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Lawrence Family Medicine Residency is thrilled to announce the addition of 12 new residents to our program beginning in June of this year. This class of residents comes from diverse backgrounds and experiences, and we are excited to welcome them to our program.

The new class includes medical graduates from top universities across the country, each of whom has demonstrated a strong commitment to serving the community and a passion for family medicine. They will join our team of skilled and experienced faculty to continue our mission of providing outstanding patient care, education, and community service.

The new residents will undergo a rigorous four-year training program that includes rotations in various specialties, including pediatrics, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, and geriatrics. Our program provides a well-rounded and comprehensive approach to family medicine that prepares our residents to provide the highest quality of care to patients of all ages.

“Our program is committed to training the next generation of family medicine physicians who will serve our community with compassion, excellence, and innovation,” said Dr. Nicholas Weida, Program Director at Lawrence Family Medicine Residency. “We are thrilled to welcome these talented individuals to our program and look forward to working with them as they grow into accomplished family medicine physicians.”

Lawrence Family Medicine Residency has a long-standing reputation for excellence in education, patient care, and community service. Our program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and has been recognized as a top-performing program in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

The Lawrence Family Medicine Residency welcomes the following 12 new resident physicians to the health center and family medicine residency program:

Romina Almada Gossweiler
Hometown: Fort Myers, FL
Undergraduate: New York University – Neural Science
Medical School: Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Christian Castilla
Hometown: Coconut Creek, FL
Undergraduate: Florida Atlantic University – Biological Sciences
Medical School: San Juan Bautista School of Medicine

Andres Cuartas-Olarte
Hometown: The Colony, TX
Undergraduate: St. Edward’s University – Biology
Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch John Sealy School of Medicine

Catherine Henckel
Hometown: Sussex, NJ
Undergraduate: Boston College – Biochemistry
Medical School: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Michael Ierardi
Hometown: Dunstable, MA
Undergraduate: University of Massachusetts Lowell – Biology
Medical School: Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine

Yulianna Jimenez
Hometown: Hattiesburg, MS
Undergraduate: The University of Alabama at Birmingham – Biomedical Engineering
Medical School: University of Alabama at Birmingham Marnix E. Heersink School of Medicine

Brian Leima
Hometown: Pelham, NH
Undergraduate: Oregon State University – Chemistry
Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix

Margaret Nakayama
Hometown: Memphis, TN
Undergraduate: University of Memphis – Chemistry
Medical School: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University

Meghan Olsen
Hometown: Ipswich, MA
Undergraduate: Tufts University – Biology and Community Health
MPH: Tufts University School of Medicine
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine

Kevin Reiners
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Undergraduate: Tulane University – Neuroscience, History
Medical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans

Tong Yan
Hometown: Fountain Valley, CA
Undergraduate:  University of California, Berkeley – Anthropology
MPH: George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Alexander Zapata
Hometown: Plano, TX
Undergraduate: University of North Texas – Psychology
Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine