Fellows Alumni Class of 2015–2017

Four Fellowships were offered and accepted for the class that started July 1, 2015. Our deepest thanks and congratulations to the graduates!



L to R: Ann Murray, Emily Aaronson, Gene Quinn, Chris Wong Quiles


Emily Aaronson, MD, MPH

Emily Aaronson, MD, is currently Chief Resident in the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Brigham/MGH. She received her B.A. from George Washington University, and her MD from McMaster University, Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine in Ontario. During this time, Emily has conducted grant funded research and published on quality in emergency care. Among her work on several Brigham and MGH committees, she serves as a co-chair for the Housestaff Patient Safety and Quality Committee at BWH.

As a resident, Emily spearheaded a departmental process improvement project centered on patient engagement in the Emergency Department, and partnered with senior quality officers at Partners in Health to help develop a series of quality modules for front line staff, in quality improvement methodology. Her interests fall into three domains: 1) improving patient engagement and innovating in patient-centered care; 2) increasing physician engagement in quality; and 3) identifying meaningful ways to measure and evaluate work in quality improvement.
The site for her HMS fellowship in Patient Safety and Quality was the Massachusetts General Hospital.


TODAY: Dr. Aaronson serves as Assistant Chief Quality officer for The Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

Ann Murray, MD, MPH

Ann Murray, MD is currently a Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital. She received a Sc. B. from Brown University and, prior to medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, she was a chemistry instructor at The Hotchkiss School in Connecticut for a period of one year. She undertook her pediatric residency at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, and ultimately became Chief Resident in Pediatrics. Throughout residency, Ann was involved in several quality improvement projects, among them designing a study to evaluate the effectiveness of pediatric obesity management in her outpatient continuity clinic.

During her chief resident year, she was able to further pursue her interests in quality assurance when she served on the pediatric quality and safety leadership committees at MGH. She has also been the recipient of a number honors and prizes throughout her training. As she establishes an academic career in pediatric infectious diseases, her interests lie in developing expertise in quality improvement and patient safety pertaining to the reduction of healthcare-associated infections.
The site for her HMS Fellowship in Patient Safety and Quality was Boston Children’s Hospital.


TODAY: Dr. Murray serves as an Assistant in Pediatrics at The Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She is also Assistant Director of Pediatric Core Clerkship for Harvard Medical School.

Gene Quinn, MD, MPH

Gene Quinn, MD, is currently a Clinical and Research Fellow in Cardiovascular Medicine at the Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center. He graduated with a Bachelors of Arts from the University of Washington, Seattle; a Masters of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology from Tulane University, and an MD from the University of Washington. He did his residency training in internal medicine at the University of California at San Francisco.

Prior to his cardiovascular fellowship at BIDMC, Gene was the chief hospitalist at Central Peninsula Hospital in Alaska. He has been the recipient of many honors, has authored peer-reviewed articles, books and texts, and has done numerous academic presentations throughout the country with a focus on chronic cardiac conditions and atrial fibrillation. His interests lie in the design and implementation of systems that bring high quality, evidence-based medicine into everyday practice. He hopes for his career to combine his interests in healthcare delivery, quality of care, and chronic cardiac disease.
The site for his HMS Fellowship in Patient Safety and Quality was Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center.


TODAY: Dr. Quinn serves as Medical Director of Quality and Patient Safety for Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute in Anchorage, AK.

Chris Wong Quiles, MD, MPH

Chris Wong Quiles, MD is currently a Clinical Fellow in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children’s Hospital. She graduated with a B.S. from the University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez, and obtained her M.D. from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency at Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center--the Boston Combined Residency Program.

Chris is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, and has been actively providing service to the community in a variety of settings. Throughout her time in Puerto Rico, where she was also born and raised, she quickly became aware of the hardships of fighting a system that hindered the quality of care that she wanted delivered to oncology patients. During her years of training as a pediatric hematologist-oncologist, she has developed an interest and focus on becoming the point person for the initiation of quality improvement and safety projects in places where these are non-existent, both nationally and internationally.
The site for her HMS Fellowship in Patient Safety and Quality was Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.


TODAY: Dr. Quiles serves as the Associate Medical Director of Ambulatory Safety, and Quality and Patient Safety for Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorder Center in Boston.