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Camila M. Mateo, MD, MPH

Faculty Advisor, Office of Recruitment and Multicultural Affairs

Dr. Mateo is a primary care pediatrician at Boston Children’s Hospital and Martha Eliot Health Center who focuses her work on the care of underserved children. She is from South Florida and attended the University of Florida before completing her MD at the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. She completed her pediatric residency and a chief resident year at the Boston Combined Residency Program at Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center where she was a part of the Urban Health and Advocacy Track. Following this she completed the Harvard-wide Pediatric Health Services Fellowship and obtained an MPH at the T.H. Chan Harvard School of Public Health. Her research time focuses on the impacts of discrimination and bias on patient care and diversity in the physician workforce. Her medical education work focuses on diversity and inclusion, health equity, and racism in medicine. She is currently the Diversity Officer for the Boston Combined Residency Program as well as the co-director for Social Medicine in Essentials II at HMS and looks forward to helping to support and mentor medical students at Harvard in this new role.

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Mary Montgomery, MD

Faculty Advisor, LAHMS
Instructor in Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Dr. Mary Montgomery is a clinician educator at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. She received her medical degree from UCSF,  completed her internal medicine residency at BWH and her infectious diseases fellowship at the combined BWH/MGH program with a specialty focus on HIV. Dr. Montgomery takes care of cohort of HIV patients and teaches residents and fellows on the inpatient ID consult service. She is also interested in the care of LGBT patients, patients with substance use disorders and the overlaps between human and animal medicine. At HMS she is the director of the internal medicine sub-internship and co-directs the BWH Practice of Medicine course. She lives in Jamaica Plain with her wife and daughter. Dr. Montgomery serves as a Faculty Advisor for the LAHMS student group.
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Casey Orozco-Poore

LAHMS
Program: HMS Pathways
Undergrad: Brown University
Degree: ScB in Neurobiology
Interests: health disparities, LGBTQ health, Latinx health, neuropsychiatry, global health, LGBTQIA+ and Central American advocacy
IRL: Spoken word poetry, gender and sexuality curricular reform, plastic surgery clinical research, astrology memes, biking, global and local travel, hiking, farmer’s markets, contemporary art museums
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Angela Perfetti

LAHMS

Program: HMS Pathways, MD-PhD
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Undergrad: University of Pennsylvania
Degree(s): BA Modern Middle Eastern Studies, MSc Medical Anthropology
Interests: Anthropology, Psychiatry, Internal medicine/Anesthesiology, technology & subjectivity, LGBTQ health
IRL: Poetry and creative writing, soccer, running, live music, biking to new places, dogs

Jennifer Potter, MD

Jennifer Potter, MD

Professor of Medicine
Advisory Dean, William Bosworth Castle Society
Dr. Jennifer Potter is a clinician educator and innovator whose scholarly work focuses on reducing health disparities among populations of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities, enhancing the competency with which clinicians communicate with regard to ‘sensitive’ topics, such as sexuality, and implementing clinical quality improvement initiatives. Currently, Dr. Potter is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, founding director of the Women's Health Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Co-Chair of The Fenway Institute—a research facility dedicated to studies focused on optimizing the health of LGBTQ populations.
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Jordan Taylor Said

LAHMS
Program: HMS Pathways
Hometown: Hobbs, NM
Undergrad: University of California, Berkeley
Degree(s): BA Molecular and Cell Biology
Interests: Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Genetics, LGBTQ+ Medicine, Medical Education
IRL: Saxophone, Photography, Cooking, Running
Edgar

Edgar Garcia Saiz

LAHMS

Program: HMS Pathways
Hometown: Miami, FL
Undergrad: Harvard College
Degrees: Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology
Interests: Health disparities, psychiatry, internal medicine, LGBTQ+ health, Latinx health 
IRL: board games, running, dancing

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Grant Schleifer

LAHMS
Program: HMS Pathways
Hometown: Edmond, OK
Undergrad: Emory University
Degrees: BS in Biology and Religion; MPH in Behavioral Sciences and Health Education
Interests: Emergency medicine, healthcare policy, health disparities, LGBTQ+ medicine
IRL: Cooking, British literature, cats, mentoring, running marathons, Madonna
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Alexis Smith

LAHMS

Program: HMS Pathways 
Hometown: Dexter, MO
Undergrad: Vanderbilt University 
Degree(s): BA in Neuroscience 
Interests: pediatrics, healthcare policy, preventative medicine, ending diet culture 
IRL: Music, podcasts, Olympic Weightlifting, Crossfit, writing 

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Carlos G. Torres, MD

Faculty Advisor, Office of Recruitment and Multicultural Affairs

Dr. Torres is a pediatrician at MGH Chelsea HealthCare Center and Associate Director of Diversity & Equity at MassGeneral Hospital for Children where he closely works with medical students and residents. He was born and raised in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. He moved with his family to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, during his teenage years, afterwards attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received his MD from Harvard Medical School, then attended pediatric residency at MassGeneral Hospital for Children and served as a chief resident. His clinical and research interests include immigrant health, disparity research, LGBT health, and resiliency. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his partner and dog, catching up with his nine siblings and many nephews back home, traveling, and gardening. He is looking forward to returning to the Longwood area regularly (and re-visiting the surrounding delicious Mexican restaurants that helped him cope with his longing of home).