Instructor in Pediatrics,
Harvard Medical School
CHA Broadway Health Center
Somerville, MA 02145
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Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Residency: Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Special Clinical InterestEnglish
I am a primary care physician at our CHA Broadway Health Center in Somerville.
I went to medical school in Cleveland, Ohio and started out as an MD-PhD candidate, but quickly realized that I wanted to concentrate on clinical care. I fell in love with pediatrics during my third year and headed to New England to complete my training in Connecticut. I started working for CHA right of out of residency. My interest in teaching students and residents motivated me to do a Fellowship in Medical Education from 2010-2011.
Pediatrics allowed me to study diseases specific to children, and I liked the atmosphere of pediatric hospitals and clinics. I found that pediatricians were generally happy people to work around. I also was impressed by the positive attitudes of sick children and the resiliency of children in general.
My work here has so many rewards. I spend a good portion of my time teaching medical students and residents, and I enjoy watching them develop into the upcoming generation of physicians. But my favorite times happen unexpectedly - at the end of my worst days, a hug from a 2 year old patient is the best remedy. Nothing makes me smile like hearing ‘Dr. Kasper, I love you’ – from 5 year olds and teenagers alike.
Outside of work I enjoy trying new restaurants, reading novels, and fixing up my 100+ year old Victorian home.