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.

Doctors

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
Terry L. Buchmiller, MD

Terry L. Buchmiller, MD

Associate, Department of Surgery Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
Belinda Hsi Dickie

Belinda Dickie, MD, PhD

Assistant in Surgery, Co-Director, Colorectal and Pelvic Malformation Center; Pediatric Surgeon Assistant Professor, 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
Claudio Morera, MD

Claudio Morera, MD

Attending. Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
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

Nurses

 Elizabeth Burch, RN, MSN, CPNP

Elizabeth Burch, MSN, RN, APRN, CPNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition; Clinical Coordinator, Functional Abdominal Pain Program
Fiona Paul, RN, PhD, CPNP

Fiona Paul, RN, PhD, CPNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Nurse Coordinator, Colorectal Program
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Carolyn Ward, MSN, RN, APRN, PNP-PC/AC

Nurse Practitioner, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Sandra Wooldridge, RN, BSN

Sandra Wooldridge, RN, BSN

Registered Nurse, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Dietitians

Toni Solari

Toni Solari, RD, LDN

Clinical Nutrition Specialist, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Psychologists

Amy Hale, PhD

Amy Hale, PhD

Attending Psychologist, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Clinical Instructor in Psychology, Harvard Medical School
Julie Snyder, PsyD

Julie Snyder, PsyD

Director, GI Psychology Service Instructor in Psychology, Harvard Medical School

Social Work

Emma Albright, MSW

Emma Albright, MSW, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Coordinators

Alana Beaudreault

Alana Beaudreault

Program Coordinator, Aerodigestive Program and Functional Abdominal Program
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Samantha Clark, MPH

Patient Administrative Coordinator, Motility and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders Center
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Natasha Stinson

Surgical Scheduler II, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
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Lauren Wasgatt

Senior Patient Administrative Coordinator, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition