Current GPC Residents
Caroline Boyle, MD
Rocio Casanova Torres, MD
Rocío was born and raised in Puerto Rico. She completed her undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Sciences at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus. She later went to University of Connecticut School of Medicine where her early interest in geriatrics led her to pursue research in depression among the aging community at an urban senior center in Hartford and volunteer at a nursing home facility. Guided by her love for teaching, she also mentored students of underrepresented backgrounds in STEM careers. Rocío aspires to give back to the Hispanic community and is so glad to be serving the patient population in Washington Heights! Outside of medicine, she enjoys the beach, board games, puzzles, thrift shopping and, mostly, eating!
Karly Hampshire, MD
Karly grew up in San Diego, California and completed her undergraduate degree in anthropology at Emory University. In college, her coursework and extracurricular activities focused on refugee and immigrant populations, which led her to study abroad at a Tibetan Buddhist monastery in northern India. Seeing climate change as a powerful driver of displacement and other inequities impacting health, she became a climate and health advocate in medical school at UC San Francisco. She founded the Planetary Health Report Card Initiative (phreportcard.org) and took a gap year to lead various climate change and health education, research, and advocacy initiatives. In her spare time, she enjoys pottery, biking along the West Side Highway, and quirky NYC festivals.
Allyson Hernandez, MD
Dipal Nagda, MD
Dipal grew up in Boston and earned her undergraduate degree at Brown University in neuroscience. She spent a gap year working in a neurobiology lab in Germany before heading to Harvard for medical school. She found a career interest in community and immigrant health, and spent an extra year pursuing her Master’s in Public Health. She has worked on projects related to health inequities in immigrant communities and patient burden of healthcare costs. Outside of the hospital, she loves dancing, doing puzzles, and strolling Central Park.
Rosanna Sanchez, MD
Eric Carlson, MD
Erik Carlson grew up mainly in North Carolina but completed high school in the Chicago suburbs. He studied at the University of Notre Dame, where he attended a semester-long study-abroad program in Puebla, México. After graduation, he completed a yearlong service fellowship at a free primary-care clinic for the uninsured in South Bend, IN. While pursuing his MD/MPH dual degree at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, he worked with the department of interpreter services to develop an interpreter training program for Spanish-speaking medical students. Entering residency, his interests include serving Spanish-speaking patient populations, developing more equitable health care systems, and the intersection of climate change and health. He also enjoys backpacking, playing soccer, and participating in a book club with college friends.
Roger Lin, MD
Roger was born in Maryland but spent many years living in Taipei and Shanghai before moving back for high school, undergraduate studies (Nutritional Science), and medical school at the University of Maryland. He spent a gap year before medical school as a mental health case worker in Washington DC, helping recently discharged psychiatric patients re-establish themselves and thrive in the community. He especially loves helping patients work around their cultural and structural barriers to care. He is passionate about mentorship and spent much of medical school tutoring, organizing workshops on soft skills, and leading the Wellness Committee. Outside of medicine, he is an avid salsa dancer and tennis player.
Erin Rieger, MD
Erin Rieger was raised in upstate NY and moved to Houston, TX to study chemistry and sociology at Rice University. After graduation, Erin spent 10 months in Oslo, Norway performing qualitative interview-based research with Turkish migrants. During a second gap year, she worked at Weill Cornell as a research assistant in transplantation-oncology infectious diseases. Erin then attended the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. During medical school she continued engaging with qualitative research including a study of patient perspectives on involvement of their primary care physician during hospitalization. Entering residency, Erin’s interests include general medicine, gastroenterology/hepatology, qualitative methods, and health communication. Outside of medicine she enjoys biking, podcasts, and cooking.
Suraj Shah, MD
Suraj was born and raised in North Jersey and earned his undergraduate and medical degrees from Tufts University. Passionate about addressing health disparities, he was a volunteer and Director of the General Project at the Sharewood Project - a student-run free healthcare and education project that predominantly serves immigrant communities in the Greater Boston Area with primary medical services and health insurance onboarding. He is also deeply interested in peer mentorship and medical education, having served as a mentor and small group facilitator for pre-clinical and clinical year medical students. His clinical interests include academic general medicine, diagnostic framework creation, and critical care. In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis, dancing bhangra, and exploring nature and restaurants.
Jacob Lui, MD
Jacob Lui was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and completed his undergraduate degree at UCLA. He was involved in care coordination for patients with HIV/AIDS in downtown LA and spent a year living with and learning from the community of Watts in South LA before moving to Rochester, MN for medical school at the Mayo Clinic. What makes medicine meaningful to him is deep conversations with patients and learning clinical care. Outside of medicine, he enjoys time in the mountains, phone calls with family & friends, anything with history or geopolitics, and slow walks around the city.
Matthew Miller, MD
Matt completed his undergrad degree in molecular biology at Messiah College in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania where he was an NCAA track and field athlete. After college Matt spent a gap year in Guayaquil, Ecuador where he worked as an English teacher. As a medical student at University of Maryland, Matt was involved in his community through various organizations including the Jacques initiative and Esperanza Center Catholic Charities of Baltimore through which he organized free health screenings and educational events. As a GPC resident, Matt is passionate about working with the diverse patient population of Washington Heights. His clinical interests include primary care and global health. Outside of medicine Matt enjoys spending time outdoors and exploring NYC.
Leah Weston, MD