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  • Apr 13, 2022

CHA Names Traci Brooks, MD, Chief of Pediatrics

Dr. Brooks is board certified in both adolescent medicine and general pediatrics, giving her great insight into the needs of the department, and of our communities.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), a community health system serving Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston’s metro-north communities, has named Traci Brooks, MD, as its new chief of pediatrics. In this role, she will provide clinical, administrative, and academic leadership for the department in addition to caring for its pediatric patients. She has served as the interim chief since September 2021. 

Since joining CHA in 2000, Dr. Brooks has demonstrated remarkable dedication to helping children develop healthy habits to carry with them into adulthood. She has held nearly every pediatric leadership position across CHA, most recently serving as the medical director at both CHA Cambridge Pediatrics and the system’s three school-based health centers in Cambridge, Everett, and Somerville. 

“Dr. Brooks’ clinical acumen, exceptional leadership abilities, strategic vision, and  innovative mindset make her a tremendous asset for the pediatrics team, our organization, and our patients and communities,” said Jeffrey Hoffman, MD, CHA’s chief medical officer. 

Dr. Brooks is board certified in both adolescent medicine and general pediatrics, giving her great insight into the needs of the department. Deeply committed to CHA’s mission to keep its communities healthy, she is passionate about ensuring every child receives the best care possible across the system. She is also a strong advocate for health equity and champions diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives both at CHA and in its communities.

A graduate of the University of Virginia and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Brooks completed her pediatrics residency and adolescent medicine fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital. She is an assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and truly excels in mentoring and inspiring future generations of clinicians. She provides clinical supervision for transitional and family medicine residents at CHA as well as training for adolescent medicine residents at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) and adolescent medicine residents and fellows at Boston Children’s Hospital. She received the Community Pediatrics Teaching Award from MGHfC in 2015 and is a perennial winner of the Top Doctors honor presented by Boston magazine.


Cambridge Health Alliance is an academic community health system committed to providing high-quality care in Cambridge, Somerville and Boston’s metro-north communities. CHA has expertise in primary care, specialty care and mental health/substance use services, as well as caring for diverse and complex populations. It includes two hospital campuses, a network of primary care and specialty practices and the Cambridge Public Health Dept. CHA patients have seamless access to advanced care through the system’s affiliation with Beth Israel Lahey Health. 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.

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