Motility and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders Center | Meet Our Team

The clinicians at the Motility and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders Center have decades of experience researching and treating various gastrointestinal motility and functional disorders, often specializing in specific symptoms or therapies. This allows us to offer a highly customized approach to treatment, helping to ensure the best possible outcomes. Our team of motility, colorectal, functional abdominal pain and aerodigestive experts works together to evaluate and treat patients — often in just one comprehensive visit.

Samuel Nurko

Samuel Nurko, MD, MPH

Director, Center for Motility and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders; Director, Functional Abdominal Pain Program, Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Alejandro Flores, MD

Alejandro Flores, MD

Director and Chair, Ambulatory Community Services; Associate Physician, Motility and Gastrointestinal Disorders, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Leonel Rodriquez

Leonel Rodriguez, MD, MS

Director, Colorectal Program, Co-Director, Colorectal and Pelvic Malformation Center, Assistant in Pediatrics, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Rachel Rosen

Rachel Rosen, MD, MPH

Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition; Director, Aerodigestive Center, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Neil Schechter

Neil Schechter, MD

Director, Chronic Pain Clinic, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Harvard Medical School
Claudio Morera, MD

Claudio Morera, MD

Attending. Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition,
Yoshiko Okazaki, MSW, LICSW

Yoshiko Okazaki, MSW, LICSW

Clinical Social Worker, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition,
Julie Snyder, PsyD

Julie Snyder, PsyD

Director, GI Psychology Service, Instructor in Psychology, Harvard Medical School
Fiona Paul, RN, PhD, CPNP

Fiona Paul, RN, PhD, CPNP

Nurse Coordinator, Colorectal Program,
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Alana Beaudreault,

Program Coordinator, Aerodigestive Program and Functional Abdominal Program,
 Elizabeth Burch, RN, MSN, CPNP

Elizabeth Burch, RN, MSN, CPNP

Nurse Practitioner, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition,
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Natasha Stinson,

Surgical Scheduler II, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition,
Amy Hale, PhD

Amy Hale,

Attending Psychologist, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Clinical Instructor in Psychology, Harvard Medical School
Kitzia Colliard

Kitzia Colliard, MA, MS

Quality Improvement Data Coordinator/ Clinical Research Assistant, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition,