After completing an English major at Yale, I pursued medical school, neurology residency, and fellowship training at the University of Pennsylvania. Since 2010, I have been a neuro-ophthalmologist and neurohospitalist at Brigham and Women's Hospital. It is a great honor for me to serve as the Associate Program Director for the Harvard BWH-MGH Partners Neurology residency. I am passionate about residency education, always looking for ways to help our program reach new heights. My wife and I have a 7-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son, who are simply a bundle of fun.
I received my MD and PhD from Boston University School of Medicine and am a proud graduate of the Harvard BWH-MGH Partners Neurology residency program. Following residency, I completed a fellowship in Neuromuscular Medicine and then joined the clinical faculty in the Department of Neurology at MGH, seeing patients in the Divisions of Comprehensive Neurology and Neuromuscular Medicine. In addition to my unwavering commitment to resident education in our department, I also serve as Subspecialty Education Coordinator in Neurology to the Department of Medicine at MGH. Outside the hospital, I am a voracious consumer of podcasts, graphic novels, and presidential biographies, enjoy running, and love spending time with my wife, Bethany, and two daughters, Grace and Tess.
I am a Partners Neurology graduate who stayed at MGH for epilepsy fellowship and am now faculty at MGH. Clinically, I am focused on patients with epilepsy. I also run a lab centered on trying to understand the physiological basis of epilepsy, cortical oscillations and cognitive activity using a combination of non-invasive and invasive electrophysiological recording techniques in patients. I also spend my efforts in helping residents who are interested in careers in research; I organize our R25 research program as well as the research certificate program. Outside the hospital, I spend time with my wife and two small kids.
I am the Director for Education for the Partners Neurology Residency program. Originally from Bulgaria, I received an MA in Education. I taught literature and linguistics. After coming to the States, I received an MBA with a concentration in health care. I am the Director of the Bulgarian School in Boston. I love biking and spending time with my family.
I have worked for MGB for over 10 years, among various departments in both MGH and BWH. I have worked mainly in research administration and more recently in human resources. I have always enjoyed working in the healthcare field and I come from a family with many healthcare workers. In my spare time, I do a lot of volunteer work in my town and surrounding communities. I also love spending time with my teenage daughter and my dog.
Born in Istanbul, Ayfer has lived and worked in Boston for over thirty years. She brings with her sixteen years of work experience in the fields of education and health care. Most recently, she has worked at MGH, Wentworth College, and Colgate University. She graduated from Lesley University with a BS in Human Services and Counseling. Her hobbies include a love of the outdoors, paper marbling, reading, and spending time with her eight-year-old daughter.
Altrecia supports the Adult Neuro residency program and the Advanced General Neuro, Movement Disorders, Memory Disorders, Neurodegenerative Disease and Pediatric MS fellowships.
Altrecia has worked in human resources, banking, real estate and healthcare settings in Jamaica, and over the past three years she was a Patient Services Coordinator in the MGH Oncology department. She has a BA degree in Business Administration from Northern Caribbean University, Jamaica, and she is currently working on an Associate Degree in Healthcare Administration. Altrecia is a member of the Association of Multicultural Members of Partners. She loves spending time with her daughter, likes traveling, listening to music, baking and cooking.