Lindsay Bock, MD
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! 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 DH 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!
Jill Roberts, MD
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 for residency. I was drawn to the ObGyn program at Dartmouth-Hitchcock 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!
Alena Tofte, MD
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 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!
Maris Toland, MD
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.
Hi! I was born in Georgia and live in Virginia. I went to Union College and majored in Biology and Spanish Language and Literature and went to Union Graduate College for a Masters in Clinical Leadership and Healthcare Management. I took a year as a Watson Fellow to study traditional dance as medicine in Peru, Cambodia, Laos, Uganda, and Morocco and returned to New York to join Albany Medical College. I was looking for a residency program that emphasized women’s rights as much as it did women’s healthcare, training residents to be excellent physicians and advocates. That place, for me, was Dartmouth-Hitchcock. On my interview day, I was amazed by its dedicated faculty, staff, and residents, its emphasis on resident wellness, research, family planning, and community women’s care, and its opportunities for public health and policy training. Everyone here is so supportive and the program encourages everyone to pursue their passions. I enjoy dancing Kuchipudi, running, and fancy coffee-tasting in my spare time. I am thrilled to be a part of this wonderful residency family for the next few years in the beautiful Upper Valley!
I was born and raised in Portsmouth, NH, and I am so excited to be returning to New Hampshire for my residency training! I went to Harvard University for college, and then to the University of Kentucky for medical school. It was such a fun adventure to get to experience another part of the country for four years, but I am so happy to be back in New England! I enjoy going for walking in the Upper Valley, exploring the area’s restaurants, and visiting with friends and family on the Seacoast. When looking for a residency program I wanted strong academics, a focus on family planning and a welcoming community, so Dartmouth was a perfect fit. I feel so grateful to be a part of this program, and look forward to learning and growing here over the next four years!
I grew up in central Maryland and for undergrad I went to Haverford College in Pennsylvania, where I was lucky enough to play field hockey. The atmosphere of unity and support that I experienced on my college team was incredibly important to me, so when I was looking for a residency program, I wanted to find a program where I felt that same camaraderie – and D-H was it! Everyone I’ve met here has been so welcoming and eager to teach, and I feel lucky to learn and work alongside them to take care of the women and families of the Upper Valley. I fell in love with the mountains while in medical school at Virginia Tech Carilion in Roanoke, VA, so I’m also excited to explore the outdoors of New England. When I’m not at work I’m usually running or hiking with my dog, painting, or eating ice cream. I’m looking forward to new adventures ahead in residency - both in the hospital and on the trails!
I am originally from Berkeley, California but headed to Asheville, North Carolina to attend a small, liberal arts work college in the Blue Ridge Mountains called Warren Wilson, where I majored in Biochemistry and Spanish. I also worked on the automotive shop on campus, where I first discovered how much I loved getting my hands dirty! After college, I spent five seasons working for the National Park Service in Yellowstone, Mesa Verde, and finally Padre Island National Seashore where I worked with nesting sea turtles for three summers on the coast of South Texas (my first exposure to obstetrics). I completed a masters in Microbiology at Montana State University- Bozeman and worked at a family planning clinic, which sparked my interest in teaching and women’s health, so I decided to return to North Carolina for medical school at Wake Forest. I was thrilled (and remain thrilled!) to match into Ob-Gyn at Dartmouth. What drew me to the program was the strong focus on family planning, the opportunity to work with midwives, and the rare combination of a major academic medical center in a beautiful rural setting. When I’m not at the hospital, I love hiking and camping, riding bikes, going to farmer’s markets and cooking.
I was born at Dartmouth and am excited to be returning here to continue caring for and learning from this community! I spent most of my childhood in New York, attended college in Boston and then moved to Seattle, WA to pursue an MPH in Global Health. I served in the Peace Corps in West Africa during my public health training, where I spent much of my time working with traditional birth attendants as they provided prenatal care to women in rural mountain villages. I attended medical school at the University of Washington, where I focused my clinical training on providing care to rural and underserved populations. I love the outdoors and when I’m not at the hospital I’m most likely running, cycling or hiking. I chose Dartmouth because of the strong commitment to caring for a diverse patient population and providing comprehensive women’s health care including family planning. Our residents and faculty are passionate, diverse and inspiring and I’m looking forward to the next few years here!
Hi, I am Evan. I was born and raised in Boston, MA and went to undergrad at Clark University in Worcester, MA. I went to the Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, PA for medical school and fell in love with living in a small town. While I miss the smell of chocolate in the morning, my husband and I love being back up north. It is great to be able to live in such a beautiful place and still make day trips to the city whenever we want. Everyone at DH has been incredibly welcoming and eager to teach. I am so glad to be a part of this wonderful community.
Hi! I’m Carleigh, I’m a southern girl putting down roots in New England. I grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia and attended the University of Virginia for undergrad where I majored in Biology and French Language & Literature. My first adventure out of the south was moving to Maine for medical school at University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. While shadowing a DO in college, I fell in love with the DO philosophy and osteopathic manipulation. I am excited to find ways to incorporate my hands-on musculoskeletal skills into my practice and have been known to give an “adjustment” to my fellow residents in between patients. When I came to Dartmouth for my interview, I was blown away by the kindness of the residents, the faculty’s commitment to resident education and wellness, and strong sense of community within the department. Here, we not only have access to great training but our program truly feels like family. In my free time you can find me exploring the Upper Valley with my co-residents and pursuing my other great passion, music. I feel so lucky to be a part of such an incredible program and am so proud of the work that we do.
Hello! I’m Valerie and am originally from Plymouth, MA. I went to Hamilton College in upstate NY for undergrad, where I studied biology and women’s studies. I then moved to Boston and worked in a genetics lab for 3 years at MGH before heading to UMass Medical School in Worcester, MA. When looking for the residency program that best fit me, I wanted to find a place that put equal value on academics, family planning training, and resident wellness. Dartmouth-Hitchcock hit the mark on all three categories, and continues to exceed my expectations. I feel so lucky to have matched at program that has an incredible dedication to teaching, with people that are hardworking, enthusiastic, and fun! There is also a huge emphasis on work-life balance. I hang out with my co-residents multiple times a week, I run almost daily in the trails behind the hospital, or along the Lebanon bike path, and on the weekends you can find me hiking in the NH mountains. I even live with one of my classmates, Carleigh. We are proud cat moms to our newly adopted cat, Bovie (…yes, named after the electrocautery device).
I grew up in rural northern Vermont and then attended Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. I majored in Sociology and became interested in the social determinants of health which lead me to a post-baccalaureate program and then medical school at the University of Vermont. I am thrilled to be at Dartmouth-Hitchcock for residency. When looking for a residency program, I sought a supportive, collaborative, fun group of people who were committed to providing great health care to women and serious about academics as well. Our residency program strikes this balance and over my first few months, I have made new friends in my colleagues and have had fantastic learning opportunities. The rural setting is beautiful and perfect for outdoor activities which I enjoy, but is also a unique area to practice medicine. Patients are referred from all over the state, and neighboring states, for the tertiary level care that we provide. Another aspect of the program that makes me proud is our commitment to providing comprehensive women’s health care including family planning.
I grew up in Kansas City and received my undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Kansas (Rock Chalk!). My undergrad degree is in women’s studies and I was involved in the feminist movement on campus, which is where I first started thinking about becoming and OB/GYN. I planned to move to the northeast for residency to join my husband who is a PhD student at MIT, and fell in love with Dartmouth. I loved how well the residents and faculty seemed to work together and what a positive learning environment there seemed to be. Since starting residency here, I haven’t been disappointed. I’ve found a group of supportive, kind people who value learning, working hard, and maintaining work-life balance. On top of that, the Upper Valley is a lovely place to live – beautiful and with lots of outdoor activities (most of which I haven’t tried yet – but I hear good things!).
I am originally from Downingtown, PA. I attended the University of Richmond, where I earned my undergraduate degree in Chemistry and explored my interest in medicine through international service trips and public policy studies. I continued this theme by spending a year in Vietnam doing research for a pediatric NGO and volunteering before moving back to Philadelphia to do research in ophthalmology at Penn. I attended medical school in Scranton, PA. It was there that I honed my passion for community involvement and love of the outdoors and health and wellness. I spent much of my time cooking (..eating), hiking and competing in Crossfit. I enjoy the mix of continuity of care and surgery within OB/Gyn and I am incredibly excited to continue my residency at Dartmouth. I look forward to working and learning in an environment that emphasizes quality of care, supports academic pursuits and encourages work-life balance. I am also excited about exploring all that the Upper Valley has to offer!
Hi, I'm Zac. I'm originally from San Luis Obispo, CA where I also attended California Polytechnic State University and earned my undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering. After college I moved to Los Angeles where I worked as a Design Engineer and completed the remaining classes to apply for medical school. I attended medical school at The Commonwealth Medical College in Scranton, PA. During my fourth year of medical school, I completed a visiting MFM rotation at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and had a wonderful experience. After a month in the Upper Valley enjoying all the hiking and mountain biking I could fit in, I knew DHMC would be the best place for me to train. I’m very happy to be part of the DHMC ObGyn residency program and look forward to the next four years.