Program Introduction for Interviewing Residents
The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health system
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health (D-HH) is New Hampshire’s only academic health system and the state’s largest private employer, serving a population of 1.9 million across northern New England. D-H provides access to more than 1,800 providers in almost every area of medicine, delivering care at its flagship hospital, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC). DHMC was named in 2020 as the #1 hospital in New Hampshire by U.S. News & World Report, and recognized for high performance in 9 clinical specialties, procedures, and conditions.
DHMC is located in Lebanon, NH, at the central western border of New Hampshire, adjacent to Vermont. We see patients from New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, New York and Maine. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health has a networks of affiliate hospitals, and clinics.
Provider payment model
- Across Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H), providers are not paid on collections.
- We do not have to ask patients what kind of insurance they have to figure out what clinic to schedule them in.
- The residents and fellows see patients in the same clinic as attending physicians.
|Orientation (July Year 1)||1|
|Wrap-Up (June Year 3)||1|
Approximate layout of rotations for three years.
|Faculty Lecture||Monday, 12:00 - 1:00 pm||Weekly|
|Various Content, Journal Clubs||Tuesday, 12:00 - 1:00 pm||Weekly|
|Noon, Various Content||Wednesday, 12:00 - 1:00 pm||Weekly|
|Dermatopathology Lecture||Thursday, 12:00 - 1:00 pm||Weekly|
|Friday Didactics half day||Friday, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm||Weekly|
|Grand Rounds Lecture||2nd Friday, 8:00 am||Once a month|
|Patient Cases and Discussion||2nd Friday, 9:00 - 11:30 am||Once a month|
|Dermatopathology Conference||2nd Friday, 11:30 am- 12:00 pm||Once a month|
|JAAD Journal Club||2nd Friday 12:00 - 1:00 pm||Once a month|
|Petite Grand Rounds||4th Friday, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm||Once a month|
Dhrumil Patel, MD
Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Clinical Interest: General Dermatology
Top reasons you picked Dartmouth: Well-rounded training, continuity clinics, faculty with varied interests.
Favorite stuff to do around here: Exploring state parks, hiking, winter sports.
Gabrielle Duprat, MD
Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
Clinical Interest: General Dermatology
Top reasons you picked Dartmouth: I loved the camaraderie that I noticed on my away rotation here that was very evident between the residents and staff. I thought there was also excellent education and exposure to a large variety of dermatologic subspecialties. Also, my family lives in the area, so that was a huge draw for me!
Favorite stuff to do around here: I love being able to hang out with my family and enjoy all the outdoor activities the Upper Valley has to offer (hiking, farmers markets, and exploring nearby towns). Right now, I’m planning to kayak, since my sister and I just bought one!
Michelle Kim, MD
Medical School: Geisel School of Medicine
Clinical Interest: Pediatric Dermatology
Top reasons you picked Dartmouth: I went to medical school at Dartmouth and loved the dermatology course taught by the faculty. I also enjoyed working with the residents and the culture here at Dartmouth. The Upper Valley is also a great place to live!
Favorite stuff to do around here: Enjoying the beautiful outdoors and scenery year-round, exploring local shops and farmer’s markets, apple picking, hiking!
Kelly Aschenbeck, MD
Medical School: University of Minnesota School of Medicine
Clinical Interest: General Dermatology, Dermatologic Surgery, Pediatric Dermatology
Top reasons you picked Dartmouth: Excellent clinical training with a well-rounded program including many subspecialty areas to explore.
Favorite stuff to do around here: Enjoying the incredible fall foliage, Dairy twirl, spending time with co-residents.
Michael Davis, MD
Medical School: Emory University
Clinical Interest: Dermatologic surgery, melanoma, resident and medical student education.
Top reasons you picked Dartmouth: Great faculty, lots of subspecialties, fun and supportive residents.
Favorite stuff to do around here: Running on the northern rail trail, hiking nearby mountains, biking through some of the most beautiful scenery in the country.
Andrew Johnson, MD
Medical School: Indiana University
Clinical Interest: Vascular malformations, laser surgery, hypertrophic scars, cutaneous lymphomas, vasculitis, dermatomyositis, psoriasis, and scleroderma.
Top reasons you picked Dartmouth: Dartmouth-Hitchcock is a world-renowned medical community at the forefront of healthcare advances, and I wanted to be challenged by an incredible group of mentors and peers. I chose to come here because the educational and training opportunities are endless, yet that small town charm isn’t lost, and everyone feels like family.
Favorite stuff to do around here: Hiking the local trails with my dogs, exploring nearby towns and restaurants, spin class at the River Valley Club, and spending time with my co-residents .
Jessica Wilson, MD
Medical School: Texas Tech University Amarillo
Clinical Interest: Pigmented lesions, skin cancer, dermatological surgery
Top reasons you picked Dartmouth: I loved Dartmouth because I felt there was a strong sense of community when I interviewed.
Favorite stuff to do around here: Enjoying the fall foliage, apple picking, skiing, and jogging.
Alicia Dagrosa, MD, MBA
Medical School: Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Clinical Interest: General dermatology and Dermatopathology
Top reasons you picked Dartmouth: The people and the beautiful place we get to live.
Favorite stuff to do around here: Anything outside: hiking, running, skiing, camping.
Carsten Hamann, MD, PhD
Medical School: Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Clinical Interest: General dermatology, contact dermatitis and atopic dermatitis.
Top reasons you picked Dartmouth: Resident centered environment, excellent faculty.
Favorite stuff to do around here: Running, family, fishing.
|2017 – 2020||John Elliott Call||Private Practice|
|Brian Simmons||Dartmouth-Hitchcock Faculty|
|2016 – 2019||Lindsay Fraser||Pediatric Fellowship|
|Anh Khoa Pham||Dermatopathology Fellowship|
|2015-2018||Molly Cowdrey||Private Practice|
|Brian Hoyt||Dermatopathology Fellowship|
|2014-2017||Mackenzie Asel||Complex Medical Dermatology Fellowship|
|Dan Filitis||Mohs Fellowship|
|2013-2016||Lindsey Collins||Mohs Fellowship|
|Joanny Paul||Private Practice|
Upper valley life
Lebanon, New Hampshire was Rated Best Small Town in America. There are many outdoor activities available in the Upper Valley for all seasons. Activities include:
- Road biking, gravel biking, fat tire biking, mountain biking
- Hiking in the white mountains of New Hampshire, the green mountains of Vermont, hiking segments of the Appalachian trail, the Long Trail (Vermont)
- Rock climbing, ice climbing
- Swimming outdoors and indoor facilities during the winter
- Sailing, water skiing on many lakes
- Kayaking, sculling, rowing canoeing, paddle boarding on Connecticut River or lakes
- Skiing, alpine, XC, back country
- Ice skating, hockey
- Maple sugaring
The cultural opportunities in the upper Valley are similar to towns of 300,000 or more, likely due to the influences of Dartmouth College and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
- Hopkins Center at Dartmouth College has numerous theatre events, concerts, films, including 5-6 films previewed for the Telluride film festival before public viewing.
- Opera North and the Lebanon Opera House in Lebanon, NH, provide high quality theatre and opera productions, in addition to live concerts.
- Northern Stage in White River Junction, VT, is the preeminent year-round theater company in the region, offering professional productions of world premieres, classics, and musicals.
- Museums: the Hood Museum (photo shown on right, courtesy of Dartmouth) at Dartmouth; Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich, VT
- Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences
- The Upper Valley Trails Alliance (UVTA) strives to form and support partnerships with any town, organization or person in the Upper Valley willing to work on the improvement and sustainable development of public trails.
View area photos by visiting the links below:
For more on life in the upper valley, visit this web page.
- Boston: 2 – 2.5 hours by Dartmouth Coach
- NYC: 4 hours by Dartmouth Coach
- Montreal: 3 hours by car