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Family Medicine Residents

Meet Our Residents

Our residents tell you about themselves, their backgrounds, interests, aspirations, and why Baystate is a good fit for them.

Our Inaugural Cohort of Residents

On Match Day, March 19 2022, we learned who our first four residents will be.

We have also accepted a PGY-2 transfer. So we are starting out our program with five residents.

They will all be joining us in July 2022.

PG1

Daniel Albrecht MD

Drexel University College of Medicine

Dr Daniel Albrecht

I was born in Holyoke MA and graduated from University of Massachusetts Amherst with a BS in Chemistry. I worked as an EMT in Springfield, Northampton and Chicopee where I found how much I enjoyed working with patients. I decided to pursue a career in Medicine and was accepted at Drexel's College of Medicine in Philadelphia. I am eager to come back home, closer to my family and work in the communities I am most familiar. I have a particular passion for issues around depression and anxiety, substance use, women's health and lifestyle interventions for chronic health problems. I chose to pursue family medicine because I want to have a comprehensive view of care and the ability to form long-lasting partnerships with my patients.

Rachel Anderson MD

UMass T.H. Chan School of Medicine

Dr Rachel Anderson

Born and raised in Norton, MA, I was thrilled to return home to attend medical school at UMass Chan after spending my undergraduate years at theUniversity of Alabama. During medical school, I met my fiancé (and co-resident!), John, and adopted our adorable cat, Moe. We love being outdoors and spend most our free time camping, birding, hiking, and checking out local breweries. I also love crafts of all kinds, cooking food for nearly any occasion, and watching as much football as I possibly can (Roll Tide and Go Pats!). Over the past 4 years, I have been a passionate advocate for equitable access to cervical cancer prevention and for improved care for human trafficking survivors. I am thrilled to be continuing my training in the beautiful Pioneer Valley and getting to know and provide care for the local community.

Bradford Ferrick MD

State University of New York Upstate Medical University

Dr Bradford Ferrick

I am excited to be part of the inaugural residency class at Baystate Franklin Medical Center Family Medicine Program! Originally from Winchester, MA, I have spent many summers on Cape Cod, and I truly love the Massachusetts communities. I completed my undergraduate studies in Boston and have conducted clinical research projects at Massachusetts General Hospital. I then migrated to Upstate New York, where I completed my MD degree in Syracuse, NY. I am thrilled to be returning home to Massachusetts and exploring the Greenfield community.

I have a strong interest in wellness, self-care, and integrative medicine. I enjoy sharing with my patients the positive powerful effects that mindfulness can have on one’s overall health. I value the importance of overall wellness and its role in disease prevention, as well as the importance of skin protection and sun safety all year long. I have a sixteen-year-old white-bellied caique parrot, Rickie, who loves to play hide-and-seek and always keeps me smiling. I enjoy traveling and visiting different restaurants, and I have dined at many Michelin Star restaurants on The World’s 50 Best list.

I am honored to have the opportunity to get to know the Greenfield community, as we work on creating our happiest, healthiest lives together.

John Romano MD

UMass T.H. Chan School of Medicine

Dr John Romano

I graduated from UMass Chan Medical School in 2022 and was lucky enough to meet my fiancé and fellow member of the Greenfield Family Medicine Residency inaugural class—Rachel Anderson—while there! In medical school, I became deeply invested in our local free clinics by helping them fundraise and transition from paper records to an electronic medical record. Music is another passion of mine, and I was fortunate to find a band to play with called Newport Ave in which I played drums and saxophone. I also became an avid birder during 4th year—Rachel and I have logged over 130 species so far on our life list! We keep another life list for the breweries we’ve visited together, though not quite as long. I look forward to settling into Greenfield with Rachel and becoming community-focused family medicine physicians together!

PG2

Mmaserame Gaefele, MD

St. George’s University School of Medicine, GranadaDr Mmaserame Gaefele
Family Medicine Internship- Drexel University College of Medicine/Tower Health Family Medicine Residency

I grew up in Gaborone, Botswana and moved to the US and completed my senior year of high school in Portland, Oregon then attended Williams College in Williamstown, MA. For medical school, I went to St. George's University in Grenada. My specific interests in Family Medicine are preventative care and women’s health. Outside the hospital, I enjoy playing badminton, watching singing competitions, and Salsa dancing.

I am excited to be part of the inauguration of The Greenfield Family Residency Program at UMass Chan Medical School-Baystate.