Gregory Larson Sawin, MD, MPH
Email me. Program Director. Dr. Sawin joined the Tufts FMRP in August of 2007 and he became Program Director in 2009. He completed his residency, fellowship in faculty development and his MPH (focus on Healthcare Policy, Law and Ethics) at the University of Virginia. He is a member of AOA National Honor Society and graduated medical school Magna Cum Laude from Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. He practices full spectrum family medicine including obstetrics.
Dr. Sawin’s scholarship interests include primary care transformation, building highly functional clinical teams, patient centered medical home development, information mastery, quality improvement and diabetes. Having been a web-master prior to medical school he's also a self proclaimed techno-geek and is interested in pushing information technology to include better clinical decision support, research tools and better human interface for both medical providers and patients. Dr. Sawin is passionate about social justice issues and believes adequate personal and public health are basic human rights. He co-directs the PGY-2 community health curriculum and works to alleviate health disparities.
Personal interests include playing guitar, travel, cooking, hiking, biking and playing with his two children, Zane and Leela. His wife Jennifer is wicked awesome and works in Restorative Justice and Conflict Transformation.
George Maxted, MD
Email me. Dr. Maxted joined the faculty in October, 2010. He completed his residency in Family Medicine at Duke University in 1980 and has been an active clinician, teacher, and medical leader ever since. Prior to coming to Tufts/CHA he worked at the UMass Family Medicine Residency, starting in late 2006, as clinician, Assistant Clinical Professor, Education Director and Vice President for Medical Services at the Family Health Center of Worcester. This after moving from Durango, Colorado where he and his family had lived for 21 years. In Durango he served as Medical Director for Valley-Wide Health Systems from 2001 to 2006, and was twice President of the Medical Staff at Mercy Regional Medical Center. He was on the faculty of University of Colorado Department of Family Medicine from 1990 on, and was promoted to Associate Clinical Professor in 2000. In 2001 he retired from the Indian Health Service as a Captain in the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service, after a 21 year career that included five years on the Hopi Reservation and 16 years at the Southern Colorado Ute Service Unit. He has had numerous regional and national postings, and was particularly noted for developing a Workgroup on Aging and Geriatrics Program in the IHS.
Dr. Maxted has a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Geriatrics from 1988, recertified in 1997 and 2006. He also has a CAQ in Sports Medicine from 1995. He has been a Medical Director for most of his career, but comes to TFMR mainly to be a clinician, mentor and teacher. At UMass he found out he was pretty good at those things. He is interested in scholarly activity, such as authorship in medical literature, and really enjoys teaching residents. He has particular interest and skill in the areas of geriatrics, sports medicine, evidence-based medicine, metacognition, office procedures, pain management and the breadth of Family Medicine. His wife, Beth, is a nurse, and his four children have all left the nest, the last one flying off in 2010 to become a ballerina.
Judy Fleishman, PhD
Email me. Is a psychologist trained in community and clinical psychology at The University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining the Tufts Residency, Dr. Fleishman worked with the Lawrence Family Medicine Residency (1995-2010) and as a Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (2010-2011). As a medical educator she aims to foster and accelerate growth of primary care and medical education into a visionary, collaborative, innovative effort that will eliminate health disparities and build the health of the hearts, minds, and bodies of all. Dr. Fleishman directs training in behavioral science and plays a central role in Patient Centered Medical Home innovation and improvement efforts at the Malden Family Medicine Center. She is passionate about helping family physicians gain skills needed to be powerful therapeutic resources for their patients and cherished colleagues to those with whom they work.
Andrea E. Gordon, MD
Email me. Practices the entire range of family care, including obstetrics. Originally from New York City, she graduated from Vassar College and received a medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. During residency training at the University of Connecticut, Dr. Gordon developed an interest in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (now Integrative Medicine). To pursue this new and exciting area of medicine she completed the St. Margaret Memorial Hospital/University of Pittsburgh faculty development fellowship and did research on Therapeutic Touch. She has since also completed the Associate Fellowship in Integrative Medicine lead by Dr. Andrew Weil at the University of Arizona, the first such fellowship in the country.
Dr. Gordon is actively involved in teaching and scholarship activities. She has co-authored a model curriculum for teaching integrative medicine that was published in Family Medicine. Her research on the usefulness of Therapeutic Touch in the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee has been presented at national conferences and published in the Journal of Family Practice. Dr. Gordon has served on the faculty of the University of Washington, was Assistant Residency director of the Stamford, Connecticut program, and was a faculty member of the Harrisburg Family Practice Residency and Assistant Professor at the Penn State College of Medicine. She participated in the Samueli Institute Symposium to create research protocols and methodologies for studying healing energy, which was subsequently published as a supplement of the journal Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine.
In addition to her work in Integrative Medicine, Dr. Gordon has trained and served as a Balint Group leader, an ALSO instructor and has co-lead the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine annual poetry and prose reading for many years. She has published articles on herbal products, eating disorders and currently serves as a reviewer for several medical journals. After training with Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen she co-leads The Healer's Art course for first and second year Tufts Medical School students each year. She has received Excellence in Teaching awards from the residents at both the Stamford and Harrisburg programs and has received Certificates of Recognition from Penn State medical students for being both an Exceptional Teacher and an Exceptional Role Model. In 2007 Dr. Gordon was given the Sidney Zeitler Memorial Award for contributions to the education of future family physicians.
She is married to Dr. Allen Shaughnessy, who is also on the faculty. They have 2 cats and a beautiful 4 ½ year old son. She enjoys getting outside and reading novels and mysteries and is always happy to have books recommended.
Amanda Klein, MD
Dr. Klein joined the faculty in April 2013, having worked with the residents since 2008. She completed her residency in Family Medicine at the Lawrence Family Medicine Residency in 2003, and stayed for a year to do a Faculty Development Fellowship focusing on Diabetic Group Visits. Dr. Klein worked for 5 years as Medical Director of the Broadway Health Center. During that time the clinic went through growth in terms of size but also in terms of development of services and in her last year the clinic achieved NCQA accreditation.
Dr. Klein has always loved teaching both Residents and patients, as well as making systems work. Her work and interest has been to serve underserved patients, tapping into patients own motivations for health and wellness. Working within the structure of the Cambridge Health Alliance for over 9 years has provided great support for this at risk, enjoyable, satisfying, sometimes difficult population. Dr Klein moved the Malden Family Medicine Residency because she loves working with Residents, supporting their growth and development.
At home Dr. Klein is raising 3 small children (and a dog) with a truly supportive husband. She loves her work and runs home daily to breathe in the awesome experience of child rearing.
Honor MacNaughton, MD
Email me. Returned home to Boston and joined the residency faculty in September 2010. She attended Harvard University and the University of Massachusetts Medical School before completing her family medicine residency here at Tufts. Following residency, she pursued an interest in family planning, completing of the Falencki Fellowship in Reproductive Health Advocacy at the Institute for Family Health in New York City. After fellowship, she served on the faculty at the Beth Israel Family Practice Residency in New York where she taught reproductive health, procedural training and information mastery. She is currently the Director of Women’s Health at the residency. She has presented nationally on a range of topics related to women’s health and expanding family planning services offered within the family medicine setting. In addition to reproductive health, she is passionate about residency education and loves working with the residents. In her free time she enjoys reading, being outdoors and spending time with her wife Megan and their two children.
Samantha Mekrut, MD
Bio coming soon
Catherine Schuman, Ph.D.
Email me. Catherine Schuman, Ph.D. is the Director of Behavioral Medicine and Behavioral Medicine Training at Cambridge Health Alliance and Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School. She earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology with an emphasis in health from the California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego and specialized in behavioral medicine during her fellowship at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. She came to CHA/HMS from the University of Vermont College of Medicine (UVM) and Fletcher Allen Health Care (FAHC) where she was a Clinical Associate Professor in the departments of Neurology and Psychiatry and the Director of Sleep Psychology. While at UVM/FAHC she developed a psychology service within the chronic pain management clinic, medical psychology inpatient consultation and a psychology service within the sleep center. She divides her time between three passions, treating individuals to better cope with their medical conditions, teaching and research. She has been an active researcher for the past eighteen years investigating the psychological components of sleep, pain and psychological factors that effect medical conditions.
Dr. Schuman is an appointed member of the, Inter-Organizational Work Group on Competencies for Psychological Practice in Primary Care, by the American Psychological Association. The work group has been charged with developing a document that articulates the competencies fundamental to primary care psychology. She is also the chair for the Women and Health committee for Division 38 of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Schuman has published a book, several book chapters and peer reviewed articles about the integration of sleep management into clinical practice and the relationship between stress, physical disease, and psychological well-being and impact of health disparities. In 2010, she co-edited the book, Clinical Handbook of Insomnia, second edition. She is also currently revising her chapter, Non-hormonal Treatments for Insomnia, for the second edition of Sleep Disorders in Women: A Guide to Practical Management. Most recently she published the article, Integrating Sleep Management in to Clinical Practice in the Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings.
Allen F. Shaughnessy, PharmD
Email me. Professor of Family Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine and Director of the Master Teacher Fellowship. Dr. Shaughnessy joined the faculty in 2004, though he has been teaching in family medicine residency programs since 1986. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Medical University of South Carolina and his Masters of Medical Education from the University of Dundee, Scotland. He has completed a faculty development fellowship and the federal government’s Department of Health and Human Services Primary Care Health Policy Fellowship. He is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and is a Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.
Dr. Shaughnessy has been active in research and evidence-based medicine. He has written over 130 papers in the areas of pharmacology, family practice education, prescription-writing, and medical information management that have been published in journals such as the Journal of Family Practice, JAMA, British Medical Journal, and American Family Physician. He is the series editor for the American Family Physician’s STEPS series of new drug reviews.
Along with Dr. David Slawson, he has developed the concepts of Information Mastery. They also developed the concept of “Patient-Oriented Evidence that Matters” (POEMs). A leader in medical information management, Dr. Shaughnessy conducts presentations and workshops across the United States and has also presented workshops in Spain, England, Denmark, Saudi Arabia, and Wales. In 2002, he and Dr. Slawson were awarded the Innovative Program Award by the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine for their work on Information Mastery, and he received a Lifetime Faculty Achievement Award in 2005 from the Family Medicine Education Consortium. He is married to fellow faculty member Andrea Gordon, MD.
Laura Sullivan, MD
Email me. Medical Director for CHA-Malden Family Medicine Center. She attended Brown University, enjoyed some time in San Francisco, and graduated from Chicago Medical School before coming to the east coast and completing her residency at U Mass Worcester Family Medicine Residency. She joined CHA because she liked the mix of the patient population and the mission to serve the underserved. Each day there are opportunities to make a difference in someone's life. She speaks some Spanish. Her clinical interests include full spectrum family medicine - including OB! She enjoys biking to work, staying active and spending time dancing with her toddler and having fun with nieces and nephews.
Suzin Whitten, MD
Suzin Whitten, MD, is a new member of our faculty, joining us in September 2013. She graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York in 1995 and attended Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. After completing her residency at Dewitt Army Community Hospital, Fort Belvoir, Virginia in 2002, she was an active duty Army Family Physician for 9 years serving in Baumholder, Germany as Performance Improvement Coordinator and later Medical Director as well as Core Faculty at the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Center where she had the opportunity to practice full spectrum family medicine and complete a Faculty Development Fellowship through the Faculty Development Center in Waco, Texas in 2009. She has deployed twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004 and 2010. In 2011, she and her husband Martin completed their active duty military service and decided to check out Boston. Suzin’s clinical interests include health behaviors and helping people make healthy change, team based care and the Medical Home, and comprehensive medical care for all. She loves sewing, reading, walking her dog Lucy, and exploring Boston with Martin.