Aishatu Aloma, MD,MPH, is the Clinical Research Coordinator of the Chest Diseases Center at BIDMC. She completed her medical school training at the University of Maiduguri College of Medical Sciences in Nigeria and was certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) in 2014. She oversees the execution of several multicenter phase 3 and 4 clinical trials as well as multiple medical records review studies. She ensures the overall conduct of clinical trials using Good Clinical Practice under the auspices of the Principal Investigators, and is responsible for primary data collection and management of patient clinical information as it pertains to participation in clinical trials. She is also involved in several personal projects including Catamenial Hemothorax, use of Pleurex catheters in congestive heart failure and medical thoracoscopy effectiveness. She looks forward to joining an internal medicine residency program in 2015.
Marianne Barry, MD, obtained her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed internal medicine residency and chief residency at Tufts Medical Center. She is currently a second year Pulmonary/Critical Care fellow at Tufts Medical Center and is interested in pursuing IP fellowship. She is currently working on a restrospective study examining the safety and efficacy of endobronchial electrosurgery in treating central airway obstruction.
Robert Brik received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. He has been involved in the medical device industry for several years and has worked on a variety of medical devices, including laparoscopic surgical tools, drug injection devices, and a surgical robot. He is collaborating with the group on the mechanical design and development of various tools and devices to be used in minimal invasive thoracic surgery and interventional pulmonology.
George Cheng, MD, PhD, recieved his MD and PhD in 2009 from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He joined the Harvard Pulmonary Critical Care Fellowship in 2012. As a third year research fellow, he received the Center for Integrative Medicine and Innovation Technology Young Clinician Research Award to work on novel applications of 3D printing in pulmonary procedural education, airway stent design, and rapid prototyping of advanced devices for application in Interventional Pulmonology. He is mentored by Drs. Majid, Bornstein, and Robert Langer of MIT. This work will provide him with training in Clinical IP, molecular biology, and bioengineering.
Sebastian Ochoa, MD, completed his medical school training in Universidad CES Escuela de Medicina, and obtained ECFMG certification as a foreign medical graduate in 2014. His current projects include the use of TPA DNAse for the treatment of complicated pleural effusions, long term follow up of tracheobronchomalacia patients, and building REDcap databases for various other clinical studies. He is looking to join an internal medicine residency program in the coming year.