CARRIE TURBAN KAHN, MA, PSYD
Thanks so much for visiting our website and reading about our staff. My name is Dr. Carrie Turban Kahn. I am married to Dr. Kahn. We are excited to bring the first endovascular outpatient medical center to Western Massachusetts.
We have a wonderfully talented team at NEEC –please enjoy reading more about us in our profiles. In addition to those listed, we have a large per diem pool of medical staff that share their time and skill with our patients. There is so much talent in the pioneer valley!
I am a local — born and raised in Western Massachusetts. Of course, I am a loyal New England Patriots fan! I graduated cum laude from Mount Holyoke College with a double major in Psychology and Education. There, I ran Track and Field for the Lyons and graduated as an All-American Scholar. I still hold a few track records, but I won’t disclose for how many years they’ve stood…
Following college, I pursued my dream of becoming a licensed clinical psychologist. I earned a master’s degree and doctorate in clinical psychology, interned at the Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency Program in Concord, New Hampshire, and completed my post-doctoral training at The University of Virginia Behavioral Medicine Department in Charlottesville, Virginia. Behavioral Medicine is my specialty.
My husband and I are raising three girls whose ages range from 5-13, and we have a greater swiss mountain dog. If I am not working at our medical center, you’ll find me taxiing my girls to and from their ever-increasing school activities. I’m in the car with the bumper sticker that reads: “Mom’s Taxi” — give me a wave when you see me!
In my not-so-free time, I love reading, traveling, trying new cooking recipes, and boating with my family.
I am excited to join Dr. Kahn’s team — I love the medical field and helping others! Over the past 35 years, I have worked as a Surgical Assistant and Practice Manager for a bustling oral surgery practice. I also served in the United States Airforce Reserves for 6 years.
I was born and raised in Holyoke, Massachusetts. I currently live in Feeding Hills with my husband of 30 years. We have three children (a daughter and two sons). I am an animal lover and currently have a Border Collie named Stoli.
I am lucky to have a large extended family all of whom live locally. We love spending time together and celebrating holidays. For over 50 years, we have vacationed together at Wells Beach in Maine.
In my free time, I enjoy playing tennis, running, listening to country music, doing gymnastics and Zumba, party planning, and watching my favorite movies (i.e., Titanic, Pretty Woman, and Miss Congeniality). Every year, I participate in the Rugged Maniac Obstacle Course! I love Thai and Chinese cuisine and have a weakness for cheesecake and Sour Patch Kids. I am a big fan of the New England sports teams, especially the Red Sox and player Mitch Mooreland.
DMITRIY SHLEMANOV, RVT, RDMS
I was born in the USSR (Siberia) in September 1975, and I grew up in the small town of Sinegori (which translates to “blue mountains” and is directly across from Alaska). There, I completed school through the 8th grade, and I was a member of the Greco Roman wrestling team.
My family and I moved to the USA in 1990. I continued wrestling for Springfield Central High School and later graduated in 1993. I was very fortunate to have a great wrestling coach and teammates, as I knew very little English and it was hard for me to make friends since I struggled to understand and communicate well in English. In high school, I won the Massachusetts State Championship and took first place in New England. I received a wrestling scholarship to SCSU.
In college, I excelled in physics, math, chemistry, or any other subject where numbers played an important role. Meanwhile, I actively worked on my English language skills. I placed 6th in the Nation and received an All-American wrestling award.
I moved to California in 1998 and enrolled and later graduated from the California School of Medical Sciences Ultrasound Program. I am fascinated with ultrasound and it amazes me that I can see with sound. Growing up in Siberia, I often shadowed my mother who worked as a nurse practitioner. My passion to help people, I believe, arose from my mother. I watched her give personal attention, care, and education to her patients. It is very rewarding knowing that you helped someone. My ultrasound career is a perfect fit for me. Many sonographers, among myself, consider this field an art form — I want to be known as the Picasso or Michaelangelo of ultrasound. I always strive to provide the best possible and most accurate images for any exam.
In 2003, I moved back to the East Coast to be closer to my family. I started working for ECHN and later transferred to Mercy Hospital in Springfield where I worked for 10 years. I joined Baystate Hospital about five years ago and continue to work there, as well.
I presently live in Feeding Hills, Massachusetts with my wife, four kids, and a big dog. The kids and I are huge fans of snow! We snowboard, ski, tube, or throw snowballs around as much as we can. In the summer, we enjoy going to the beach, hiking, biking, swimming, visiting family, and trying different types of food.
I would like to share a dream that I had about my dad who passed away from cancer 10 years ago. Before my dad died he was sick, swollen, and immobilized. This image of him “being sick” stayed in my mind until he visited me in my dream. He appeared better than ever– he was fit and slim. He sat in a chair with a beautiful young girl on his lap. I quickly said “Wow, I see that you’re doing very well for yourself”. He smiled and looked at me like he always did when I didn’t get his joke or when there was something more to it than what appeared. “Don’t be silly,” he said. “I’m doing well, and this young lady is your sister” (who had passed away when she was only two weeks old. The Russian doctors could not save her then.) “She is teaching me how everything works around here.” After this dream, my dad never visited me again, but he made me a believer that there is more to our existence after death.
P.S. Dad would always say to me, “If you’re a good person in your heart, then you’re a good person anywhere in the world.” So, I try my best to be a good person here in America.
MICHAEL BELL, PA, WCC
I was born and raised outside of Philadelphia, PA. I moved into the pioneer valley after graduating Physician Assistant (PA) school, having now worked here since 2001. I have worked in geriatrics, adult medicine, rehabilitation medicine, hospital medicine, wound care, general surgery, and cardiac surgery. It is my privelege and honor to bring these skills to the very gifted team at New England Endovascular Center.
When I am not working, I enjoy gardening, cooking, skiing, and spending time with my wife, daughter, and minature goldendoodle, Maya. During the growing season, I can be found in overalls, gloves and hat, playing in the dirt and working the land. In the colder months, my duaghter races for a local ski team, so we cheer her on, and we also ski as a family all over New England. To be able to love the area where we live and take care of the people of my community has been somthing that has made me proud. I feel blessed to be able to live this life!
ALI ROMEO, BSN, RN
I was born and raised in Western Massachusetts. In recent years, I lived in Connecticut for 5 years and in New York for the past two years. I recently returned home to Western Massachusetts and am glad to be back in my old stopping grounds!
My educational background includes receiving my Medical Assistant degree at the Salter School and graduating from American International College with a BSN in nursing. I am proud and honored to be a registered nurse.
Professionally, I have worked in the medical field for almost 20 years in a gastroenterology office, a respiratory unit, coumadin, CHF, lipid, and device clinics, and a progressive care unit. I am thrilled to be apart of the New England Endovascular Center team!
In my free time, I love spending time with my friends and family.
Jennifer Bontempi, BSN, RN
I was born and raised in Western Mass, lived in Philadelphia, PA for a short time, have travelled all over, and have a love for travel and exploring.
I have been in the medical field since I started as a volunteer at 16 and have never left. I couldn’t imagine doing anything else and have slowly evolved over the years with different job roles from receptionist, to phlebotomist, to ED tech, to finally earning a bachelor’s degree as a prepared Nurse. I love to learn and continue to seek new education to grow my knowledge and constantly improve my practice for the patients I serve.
I have worked in a Level I Trauma ED that served over 400 patients a day, as well as a small community ED. Most recently, I worked in a triage unit for a large Labor and Delivery unit. I have also dabbled with school nursing, IV therapy, and home visiting. I have obtained my certifications in critical care, IV therapy, conscious sedation, adult and pediatric life support, and my personal favorite certified legal nurse consulting.
My husband is my adventure partner in life. He owns a tree service in the area that keeps us busy all year. We have one little man at home who is the most amazing adventure yet. We have a love for the ocean and we spend all of our down time during the summer at our boat in Mystic, CT.
I am very excited to join the NEEC family! I can’t wait bring my personal touch to patient care here and learn all that Interventional can teach me.
GIANNA ALMEIDA, RT
My name is Gianna Almeida, but most people call me “G”. I was born and raised in Western Massachusetts, and I currently live in Ludlow. I am Italian and Portuguese and enjoy indulging in all cultures. Although I love the summer and laying outside worshipping the sun, fall is my favorite season mainly because I am a lover of anything pumpkin-smelling or tasting (pumpkin spice lattes are my favorite). I am very family-oriented and grew up with all-boy cousins, so I am super competitive. While I love all sports, soccer is my favorite. I have played soccer my entire life and have created lifelong friendships through my soccer experiences. For fun, I love shopping, hanging out with my friends, and spending time with my family.
I graduated from Holyoke Community College in 2017 and received my Associate’s Degree in Radiologic Sciences. Soon thereafter, I became a licensed Radiologic Technologist. I started my career at Mercy Medical Center. The medical field has been a great interest of mine since I was younger. I truly love the patient care aspect of this career and getting to know my patients. I want their time with me to be as enjoyable as possible! I am beyond excited to join Dr. Kahn and such an incredible team at NEEC!
I am a Holyoke resident and have worked in the medical field as an assistant for over 28 years. My husband and I have been married for 28 years and we have two children. My son, Jonathan, lives and works in New York City after pursing his BA degree in the arts in Philiadelphia. My daughter, Katlyn, will earn her graduate degree in May as a CPA. She has accepted a position at PWC in Hartford following her graduation, for which she is very excited. In my free time, I enjoy sewing, making crafts, and party planning. I am actively involved in the Alzheimer’s Rays of Hope and Suicide Prevention functions throughout western Massachusetts.
I was born in Hartford, CT and raised in Holyoke, MA. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Nichols College in Dudley, MA. I worked at Nichols in the Dining Service Department throughout college and continued on there following graduation. I am a HUGE Boston sports fan (including the Red Sox, Patriots, and Bruins)! I love to travel and spend time with my family and friends. I have a 2-year-old puppy, named Braedey (named after Tom Brady). I love to help others, which is why working at Dr. Kahn’s office is such a great fit for me.