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A newsletter for research & medical education February 2015


Dr. Charlotte Boney: New Chair of the Department of Pediatrics

Charlotte Boney MD joined Baystate January 2, 2015 as Chair of the Department of Pediatrics. Previously, she was Director of the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence, RI.

Dr. Charlotte Boney
Dr. Charlotte Boney says she spends most of her leisure time with her 3 Golden Retrievers.
Here she is with 2 of her favorites, Sidney (left) and Maggie.

What attracted you to Baystate in general, and this position in particular?

Baystate has a very strong regional reputation in clinical care, quality outcomes and residency training programs, but what I soon discovered is that Baystate Children’s Hospital is THE jewel in the crown here that is under appreciated and truly ready for prime time.

The job was attractive because of 3 well-established strengths in the children’s hospital: a great faculty, a commitment to state of the art pediatric medicine, and tremendous dedication to training the next generation of compassionate, well-rounded pediatricians. 

What will be your initial focus in your new role?

After getting to know my faculty and understanding their vision for the department and the children’s hospital, reaching out to the community providers to learn from them how we can better serve their patients will be an early priority.

Can you give us the highlights of your goals for the Department of Medicine over the next 3-5 years?

Expand the breadth and depth of clinical services to the region’s children, enhance residency training and build scholarship.

Which accomplishment(s) in your previous position are you most proud of?

Mentoring those in training, from medical student to residents to fellows to faculty, and facilitating their love of pediatrics and success in their chosen careers brings me great joy and personal satisfaction.

Do you have a memento that you carry with you from position to position?

A life-sized paper doll of Elvis.

What do you like to do for fun or to relax?

I have 3 golden retrievers, and have had 2 or more goldens since 1994. I was a home visitor for Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue for 20 years. LOVE dogs, especially goldens!!

Salwa Khedr MD Wins Award at Massachusetts Medical Society-Sponsored Research Poster Symposium

Dr. Salwa KhedrDr. Salwa Khedr, PGY3 Pathology resident, won third place for her poster entitled, "Neonatal Units Hemolysis Rates from an Academic Medical Center: A Quality Improvement Project” at the Ninth Annual Research Poster Symposium for Residents, Fellows, and Medical Students.

Her award-winning poster was in the Health Policy/Medical Education Category. The symposium, sponsored by the Massachusetts Medical Society, was held on December 5, 2014 in Waltham, MA.

Abhinav Gupta MD Presented Abstract at 2015 Critical Care Congress

Dr. Abhinav Gupta at 2015 Critical Care Congress
Dr. Abhinav Gupta Presenting His Abstract at the 2015 Critical Care Congress

Dr. Abhinav Gupta, second year Critical Care Medicine Fellow, presented his abstract entitled, “Benchmarking ICU Performance:  The Role of Family Satisfaction,” at the 2015 Critical Care Congress in Phoenix, AZ in January.





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