Chief Residents

  • Matthew Austin, MD


    Hometown: Mechanicsburg, PA
    Undergrad: Gordon College - Wenham, MA
    Medical School: Jacobs School of Medicine/SUNY Buffalo

    Why I came to Brown: The moment I interviewed at Brown, I knew this was the right program for me. There was a clear sense of community among the residents, program directors and other faculty. As I left, I had no doubt that I would get phenomenal training in a supportive, nurturing environment. My goal in looking for an IM program was one that would open every door possible, and it was clear Brown would encourage and enable me to pursue whatever professional aspirations I may have.

    In hindsight, Brown has exceeded all of my expectations. There is a true sense of family that is shared among all, including program directors, residents, and administrators. I really believe that over the past 3 years, I have had incredible opportunities for professional and personal growth, becoming not only a better doctor, but a better person

    Fun fact most people don't know about me: I and a few co-residents purchased a boat together during intern year (it was absolutely worth it).
  • Seth Clark, MD


    Hometown: Greenville, Texas
    Undergrad: Austin College, Sherman TX
    Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston TX

    Why I came to Brown: I was interested in Brown because they offered excellent training in Primary Care without sacrificing inpatient experience. I came to Brown because of the collegial atmosphere created by the program directors and maintained throughout the residency program. This supportive environment allowed me to take full advantage of unique opportunities in addiction medicine, curriculum development, and public health. I was excited for the chance to be a part of what such an amazing group of people were doing and am thrilled to have the opportunity to continue to do so.

    Professional Interest: Primary Care, Addiction Medicine, Social Determinants of Health, Medical Education, Public Health

    Fun fact most people don't know about me: In 1st grade I won 1st place at the Hunt County Fair with an artistic rendition of a mallard duck made with pinto beans (photographic evidence available upon request).
  • Jeffrey Cumplido, MD


    Hometown: North Attleboro, MA
    Undergrad: Northeastern University, Boston, MA; BS Biology
    Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine

    Why I came to Brown: When applying for residency, I was looking for a program founded upon excellent clinical training that simultaneously gave me the opportunity to broaden my perspective on the role that biopsychosocial determinants of health played in health outcomes. After hearing from Dr. McGarry (our program director) – about the GIM curriculum, patient population, and atmosphere – I knew it was the right fit for me.

    Professional Interest: Critical Care, Population Health

    Fun fact most people don’t know about me: Growing up playing competitive soccer I had the chance to play against Freddy Adu!
  • Vikram Raghunathan, MD


    Hometown: Plymouth, Michigan
    Undergrad: University of Michigan
    Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine

    Why I came to Brown: As I traveled around the country for residency interviews, Brown was a rare program that combined a solid foundation in academic medicine with a truly collaborative and supportive culture. Throughout the past three years I have been in awe of my colleagues, who care for complex and high-acuity patients every day but are still always willing to pull their weight for each other. Everyone from the interns to the program directors is on a first name basis, and you really get the sense that the whole residency has your back. Our program provides flexibility to incorporate research, medical education, and global health into a formalized residency curriculum, and residents are given a high degree of autonomy to shape their own career paths. Residency can be a challenging transition period but the people and institutional culture here at Brown have made the past three years…really fun.

    Professional Interest: Hematology/Oncology, Medical Education, Global Health

    Fun fact most people don't know about me: When I was in college I pretended to be a journalist so I could get into a press conference and meet Desmond Tutu. (It worked.)
  • Malorie Simons, MD


    Hometown: Roslyn, NY
    Undergrad: Siena College
    Medical School: Albany Medical College

    Why I came to Brown: On my interview day at Brown, I accidentally ended up in the men's bathroom after my contacts fell out. I couldn't see where I was going and it was the first time I had ever used them. When I apologized to the program directors, they had a great sense of humor about it. I knew then that this would be the place where I can create my new family. The culture of Brown had the supportive environment that allowed me to explore various interests, including medical journalism with ABC news, and collaborative research projects with other universities. The past 3 years have been one of the fondest of my academic career, and I found my lasting family. In fact, I even found someone to put in my eye contacts for me if I needed help!

    Professional Interest: Gastroenterology/Hepatology

    Fun fact most people don't know about me: In high school, I was a volunteer firefighter. My favorite food is a pickle... specifically Mt. Olive or Vlassic. I even remember having my first pickle when I was 4 years old!