Weronika Pasciak, MD
Dr. Weronika Pasciak, a first-year psychiatry resident at the Harvard South Shore / Boston VA Healthcare System, started on her medical journey inspired by her grandparents' experiences with the healthcare systems in the US and Poland. She graduated magna cum laude from Boston University with a major in Human Physiology and a minor in Russian. Before medical school, Dr. Pasciak worked on clinical trials at Brigham and Women's Hospital, focusing on mitigating tertiary cardiovascular and diabetes complications. She completed her medical training in her home state of CT at Quinnipiac University, where she founded the first-ever Interprofessional Geriatrics Health Interest Group and received the prestigious award for Commitment to Service within the School of Medicine. At this time, she also engaged in patient-centered diabetes research at Yale, where she sought to prevent iatrogenic harm among older adults. Dr. Pasciak entered residency with an established interest in aging, knowing the VA was a great place to experience treating many older adults. After completing her residency, she hopes to pursue a geriatric psychiatry fellowship. She is currently interested in suicide prevention and expanding access to mental healthcare for older adults and their caregivers.