After spending the past decade studying and working across the globe, I am thrilled to return to New England for residency! I am originally from Old Lyme, CT - where Lyme disease gets its name. I went to Sewanee: The University of the South to study Biology and Anthropology. After undergrad, I worked at The Carter Center in Uganda and DeCode Genetics in Iceland.
During medical school, I experienced Ob/Gyn care both in rural and urban Washington state. I developed strong interests in MAT, quality improvement to address maternal morbidities, and high-risk pregnancies.
Obstetrics and gynecology is a unique field in its range of emotional intensity, from happy deliveries to grave cancer diagnoses. I am privileged to engage in these deeply human moments with patients and develop relationships as I accompany people through some of the most important moments in their lives.
I am grateful to train at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, which emphasizes humanism in patient care and strives to create a supportive environment. There is truly an emphasis on teaching and commitment to resident professional development.
You will likely find me outdoors if I'm not in the hospital. I like it all, from skiing in the winter to backpacking in the summer. I am an ultra runner and love the access to all the trails abutting the hospital campus.
Hi friends. My name is Amal. I grew up in Safwa, a small town on the eastern coast of Saudi Arabia. I attended Texas A&M University for college majoring in Geophysics. After college, I worked as a geophysicist in the petroleum industry interpreting data to explore for oil and gas reservoirs. Few years later, I realized that looking for more oil is not what I want to do for the rest of my life. In 2015, I decided to change careers and pursue medicine. I then left the oil industry and enrolled in a post-baccalaureate program at the University of Pennsylvania to obtain pre-medical coursework. I then attended Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, DC where I grew to love the field of obstetrics and gynecology. I am passionate about sexual education and advocating for breaking the stigma of talking about sexual and reproductive health, especially in minority communities. I am thrilled to join the Dartmouth Health family. Outside the hospital, you’ll find me exploring new hiking trails, parks and playgrounds, or trying new cuisines and restaurants with my husband and 5 year old daughter.
Hello everyone, my name is Allie. I was born and raised in Colorado and have always felt happiest surrounded by mountains and trails. I attended the University of Colorado in Boulder for undergrad and then moved out to Hanover for medical school at Geisel. I took an extra year to get a master’s in public health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine with an emphasis on maternal and child health. I am passionate about reproductive justice and utilizing public health research to improve access to care for minority and rural populations. I was thrilled to get to stay at Dartmouth for residency; I cannot say enough good things about how kind and supportive the people here are. I have especially loved getting the chance to work with rural populations and to work with clinicians here to improve access and outcomes for pregnant and postpartum patients with substance use disorder. When not in the hospital I love hiking, biking and skiing with my husband, daughter and dog. I also love baking and have thoroughly enjoyed being so close to King Arthur Flour and all of their amazing baking resources and supplies!
Hey everyone, I'm Stephanie. I was born and raised on Cape Cod in Massachusetts, so I generally consider myself more of an ocean person than a mountain one but love that New Hampshire has easy access to both. I attended Westmont College, a small liberal arts school in Southern California, for undergrad and then went on to the University of Vermont for medical school. Entering medical school, I generally thought I would end up in a Pediatric field but also knew I loved the operating room. As a third-year med student, Ob/Gyn seemed like a great fit, but entering the match, I found myself conflicted about not getting to work with children. I ended up matching at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio in Ob/Gyn but made an early decision to switch into Pediatrics at the end of my intern year. Ironically, I ended up loving Ob/Gyn by the end of that year but, as I had already committed to Pediatrics, ultimately chose to see that commitment through. After 3 years of Pediatrics, I continued to feel more like an Ob/Gyn than a Pediatrician, so I decided to enter the Match for one last time. I am absolutely thrilled to be restarting my training at Dartmouth where I have already received tremendous support for the value of my cross-training. When I am done, I plan to go to law school (just kidding). When I'm not working, I enjoy reading (always happy to offer a book rec), Pelotoning (big Emma Lovewell fan), being by the water, and spending time with my husband and our two cats.
Claire Englert, MD
Hello! I grew up in Newton, Massachusetts and attended Tufts University for college, where I majored in Biopsychology and minored in Child Development. I then worked for 4 years at OPENPediatrics, an online continuing medical education program at Boston Children’s Hospital, where I video edited didactic medical videos, as well as helped to design and evaluate the efficacy of simulators to teach health care professionals different concepts (such as hemodialysis and mechanical ventilation). Eager to branch out from Massachusetts, I headed down to Atlanta, Georiga to attend medical school at Emory. I considered all specialties, but came to particularly love the field of OBGYN. I’m very happy to have matched at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and get to return to New England to learn to be an OBGYN in such a supportive and collaborative environment. I am considering fellowship in Pediatric Adolescent Gynecology or pursuing work as a Generalist. In my spare time, I love eating nachos and eggplant parmesan, being crafty, and exploring restaurants in the Upper Valley.
Linh Nguyen, MD, MS
Sha Sha, MD
Hi everyone! I'm Charlotte. I was born at the old Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and am a local, having grown up in Hartland, Vermont. I attended Wesleyan University in Connecticut where I majored in neuroscience before taking four years off to work in public health in South Africa, DC, and Boston. I returned to Vermont to complete my medical degree at UVM where I was active in improving medical education and advocating for LGBTQ health. Torn between family medicine and OBGYN, I took a gap year between my 3rd and 4th year to do family planning research at Stanford where I firmly decided on OB after falling in love with the operating room and women's health advocacy. I originally matched at Parkland Hospital/UT Southwestern in Dallas, Texas where I completed an OBGYN intern year, but recognizing my strong interest in family planning, social justice, and LGBTQ health and hoping to be closer to family, I re-entered the match. I am so beyond happy to be returning to Dartmouth to start my career as a holistic, progressive provider in the community that raised me. The Dartmouth OBGYN department is filled with kind, compassionate people and I feel lucky to be surrounded by such a warm community. In my spare time, I love being active in the outdoors, staying engaged in queer advocacy, cartooning, and spending time with my nieces.
Hi Everyone- I’m Micah. I am a longtime New Englander. I grew up in Massachusetts and then went to college in Boston where I studied Environmental Policy and Hospitality Administration. After then completing a post-bac program at Johns Hopkins, I spent time in San Francisco working for a healthcare tech startup. I moved back to New England for medical school at Boston University and am excited to be staying in the region for residency at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. I am particularly interested in social determinants of health and health disparities and look forward to continuing to learn how to advocate for all women from the incredible faculty here. I spend my free time outdoors- hiking, swimming, and snowboarding in the winter. I love to bake and have recently taken to building a vegetable garden. I feel so lucky to be part of the OBGYN program at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and to get to live in the lovely upper valley.
Hi, I’m Lindsay! I was born and raised in Southern New Hampshire, which instilled in me a passion for small town New England and all things Boston Sports. I earned my B.S. in Biology from Stonehill College in Massachusetts where I also played softball. After undergrad, I ventured down to Tampa, FL to complete a Master’s degree in Medical Science at the University of South Florida. I returned up North to work in a diagnostic laboratory for tick-borne diseases for a year before heading back to the Sunshine State and USF for medical school. I couldn’t be happier to continue my medical training in obstetrics and gynecology in my home state at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center! The positive and supportive energy of the residents and faculty in this program combined with the small town vibe of the Upper Valley and proximity to my family made Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center the perfect place for me. In my free time, I enjoy exploring the outdoors, watching sports, snowboarding, going to country concerts, and spending time with my family!
Hi, I’m Jill. I was born and raised in Greeley, Colorado and attended CU-Boulder (Sko Buffs!) for undergrad where I majored in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. While studying at CU I fostered an interest in global and public health and participated in several international service trips. My passion for global medicine eventually led me to The University of Queensland-Ochsner Clinical School (Australia/New Orleans, LA) where I completed my medical degree and met my husband, Mark, who was also studying medicine. Mark and I were absolutely thrilled to find out we couples matched at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center for residency. I was drawn to the ObGyn program at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center for several reasons including the quality and extent of the surgical training, the collaborative and supportive culture throughout the hospital, and the beautiful location in the Upper Valley. In my free time you can find me running on the trails, snowboarding, cooking (eating), or checking out the local breweries. I feel so fortunate to be a part of this department and am looking forward to the next few years here!
Hey everyone! My name is Alena Tofte, and I’m from Northern Minnesota, Land of Definitely Greater than 10,000 Lakes. I attended Harvard for college, majoring in Evolutionary Biology and studying tree physiology. In my first research job I drove heavy machinery around and scaled treetops for leaf samples! After college I became interested in environmental and public health, so I headed north to The Dartmouth Institute for an MPH, in which I focused my research on rural health policy. Next, I returned home to University of Minnesota for medical school, where I grew to love the field of obstetrics and gynecology. I'm so excited to have matched at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center because of the collaborative, supportive climate, the dedication to both rural and specialty obstetrical care, and the awesome combination of a tertiary-care academic health center in the gorgeous Upper Valley. On that note, I love to Nordic ski and mountain bike, among other outdoorsy things, so I can't wait to continue to explore what the area has to offer! So thrilled to have matched at Dartmouth!
I was born outside of Boston, Massachusetts but grew up in Maine and as a result have many fond feelings for northern New England. I took a winding path to medicine. After majoring in Art and Art History at Kalamazoo College, a small liberal arts college in Michigan, I worked for several years first in business consulting and then as an administrative and clinical support person in two medical practices, which inspired me to further my medical knowledge and training. I attended the University of Southern Maine to obtain pre-medical coursework, during which I worked as an Emergency Department scribe and a Health Care Associate at Planned Parenthood. I completed my medical degree through Tufts University School of Medicine’s rural Maine Track. I am particularly interested in quality improvement, shared decision making, and substance use in pregnancy. I cannot wait to learn from everyone around me at Dartmouth. Outside of the hospital, you can find me biking, rock climbing, baking, or curled up with a good book and a knitting project.