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Chief Editor

  • Nora Taranto MD

Associate Writers

  • Cyrus Askin MD 
  • Alexander Chaitoff MD MPH 
  • Alyssa Mancini MD
  • Chris Chiu MD 
  • Jennifer Desalvo MD 
  • Beth Garbitelli MD

Meet the Team

Nora Taranto

Nora Taranto is the Editor of The Curbsiders Digest, and in her spare time, an Oncology Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. Her interests include survivorship, disparities in clinical research, medical education, running slowly, and coffee. She can be reached on twitter at @norataranto

Cyrus Askin

Cyrus Askin, MD is a physician board-certfified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care. He has assumed numerous roles since moving to El Paso, Texas, to include Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency at his teaching hospital. Cyrus's interests include Boston sports, rare whiskey, all things music and making the occasional bad decision with the best friends anyone could ask for. He is a grateful husband and father of a nearly-ferral 2 year-old. He is a huge fan of FOAMed with aspirations to start a multimedia podcast of his own one day!

Alex Chaitoff

He/Him Alex is a contributing author to The Curbsiders Digest. When not writing for The Digest, Alex works as a research fellow in implementation science at Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School and also practices clinically as a hospitalist. Alex currently has two cats and one dog, and he aspires to grow the family by adopting a pet rat as soon as his wife will allow it.

Alyssa Mancini

Dr. Mancini is currently working as a hospitalist at MGH and will start an endocrinology fellowship at Stony Brook in July 2023. She is a regular contributor to The Curbsiders DIGEST Newsletter. Her interests include medical education, exploring the great outdoors, and reading a good book on the beach. She can be found on Twitter at @AlyssaManciniMD.

Chris Chiu

A Med-Peds doctor who has made his way to the Buckeye state after completing medical school and residency at Indiana University. I am active in GME at the Ohio State University as the Lead Physician of the General Internal Medicine Clinic at Outpatient Care East and work with faculty development as the Director of Education and the Program for Digital Scholarship for GIM. I am active in the medical Twitter community and can be found at my handle: @cjchiu.

Jen Desalvo

she/her/hers I am an Internal Medicine-Pediatrics resident training at The Ohio State University Medical Center and Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Beth Garbitelli

Dr. Garbitelli is an Internal Medicine resident, home baker, and producer for The Curbsiders. She also contributes to The Digest. In her spare time, she is always trying out new recipes, catching up on her never-ending reading list, and spending time outdoors. Her medical interests include infectious disease and advocacy. You can reach her at @BethGarbitelli on Twitter.

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