Our Team at Dignity Brain Health in Boston
Omar S. Haque, M.D., Ph.D.
FOUNDER & MEDICAL DIRECTOR, TMS THERAPY
M.D., WITH HONORS, HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL
POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP, DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY, HARVARD UNIVERSITY
POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP, DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY, HARVARD UNIVERSITY
M.T.S., HARVARD UNIVERSITY
RESIDENCY IN PSYCHIATRY, BROWN UNIVERSITY
PH.D., BROWN UNIVERSITY
A.B., SC.B., BROWN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Haque is an honors graduate of Harvard Medical School and Brown University, and has over 14 years of caring for patients, with an expertise in treating patients with MDD (Major Depressive Disorder) which has not responded to medication trials. He is a member of the Clinical TMS Society, American Medical Association, Massachusetts Medical Society, American Psychiatric Association, American Neuropsychiatric Association, and is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Drawing on his training in neuroscience as well as the humanities and social sciences, and with his background as a teacher and researcher at Harvard, he takes a holistic approach to patient care, and integrates the most up-to-date and evidence-based treatment plans for patients, whether from biological, psychological, interpersonal, existential/spiritual/religious, or social science approaches.
He received, six times, a Certificate of Distinction in Teaching from the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning at Harvard; He has received awards/grants from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, National Institutes of Health Fogarty International Center, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Americorps, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, Nancy Lurie Marks Foundation, Tylenol Foundation, Harvard Pluralism Project, John Templeton Foundation, USA Today, and the Harvard Mind/Brain/Behavior Interfaculty Initiative. He has co-authored and co-edited two books published by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and he has published over 30 scholarly papers, including in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the American Journal of Psychiatry, Lancet Psychiatry, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and Journal of Clinical Ethics. Dr. Haque’s work and ideas have been presented at dozens of international scholarly conferences in psychiatry and related disciplines, and at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and, among others, at Harvard Medical School, Harvard Law School, Yale University School of Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School, and Oxford. Dr. Haque’s work and ideas have been covered in a number of international media venues, including Science Magazine and the New York Times, and for his work on improving patient care he was profiled in the Boston Globe.
Coral Bays-Muchmore, B.Sc.
TMS THERAPY CLINICIAN
B.SC MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (MIT)
Coral Bays-Muchmore is a TMS Therapy Clinician and is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where she won the Alpha Chi Sigma Award for exemplary commitment to scholarship, research, and service. In addition to her research in the Department of Chemistry at MIT, Coral has studied Chemistry at the University of Cambridge and was a Research Fellow at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). She founded an organization at MIT (Medlingual) to train and certify people as medical interpreters in hospitals. Coral enjoys teaching and health education, and was selected as a tutor at MIT in Biology and Chemistry. She tutors students preparing for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), and has also developed educational content and taught in the MIT Global Teaching Lab in South Korea. As an aspiring physician, Coral has worked clinically in Boston Medical Center’s Autism Program and in the Royal Volunteer Service at Addenbrookes Hospital and St. John’s Ambulance in Cambridge, England. Coral speaks Mandarin Chinese and Korean, and hopes to integrate her international experiences to become a compassionate physician focused on patient empowerment and public health education. Coral is originally from Seattle, Washington, and has traveled and lived in South Korea and England.
Yusuf Lenfest, M.T.S., M.Sc.
TMS THERAPY CLINICIAN
M.T.S., HARVARD UNIVERSITY
M.SC., LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS
A.B., UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT
Yusuf Lenfest, M.T.S., M.Sc. has graduate degrees from Harvard (M.T.S.) and the London School of Economics and Political Science (M.Sc.), and an undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont (A.B.). While at Harvard, Yusuf was a Harvard Global Health Ambassador, and was awarded the Student Fellowship at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School, where he researched the relationship between neuroscience, law, and religion. Yusuf is interested in the ways that psychiatry and neurology can intersect with ethics, philosophy, anthropology, and religion and spirituality to improve patient caregiving. He grew up in Vermont and has lived in the Middle East and England.
Jacqueline Shen, B.Sc.
TMS THERAPY CLINICIAN
B.SC., MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (MIT)
Jacqueline Shen is a TMS Therapy Clinician who grew up in Vancouver, Canada. She is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where she was a Burchard Scholar. While at MIT, she published research on paper-based diagnostic tests, directed a peer counseling organization, and taught CPR classes through the MIT American Red Cross Team. Jacqueline has worked at Tufts Medical Center on improving patient quality and safety, and at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on improving innovation around kidney disease care. She has conducted research on Parkinson’s Disease at France’s Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle Épinière (ICM), taught science in China, and worked on development projects for coffee farmers in Colombia. Jacqueline plans to become a Primary Care Physician and is fascinated by how clinical medicine and anthropology can mutually inform each other. Her personal connections to depression through friends and family inspire her to engage with communities on issues surrounding mental health and explore cross-cultural caring practices.
Laura Brand, MHP, PA-C
MHP, PA-C, NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY
B.SC., JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY
Laura Brand, MHP, PA-C, is a nationally certified Physician Assistant and a graduate of Northeastern University’s Master of Health Professions program, and James Madison University where she studied health education. She has more than 20 years of patient care experience in various medical disciplines, including in a multidisciplinary weight loss center, and in outpatient, emergency, and inpatient settings. She has also worked as the Director of Experiential Learning and as an Assistant Professor at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Laura’s passion is to build trust and long lasting relationships with her patients through the skilled care she provides and through patient education. She believes that “knowledge is power” and by partnering with patients through health education, she aims to empower people to partake in their weight loss journey, and improve their overall health and wellbeing.
Matthew Goss, MPAS, PA-C
MPAS, PA-C, MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL (MGH) INSTITUTE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS
B.SC., FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
Matthew Goss is a nationally certified Physician Assistant and a graduate of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Institute of Health Professions Master of Physician Assistant Studies, where he was awarded a Physician Assistant Institutional Merit Scholarship. Matt has extensive clinical experience in outpatient, inpatient, and emergency settings, and has clinical experience at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, and at the University of Michigan Health System. Matt has a passion for getting to know patients and all of the factors impacting their health and well-being so as to provide optimal care, help patients find recovery, and prevent relapse.