Central Maine Medical Center’s (CMMC) Family Medicine Residency recognized six third-year family medicine residents and six fellows at their recent graduation program on Friday, June 23, 2017. Honored at the commencement exercises were family physicians: (Seated, Front Row, Left to Right) Frank “Zach” Mazone DO, Shayna Shackford DO, Ben Kamin MD, Nupur Nagrare MD, Clare Alexander MD, and Tony Chan MD.)
Donald “Raj” Woolever, MD, Program Director, gave the welcome address with Deborah Taylor, PhD, serving as graduation mistress of ceremonies. In attendance were Family Medicine Residency faculty, residents and residency staff, hospital- and office-based CMMC physician teachers, family doctors who serve in the Family Medicine Center as preceptors for residents and medical students, as well as graduating residents’ families and special invited guests.
William Lee, MD, Chief – Division of Primary Care, was invited to speak on behalf of the CMMC Administration.
The graduating resident class awarded the following:
Family Medicine Residency Clinical Staff of the Year – Melissa Robbins, LPN
Community Preceptor of the Year – Doug Ertman, MD
Faculty Teacher of the Year – Eileen Cloonan, MD
Bruce Johnson Award – Mike Moffatt, MD. The Dr. Bruce Johnson Residency Teacher of the Year Award honors the physician who, as voted by the graduating senior residents, made the most outstanding contribution to their Family Medicine Residency education.
Swift River Rural Training Track
RT Clinical Staff of the Year – Sootie Gauvin, LPN
RT Faculty of the Year- Stephanie Sinclair, MD
The resident graduates were honored by their faculty advisors:
Clare Alexander, MD Presented by Bethany Picker, MD
Tony Chan, MD Presented by John Lowery, DO, PhD
Benjamin Kamin, MD Presented by Tom Hattan, MD
Frank “Zach” Mazone, DO Presented by Hunter Sharp, DO
Nupur Nagrare, MD Presented by Bethany Picker, MD
Shayna Shackford, DO Presented by Dieter Kreckel, MD
The following Fellows were honored:
NMM/OMM Plus One Resident graduates were honored by their faculty advisors:
Joshua Garfein, DO Presented by Hunter Sharp, DO
Amber Hayden, DO Presented by Josie Conte, DO
Joshua Garfein, DO will be practicing at Dakota Ridge Family Medicine, Boulder Community Health, Boulder CO; Amber Hayden, DO will be a faculty member at Cabarrus Family Medicine Residency, Harrisburg, NC.
Family Medicine Sports Medicine Fellowship graduates were honored by Elizabeth Rothe, MD:
Jason Losee, MD and Everett Hayes, MD.
Losee will be practicing at Family Medicine/Sports Medicine, Unity Point Clinic, Sergeant Bluff, Iowa and Hayes will be practicing at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Sports Medicine Division, Boston, MA
The Family Medicine Hospitalist Fellowship graduates: Nicole Boutaugh, DO, Kara Callahan, MD and Daniel Matta, MD. Boutaugh and Matta will be Adult Hospitalists at CMMC and Callahan will be a faculty member at CMMC Family Medicine Residency.
Dr. Woolever presented the following awards:
Residency Chiefs – Clare Alexander, MD, Nupur Nagrare, MD and Shayna Shackford, DO
Resident Teacher of the Year – Ben Kamin MD
Professionalism Award – Susan Miller MD, Jennifer Hanson, MD and Shayna Shackford, DO
Resident Research Award – Clare Alexander, MD
Dr. Woolever, along with the Family Medicine Residency faculty, presented the graduates with their diplomas. Deborah Taylor, PhD, gave closing remarks.
The family medicine graduates will be practicing at the following locations:
Clare Alexander, MD, REACH Community Health Center. Vancouver, BC; Tony Chan, MD, University of Toronto Hospital Medicine Clinical Fellowship, Mount Sinai Hospital/University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario; Ben Kamin, MD, Emergency Medicine Fellowship, Maine General Medical Center, Augusta, ME; Frank Zach Mazone, DO, Day Spring Family Wellness, Integrative Direct Primary Care Practice, Bath/Brunswick, ME; Nupur Nagrare, MD, Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center, Ogdensburg, New York; Shayna Shackford, DO, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship, Maine Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency, Augusta, ME; Joshua Garfein, DO, Dakota Ridge Family Medicine, Boulder Community Health, Boulder CO; Amber Hayden, DO Faculty, Cabarrus Family Medicine Residency, Harrisburg, NC.
CMMC’s Family Medicine Residency was founded in 1978 to support the development of a primary care foundation and provide well trained family physicians for the Lewiston-Auburn area and beyond. We are proud to have these former graduates of the CMMC Residency practicing in the area: Drs. Nicole Boutaugh, Leslie Bradbury, Kara Callahan, Shannon Deschenes, Adam Duquette, Steve Fairchild, Margo Goodman, Trisha Gushue, Manju Hilary, Todd Kitchens, Alicia Koteles, Cathy Krouse, Gerry Lachance, Shayna Lemke, John Lowery, Jeff Lynds, Margaret Matthews, Lisa McAllister, Shauna McElrath, James Ostrander, Kurt Oswald, Joanie Peter, Nathan Raby, Gary Rivard, Sarah Skelton, Stephanie Sinclair and Ray Tardif.