Resident Directors

Rachael Zacks, MD
IM PGY-3

Angela McLaughlin, MD
IM PGY-3

Sasha Yakhkind, MD MS
Neurology PGY-4

Sasha is a chief resident in neurology and will be pursuing her neurocritical care fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania in July 2019. She has been drawn to global health ever since she participated in the response to the tsunami that hit Thailand in 2005. Her undergraduate thesis at Boston University was on comparative perceptions of mental health and illness in different parts of the world. She studied Spanish and worked on research in ADHD epidemiology in Buenos Aries, Argentina. She helped create a curriculum to HIV/AIDS education for local health promotors in sugarcane farming communities outside of La Romana in the Dominican Republic. She wrote her master’s thesis at Tufts University on funding models of HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention in Chile and spent time working with physicians in Nicaragua and Guatemala during her time off. She completed her medical training at the University of South Florida, where she served in the global health student interest group. She helped start a global health pathway for the Neurology residency and is an editor for the AAN Global Health Newsletter.