Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School
CHA Cambridge Family Health
237 Hampshire Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-575-5570> Map itSecond Location
CHA Cambridge Family Health North
2067 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02140
617-575-5570> Map it
Medical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine
Residency: University of North Carolina Hospitals (Internal Medicine), University of North Carolina Hospitals (Pediatrics)
Please note: This doctor is accepting newborns only.
I am a primary care physician and Medical Director of the two Cambridge Family Health sites.
I chose Pediatrics as specialty because it is a natural extension of internal medicine, with the same pathophysiologic approach to disease processes, coupled with the intrinsic reward of working with children and their families. In my senior year of medical school I was an Albert Schweitzer Fellow at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Lambaréné, Gabon, where I worked with both the internal medicine service and the Protection Maternelle & Infantile (visiting remote villages to weigh and vaccinate babies, teach parents about malaria prevention and oral rehydration for diarrhea, and doing “urgent care”).
There is so much I enjoy about working with children. I think it’s mind-broadening to continually re-imagine the way the world looks to a newborn, a four year old, an eight year old, and an adolescent. Development is endlessly fascinating. I love asking kids to tell me a joke when I see them. It’s rewarding as well to be able to give parents common sense information. Parents are constantly bombarded with an endless barrage information that plays to their fears of inadvertently doing something harmful to their child. I also appreciate the variety of cultures represented by my patients and families particularly around language acquisition and development in children raised in multilingual households.
Outside of work, music is a central motivating force in my life, and one of my favorite things about living in Boston, with the incredible variety of opportunities to hear live music. I enjoy indie rock, baroque opera, keyboard music (jazz or classical), and Mahler the most. I play the piano (badly but enthusiastically), and occasionally hoist my cello out of its case when the neighbors are away. I‘ve also enjoyed singing with the Cambridge Community Chorus. Spring, summer and fall, however, my entire life centers around the Boston Red Sox - there are 4 portraits hanging by my desk: Albert Schweitzer, Gustav Mahler, the American composer Elliott Carter, and Dustin Pedroia.