Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine | Meet Our Team

We are one of the largest adolescent/young adult medical practices in the nation with a diverse clinical team and staff that includes 40 health professionals - physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, nutritionists, HIV counselors and mental health clinicians.

Practice Doctors

Catherine Gordon, MD, MS

Catherine Gordon, MD, MSc

Chief, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine; Director, Bone Health Program Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
S. Jean Emans

S. Jean Emans, MD

Chief Emeritus, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine; Co-Director, Center for Young Women's Health Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Elizabeth Woods, MD, MPH

Elizabeth R. Woods, MD, MPH

Associate Chief, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine; Chair, Asthma Quality Improvement Program; Director, Community Asthma Initiative; Attending Physician Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Sara Forman, MD

Sara Forman, MD

Clinical Chief, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine; Director, Outpatient Eating Disorders Program; Attending Physician, Division of Adolescent Medicine Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
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Jessica Addison, MD, MS

Attending Physician, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine, Co Medical Director, Boston HAPPENS Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Joshua Borus, MD, MPH

Joshua Borus, MD, MPH

Director, Medical Student and Resident Training in Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine; Attending Physician, Division of Adolescent Medicine
Traci L.  Brooks

Traci L. Brooks, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Adolescent Medicine Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
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Joanne Cox, MD

Director, Boston Children's Primary Care Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Amy Desrochers DiVasta, MD, MMSc

Amy Desrochers DiVasta, MD, MMSc

Director, Young Women's Health Research; Co-Director, Adolescent Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) Program; Attending Physician, Division of Gynecology Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Estherann Grace, MD

Estherann Grace, MD

Associate in Medicine, Division of Adolescent Medicine Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Susan Gray

Susan Gray, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Adolescent Medicine Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Carly Guss, MD

Carly Guss, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
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Areej Hassan, MD, MPH

Attending Physician, Division of Adolescent Medicine Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Jonathan Mansbach

Jonathan Mansbach, MD, MPH

Inpatient Medicine Clinical Research Director, Department of Pediatrics Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
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Rebecca O'Brien, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Adolescent Medicine Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Andrea Pettinato, MD

Andrea Pettinato, MD

Attending Physician, Division of Adolescent Medicine Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Sarah Pitts, MD

Sarah Pitts, MD

Director, Adolescent/Young Adult Medical Fellowship; Co-Director, Adolescent Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) Program, Attending Physician Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Michael Rich, MD, MPH

Michael Rich, MD, MPH

Director, Center on Media and Child Health (CMCH); Director, Video Intervention/Prevention Assessment (VIA); Attending Physician
Lydia Shrier

Lydia Shrier, MD, MPH

Director, Clinic-Based Research; Attending Physician, Division of Adolescent Medicine Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Fellows

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Emily Allen, MD

Medical Fellow, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
Sara Forman, MD

Shannon Fitzgerald, MD

Medical Fellow, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
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Jessica Lin, MD

Medical Fellow, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
Frinny Polanco Walters, MD

Frinny Polanco Walters, MD

Medical Fellow, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
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Gabriela Vargas, MD

Medical Fellow, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine

Nurses

Susan Fitzgerald, RN, MSN, CPNP

Susan Fitzgerald, RN, MSN, CPNP

Program Director, Boston HIV Adolescent Provider and Peer Education Network for Services (HAPPENS); Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
Meredith Kells, PhD, RN, CPNP

Meredith Kells, PhD, RN, CPNP

Clinical Nurse Practitioner, Division of Adolescent Medicine
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Jennifer Mehigan , NP

Clinical Nurse Practitioner, Division of Adolescent Medicine
 Maurice W. Melchiono, RN, MS, FNP

Maurice W. Melchiono, RN, MS, FNP

Medicine Patient Services Director, Ambulatory Medicine Programs; Director, Boston Children's Hospital at Martha Eliot Health Center; Clinical Nurse Practitioner, Division of Adolescent Medicine
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Bridget Murphy, BSN, RN

Staff Nurse, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
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Tamara Prudent, BSN, RN

Ambulatory Staff Nurse, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
Heather Thompson, BSN, RN

Heather Thompson, BSN, RN

Complex Care Coordinator, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
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Erin Towler, RN

taff Nurse II, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
Kathleen Waddicor, RN, BSN, CPN

Kathleen Waddicor, RN, BSN, CPN

Nursing Clinical Coordinator, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine

Nutritionists

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Ester Awnetwant, MS, RD, LDN

Clinical Nutritionist, Division of Adolescent Medicine
Lauren Cullity

Lauren Cullity, MS, RD, LDN

Clinical Nutrition Specialist II, Division of Adolescent Medicine
 Lisa Mancini, MS, RD, LDN

Lisa Mancini, MS, RD, LDN

Clinical Nutritionist, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Katrina Smith, RD, LDN

Katrina Smith, RD, LDN

Clinical Nutritionist, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine

Social Workers

Honora Einhorn, MSW, LCSW

Honora Einhorn, MSW, LCSW

Mental Health Director, Boston HAPPENS Program, Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
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Cailin Ryrie, MSW, LICSW

Clinical Social Worker, Division of Adolescent Medicine

Psychology/Psychiatry

Jessica Henderson  Daniel

Jessica Daniel, PhD, ABPP

Associate Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Melissa Freizinger, PhD

Melissa Freizinger, PhD

Associate Director, Eating Disorder Program Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Emily Pluhar, PhD

Emily Pluhar, PhD

Co-Director of the LEAH Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship, Division of Adolescent Medicine Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Jackeline Sanchez, PhD

Jackeline Sanchez, PhD

Attending Psychologist, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
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Rachael Spisak, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
Michael Tsappis, MD

Michael Tsappis, MD

Attending Psychiatrist, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Psychiatry; Associate Director, Clinic for Interactive Media and Internet Disorders (CIMAID) Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School