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Medical School

  • Wake Forest University School of Medicine , 2008 , Winston-Salem , NC


  • Riverside Regional Medical Center , 2009 , Newport-News , VA


  • New York University , 2013 , New York , NY


  • New York University , 2014 , New York , NY


  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2015 , Boston , MA

Philosophy of Care

I cannot remember a time when I seriously considered pursuing any other path than becoming a physician.  Throughout my education I always found the sciences to be particularly personally rewarding and, in medicine, I knew I could further develop this passion for biology while blending my desire to help others in need.  I remember the first time in medical school I witnessed the look of fear on a frightened patient’s face be eased by the timely and thoughtful words of a compassionate clinician and I began to realize that being a strong practicing physician requires more than simply being a good student.  The vulnerability of children, and the helplessness I know all parents feel when their child is sick, has always had a strong pull for me throughout my medical training and is the reason I chose a career caring for this particular group of very special patients.  I am so grateful to work at Boston Children’s Hospital alongside the highest quality team of caregivers as we continue to treat until every child is well.


Dr. Vaughn joined the section of Pediatric Neuroradiology in 2015 after completing her fellowship in pediatric neuroradiology at Boston Children’s Hospital in 2015 and a fellowship in neuroradiology at New York University in 2014.  Dr. Vaughn received her medical degree from Wake Forest University in 2008 and completed her residency in diagnostic radiology at New York University in 2013.  She completed a three-month observership in imaging at Mass Eye Ear Institute.  Dr. Vaughn is currently a pediatric neuroradiologist at Boston Children’s Hospital and a Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical School.  She is involved in the care of children and adolescents with diseases affecting the central nervous system.  She conducts clinical research in a variety of areas in pediatric neuroradiology including a special interest in imaging diseases of the head and neck.


  • American Board of Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
  • American Board of Radiology, Neuroradiology


Publications powered by Harvard Catalyst Profiles

  1. Simmonds JC, Jabbour J, Vaughn JA, Paulson VA, Poe DS, Rahbar R. Hairy polyps: A new case presentation and a pathogenetic hypothesis. Laryngoscope. 2018 Oct 29. View abstract
  2. Kimia AA, Rudloe TF, Aprahamian N, McNamara J, Roberson D, Landschaft A, Vaughn J, Harper MB. Predictors of a drainable suppurative adenitis among children presenting with cervical adenopathy. Am J Emerg Med. 2018 May 05. View abstract
  3. Harrar DB, Solomon J, Shah AS, Vaughn J, Durbin AD, Rivkin MJ. Diffusion-Weighted Imaging Changes in a Child With Posterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy. Pediatr Neurol. 2018 Jul; 84:49-52. View abstract