New Senior Faculty and Program Leaders

Laura Chiel, MD
Associate Program Director, Boston Children’s Hospital

Laura Chiel is a pulmonologist at Boston Children’s Hospital and is an Associate Program Director of the BCRP, focused on resident assessment and program evaluation. Laura grew up in Newton, MA before attending the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Medical School. She was a resident and chief resident at the BCRP and completed pulmonary fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital. She is a candidate for a Master in Health Professions Education at Maastricht University and is an APD for the pulmonary fellowship as well. When not at work, you can find Laura consulting friends on what to read, watch, or listen to next.

 

Marcella Luercio, MD
Associate Program Director, Boston Children’s Hospital

Marcella Luercio is a hospitalist at Boston Children’s Hospital and an Associate Program Director in the Boston Combined Residency Program. She grew up in Fortaleza, on the northeastern coast of Brazil, and then in Fenton, Michigan. She attended the University of Michigan-Flint for her undergraduate education, followed by the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University for her MD. Marcella’s work focuses on examining the role of unconscious bias in the language used to describe resident performance in written evaluations. She also studies communication barriers with patients with Limited English proficiency and participates in quality improvement efforts to improve language supports for these patients. As APD, she is committed to promoting equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism in the clinical learning environment. She also leads the BCRP’s QI curriculum. Marcella loves spending time with her partner and infant son, extended Brazilian family, and exploring hiking and food places in New England.

 

Lucy Marcil, MD, MPH
Associate Program Director, Boston Medical Center
Interim UHAT Director, 

Lucy Marcil is a primary care pediatrician whose work focuses on creating health equity through financial empowerment. She co-founded and is the Executive Director of StreetCred, which provides financial services as a health intervention to families in the clinic. She has been named a TED Fellow for her work. She is an assistant professor of pediatrics at Boston University and Associate Director of Economic Mobility for the Center for the Urban Child and Healthy Family at Boston Medical Center. She grew up in South Carolina, received her BA from Davidson College, served in the Peace Corps (Namibia), followed by her MD from the University of Pennsylvania and MPH from Johns Hopkins. She completed pediatrics residency in the Boston Combined Residency Program (UHAT). She lives in JP with her husband.

 

Dennis Spencer, MD, PhD
Associate Program Director, Boston Children’s Hospital

Dennis J. Spencer is a Pediatric Gastroenterologist at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) and an Associate Program Director in the Boston Combined Residency Program. Dennis was born and raised in Baltimore, MD before becoming a proud alumnus of Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA. He went on to graduate f

rom the Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program, obtaining a PhD in Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology. After his residency at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital/Stanford University, he completed the Harvard Medical School (HMS) Fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at BCH. Dennis currently serves as faculty chair of the BCH Graduate Medical Education Committee’s (GMEC) Diversity, Recruitment, and Retention subcommittee. He is also a faculty advisor in the HMS Office of Recruitment and Multicultural Affairs (ORMA) and serves as faculty co-lead of the HMS Augustus White Society (formerly Black Men in Medicine). Dennis was recently recognized by HMS with the 2021 Harold Amos Faculty Diversity Award.

 

Molly Wasserman, MD

Mollie Wasserman is a hospitalist at Boston Children’s Hospital and an Associate Program Director in the Boston Combined Residency Program. She grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and received her Bachelor’s Degree from Washington University in St. Louis followed by her MD from University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. She completed her pediatrics residency at the Boston Combined Residency Program followed by a chief residency year at Boston Children’s Hospital. Mollie oversees the BCRP Academy curriculum, intern orientation programming, the procedural learning curriculum, and is co-director of the new Medical Team Associate Program. She is also responsible for residency patient safety initiatives and optimizing the clinical learning environment at Boston Children’s Hospital. Mollie loves mentoring and teaching residents. She lives in Brookline and enjoys spending time with her friends and family.

 

Kelly Wills, MD MMSc
Kelly  Wills is a primary care pediatrician at Boston Children’s Hospital and an Associate Program Director in the Boston Combined Residency Program. She grew up in Savannah, Georgia and received her BS from the University of Georgia followed by her MD from the Medical College of Georgia. She completed pediatrics residency at Tufts Medical Center Floating Hospital for Children followed by a chief residency year. Kelly is the Continuity Clinic Director at Children’s Hospital Primary Care Center. She also works with Open Pediatrics where she serves as the Curriculum Development Lead. She completed a Masters in Medical Education through Harvard Medical School. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children as well as traveling and enjoying the outdoors.

 

Monique Bailey
Program Coordinator, Boston Medical Center

Monique joined the BCRP as a part time assistant coordinator after working in the finance department at Boston Medical Center in 2019. She has since take on the primary role of Program Coordinator at BMC. She is originally from Brockton Massachusetts and currently lives right outside of Braintree with her 13 year old daughter and enjoys spending time reading and enjoying the outdoors.

 

Arianna Bouchard
Program Coordinator, Boston Children’s Hospital

Arianna Bouchard joined Boston Children’s Hospital in 2020 as an Administrative Associate before taking on the role of Program Coordinator for the BCRP this past August. Before BCH, Arianna moved from her hometown of Agawam, MA to Boston to attend Boston University where she graduated with a Journalism degree in 2020. When she’s not working, Arianna is an avid hockey fan and enjoys exploring the Boston food scene, baking, travelling, and hanging out with her friends.