New Senior Faculty and Program Leaders

Ariel Winn, MD

Associate Program Director, Boston Children's Hospital

Ariel Winn is a recently graduated Chief Resident for the Boston Combined Residency Program (BCRP) and a newly appointed Associate Program Director for the BCRP. She grew up in Newton, MA and has lived in Boston area for her entire life other than the four years she was in New York for medical school. Ariel is a member of the Boston Children’s Academy, an educational organization within the hospital. Over the past year has helped to design and launch the BCRP Academies — a separate educational program and a scholarly home within the BCRP — which facilitates and supports resident’s career plans. In her role as an Associate Program Director, she will direct the Academies moving forward. Ariel has also been involved in a number of other medical education endeavors including milestone assessments and various curricular initiatives.  She is particularly interested in trainee professional development. She has recently been named the medical educator in the Graduate Medical Education office and is excited to expand her work with other Boston Children’s Hospital trainees. At home, Ariel enjoys spending time with her husband Adam, her two energetic toddlers, Jonah and Luke and their Golden Retriever, Nora. She spends many weekends on Cape Cod. 


Kate Michelson, MD
Residency Program Director, Boston Medical Center

Kate Michelson is a pediatric hospitalist at Boston Medical Center and Residency Program Director in the Boston Combined Residency Program. Kate is originally from Leawood, KS, attended the University of Notre Dame for college, and obtained her medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Kate completed her residency and chief residency in the Boston Combined Residency Program. Beginning in July 2014, she began a two year Medical Education Fellowship, and is currently pursuing a Masters in Medical Sciences in Medical Education from Harvard Medical School. Kate’s interests lie in curriculum design, program evaluation, and various simulation applications. In the residency program, she has been involved in implementing and evaluating the Keystone Quarter, a longitudinal, integrated block that trains interns in advocacy, development behavioral medicine, adolescent medicine, and ambulatory pediatrics. She is also a proud member of the Medical Education Academy. Kate currently lives in the South End and enjoys commuting by bike when weather permits.


Christine Cheston, MD
Associate Program Director, Boston Medical Center

Christine Cheston is a recently graduated Chief Resident of the Boston Combined Residency Program (BCRP). She is joining the BCRP leadership as an Associate Program Director and will become an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center as a hospitalist and urgent care attending. Chris completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia, and her medical training at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She completed her pediatric residency in the Urban Health and Advocacy Track of the BCRP. As a senior resident, she received a Harvard Medical Student Teaching Award. She has published important work on the emerging role of social media in medical education and in the BCRP has had early success as a QI leader, most notably with a medical interpreter project, which aims to consistently incorporate interpreters into family-centered rounds with non-English speaking families. She is passionate about formulating innovative educational strategies that teach residents how quality improvement solutions can address problems of health inequity to address social determinants of health. In her new role as Associate Program Director, Chris will continue to lead the Keystone Quarter, mentor residents in BMC-based QI initiatives, and establish resident wellness programs. In her spare time, she and her husband, Tim, love running the Harvard Stadium, exploring New England's most picturesque locales, sampling craft brews, and checking out each foodie find written up in Boston Magazine.


Scott Hadland, MD
Associate Program Director, Boston Medical Center

Harland, ScottScott Hadland is an adolescent medicine specialist at Boston Medical Center and an Associate Program Director for the Boston Combined Residency Program. He is also the Director of the Urban Health and Advocacy Track (UHAT). Scott completed pediatric training in the UHAT track from 2009-2012, and then served as a Chief Resident before completing Adolescent Medicine Fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital and the Harvard-Wide Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship at Harvard Medical School. Scott received his MD from Washington University in St. Louis, as well as an MPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and an MS in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. His clinical and research interests focus on youth substance use and he is currently concentrating his efforts on improving access to care for young people who use heroin and prescription opioids. Scott is also a member of the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth, an independent state agency aimed at promoting the health and well-being of LGBTQ adolescents and young adults in Massachusetts schools and communities. Scott lives in the South End with his husband.


Rebecca Gold 
Administrative Coordinator, Children’s Hospital Boston

Gold, RebeccaRebecca Gold came to the Boston Combined Residency Program after working as Provider Services Coordinator at an integrative medicine practice in Dedham. She is originally from Saratoga Springs, NY, and attended Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY, where she majored in English. During her junior year, she spent a semester abroad in London, interning at an independent film and television production company. A year after graduating, she moved to Boston and became involved in healthcare administration. Rebecca lives in Brookline, enjoys walking to work, and frequently visits the Coolidge Corner Theatre.