Graduation 2022

May 25, 2022, 10am-1pm


2021 Event Details:

All members of the community are invited to celebrate our graduating students.

HST 2021 Graduation Video Watch Party – YouTube Premiere - 5pm

Watch the HST 2021 Graduation Video together with live chat. The video will include remarks by faculty leadership, student speaker, Aditya Kalluri, MD, PhD and individual slide shows/vignettes for each graduate who chose to be featured. Have your champagne glasses ready when the video ends with a toast!

Graduation Reception – Zoom - approximately 6pm  Password: HSTGRAD

Immediately following the Video Watch Party, we'll open the reception, with several breakout rooms hosted by faculty, staff and alumni (see Party Room details below).

  • GRADUATES ONLY gather in the group photo room for a quick gallery style group photo. 
  • Family and friends are welcome to join any of the breakout party rooms, where they can meet up with their graduate after the group photo.  Please feel free to move yourselves among these party rooms. You can leave a party room and join a new one at any time.  
  • New to Zoom?  Download instructions on navigating breakout rooms
  • Show off your community spirit with an HST virtual zoom background

Party Room Details

Overview of who is hosting each room.

Main Room

  • Host:  David Hansen, Curriculum Support Assistant

Guests start in the main room, can select a breakout room themselves from the list below, or ask the host to assign them to a breakout party room below.

Graduate Photo Room

  • Host: Traci Anderson, Academic Programs Manager

Immediately following the end of the video ~ 6pm, graduates gather in this breakout room for a group photo. [GRADUATES ONLY, please]

Room Hosts: Hundert/Mitchell

  • Edward Hundert, MD, Dean for Medical Education, HMS
  • Rick Mitchell, MD, PhD, Associate Director, HST

Room Hosts: Kamihara/Solomon

  • Junne Kamihara, MD, PhD, HST/London Advisor and Associate Director
  • Daniel Solomon, MD, Morgan-Zinsser HST Associate Director, Clinical Learning

Room Hosts: Brown/Greenberg

  • Emery Brown, MD, PhD, HST Director, MIT
  • Julie Greenberg, PhD, HST Director of Education

Room Hosts: Frosch/Smith

  • Matthew Frosch, MD, PhD, HST/London Chair of Admissions and Associate Director
  • Zara Smith, MD Admissions Coordinator

Room Hosts: MIT Academic Office Staff

  • Traci Anderson, Academic Programs Manager
  • Joseph Stein, Academic Programs Assistant
  • Laurie Ward, Graduate Administrator
  • Megan Wong, Academic Programs Assistant

Room Hosts: HMS Academic Office Staff

  • Karrol Altarejos, Program Coordinator
  • Patty Cunningham, Academic Program Manager
  • Kate Hodgins, Senior Curriculum Manager

Room Hosts: Recent Alumni

  • Kay Everett, MEMP PhD ’14, HST MD ’16; Cardiology Fellow, DFCI
  • Ashley Mateus, MEMP PhD '15; VP Decision Support and Strategic Planning, Akili Interactive
  • Alex (German) Polacheck, MEMP PhD '14; Associate Director, GSK
  • Sofia Vallila, SHBT PhD '14, Associate Professor, MGH-Institute of Health Professions 

Room Hosts: Recent Alumni

  • James Ankrum, MEMP PhD ’13; Associate Professor in BE, University of Iowa
  • Zuzana Tothova, HST MD ’09, PhD; Assistant Professor, Medical Oncology, HMS, DFCI

Open Rooms A-D

Four un-hosted rooms for family and friends to gather for small group chats.

Harvard and MIT Commencement Details

Harvard Medical School
Thursday, May 26, 2022
HMS Commencement page

Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Thursday, May 26, 2022
GSAS Commencement page

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Friday, May 27, 2022 
MIT Commencement page


For more information please e-mail hst-graduation [at]