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Leadership

Meet the clinician-educators who you’ll collaborate with as an internal medicine resident at Mount Auburn Hospital.

Valerie Stone

Valerie Stone, MD, MPH

Chair, Department of Medicine, Mount Auburn Hospital Charles S. Davidson Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

A primary care and infectious disease physician/educator and a nationally recognized expert in HIV/AIDS care, Dr. Stone oversees the Department of Medicine’s clinical activities and provides leadership to its educational endeavors.

Dr. Stone has authored numerous scientific abstracts and publications on HIV/AIDS care and policy, is the first author of the 2009 book "HIV/AIDS in U.S. Communities of Color,” and has written extensively about innovations and challenges in residency education. Previously, Dr. Stone held positions as director of the Primary Care Residency Program and associate chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).

She has served in national leadership positions in the American College of Physicians, the HIV Medicine Association and the Society of General Internal Medicine. See the physician profile for Valerie Stone, MD, MPH, to learn about her education and certifications.

Patrick Gordan

Patrick Gordan, MD, MBA

Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency, Mount Auburn Hospital Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

A pulmonologist and intensivist, Dr. Gordan has part of our faculty since 2007. As associate program director, he focused on procedure training, critical care education and inpatient learning.

Today, as director, he’s dedicated to growing our program’s climate for learning. He also co-founded and co-directs a Harvard Medical School clerkship in critical care; founded and directs Mount Auburn’s annual chief resident leadership program; and co-founded and co-directs the Interprofessional Leadership Academy, a structured program for leaders at Mount Auburn. For his commitment to training physicians, Dr. Gordan has been honored with several teaching awards, including the Leo A. Blacklow Award, which is presented to an outstanding teacher who holds appointments at both Mount Auburn Hospital and Harvard Medical School. See the physician profile for Patrick Gordan, MD, to learn about his education and certifications.

Mark Simone

Mark Simone, MD

Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency, Mount Auburn Hospital

Associate program director Dr. Simone leads the primary care pathway and oversees the categorical residents’ ambulatory training, which includes the continuity clinic experience and ambulatory rotations.

As a geriatrician, Dr. Simone provides consultations and serves as a primary care provider for older adults. As a clinician-educator, he’s interested in teaching communication and interview skills as well as geriatrics. His scholarly activity focuses on the care of LGBT older adults and older adults with HIV. Dr. Simone also leads the quality improvement efforts for Mount Auburn’s Division of Geriatric Medicine. See the physician profile for Mark Simone, MD, to learn about his education and certifications.

Mary Butterfield

Mary A. Butterfield, DO

Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency, Mount Auburn Hospital

Dr. Butterfield is a geriatrician, director of the inpatient geriatric consult service and primary care physician. Dr Butterfield did her residency and a chief resident year at Mount Auburn Hospital including a fellowship in medical education. In her clinic, she sees adults of all ages while supporting resident education through hosting continuity residents and residents in their geriatric ambulatory block.

Among her interests are improving the quality of geriatric care through medical education. She is particularly interested in helping seniors receive quality and patient centered care through a multidisciplinary approach. As a clinician educator, she is particularly interested in teaching residents about geriatric functional evaluations and end of life care. She has worked extensively in the hospital with a multi-disciplinary team to develop a delirium recognition and treatment program. She also works with the palliative care service and was instrumental in building the service at Mount Auburn.

As Associate Program Director she enjoys the opportunity to work elbow to elbow with the residents in a clinical setting as well as help direct the programs mission regarding the balance of education, service and physician wellness. She is passionate about strengthening best practices in medical education and evaluating innovative approaches to improve patient care. See the physician profile for Mary A. Butterfield, DO to learn about her education and certifications.

Joseph OmlorJoseph Omlor, MD

Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency, Mount Auburn Hospital

Dr. Omlor acts as an associate program director with a focus on the inpatient aspect of medical training for both categorical and preliminary residents.
After completing residency training and serving as chief resident at Mount Auburn, Dr. Omlor transitioned into the field of hospital medicine and now works as a hospitalist. He was drawn to this field by his drive to work with primary care providers to provide high-quality, evidence-based, efficient care to our community of patients and their families during times of significant illness. As a graduate of Mount Auburn’s Fellowship in Health Professional Education and with interest in quality improvement and medical informatics, Dr. Omlor works alongside residents to craft a strong inpatient experience balancing service to our community with a rigorous education. He works as a close tie between the residency program, residents, and inpatient providers.

Chief Residents

Samer AbujaberSamer Abujaber, MD

2018–19 Chief Resident, Mount Auburn Hospital

Dr. Samer Abujaber graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and completed a combined medical and surgical internship with the Health Service Executive. After completing his training in Ireland, he joined a research lab in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital investigating unexpected deaths and healthcare costs funded by the National Institutes of Health. He also conducted unfunded research into emergency care delivery in low- and middle-income countries and spent six weeks at the World Health Organization contributing their initiatives to strengthen integrated emergency care systems globally. During internal medicine residency at Mount Auburn Hospital, Dr. Abujaber developed a passion for Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and will be pursuing fellowship training with a focus in Interventional Pulmonary Medicine. As an aspiring educator he will also complete a Fellowship in Health Professional Education during his chief medical residency. Dr. Abujaber has a unique and diverse clinical background and brings an excitement about inpatient as well as outpatient medicine that is infectious. He brings this passion for medicine to his teaching of clinical medicine every day, with a focus on bedside ultrasound training in the ICU.

Aeshna ShahAeshna Shah, MD

2018–19 Chief Resident, Mount Auburn Hospital

Dr. Aeshna Shah received her medical degree from SDM College of Medical Sciences in Dharwad, India. There she had the opportunity of treating a wide range of patients, with extremely varying literacy, languages and cultures, with a broad spectrum of complicated and uncommon diseases. This experience sparked her interest in internal medicine. She subsequently completed her residency at Mount Auburn Hospital in June 2018. During residency, she worked on and presented abstracts within infectious diseases and pulmonary medicine. She brings strong medical training, outstanding medical knowledge, wonderful communication skills, and experience working effectively with people from diverse backgrounds; she brings all of these core skills along with her passion for medical education to her role of Chief Medical Resident. During her chief year, Dr. Shah will not only complete her Medical Education fellowship but will also work on improving resident education at Mount Auburn Hospital. She is planning a career in hospital medicine as a clinician-educator.

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