June 21, 2013

Residency Leadership Changes


Nell Burger Kirst, M.D.

The Department is pleased to announce the new assistant residency director (ARD) at Chelsea Family Medicine is Nell Burger Kirst, M.D. (Medical School 2009, Residency 2012). Dr. Burger Kirst has been an academic fellow with the Department since 2012, and served as co-chief resident (2011-12). Additionally she is a talented writer who has been published twice in the New York Times.

"Nell has done an outstanding job as our academic fellow, preceptor at the Chelsea Health Center and The Corner Health Center, didactic coordinator, and as an attending on the Department's inpatient service this past year. She has been recognized by the residents and faculty colleagues for her outstanding teaching and dedication to residency education. She brings her enthusiasm and formidable writing and teaching skills to the program," says James M. Cooke, M.D., assistant professor, residency director.

She will be working with Tara A. Master-Hunter, M.D., assistant professor, during the transition, who has been the ARD for the past seven years.

"I am excited to be joining this program in a leadership role; Tara has done extraordinary work as the Chelsea ARD, and I look forward to continuing the work that she has started," says Dr. Kirst.

Dr. Cooke states, "I want to thank Tara for her accomplishments, support of her residents and colleagues, and dedication to improving residency education in general and sports medicine in particular. Tara is an extraordinary colleague."