD
Psychiatry (PGY 4)
My name is Andy Cruz and I am a PGY-4 Psychiatry Resident in the Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital Adult Psychiatry program. I was born and raised in Amarillo, Texas to two parents who did not attend college but wanted to give my brother and me the opportunities they did not have. Through the Visiting Clerkship Program, I came from Texas Tech Health Sciences Center to Mass General and did a sub-internship where I forged relationships that ultimately led to matching here.
At Mass General, I have tried to be a voice for the underrepresented populations that I represent (Hispanic, first generation college student, LGBTQIA). I have been surprised by the sense of community here and by the commitment from leadership to continue to improve the opportunities, resources, and mentors available for underrepresented healthcare professionals.
As the Vice-Chair, I look forward to finding creative ways to engage our community here. I am humbled to be serving with such thoughtful and intelligent officers. Together we will continue to make Mass General a place where everyone feels welcome.
Claude Guerrier, MD
Radiology (PGY 5)
Education and Career Development (co-Officer)
My name is Claude Guerrier, and I am a PGY-5 radiology resident. I spent most of my life in Florida, where I attended the University of Florida for my undergraduate studies and Barry University in Miami for a Physician Assistant Program. After realizing my passion for more knowledge, I moved north to Washington, D.C. to attend medical school at Howard University. At Howard, I was the Vice President of the Curriculum Committee and the Student Ambassador on the Subcommittee for Academic Strategic Planning.
My time at Mass General has been augmented since becoming a part of the CDI community, and I would like to continue organizing events that will help URM physicians attain positions in academic medicine. I hope to include more events where academic clinicians can share stories of their unique career paths. In the radiology department, I am a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee’s Education Task Force and plan to incorporate successful ideas from those meetings into the CDI.
Lizbeth Lopez, MD
Anesthesia (PGY 4)
Education and Career Development
My name is Lizbeth Lopez and I am PGY-4 Anesthesia Resident at Mass General and Education and Career Development Co-Officer for the upcoming year.
I originally grew up in Sacramento, California to Salvadoran parents. I graduated from Swarthmore College with a Biology major and a psychology minor, and then graduated from UC Davis Medical School in 2016. I am passionate about service and giving back, and look forward to organizing events this year. When I am not at the hospital, I like to work out and eat delicious food with my fiancé, friends and family.
Ijeoma Eleazu, MD
Internal Medicine (PGY 2)
Public Relations Officer
My name is Ijeoma Eleazu, and I am a PGY-2 in the Internal Medicine residency program at Mass General. I am a Jersey girl by way of Nigeria. I was born in Nigeria and later immigrated to the United States with my parents and siblings to purse the American dream, like so many others. I attended undergraduate and medical school in New Jersey at Rutgers, and was fortunate enough to have mentors who guided me through the rigors of medical school and encouraged me to apply to Mass General.
Here, I have found a sense of community and exemplary role models who are incredibly interested in my personal growth. The community which CDI fosters and nurtures was undoubtedly one of the major factors in my choosing to do my residency training at Mass General, and I am honored to serve this year in the Public Relations Office position. Through this position, I hope to establish a stronger relationship between residents and faculty at all Harvard-affiliated institutions through events, seminars, and workshops that will promote wellness, resilience, and a sense of belonging.
Outside of medicine, I enjoy traveling, dancing (especially African dance!), reading and spending time with my three wonderful younger siblings.
Jorge Torres, MD
Neurology (PGY 3)
Public Relations Officer
My name is Jorge Torres and I am a PGY-3 Neurology resident in the Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham and Women’s Hospital program. I grew up in Southern California. I am a first generation Mexican-American and the first to earn a college degree in my family. I attended undergrad at UC Berkeley while simultaneously conducting research at UCSF in neurology. Afterwards, I stayed at UCSF conducting research in neurology for the next 3 years. I then attended medical school at UCLA. I was fortunate to have been offered a Sub-I rotation at Mass General through the VCP program, which was one of the main reasons that I chose Mass General for residency.
As the Public Relations Officer, I hope to engage and reconnect with our community about all of the amazing opportunities and work done by the RFC and CDI. My goal is to continue to make Mass General a place that helps to prepare the next generation of physician leaders while simultaneously bringing us all together.
Outside of clinical work, I have a strong passion for mentorship and technology in fostering the next generation of physician leaders, and thus serve on an advisory board for a 501(c)(3). In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, watching and playing sports, trying new restaurants and sailing in different harbors.
Lucy Ogbu-Nwobodo, MD, MS, MAS
Adult Psychiatry (PGY 1)
Community Outreach Officer
I am currently a PGY-2 in the Mass General/McLean Adult Psychiatry Program. I grew up in Oakland, California after immigrating from Nigeria at the age of 11. I recently relocated to Boston following the completion of medical education at the University of California, Davis.
I am very passionate about issues of diversity and inclusion and have spent years working in leadership roles in various organizations advancing representation of underrepresented minorities in medicine as well as increasing access to healthcare in disenfranchised communities. These pursuits have led me to health policy work with AMA, CMA, and AAMC; serving as chapter president of SNMA at my medical school and as a co-director of a student-run clinic; and creating two pipeline programs targeted towards increasing STEM exposure in K-14 aged youth and a premedical surgical internship at UCSF East Bay.
As the Community Outreach Officer, my platform is focused on working strategically with the CDI team in establishing long-term sustainable connections with local communities and groups, while reaffirming previous collaborative networks. It is important to acknowledge that we have a long way to go at Mass General in advancing diversity and the needs of trainees from backgrounds underrepresented in medicine. Nevertheless, I believe that with all of us actively engaged and willing to use our platform to advocate for change, we can galvanize enough momentum to move things in the right direction—especially around creating a more nurturing climate and culture, whereby trainees’ personal and professional development can thrive.
My hobbies include listening to National Public Radio, reading non-fiction & novels, running, yoga, movies and cooking (hopefully) delicious meals for loved ones.