PRISE Scholars


Heather Hirsch, M.D

Heather Hirsch, MD is certified in Internal Medicine and completed advanced fellowship training in Women’s Health at the Cleveland Clinic. Her specialty practice includes internal medicine and office gynecology with a focus on menopausal hormone therapy, perimenopause, complex contraception, breast health, sexual dysfunction, and urinary incontinence. Fellowship training included an emphasis on scholarly activity, development of women’s health curriculum, clinical research and leadership. Her clinical work and research centers on inequalities or unanswered questions in the field of women’s health, specifically in menopause and its role in chronic disease development and in the teaching of women’s health at midlife and at menopause. Her Academic work centers on enhancing women’s health curriculum for the fellow, resident, and medical student. She serves on the scientific advisory board of the North American Menopause Society (NSAMS) and gives lectures locally, regionally, and national on midlife topics. She currently practice at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston MA.

Anne Liu, M.D

Anne Liu, MD received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics from University of Los Angeles, California and her medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at Yale New Haven Hospital. After finishing residency, Anne stayed at Yale for two years as a clinical instructor and medical lecturer. She was engaged in the Interprofessional Longitudinal Clinical Experience Course in leading medical and nursing students in taking histories, performing physical examinations, and discussing clinical reasoning. At nighttime, Anne worked as a medicine and step-down unit hospitalist admitting patients, running codes, and supervising residents. Dr. Liu is currently in her last year of fellowship in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Advanced Endoscopy at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Massachusetts. For the last two years, she has worked closely with the Health Sciences and Technology (HST) Harvard medical students as both a teaching fellow for their gastrointestinal pathophysiology teaching block (HST 120) and as a preceptor for the Introduction to Clinical Medicine Course (HST 200). After joining PRISE, Dr. Liu has been creating a dynamic multidisciplinary curriculum for gastroenterology fellowship with collaborations with the endoscopy, radiology, and pathology experts to provide excellent didactic and case based teaching. On the side, she is also working on several viral hepatitis research projects and aspires to pursue a career to advocate for global and local health disparities.

Julia Loewenthal, M.D

Julia Loewenthal, MD is a geriatrician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She earned her MD from University of Virginia School of Medicine, then completing Internal Medicine residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a Geriatric Medicine fellowship in the Harvard Multi-Campus Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program. Clinically, she leads the geriatric co-management program at the Phyllis Jen Center for Primary Care. Her academic areas of interest include geriatric medical education and mind-body medicine; previous projects include a randomized controlled trial of a yoga-based mind-body intervention for resident physician well-being and a novel peer teaching geriatric education program. She was selected as the BWH Department of Medicine 2021-2022 Clinical Education and Research Scholar. Her PRISE research project is focused on developing an “age friendly” residency program; specifically, she is performing a needs assessment for geriatric medical education in the BWH Internal Medicine residency program.

Zoe Tseng, M.D

Zoe Tseng, MD, FACP is an internist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and completed primary care residency at Brown Alpert Medical School. She is a proponent of physician advocacy training in medical education. Dr. Tseng has extensive experience in physician advocacy education both locally and nationally from her work developing a resident-led advocacy curriculum at Brown to her leadership of the MA American College of Physicians (ACP) Health and Public Policy Committee. She has been invited to speak about her work and run workshops at national ACP and Society of General Internal Medicine meetings. Locally, she teaches in and advises the DGM Social Justice and Advocacy Curriculum. Her PRISE research project, “Exploring Perspectives of Department of Medicine Residents and Faculty on Physician Advocacy” seeks to advance medical education on physician advocacy by performing a needs assessment that will inform the development of an advocacy curriculum for residents and faculty.