At NH Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency (NHDFMR) diversity is welcomed and celebrated. From geographic diversity, residents come from across the country and world, to professional diversification, some are MDs and some DOs — they represent multifaceted identities and clinical interests. Among your residency class, you'll meet classmates with interests spanning every aspect of family medicine. So whether you groove on hospital medicine, medical informatics, obstetrics, geriatrics or anything in between, you can count on being welcomed to a group of individuals united by their passion to provide clinical quality outcomes, as well as personal growth and development.
Joshua Bartlett, DO
Josh is a recent graduate of the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, ME. Having grown up in New Hampshire, he is excited to return home to the state he loves by joining the team at the New Hampshire Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency. Prior to medical school, Josh’s eclectic mix of experiences includes traveling throughout the U.S. as a professional cyclist, conducting research at Boston Children’s Hospital, and spending a number of years working in a local emergency department. His interests within medicine are broad and include osteopathic manipulative medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics, sports medicine, and addiction medicine, among others. Outside of the Hospital, you are most likely to find him spending his free time pedaling a bike, exploring new places along the backroads and in the woods of New Hampshire, and if the weather is nice, floating down one of our state’s many great rivers. After residency, Josh looks forward to settling down with his family in New Hampshire, where he hopes to develop lifelong relationships with patients and become a trusted source of high-quality primary care within his community.
Sherise Drost, MD
Sherise grew up in Utopia, a coastal village, in southern New Brunswick, Canada. She completed her BS degree with a major in Biology and Psychology and a minor in Chemistry at the University of New Brunswick. From there she studied at Northumbria University in the UK, where she received higher education in basic medical sciences. She completed her medical degree at St. George’s University in Grenada. She has been fortunate to experience healthcare in multiple countries and gain clinical experience in Kenya, Canada, Grenada, the UK and the US. She developed a passion for social medicine, women’s health and preventative medicine.
Before medical school, Sherise worked as a personal support worker with vulnerable persons, at vocational programs with challenged individuals and volunteered at the local food bank. In her free time, Sherise loves to spend time with her very large loving family. She enjoys being by the lake or the sea with her niece and nephews. Sherise enjoys fishing, camping, good food, family, friends, and traveling. She is excited to be a part of the community and to further her passion for Medicine at Concord Hospital.
Sahil Gupta, MD
Sahil was born and raised in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario where he was exposed to many different cultures that shaped his world-view. He attended the University of Western Ontario for undergrad and graduated from the Medical University of Lublin in Poland. While in Europe, he enjoyed travelling and had the unique opportunity to compare and contrast different healthcare systems. Here, he developed an interest in preventative medicine and working with underserved communities. He continued his medical journey throughout the United States for clerkships where he spent a significant amount of time in his favorite city, NYC. Apart from medicine, his passions include gardening, spending time with family, music, cooking, and basketball (Go Raptors!). In Concord, he’s looking forward to learning about the surrounding community, exploring the scenic outdoors, and pursuing new hobbies such as photography. Although he’s been on the road for the last ten years, his time at Concord Hospital gave him a sense of feeling right at home which is why he’s excited to continue his career at the NHDFMR!
Ajhani Kesavan, MD
Ajhani was born and raised in Scarborough, a suburb on the east side of Toronto, Ontario. She graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences and a minor in Psychology. Her passion for medicine took her to St. George’s University School of Medicine, where she completed two educational years in Grenada and two years of clinical rotations all over the east coast of the United States. She is thrilled to be a part of the New Hampshire Dartmouth Family Medicine team, and is excited to further explore her interests in obstetrics/women’s health, behavioral health and preventative medicine. Her hobbies outside of medicine include non-stop smiling, playing badminton, strategic board games, and baking treats for her friends. She looks forward to forming great relationships with her patients and colleagues, while serving the community of Concord.
Clare O'Grady, DO
Clare has spent half of her life along the seacoast of New Hampshire and half in the foothills of upstate New York’s Adirondack Mountains. Prior to her medical training, she received her Master of Public Health degree from the University of New England, researching interventions to mitigate rural food insecurity. As a medical student at New York Institute of Technology’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, she fostered her interests in LGBTQ+ healthcare, osteopathic manipulative medicine, and occupational/environmental medicine. She is over the moon about completing her family medicine training at NHDFMR and hopes to address rural health disparities throughout her learning. If you can’t find Clare in the hospital or clinic, she is likely hiking a peak, tending to her entry-level garden, or adding to her pile of unfinished knitting projects.
Katherine Rice, MD
Katherine (Katie) is delighted to join the team at Concord Hospital in beautiful New Hampshire. She was raised in Chicago but fell in love with the White Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean while studying nautical science and oceanography at Sea Education Association in Woods Hole, MA. She earned her B.A. in Global Health at Colorado College. There, she became a Wilderness First Responder and backcountry guide, while studying factors creating health disparity with emphasis on improving health outcomes for all. After college, Katie developed a passion for patient-oriented medicine while working in Hospice care as a nursing assistant. She furthered her education in Public Health and Medicine while at St. George’s University in Grenada, West Indies. Her research includes strategies to reduce waterborne illness in Haiti as well as Zika virus prevention and mitigation. Katie returned to Chicago for her final year of medical school and subsequently joined clinical teams working to improve the patient experience, especially important amid the pandemic. When Katie is not working, she spends her time in nature, exploring the world with her dog, Bodhi.
James Tremayne, MD
James grew up in Toronto, Canada. He attended medical school at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and has trained at hospitals in Ireland, rural Canada and Chicago. James has a love for the outdoors. His favorite activities are rock climbing, skiing and whitewater kayaking. This passion for athletics has spurred his interest in sports medicine. James is excited to be training in Concord and living close to the mountains.
Fu Sheng Wang, MD
Born in Taiwan, Fu Sheng (Lewis) Wang moved to Toronto with his family at a young age. Prior to receiving his medical education at St. George’s University, he attended the University of Ottawa where he worked on various research projects examining the impacts of environmental toxins on human health.
Realizing the importance of whole-person care, and the complex interplay of biopsychosocial factors in healthcare delivery, he is drawn to Family medicine. As a doctor, he hopes to provide evidence-based care, as well as a safe and welcoming space for all his patients. His interests include LGBT health, women’s health and obstetrics. He plans to practice full-spectrum family medicine including OB after residency. In his spare time, you can find him trying out new restaurants, or exploring the beautiful outdoors of New Hampshire.
Megan Bennett, MD
Megan comes from a small farm in Palmyra, Ohio and stayed in the area to complete an accelerated Bachelor of Science and Medical Degree program through the Northeast Ohio Medical University. While in medical school she further developed her passion in rural underserved communities as a charter member of the Rural Medical Education Pathway (RMED) and also studied in Italy to develop coursework on the history of medicine. She plans to continue this interest by working in a critical access area practicing rural or frontier medicine as well as taking part in medical mission trips. In addition to working on the farm, Megan enjoys a variety of hobbies including hand embroidery, hiking, and cake decorating.
Emily Boone, DO
Emily grew up in southern Maine and received both her Bachelor of Science and medical degree from the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine. Prior to her medical training, she lived in Boston working on research focusing on diabetes. Throughout her education, she was able to explore her interest in international healthcare by studying abroad and working in medical clinics throughout Africa, Asia, and South America. She is also passionate about women’s health. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her family. She is the youngest of six children, and she has six nieces and nephews. She also loves the ocean, cooking, and spending time with her golden retriever.
Liz Casey, DO
Liz graduated with a medical degree from Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences in 2019. During medical school, Liz was part of the Reproductive Health Club leadership team and helped spearhead bringing sexual health classes to local high schools. She was recognized as a National Health Service Corps Scholar for her devotion to caring for those with limited access to health care and as a patient-nominated Daisy Award recipient for being a role model of clinical skill and compassion. As a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, she is trained to combine medication-based treatments and manual therapy into a whole-person approach to patient care.
Liz is excited to apply this method of care as she starts her medical career and to make New Hampshire her home. You may see her going on runs with her border collie throughout town or hiking in the White Mountains with family.
Tamara Chin, DO
Tamara (Tami) is a recent graduate of the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, ME. She is originally from Chelmsford, MA and now has a beautiful family with her high school sweetheart. Before medical school, she attended Hofstra University and soon after worked as a nursing assistant/home health aide in Newburyport, MA where she fell in love with geriatric and palliative care. Her passions include good food, human rights, rescue animals (she has three at home) and musical theater. She’s excited to start her career in family medicine at Concord Hospital.
Xinuo Gao, MD
Xinuo grew up in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario. She graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in neuroscience, human biology and psychology, and then attended Ross University School of Medicine. With an immense interest in emergency medicine and global health, Xinuo hopes to make a difference in the world one day by providing aid in low-resource countries. Aside from medicine, she loves a variety of activities, some of which include hiking, running, reading, gaming. She is determined to learn how to ski and snowboard by the end of her residency. She is excited to start this new chapter of her life at NHDFMR.
Liesl Matzka, MD
Liesl is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She was born in Boston and returned north for medical school after studying at Emory University and realizing she missed winters. Her medical interests include LGBTQ health and community medicine. Her previous job was as a preschool teacher where she learned songs about the days of the week (and still remembers the hand movements that go with them). When she's not working Liesl enjoys sewing, knitting, writing, and singing. She also enjoys theatre and was part of theatre groups throughout high school and college, although these days most of her performances are belting out show tunes in her car.
Amanda Pereira, MD
Amanda was born and raised in a suburb of the Greater Toronto Area, called Mississauga. She earned a Bachelor of Science at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, and then attended Saba University School of Medicine in the Dutch Caribbean. She completed the basic sciences portion of her medical education on Saba and traveled throughout the Northeast and Midwest United States for clinical rotations. Her journey, albeit slightly unconventional, allowed her to appreciate the true essence of diversity in and among these communities. Her experience has reinforced her passion for preventative medicine as well as addressing the social determinants of health. Outside of work, Amanda enjoys cooking for her family and friends, spending time by the water, and cheering on the 2019 NBA Champion Toronto Raptors. Amanda is excited to be apart of the NHDFMR and looks forward to exploring all that New England has to offer.
Lindsay Weigel, MD
Lindsay grew up along the coast of Maine but lived in Boston for nine years prior to starting residency. She is excited to be moving north again, closer to the mountains where she loves to ski, run, hike, bike, and paddle. Prior to medical school, Lindsay completed a five-year cooperative education program at Northeastern University which allowed her to train in hospitals both internationally in Ghana and Belize and locally within Boston while earning a Bachelor of Science in health science and a minor in psychology. She also competed in both cross country and track during her time at Northeastern. She then attended Tufts University School of Medicine, graduating in 2019, where she developed a passion for underserved communities and social medicine. Her other interests include behavioral health, integrative medicine, and reproductive health. When Lindsay is not at the Hospital or clinic, she can likely be found exploring the roads and trails surrounding Concord or at a local coffee shop.
Bhargavi Chekuri, MD
Bhargavi grew up in South India but later moved to northern Virginia, District of Columbia, New York City and most recently New Orleans. Prior to starting medical school, Bhargavi got a degree in political science, worked in city hall and worked as a medical assistant for a year. Medical school involved another move — this time to Australia at the University of Queensland, where she got to learn in a new health system and began owning the abbreviated, but the unique nickname “Bhar.” She is absolutely thrilled to have matched at NH-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency because of the friendly, fun, supportive and thoughtful culture that is fostered throughout the residency. As an outdoor enthusiast, Bhar is excited to explore all that New England has to offer, especially the White Mountains and Acadia National Park.
Tarunpreet Dhaliwal, MD
Tarun graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine in 2018. He hails from the suburbs of Toronto, Canada and completed his BSc in Biology from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. He went on to pursue a Master's degree in stem cell research at the University of Ottawa, following which he spent a year working in a research lab at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, before beginning medical school in 2014. He is ecstatic to be a part of NHDFMR and looks forward to exploring his interest in hospital medicine, full-spectrum outpatient primary care, and preventive medicine in a community setting. He also looks to avail opportunities to medically serve the underserved in the future, along with his wife, who is a dentist. Tarun likes to spend his free time with his family and loved ones, hiking, trying new restaurants — especially steakhouses and Italian, and playing soccer, tennis, and chess. He is a lifelong Inter Milan fan.
Mitch Granoff, DO
After finding each rotation of medical school at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine fascinating and rewarding, Mitch sought the specialty that covered the full spectrum of medicine. His clinical interests landed this NH native back in his home state with the wonderful residents, faculty and staff of NHDFMR. Since then his motivation to be a good physician and leader has only grown. He now plans to continue gaining experience to prepare him for outpatient family medicine, exploring his interests in osteopathic manual medicine, addiction, pediatrics, prenatal care, and dermatology. Mitch enjoys balancing his life with family time, disc golf, ice hockey, and DIY projects.
Bhreagh MacDougall, MD
Bhreagh is from the beautiful and scenic Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia Canada. Bhreagh completed her medical degree at Saba University School of Medicine, another tiny yet scenic island in the Caribbean. Prior to medical school, Bhreagh earned a Master of Medical Science at the University of Calgary with research focused on the pathophysiology of osteoarthritis. Although a proud Canadian, Bhreagh has enjoyed seeing and experiencing various parts of the United States during her clinical rotations in Louisiana, New York, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Maryland, and Maine. She is settling in nicely amongst the rolling hills, picturesque New England countryside that reminds her of her native Cape Breton. True to the Maritime spirit, Bhreagh enjoys sunsets on the ocean, kitchen parties, and all seafood. In her spare time Bhreagh enjoys practicing the fiddle and step dance, two popular Gaelic traditions still part of everyday life in Cape Breton. Bhreagh is very happy that her talented husband, a sought after Cape Breton Fiddler has accompanied her to New Hampshire for the duration of her residency. If you have an interest in music, she'll happily take you along to a square dance or session around the New England area.
Jennifer MacKenzie, MD
Jenn was born and raised in Pembroke New Hampshire, where she attended undergrad at Colby Sawyer College in New London NH then attended medical school at Saba University on the Island of Saba. Her medical interests include comprehensive outpatient family medicine and hospital medicine. Personal interests include extreme couponing and spending time with family and friends.
Sandra Mikail, MD
Sandra Mikail hails from the urban oasis of Mississauga, outside Toronto in Canada. She received a bachelor of science in Kinesiology from McMaster University. She completed her medical education at St: George’s University in Grenada. She moved to the New Jersey and New York City tri-state area for her medical school rotations where she was able to maintain her active urban lifestyle during her free time. She’s thrilled to have matched at NHDFMR because of its congenial atmosphere. She wins the award for most weekends in New York City among her cohort. When she’s staying local you’ll find her training for triathlons or brunching with her co-residents.
Meredith Milligan, MD
Meredith graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in 2018. A true Husky, she also attended the University of Connecticut as an undergraduate, earning a Bachelor of Science in biology and a minor in psychology in 2014. Meredith was drawn to family medicine by its broad scope of practice and unique focus on the care of patients within the context of their communities. She is excited to work with patients throughout all stages of their lives and is most interested in women’s health, palliative medicine, and pediatrics. In her free time, Meredith enjoys baking, spending time at the beach, and reading a good book — especially a mystery.
Malcolm Tan, MD
Before this all started, Malcolm could never have predicted the adventures he has had so far. Having spent his formative years in Vancouver, British Columbia, Malcolm is thrilled to be training near mountains, lakes and the coast in beautiful New Hampshire. He received a Bachelor of Science at the University of British Columbia before embarking on his journey in medicine at Saba University in the Netherlands Antilles. During this time, he earned a Master of Science and continues to be interested in systematic reviews, jurisdictional health policies, and social determinants of health affecting low resource communities within North America and abroad. Over the years, Malcolm is privileged to have worked on a pediatric cohort study in Nunavut, as well as review health care systems in Peru. Clinically, he hopes to pursue rural full-service family medicine practicing obstetrics, inpatient and outpatient care. He aspires to laugh as much as possible, build tight-knit teams, get to know people through food, and climb or ski as many tall pointy things as he can spare time for during residency. There is never a dull moment in the clinic and the Hospital, which is what made him fall in love with family medicine, and he could not be more excited to learn and thrive at NHDFMR.
Leadership Preventive Medicine Resident
Linda E Haller, MD
Linda is a recent graduate of the NH Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency, with interests in full-spectrum family medicine, obstetrics, addiction medicine, and physician wellness. Through a circuitous path from her hometown of Leavenworth, Kansas, to Loyola Chicago for college, to El Salvador and then back to Kansas. Linda then graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine in 2017. Now, as a fourth-year resident in the Leadership and Preventative Medicine Residency at Dartmouth, she hopes to develop a new set of skills and educational expertise to promote healthcare improvement for all in a lasting way. In her free time, she enjoys doing art projects and dancing ballet with her three-year-old daughter, running, spending time with her spouse and 12-year-old lab, Diego.