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Current Fellows

Academic Year: July 1, 2024 - June 30, 2025

Pablo da Silva, MD, MPH

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Pablo da Silva received his bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences from Kean University, graduating summa cum laude. He attended medical school at LoyolaStritch School of Medicine where he earned a dual MD/MPH degree with a focuson Global Health Equity and studied the relationship between intimate partnerviolence and HIV prevalence in Zimbabwean women. During his medicaleducation, he completed the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, designing amentorship program for community college students from disadvantagedbackgrounds interested in healthcare careers. He completed a Family MedicineResidency at The Northwestern McGaw Family Medicine Residency at Lake Forestand was one of four fellows nationally selected for The American Academy of Family Physicians' Health Equity Fellowship for the year 2023. He is interested inincreasing access to high-quality health services, including palliative care, inunderserved areas in the US and overseas. He enjoys learning languages, how toplay the classical guitar, traveling, and spending time with loved ones.

Margaret Krasne, MD, MPH

Meg Krasne is originally from Washington, DC and pursued her undergraduatestudies in Health and Societies at the University of Pennsylvania. She graduatedfrom Harvard Medical School, where she spent a year earning a Masters of PublicHealth from the TH Chan School of Public Health with a concentration inQuantitative Methods. She completed residency in Internal Medicine at JohnsHopkins' Osler Medical Residency, where she subsequently was a Health SystemsManagement fellow (2022-2023) and chief resident (2023-2024). She isinterested in understanding issues around access to and quality of palliative careand hospice services for patients and how structures within health systems canwork to improve these domains.

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Blossom Tewelde, MD

Blossom Tewelde attended University of Maryland Baltimore County for undergrad and Johns Hopkins for medical school. She completed internal medicine residency at BWH. She is passionate about serving minority, underserved and vulnerable populations, hoping to provide palliative care for people often experiencing worse outcomes due to healthcare inequity.

Abigail Thomas, PharmD

Abigail (Abby) Thomas was raised in Bolivar, Ohio, a small town in Northeast Ohio. She completed her B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences and PharmD at The Ohio State University. Abby then moved to Canton, Ohio to complete her general practice PGY-1 pharmacy residency training at Aultman Hospital. Her passion in palliative care began when she rounded with the palliative care team at OSU and experienced the impact the palliative care team can make on a patient and their family/loved ones. This passion then developed during her PGY-1 pharmacy residency. Some of Abby’s favorite hobbies are hanging out with her cat, Margaret, reading, and exploring new places.

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Brandon Turner, MD

Brandon Turner received his Bachelor's degree in Biophysics and a minor in Sociology from Wake Forest University and his Masters in Radiation Biology from the University of Oxford. He attended medical school at Stanford School of Medicine where he conducted research using bioinformatics and machine learning to enhance efficacy of cancer therapeutics. He completed his intern year in Internal Medicine at Kaiser Permanente in Santa Clara and his residency in radiation oncology at the Harvard Radiation Oncology Program. He is interested in the use of poetry and technology as tools to connect patients and also clinical practitioners grappling with severe illness.

Lindsey Ulin, MD

Lindsey Ulin grew up in Leander, TX and received her bachelor's degree in neuroscience from Trinity University, where she was captain of the women's swim team. During medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, she completed a medical humanities scholarly concentration with a focus on caring for caregivers. She served as an Albert Schweitzer Fellow, partnering with a community-based organization to improve the health and well-being of homebound adults, using Amazon companion devices. She completed an internal medicine residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital in the primary care program. Lindsey is interested in improving public awareness and access to palliative care through medical journalism and advocacy.

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Niki Vora, MD, MSc

Niki Vora received her Bachelors of Science at the University of Southern California. Following working as a teacher, she pursued graduate school and medical school at the UC-Berkeley - UCSF Joint Medical Program (JMP) where she helped co-lead the Healer's Art, explored narrative medicine and completed research on how functional status can help guide management for elderly oncology patients. She completed an internal medicine residency at the University of California, San Francisco in 2024, where she co-led Women in Leadership and Medicine (WiLD) focusing on community building and enhancing mentorship for residents. Academically, she worked with the JMP on anti-racist curriculum development and with Dr. Jaya Mallidi on 

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evaluating the impact of palliative care on the outcomes of patients with cardiogenic shock. Dr. Vora is interested in the intersection of palliative care and cardiology, particularly for patients with advanced heart failure, adult congenital heart disease and cardio-oncology. She is also passionate about narrative medicine, and hopes to continue writing stories and poetry throughout fellowship. After palliative care fellowship, she plans to pursue cardiology fellowship and create an integrated palliative- cardiology practice.

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Sofia Wronski, AGPCNP

Sofia Wronski received her BSN from the University of Pennsylvania, where she started her career as an RN in trauma and surgical critical care. While at Penn, Sofia earned her Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner MSN, completed a surgical critical care advanced practice fellowship, and practiced for over 7 years as a nurse practitioner in trauma/surgical critical care. She then worked as a trauma and acute care surgery nurse practitioner in Colorado. Sofia has developed a strong interest in palliative care for trauma and surgical patients over the years as she cared for those who suffered from life-changing injuries and endured complex surgeries. She is interested in exploring the role of the advanced practice provider in providing expert palliative care for this special patient population.

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