New Senior Faculty and Program Leaders

Carolyn Marcus, MD
Associate Program Director, Boston Children’s Hospital

Carolyn Marcus is a hospitalist at Boston Children’s Hospital and an Associate Program Director in the Boston Combined Residency Program. She grew up on the Upper West Side in Manhattan and received her AB from Princeton University followed by her MD from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She completed pediatrics residency at the Boston Combined Residency Program followed by a chief residency year at Boston Children’s Hospital. Carolyn is the Director of Resident Assessment and the Clinical Competency Committee. She is the rotation director of TEACH, the residency’s resident-as-teacher rotation. She completed the Rabkin Fellowship in medical education. She now lives in the South End and stays busy with her two toddlers.


Kenneth Michelson, MD, MPH
Associate Chair, Intern Selection Committee, Boston Children’s Hospital

Kenneth Michelson is an Associate Chair of the Intern Selection Committee for the BCRP.  He attends clinically in the Boston Children’s Hospital Emergency Department. Ken has a love for recruiting, mentoring and teaching residents.  He is also a former chief resident. His research interest are in improving emergency system performance by reducing diagnostic error. In his free time, he loves spending time with his wife Kate and daughter Ava, photography, smoking ribs, and minor home improvement projects/boondoggles.


Ron Samuels, MD
Associate Program Director, Boston Children’s Hospital

Ronald Samuels is a general pediatrician, Associate Director of Children’s Primary Care and an  Associate Program Director in the Boston Combined Residency Program. Ron was born in Cooperstown, NY, and grew up outside of Utica in upstate NY. He has a BA in Biology from Harvard University, went to SUNY Upstate Medical School, and was a pediatric resident at Cornell Medical Center in New York City. He came to Boston Children’s Hospital in 1992 for a general pediatrics and advocacy fellowship, while at the same time getting an MPH from Harvard in Community Health. Ron’s primary interest in in providing care and access to underserved and complicated populations. He is also on the faculty at the Harvard School of Public Health where he teaches a course in Social Determinants of Child Health, and does work at the local, and state level on immunization delivery and access. Ron lives in Newton with his wife, Laurie Cohen, and whichever of his three teenage children are currently at home. He enjoys science fiction, playing tennis and skiing.


Joanna Perdomo, MD
Associate Program Director, Boston Medical Center

Joanna Perdomo is a General Academic Pediatrics fellow and primary care pediatrician at Boston Children’s Hospital and an Associate Program Director and Interim Director of the Urban Health & Advocacy Track (UHAT) in the Boston Combined Residency Program​. Joanna grew up in Miami, Florida. She went to college at Washington University in St. Louis and medical school at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. She came to Boston for residency in the BCRP and was a proud member of UHAT. As a resident, Joanna helped start Health Equity Rounds – a case-conference series to address implicit bias and structural racism at Boston Medical Center, and continues to be involved in the program. Her academic interests are in health equity, advocacy, and early childhood social-emotional development. She lives in Jamaica Plain with her husband Scott and together they love to cook, travel, stay active, and enjoy weekend jaunts outside of Boston to find beautiful scenery and delicious food.



Jessica Angerman
Scheduling Coordinator, Boston Children’s Hospital

Jess Angerman came to the Boston Combined Residency Program after graduating from the University of Michigan where she majored in General Studies with a focus in Informatics. She is originally from Long Island, NY. While at Michigan, she played collegiate women’s lacrosse and participated in advisory committees amongst Student Athletes. After graduating from Michigan in 2017, she moved to Boston as an Administrative Associate in Pediatrics and eventually took on the role of Scheduling Coordinator. Jess lives in South Boston and also spends time coaching Division 3 lacrosse at Emerson College in Boston. She enjoys reading, spending time with her roommates and traveling back to Ann Arbor for football games. Jess hopes to attend school in Boston to pursue her Master’s in Public Health in Health Policy and Management.