Frances O'Hare, MD

Frances (Kitty) O'Hare, MD

Pediatrician; Director of Transition Medicine for Primary Care

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

  • Contact: 617-355-6000

Medical Services


  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics


  • General Pediatrics


  • Spanish
  • English


  • Martha Eliot Health Center
  • Complex Care Services
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Frances O'Hare, MD

Philosophy of Care 

Dr. O’Hare’s primary interests include transitions from pediatric to adult care, children with special health care needs, and primary care quality improvement. She is passionate about partnering with families to make young adult transitions less stressful for everyone. Dr. O'Hare believes that community engagement and effective health policies are important for maintaining the health of our patients. It is also vitally important to educate the future generation of physicians & healthcare leaders to care for our growing population of young adults with chronic health conditions.

Experience and Education



College of the Holy Cross, 1999

Worcester, MA

Medical School

University of Pennsylvania, 2004

Philadelphia, PA

Internal Medicine-Pediatrics

University of Pennsylvania and Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia, 2004-2005

Philadelphia, PA

Internal Medicine-Pediatrics

University of Pennsylvania and Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia, 2005-2008

Philadelphia, PA


  • Internal Medicine, Pediatrics

Professional History

Massachusetts Medical Society
Health Care Transition Research Consortium

Professional Organizations
American Academy of Pediatrics
American College of Physicians

John J.W. Fangman Mentoring Award, 2013
Nancy Elizabeth Barnhardt Community Service Award, 2008
Community Pediatrics Advocacy Award, 2008
Anne E. Dyson Foundation Child Advocacy Award, 2007

Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program, Brigham & Women's Hospital/Boston Children's Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Transition to Adult Care: Perspectives from Internal Medicine Northeast Regional Meeting, Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, Nashua, NH, 2010
Emerging Adulthood: Facilitating the Transition to Adult-Centered Medical Care, New England Regional Meeting, Society for General Internal Medicine, Portland, ME, 2012
Webinar: Heading for College with Special Health Care Needs, Got Transition? Broadcast, 2012
Webinar: Empowering Youth for Transition to Adulthood ,AAP Medical Home Initiative, 2013
Webinar: Life Long Care for Patients with Congenital Heart Disease: From Infant Care to Transition, Congenital Heart Public Health Consortium/American Academy of Pediatrics, 2013

1. Mohler ER, O'Hare K, Darze ES, Townsend RR, Bridges CR, Keane MG. Cardiovascular function in normotensive offspring of persons with essential hypertension and black race. J Clin Hypertens. 2007; 9(7):506-12.
2. Patel MS and O’Hare K. Residency training in childhood-onset chronic disease. Pediatrics. 2010; 126 Suppl 3:S190-3.
3. Lemley D, Weitzman E, O’Hare K. Transition to Adult Care. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2013; Aug;25(4):439-46.

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