Cambridge Health Alliance logo

Affiliated with

Click here to leave the CHA website and visit the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center website Click here to leave the CHA website and visit the MassGeneral Hospital for Children website
TUSM & Community Based Faculty

Tufts Department of Family Medicine Faculty

Randy Wertheimer, MD

Randy Wertheimer, MDCambridge Health Alliance - Chief of Family Medicine

The newly appointed Jaharis Chair of Family Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine and Chief of Family Medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance.

Dr. Wertheimer previously had a long career at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and UMass-Memorial Health system where she was Vice Chair of Family Medicine and Community Health.

Dr. Wertheimer is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. She is board certified in Family Medicine and is a practicing Family Physician, in special interest in women's health and the underserved.

Over the course of her career, Dr. Wertheimer has built a solid reputation as a physician, researcher, and educator. She is past President of the MA Academy of Family Physicians and served on the MA Board of Registration of Medicine from 2000-2009. She is a Board Member of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation, an organization devoted to expanding access to care for the underserved and uninsured families of Massachusetts. The Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation Board has helped health care reform in Massachusetts - expanding coverage to all. She is an accomplished author, and has contributed chapters in several Family Medicine textbooks including discussions of Pregnancy and Prenatal care for Family Physicians. She has also helped influence policy statewide and currently serves on the MA-Department of Public Health Task Force on Maternal Morbidity and Mortality. Dr. Wertheimer sees patients at the Malden Family Health Center.

Wayne Altman, MD

Family Medicine Predoctoral Director

Family Medicine Pre-Doctoral, Clerkship Director at Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed his medical school and residency training at Umass. His interests include Pediatric Obesity Prevention, his wife and sons, and Boston Sports Teams, but not necessarily in that order.

Community-Based Faculty

Bonnie Engelbart, MD

Bonnie Engelbart, MDBorn and raised in New Jersey. She earned a BA in Chemistry from Colgate University and attended medical school at The George Washington University. While in medical school she developed an interest in underserved patient populations that has continued to this day. She went on to family medicine residency at UPMC St. Margaret in Pittsburgh. During residency she completed an intensive Spanish course and spent time working in Peru, Honduras, and Mexico. After graduation she took a job at the Lynn Community Health Center where she worked for 6 years with a multi-ethnic patient population (primarily Domincan and Guatemalan) and perfected her Spanish. She also became very involved as a preceptor for Tufts medical students, coordinating all of the medical students working at the clinic and directing a 4th year family medicine elective, "Serving the Underserved". She recently took a position at CHA and is helping to open the new CHA office in Everett. While this site is getting off the ground she is working at Revere Family Health. She will be rounding with residents at the Whidden and will continue her work with Tufts medical students. Her clinical interests include dermatology procedures, caring for multicultural patient populations, and leading medical students to careers in Family medicine using clinical experiences in an underserved setting. Outside of medicine she enjoys cooking, running, and hiking. She lives with her husband Marc, a high school physics teacher, and their 2 year old son Noah, and newborn son Caleb in Medford.

Ken Gerweck, MD

Avra Goldman, MD

Richard Gumpert, MD

Brian Herrick, MD

Maurice Martin, MD

Maurice Martin, MDGraduated from Swarthmore College, NYU School of Medicine, and the UMass family practice residency, where, expecting to be a rural doctor, he trained at the health center in Barre. In 1979, veering from his anticipated course, he founded Somerville Family Practice, supported by three years of National Health Service Corps funding, and then ran it independently, as he still does today.

In the 1980s he helped establish the department of family medicine at Somerville Hospital and served as its leader. He continued as chief of the family medicine department of Cambridge Health Alliance from its formation in 1996 until 2005.

He plays the saxophone and clarinet and is musical director of the Second Line Social Aid and Pleasure Society Brass Band, a fifteen-piece New-Orleans-style marching band. He is one of the founders of HONK!, the annual festival of activist street bands, held in Davis Square. He is married and has two adult children.

Katherine Miller, MD

Katherine Miller, MDThe Associate Chief of Family Medicine Maternity Services for Cambridge Health Alliance. Dr. Miller is a native of Tucson, Arizona, where she received her Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering followed by her MD from the University of Arizona where she also completed her residency in 1996. After working 2 years in Tucson, Dr. Miller completed a 5 month Fullbright teaching scholarship in Argentina, then relocated to Massachusetts. She has spent the last 7 years in Cambridge and Somerville working with a multi-ethnic (but mostly Salvadoran and Brazilian) population. She is fluent in Spanish, speaks medical Portuguese. Outside of medicine, Dr. Miller is an avid Flamenco dancer and runner. She and her husband Chris live in Somerville with their 3 cats.

Patrick Sabia, MD

A graduate of the State University of New York at Stony Brook who completed his residency at St. Francis Hospital. He joined CHA in 2004 and sees patients at Union Square Family Health in Somerville, MA. He provides the full range of family medicine care, including prenatal care and deliveries. Dr. Sabia served as a faculty member at the Lawrence Family Medicine residency for 8 years, where he was a member of the Outpatient Curriculum Committee and supervised residents in both the outpatient and all inpatient settings. He also served as the medical student clerkship coordinator at the Lawrence program for 4 years. He has a special interest in womens health, obstetrical care and pediatrics. He has been a colposcopist for almost 10 years and continues to provide these services at his current practice. He is board certified in Family Medicine and is fluent in Spanish and speaks some Portuguese as well. He is currently on the Perinatal Committee and Pediatric Quality Improvement Committee at the Cambridge Health Alliance. Dr. Sabia is married to a Swiss and has two young boys, Gian and Andrino. He is currently trying to add German and Rumansch to his language skills!

Stanley Sagov, MD

Born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. Graduated from University of Capeton Medical School and moved to New York City to do an extended rotating internship passing throughout Bellevue, New York Hospital and Grasslands County Medical centre in Westchester. His other reason for going to NYC was to play Jazz piano with many of my heroes. After 2 years there I came to Boston and did a degree in Jazz Piano and Oboe at the New England Conservatory of Music.

He then did fellowships in family medicine and community health at Childrens Hospital, The Brigham and Beth Israel hospitals as part of the Harvard Family Health Care Program.

He came to the Cambridge side of the river and has been on staff at Cambridge and Mount Auburn Hospitals since the 1970's. I am currently Chief of Family Medicine at Mount Auburn Hospital

Dr. Sagov developed the Family Practice Group as a teaching community practice then and they are now located in Arlington after about twenty five years in Cambridge. They delivered babies for twenty seven years but now do just everything else that Family docs can do, including colposcopy, biopsies, D&C's, vasectomies etc…They accept students and residents from all four schools in the state and love the teaching and learning as they care for their patients. He is particularly interested in the politics of the doctor patient relationship and family systems opportunities in family medical practice.

He is married with two daughters and one feisty granddaughter. He takes photographs all the time and remains fanatical about playing and recording Jazz piano (check him out on itunes,CDBaby).

Christopher Simons, MD

Michael Thackrey, MD

Rachel Vogel, MD