Cambridge, Mass. — Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) today announced the addition of three primary care physicians to the staff at its East Cambridge Health Center: Aparna Batlapenumarthy, MD, Lyndonna Marrast, MD, and Pooja Rutberg, MD. All three are currently accepting new patients.
Aparna Batlapenumarthy, MD, a board-certified internist and interim medical director at the CHA East Cambridge Health Center, comes to CHA from Buffalo, N.Y., where she served as an attending physician at Erie County Medical Center as well as an assistant professor of clinical medicine and the site director for the internal medicine residency program at the University at Buffalo. She graduated from Gandhi Medical College in Hyderabad, India, and performed her internal medicine residency at Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Dr. Batlapenumarthy speaks Hindi and Telugu and holds a faculty appointment at Harvard Medical School as an instructor in medicine.
Lyndonna Marrast, MD, is a board-certified internist who earned her medical degree at Stony Brook University School of Medicine and completed her internal residency training at Boston Medical Center. Currently part of the Harvard Medical School Fellowship in General Medicine and Primary Care at CHA, she is pursuing her master’s degree in public health and conducting research in addition to seeing patients at the East Cambridge Health Center.
Pooja Rutberg, MD, a board-certified pediatrician, graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and subsequently completed her pediatric residency at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Since then, she has worked as both a newborn nursery physician and a pediatrician at CHA. Dr. Rutberg, who speaks Hindi and Urdu, is an instructor in pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and the site co-director of the MassGeneral Hospital for Children Pediatric Residency at CHA.
The CHA East Cambridge Health Center, located at 163 Gore St. in Cambridge and adjacent to Twin City Plaza, provides a one-stop approach to all health care needs. The staff, trained in family medicine, internal medicine, and pediatrics, treats people of all ages. The center is home to the Portuguese Mental Health Program, which provides specialized care for Portuguese-speaking patients.
Cambridge Health Alliance is an innovative, award-winning health system that provides high quality care in Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston’s metro-north communities. It includes three hospital campuses, a network of primary care and specialty practices, and the Cambridge Public Health Department. CHA is a Harvard Medical School teaching affiliate and is also affiliated with Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and Tufts University School of Medicine. Visit us online at www.challiance.org.